[Ads-l] antedating "conga line"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 1 23:22:52 EDT 2018


1953?! It’s hard to believe that the OED would take such a recent date
seriously!

On Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 8:32 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:

> oed has 1953
>
> New York _Daily News_ 30 Aug 1938 p 32  col 3
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> "ZaSu Pitts, Jack Dempsey, Peter Arno, Harriet Hilliard, Ozzie Nelson,
> Mary Dees, two Ritz Brothers and Dick Himber in the conga line at the
> Havana-Madrid."
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