Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 5 13:03:56 UTC 2009

At 8/5/2009 08:45 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>The final OED ex. is from 1865.
>But how did they miss this?:
>: i believe john ireland made his name beknown in this film.

They must have been sleeping though Katharine Hepburn movies.  After
all, she said "beholden" in "Philadelphia Story" in 1938 and again in
1940, and the final OED ex. for that is from 1873.


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