Hoax (1801)

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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