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Liner note of the week: [Nov. 17th, 2005|06:07 pm]
Just me.

Fron the last paragraph of the liner notes to Willis Jackson's 1965 LP, Smoking with Willis, by "E. Herbert":

"We didn't write a long explanation about the music in this album; it just isn't necessary. The music swings, it is down to earth, and if you're the kind of person who likes to put some groovy sounds on the hi-fi and party awhile, it'll gas you."

While I'm not shocked to see "hi-fi","groovy" and "gas" all in one sentence on the back of a 1965 jazz record, especially on one that has 3 Beatles covers (on a 7 song LP), I am surprised to see "party" used as a verb 40 years ago, as it seems to be still used that way today without sounding as dated as terms like "groovy" or "gas" used as a verb.*

*except when talking about Kurds, I mean.

[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2005-11-18 02:13 am (UTC)

Times I wish I had the OED!

Right now I so want to look up Par·ty (v.i.) in the ol' O.E.D. and see how far back it goes. But I don't have one!

I always used to hate "pleasure" used as a verb (Eww! Bad slash!). Then I did Merry Wives of Windsor and discovered that Shakespeare used the word that way.

And also "bling-bling". Old Bill was ahead of his time.
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[User Picture]From: shoutingboy
2005-11-18 02:44 am (UTC)
I bow before your net.l33titude!
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[User Picture]From: brassratgirl
2005-11-18 05:39 am (UTC)
And to "party hearty" is first listed as being used in 1975 :)

"To party" meaning "to take sides with" was used way back in 1586.

"To party down" was apparently first used in 1976, while "party on" was, of course, first used in 1986 in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.

yay for the OED!
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