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OED 20 Jun 2017, 00:52 by John Simpson

Comings and goings: Joyce’s words in the Oxford English Dictionary   Joyce Quotations                    Joyce First Uses 2,459                                    443 (Dec 2012: 2,367)                                                          (Dec 2012: 464)   The Oxford English Dictionary ... it was originally published between 1884 and 1928. Joyce was not cited in the OED until the days of its second Supplement (1972-86). The Second Edition of the OED ...

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UP up 5 Jun 2014, 12:31 by John Simpson

U.P: up and away   U 8.255-9: She took a folded postcard from her handbag. — Read that, she said. He got it this morning. — What is it? Mr ... P.: up 'U.P., the spelling pronunciation of UP adverb, = over, finished, beyond remedy' ( OED , s.vv., U; u.p.). The expression 'U.P.: up' dates at least as far ...

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perverted 28 Nov 2013, 13:46 by JJON Editors

Perverted from the truth   U 12.1635 : He's a perverted jew, says Martin . Comments in secondary literature like the following clearly indicate that critics rather settle for an inexplicable ... Martin Cunningham gives an unpardonable reply: “He's a perverted jew, says Martin”.       The OED allows for a reading that is much more in character with the Cunningham readers are ...

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heaventree 1 Mar 2014, 01:05 by John Simpson

The tree of heaven   U 17.1039: The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit. U 17.1139-41: That it was not a heaventree, not a heavengrot, not ... sketch in the history of the heaven-tree, or the tree of heaven. The OED finds the term in English use from 1835, and in this case it is used ...

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mess 3 Oct 2016, 01:05 by John Simpson

A mess of four   U 9.890-2:   They list. Three. They.                 I you he they.                 Come, mess. […] He had three brothers, Gilbert, Edmund, Richard. Gifford annotates the cryptic word ... and so recourse to “messieurs” seems rather unlikely as an explanation, especially as the OED’s first quotation for that usage dates from only 1750. Harald Beck Search by keyword ...

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kish 9 Jun 2017, 06:48 by John Simpson

Kishes, brogues, and ignorance   U 8.894-5: ignorant as a kish of brogues, worth fifty thousand pounds Commentators often have difficulty tracing the continuum from a literal expression to ... basket full of empty, rough shoes". I doubt that it does. […] I suspect, although OED supports me on neither word, that "kish of brogues" means "a gathering of brogue-wearers ...

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Gifford Corrections 3 14 Jun 2017, 03:02 by John Simpson

Ulysses Annotated Telemachus     Nestor     Proteus     Calypso     Lotus Eaters     Hades     Aeolus     Lestrygonians Scylla and Charybdis     Wandering Rocks     Sirens     Cyclops     Nausicaa     Oxen of the Sun Circe     Eumaeus     Ithaca     Penelope Other works Sirens ... to the miss white : (not in Gifford) to pay a visit to the chamberpot:     OED Online : "Miss White n. Irish English colloq. (now rare) a chamberpot (also personified)." Gerry O ...

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soubrette 31 May 2015, 00:40 by John Simpson

The “charming soubrette” of the stage   U 10.1220-2: A charming soubrette, great Marie Kendall, with dauby cheeks and lifted skirt smiled daubily from her poster upon William Humble ... end of the nineteenth century. Soubrettes The “soubrette” had originated in French theatre. The OED defines the principal meaning as: A maid-servant or lady's maid as a character ...

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Introduction to the first issue 30 Aug 2013, 02:00 by John Simpson

James Joyce Online Notes has been set up to publish new short notes on the words, allusions, people, and things of Ulysses and Joyce's other fictional works prior to ... from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. John Simpson, as editor of the OED, has been interested in observing how research into Joyce’s vocabulary has developed a sharper ...

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