fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 15 02:02:16 UTC 1999
On Wed, 14 Jul 1999, Gerald Cohen wrote:
> I've followed the responses to Mr. Johnson's July 12 e-mail, and it
> seems now that one minor task remains to be done: It would be helpful to
> have a statement directly from Paul Lewis clarifying just when and how he
> coined the term "Frankenfood." Also: are there any details of his coining
> the term that would be of any interest but have thus far escaped mention in
> any publication? If so, would he please write them down so we may have
> his authoritative statment about what happened.
This is really not necessary. It's crystal-clear from a Nexis search that
Lewis coined the term in a 16 June 1992 letter to the New York Times.
Lewis himself confirmed in a Boston Globe interview later in the year that
this was the coinage.
Fred R. Shapiro Coeditor (with Jane Garry)
Associate Librarian for Public Services TRIAL AND ERROR: AN OXFORD
and Lecturer in Legal Research ANTHOLOGY OF LEGAL STORIES
Yale Law School Oxford University Press, 1998
e-mail: fred.shapiro at yale.edu ISBN 0-19-509547-2
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