Date: Sat, 28 Mar 1998 14:33:07 -0500
From: Gerald Cohen gcohen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UMR.EDU
Subject: Re: "beard"

Here are a few more references for slang "beard":

1) Tony Thorpe, _The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang_, (NY: Pantheon
Books), 1990, p.3l: 'BEARD--a male escort posing as a boyfriend, lover,
husband, etc. The term (heard from the mid-1970s in showbiz and "society"
circles) may refer to a lesbian's "official" partner, with whom she is seen
in public.'

2) Tom Dalzell, _Flappers 2 Rappers_, (subtitle): _American Youth Slang_,
(Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster), 1996, p.68: 'A 1950s WORD LIST:
...BEARD, a nice, smart guy.'
[G. Cohen : This "beard" does not seem to be relevant to "beard" in its
modern slang sense.]

3) Tom Dalzell, _op. cit._, p.111: 'A MAINSTREAM 1960s WORD LIST: ...

--Gerald Cohen


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Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 02:19:51 EST
Subject: Nine-to-Five

I had previously posted a 1940s citation on "nine-to-five" (another
business term), but no results come up on the ADS-L archives search engine.
I've had several frustrating non-results with ADS-L's archives.
BUSINESS WEEK of 11 January 1936, pg. 25, has a Smith-Corona typewriter

"Mary Grey," as played by Miss Lucille Wall in the Smith-Corona radio program
"Nine to Five"--Thursdays 7:15 p.m., E. S. T., Blue NBC Network.