OT: New Antedating of "Movie"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed May 14 14:46:10 UTC 2008

At 5/14/2008 07:22 AM, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
>Well done! But I guess this undermines my theory of "movies" as a
>Philadelphia innovation...

Wouldn't it be nice if this were Homer's Springfield.  But I'm
consoled that it's from my state of residence, and the city where
basketball is said to have been invented.  And possibly the first
written occurrence of American "baseball" (if we believe the
Pittsfield evidence).


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