[Ads-l] "Strategery" Not in OED

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 20 15:43:13 EST 2017

Excellent citations, Bill. I employed a strategery of checking
HathiTrust to locate this 1845 citation from the people at Punch.

Year: 1845
Title: George Cruikshank's Table-book
Editor: Gilbert Abbott À Beckett
Illustrator: George Cruikshank
Publisher: Published at the Punch Office, Fleet Street, London
Article: Never Trust to Outward Appearances, Chapter 2
Quote Page 219
Database: HathiTrust


[Begin excerpt, please double check]
During this knavish strategery, the gentle dove-like Fanny was left
much to herself; for, though her wealthy suitor paid her the usual
attentions, he nevertheless passed much of his time in the society of
his dear friend Carrol, kindly assisting him in the management of a "
little hell " in the neighbourhood of Leicester Square.
[End excerpt]


On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 3:09 PM, MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY
RDECOM AMRDEC (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> _New York Herald_ 2 Sep 1848 p 1 col 2
> "As regards the free kirk worshippers, the present is a very hard case; for no kind of strategery will meet it, as the Duke is omnipotent."
> _Louisvile [KY] Daily Courier_ 27 May 1856 p 1 col 6
> "There is a science of strategery in polemics as well as in war."
> Raleigh NC _Daily State Journal_ 10 Nov 1863 p 2 col 3 (reprinted from Winchester GA _Bulletin_ of 24 Oct 1863)
> "And finally, the troops under his command, no matter what others may say, witnessed his strategery before the last great battle."
> _Los Angeles Times_ 30 Aug 1987 P B6 col 10 (South Bay Classified Ads section)
> "If you have the above and can view marketing strategeries from a broad perspective as well as implement them on a day-to-day basis, please send your resume to:  Times Box G-095 LA, Calif. 90053"
> _Chicago Tribune_ 11 Feb 1996 sec 6 p 9 col  2 [classified ad]
> "Can you translate client needs into effective implementation strategeries using middle market accounting solutions?"
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>> > On Jan 20, 2017, at 1:57 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:
>> >
>> > The satirical word "strategery," introduced by Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live in 2000, is not in the OED.  It gets 245,000 hits when I
>> search Google.
>> >
>> >
>> > Fred Shapiro
>> >
>> Well, 210 actual hits.  Still a bunch, but not that huge a number.  Those “about n results” estimates at the top of each page are still
>> consistently off by a factor of hundreds or thousands.
>> LH
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