JBaker at STRADLEY.COM
Thu May 3 14:07:56 UTC 2001
It seems to be an older term than I would have supposed. A quick
web search turned up several uses, many from the Victorian period; the
following is only a sampling. Dates are those given on the Internet and
have not been verified.
Littell's Living Age, March 15, 1845, reprinted in
Sousa operetta and march, The Bride Elect (1897).
Hardy, In the Room of the Bride-Elect (1911), copy at
And, of course, there is Gilbert's use of "mother-in-law elect" in
The Mikado (1885).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jordan Rich [SMTP:funkmasterj at MAILANDNEWS.COM]
> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 5:47 AM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Bride-Elect
> Tonight, I read an engagement notice. The second paragraph referred to
> future bride as
> "the bride-elect" (quotation marks mine). New term to me.
> Jordan Rich
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