"the apocryphal HDAS III"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 5 04:22:41 UTC 2010

I apologize for the multiple posts but I do not wish to inadvertently
omit a great find by a list member. A wider search shows that list
Jeff Prucher located an earlier 1957 version of Sturgeon's Law aka
Sturgeon's Revelation.  The cite appears in Brave New Words: the
Oxford dictionary of Science Fiction. The core phrase is the same
"ninety-percent of everything is crud."

1957 T. Sturgeon Venture SF Mag. Sept. 78

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

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