[Ads-l] 1961 psychology use Re: [ADS-L] [Non-DoD Source] Re: "Gaslight" as a verb only five decades old

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sat Jan 14 09:22:07 EST 2017


Of course, "sinister deception" is not a verb.

Joel

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Here are some more raw matches in GB in the 1960s. I think they are
interesting because they directly mention the verb form "to gaslight"
and, in essence, the evolution of language.

Film fame - Page 23
https://books.google.com/books?id=89JkAAAAMAAJ
Warren Goldsmith - 1966
... and "to gaslight" went into the English language
as a verb meaning sinister deception. ...

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