[Ads-l] fiasco, in English text, in italic, 1831

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Sep 30 17:36:38 UTC 2023

"Phillips sang his part apparently as if conscious that it would be a fiasco." [A Rossini piece.]
"Musical." Morning Post, London, Wed. April 13, 1831, issue 18826, p.3 c.3; Gale.

A proposed etymology elsewhere offers that a loser in a game buys the next wine flask.
Has anyone proposed that a failure might drive one to drink?

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