Even earlier "pastrami"

Jesse T Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jul 6 16:18:48 UTC 1999

In light of our recent discussion of "pastrami," where
we were all very impressed that David Shulman had
discovered a 1927 example of the word, I feel I should
mention that the OED now has a 1920 example, from another
frequent American contributor, Stuart Silverstein. This
discovery is mentioned in the January 1999 issue of the
OED Newsletter.

Jesse Sheidlower
<jester at panix.com>

P.S. This is not, of course, to take away from David
Shulman's enormous contributions.

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