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Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat Apr 5 00:53:56 UTC 2008

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 7:58 PM, Chris F Waigl <chris at> wrote:
> I've heard about La NiƱa [the mailing list software will likely not
> preserve the tilde for some of you) for years. The Wikipedia entry
> ( was created in 2002.

OED's got it back to 1981.

--Ben Zimmer

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