Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jan 23 18:09:52 UTC 2011

A few months ago I scored OED's failure to recognize the broad, non-Marxist
sense of "alienation."  Here's an "early" ex."

1955 in Pauline Kael _I Lost It at the Movies_ (Boston: Little, Brown) 46:
Alienation, the central theme of modern literature, has, like everything
else, entered mass culture.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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