Antedating of "Dada"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Mar 17 14:04:49 UTC 2013

At 3/16/2013 10:55 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>Dada, n.2 (OED 1920)
>1918 _Viereck's_ 24 July 396 (JSTOR)  The _Ko[umlaut over o]lnische
>Zeitung_ says: ... "For the present the whole 'dada' movement, which
>is now trying with its propaganda evenings to captivate the youths
>and maidens of Berlin West, is only an object of mirth.

Neanderthals used it before they could walk.


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