fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 24 23:46:40 UTC 2000
On Mon, 24 Jan 2000, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
> Another term I've just noticed recently is "nonprofit" used as a
> noun: So-and-so is a nonprofit [organization]. "Even" the NY Times used
> it yesterday. How old is this usage?
This seems to be the month for noticing usages that have been well
established for decades. The earliest I find is the following:
1963 _Amer. Econ. Rev._ 53: 440 The figure for the universities and other
nonprofits rises to about 35 per cent.
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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