Antedating of "TV"

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Aug 25 13:39:06 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 6:48 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at> wrote:
> TV (OED 1948)
> 1946 _N.Y. Times_ 31 Aug. 10 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The FCC also has
> authorized the CBS to change the call letters of its frequency modulation station
> in New York from WABC-FM to WCBS-FM, it was said, and its television station from
> the present designatio of WCBW to WCBS-TV.

"Designatio"? How very classical! Would that be "designatio televisionae"? :->

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