[Ads-l] on the origins of the English language

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 19 00:27:09 UTC 2015


The OED would cite it as "c1192 in Scott, Ivanhoe (1820)".  :-)


Joel



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A fictional fool. So it was only 195 years ago.

But it's still true.

JL

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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