Jesse et al: Further antedating eggnog to 1735 !?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Dec 27 04:03:17 UTC 2007

At 12/26/2007 10:02 PM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>Since the title page pretty clearly says 1958, I'd put this in the
>"don't bother" category.

My older eyes weren't sure, and since the Georgia "Session Laws" is a
serial, I left room for Google to have the title page wrong and the
content right!  (The reverse of its usual error.)

But with Ben's and Fred's authorization, I will skip the Law
Library.  And I see that Ben has already posted a rebuttal to the
1735 citation.  (Although I am interested in why searching for
"egg-nog 1735" brings up the same page -- is "1735" somewhere on that
page also?  A 1958 reference to a law still on the books from
1735??  I thought only Massachusetts had such leftovers.)


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