More on early txtng

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Aug 20 00:20:07 UTC 2010

At 6:07 PM -0400 8/19/10, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 8/19/2010 02:31 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>Of course the quest is still open, and now the prize is
>>to see by how many years we can antedate those Brits!  (It wouldn't
>>surprise me if someone found other examples from the newspapers of
>>the 1820s, when the "O.K." fad was in full flower.)
>I wondered whether anyone could come up with something from Roman times.

there's always "the IV league"...


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