Date: Tue, 2 Aug 1994 08:34:01 -0400
From: Ronald Butters amspeech[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ACPUB.DUKE.EDU
Subject: Queries: GAY; SEE WITH ONES HEELS
1. A colleague finds this in FS Fitzgerald`s TENDER IS THE NIGHT: "Dick
saw with his heels" meaning 'Dick saw from the corners of his eye'. My
colleague is trying to determine if Fitzgerald coined this expression.
Does anyone know of other appearances?
2. In his short story "I'm a Fool," Sherwood Anderson uses the term GAY to
mean 'rambunctious', 'belligerent', or just plain 'crazy'. My colleague
tells me that he thinks that Stephen Crane used it, but he can't find it
now; apparently it is not in MAGGIE. I cannot find it in any slang
dictionary that I have at my immediate disposal. Does anyone know this
usage--from literature, linguistics, lexicographical research, or life?