Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jul 17 04:23:08 UTC 2006

On 7/17/06, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at> wrote:
> Ron Butters wrote:
> >
> > So why can't I look it up in the dictionary?
> Still a bit too specialized, I guess. And it's relatively new--
> Newspaperarchive has "advertising slick" from 1981 and "ad slick" from
> 1984.

Sorry, missed David Barnhart's post, which takes "ad slick" back to
1981 via Proquest.

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