Q: Dating; Engrish 1985-

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Oct 19 17:37:39 UTC 2008

The ordering seems to be reverse chronological?

Trying this and successively narrowing the end date, however, the
earliest hit I get is Jan. 29, 1985 (even when I tell Google to stop
at 1984!):  http://tinyurl.com/5zdcra



At 10/19/2008 12:55 PM, Chris Waigl wrote:
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>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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