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In article <01be9603$2e682cc0$022d11cb@rodsmith>,
"Roderick Smith" <email@example.com> wrote:
> The term originated in Victoria in the mid 1970s,.......
> ....I did research the origin. It came from some second-grade USA film, as a
> contraction of gunslinger, and should really be spelt gunsel; however the z
> spelling has taken root.
The term was in common use by 1968.
With respect, its' origin might be traced to that first-grade US film "The
Maltese Falcon" starring Humphey Bogart when Sam Spade says to (Sydney
Greenstreet) "Who's the gunsel" in reference to SG's neurotic minder.
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