How many "smart" things are there?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jun 28 00:24:55 UTC 2014

Brian Hitchcock wrote
> And then there are Smores (or S'mores).  Tasty little fellers.  I assumed i=
> t was a contraction of "Some more" as in "gimme s'more".  Merriam Webster o=
> nline posits that derivation, and claims first known use was in 1974. I'll =
> bet someone could antedate that; I'm sure I heard it prior to 1965.  It mig=
> ht have been only oral tradition (campfire lore) at that point. And maybe t=
> hey are actually smart mores (roughly the equivalent of an intelligent etho=
> s).

Barry has an entry for: "S’more" "some-more" "somemores"
The OED has a citation for "S’mores" in 1934 that Barry mentions.

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