"Preaching to the choir" (1970)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Jan 19 19:43:48 UTC 2005

On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 02:21:45AM -0500, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> PREACHING TO THE CHOIR--150,000 Google hits,  42,700
> (Not in OED. The OUP doesn't hire choirboys.)
> ...
> Jets coach Herman Edwards was asked about keeping free agent running back
> Lamont Jordan. Edwards would like to keep him, he said, but that's "preaching to
>  the choir."
> ...
> What does the revised OED have in store?

OED will incorporate this under the "preach to the converted" lemma.
The earliest we have is the 1970 quote in your message, which I
don't reproduce here.

Jesse Sheidlower

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