Fred's additional antedating "sling" to 1788 March

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Dec 27 05:08:17 UTC 2007

Which seems not to show up on EAN searching for "brandy sling"!  (Too
many hits for the words separately.)

>And I almost forgot -- Fred hereby also has an antedating for
>"sling" n.5 1792-.


At 12/26/2007 11:28 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 12/26/2007 10:12 PM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>>More on "eggnog":  Isn't this slightly earlier than Joel's earliest
>>citation from America's Historical Newspapers?
>>1788 _New-Jersey Journal_  26 Mar. 2 (America's Historical
>>Newspapers)   A young man with a cormerant appetite , voraciously
>>devoured, last week, at Connecticut farms, thirty raw eggs, a glass
>>of egg nog, and another of brandy sling.
>Yes, it's 6 months earlier.  The locator is page 2, col. 3; the
>dateline "Elizabeth-Town, March 26."
>I am puzzled why I can find this now, but didn't previously.  It
>shows up searching not only with "egg nog" but also with the
>"egg-nog" (that is, hyphenated) that my original submission claimed I
>had tried.  My only supposition is that I meant to try "egg-nog", but
>forgot when I found 13 citations for "eggnog"!  (In any case, Fred's
>is the only instance of "egg nog" or "egg-nog" that I find before 1800.)
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