New Antedating of "Movie"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 14 13:35:04 UTC 2008

FWIW, I'm not offended by antedatings at all, assuming that your
apology is real and not a joke. Since antedaters put both "antedating"
and the word being antedated in their headings, if it's a word that I
have no interest in, I simply delete the post. I'm not forced to read


On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 6:59 AM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at> wrote:
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>  I apologize to those offended by antedatings, but I have pushed back the first citation for the word _movie_ slightly further:
>  movie (OED3 1911)
>  1909 _Springfield Sunday Republican_ 1 Aug. 19 (America's Historical Newspapers)  The average child only goes to the "Movies" twice a month.
>  Fred Shapiro
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