"Nitpicky" (was RE: "Virtuous circle")
fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 2 19:06:22 UTC 1999
On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Paul McFedries wrote:
> citations. However, the earliest occurs in a Washington Post story from
> April 21, 1980, so it must be fairly new. That explains why "older"
As David Barnhart has noted, the fact that the first usage on Nexis is
dated 1980 doesn't mean that much. The earliest I find on JSTOR is the
1964 _Amer. Econ. Rev._ 54: 597 Economics would not be so difficult if
economists would just stop being obscurantist, pedantic, and nit-picky.
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
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