[Ads-l] pipe-dream antedated (?) to 1870

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Aug 8 17:34:51 UTC 2015


"...lively in his remembrance - perhaps the unwelcome conclusion to his last night's pipe-dream."

Tales of Life and Death,  Grantley F. Berkeley (London, 1870) v.1 p. 71

https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=%22pipe+dream%22&tbs=,cdr:1,cd_min:Jan+1_2+1844,cd_max:Dec+31_2+1879&num=10


The term previously discussed by Ben Zimmer:

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/mailbag-friday-pipe-dream/

<http://www.visualthesaurus.com/cm/wordroutes/mailbag-friday-pipe-dream/>

Stephen Goranson

http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/

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


More information about the Ads-l mailing list