"movie" compounds

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 29 12:26:37 UTC 2004

On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> In any case, I believe that this leaves Fred Shapiro's find from
> Ancestry.com as the only cite for "movie(s)" found thus far from the first
> half of 1911:
>    1911 _Bucks County Gazette_ 24 Mar. 1 The Saturday evening pictures
>    are as usual "movies."

Since Jon Lighter has joined this list since I posted this, I wonder
whether he might care to comment on whether he now regards the 1902
citation for "movie" in HDAS as discredited (as I recall, I and Sam
Clements both looked at the book in question and it wasn't there).

Fred Shapiro

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