[Ads-l] bloviate antedated (?) to 1838

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Wed Jul 22 10:16:51 UTC 2015

OED has 1845.

>From Ohio (again) and, in this case, perhaps not meant sarcastically:

"We commend the following [account praising a fine Senate speech: "A more effective speech...has seldom been heard"] to the rapt perusal of all who ever had the high honor and exquisite pleasure of hearing Mr. Wm. Allen bloviate in the Court-House of this county...."

Scioto Gazette 03-03-1838 v. 3 iss. 47. p. 2 col. 3, Chillicothe OH. [AHM]

{William Allen [1803-1878] was noted for his loud voice.}



Stephen Goranson


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