New Antedating of "Movie"

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Thu May 15 00:40:40 UTC 2008

Fred is a thorough professional, and his judicious postings on a site devoted to the study of English in America need no apology.

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From: Cohen, Gerald Leonard
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It's a bit painful to see Fred's very valuable information to ads-l preceded by an apology.  Words and their antedatings are an integral part of the study of English, and their presentation here is imho very welcome.

Gerald Cohen
Research specialty: Etymology

Original message from Fred Shapiro, Wed 5/14/2008 5:59 AM:

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.

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