Re: RARA-AVIS: Recent purchases

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 23 Apr 2004

Bill wrote:

Joseph Shallitt, LADY, DON'T DIE ON MY DOORSTEP (Avon C763, 1952 PB reprint). "I wanted to grab, rip and mangle the punk who did this to Dotty."

I'm curious, anyone know at what point "punk" switched from meaning a homosexual, especially in prison, to its later meaning of a juvenile delinquent?


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