Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 18:19:00 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: Bodice-Ripper, etc. (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, 06 Jul 1995 21:59:41 -0400 (EDT) From: Fred Shapiro To: stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU Subject: Bodice-Ripper, etc. Can anyone supply any examples of the usage of the term "bodice-ripper" (an explicit romantic novel) earlier than December 1980? Also, any examples of the usage of the term "happy-clappy" (of evangelical Christians) earlier than 1990? Also, any pre-1970 examples of the phrase "listen up!"? Finally, any pre-1957 examples of the phrase "go the extra mile"? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ + Fred R. Shapiro Editor + + Associate Librarian for Public Services OXFORD DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN + + Yale Law School LEGAL QUOTATIONS + + e-mail: shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Oxford University Press) + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++