Q: Dating "recent" slang and other words

Chris Waigl chris at LASCRIBE.NET
Sun Oct 19 16:55:51 UTC 2008

On Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:52:22 -0400, "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET>
> Where would I look (Internet preferably) to find datings for early
> use of recent English words, such as "Engrish" and "denerdify"?

One quick and cheap way of doing this is using Google Groups search. You
can restrict your search to a date interval and order results by date (a
bit dodgy, I've found).

'Engrish' first shows up in 1996 (http://tinyurl.com/6rfojq).

Chris Waigl

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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