[Ads-l] Antedating of "Screwball Comedy"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Dec 21 13:05:35 UTC 2014

screwball comedy (OED 1938)

1937 _Daily Boston Globe_ 25 Feb. 24 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  Harry, the one in the middle, said that people of today like the "screwball comedy."

Fred Shapiro
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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