Carded vs Proofed

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu May 24 18:31:32 UTC 2001

> I remember 'carded', 'carding' from the 70s, past my 21st birthday. I
> speculated then it came from 'draft card', but by then everyone had a
> drivers license.
> What's the date for this particular sense? WWII?

HDAS has 1975, and IIRC Jon Lighter, who grew up and went to college
in New York City, said that he wasn't really familiar with the expression.

Jesse Sheidlower

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