James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Sat May 22 13:02:00 UTC 2004
In a message dated Thu, 20 May 2004 10:30:31 -0400, Fred Shapiro
<fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> cites:
> 1794 Mountmorres of Castlemorres, Hervey Redmond Morres, Viscount _The
> prodigal: or, marriage a-la-mode_ 90 (ECCO) To see a lawyer thus
> _hoaxed_, and running the gauntlet, is no bad fun.
Hervey Redmond Morres, 1st Viscount Mountmorres, was Irish, supporting my
suspicion that "hoax" was originally an Irish word.
- James A. Landau
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