Quote of the day: from Joy Street, by Francis Parkinson Keyes, written 1948, takes place 1938-1944. Context: a young man is entering a "progressive" law firm that hires lawyers from outside the Boston elite and is discussing it with his elitist in-laws.
"The firm's now taking in juniors from several different groups that haven't been represented in the leading law firms here in Boston before and --"
"Dagos! Shanty Irish! Sheenies!"
"Wops is the more modern term, I think."