Q: "Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana."

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jun 1 18:22:26 UTC 2010

Having now recalled that this has been discussed before (in Nov.
2006), I find in the (ADS-L) archives that I wrote nearly the same
information then.  I suggested someone ask Oettinger.  No-one
reported back that they had.


At 6/1/2010 01:57 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>At 6/1/2010 12:18 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
>>I think that the teaching materials at the Harvard University Archives
>>are a good location to look for an antedating as you suggest.
>Oh dear.  And I suppose I'm targeted because I took Oettinger's
>class.  Perhaps I can get excused if I claim I didn't actually see
>the adage until the 1966 Scientific American article.  Fred, do you
>have a paid flunky with access to the Harvard Archives?
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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