Antedating of "Unemployment"
JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Sat Jan 24 03:20:16 UTC 2004
This sounds like "not in use," rather than "forced idleness" (the meaning referred to in the infamous Wall Street Journal article). Is there an antedating for the "forced idleness" meaning?
From: Fred Shapiro [mailto:fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU]
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 10:10 PM
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Subject: Antedating of "Unemployment"
unemployment (OED 1888)
1717 _The Censor_ (ed. 2) III. 191 (Eighteenth Centuryu Collections
Online) I may lay all Day on the Solitary Board buried in Dust and
Obscurity, and owe a Perusal only to the Unemployment of the indolent
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