Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed May 22 21:58:51 UTC 2013

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They accumulate new citations, but don't actually update the online
dictionary until they get to that section of the alphabet.  I recently
found out that some cites I submitted six or so years ago are waiting on
the same review that you are waiting on.

But I can find other stuff that I submitted that has been reviewed, and
is in the online entry for the particular term.

The OED are good folks, and appreciate everything that you send.  Don't
worry, it's in there.

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>         Almost twelve years ago I submitted to the OED an antedating
> for "bowie knife." They have its  first use attributed to Charles
> Dickens in 1842. Really? --a British writer made use of this
> exclusively American tool/weapon before any  scribe on the American
> continents? I had run across Edgar Allan Poe's use of it in his only
> novella, the Adventures of Arthur Gordon Pym, published 1838.
> Subsequently,(now about six years ago)with access to the ProQuest
> Historical newspapers and American Periodical Series I find dozens of
> uses beginning in the year of Jim Bowie's death at the Alamo in 1836.
> So I tried to press my luck with the OED folks again and submit an
> antedating proposal. It's been over six years and they still proudly
> acknowledge first use from the pen of Dickens.
> Oddly they still solicit antedatings on their site.
> Steve Richardson
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> James B. Duke Library
> Furman University
> (864) 294-3227
> steve.richardson at furman.edu
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