[long] antedating: eggnog (c1774)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Dec 24 21:06:53 UTC 2007

On Dec 23, 2007 11:49 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> At 12/23/2007 02:06 AM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> >Just in time for the holidays, a fine antedating from Heidi Harley:
> >
> >http://heideas.blogspot.com/2007/12/antedated-eggnog.html
> Yes, that must have been a pleasant discovery while reading before
> the fire, but (as Margot Charlton wrote) the databases are the
> Scrooges.

An edited and expanded version of Joel's follow-up commentary appears
as a guest post on Language Log:


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