Further Antedating of "Tiddlywink"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Sep 20 12:03:19 UTC 2013

Another newspaper on that same date (if the snippet data can be trusted at British Newspaper Archive, whose dates I imagine are more reliable than some other sites--any comments?), also mentions the word, with different spelling, but also apparently referring to the same drink.

aud [and, in a scan of a later printing] Tidley-wink [this spelling apparently also in later papers] threepence ; drawn mild your own pots.

Saturday 26 November 1831 ,  Berkshire Chronicle ,  Berkshire, England p. 3

Stephen Goranson
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Subject: [ADS-L] Further Antedating of "Tiddlywink"

tiddlywink (OED 1844)

1831 _Jackson's Oxford Journal_ 26 Nov. (19th Century British Newspapers)  A beer-shop has recently been opened in Wells-street, Hackney, called "The Hokee Pokee and a Pot of Mild;" where ales are sold, bearing the following quaint names, at per pot, viz.: "Hokee Pokee, sixpence; Ram Jam, fivepence; Tom and Jerry, fourpence; and Tiddley-wink, three-pence; drawn mild in your own pots."

Fred Shapiro

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