[Ads-l] date night

Baker, John JBAKER at STRADLEY.COM
Mon Oct 17 11:11:35 EDT 2016


Resending due to reported send error:  

Possibly influenced by the 2010 movie, Date Night, starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey. The OED has the married couple sense from 1979. 


John Baker



> On Oct 16, 2016, at 1:39 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 'A planned and scheduled evening when parents can leave their young
> children off at a school gym or similar place and go out to dine, dance,
> see a show, or the like.'
> 
> A couple we know has been using this term for about a year.  (E.g.,
> "There's a date night at the school later this month.") Today I heard it
> used on TV in a way to suggest that everybody is familiar with it.
> 
> JL
> 
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