[Ads-l] Further Antedating of "Boondoggle"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 23 21:33:56 UTC 2016


boondoggle (OED 1935)

1927 _Democrat and Chronicle_ (Rochester, N.Y.) 23 July 26/2 (Newspapers.com)  They had been tricked in a way that left nothing more to be desired.  Boondoggle.  This was terrible.

1927 _Democrat and Chronicle_ (Rochester, N.Y.) 4 Dec. 63/7 (Newspapers.com)  Scouts of Roosevelt Troop Plan Contest ... The second edition of the "Boondoggle" is out and has around no little interest among the members of the troop.  George Alexander is editing the paper this year and has been doing a fine job of it.

Fred Shapiro

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