[Ads-l] Fwd: antedating "cookie"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Sep 11 13:47:38 EDT 2021


> Begin forwarded message:
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> From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: antedating "cookie"
> Date: September 11, 2021 at 1:34:56 PM EDT
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> 
> MW: 1796
> 
> 1779 _Royal American Gazette_ (N.Y.C.) (Jan. 28,) 2: Waiting on rebel
> Clinton and his lady…with the compliments of the season, in order to get a
> belly full of cookies and drams.”
> 
> Readers must have been expected to understand the word, since no
> explanation is provided.
> 
> 
> 

Right. Probably not referring to those lines of text Clinton and his lady got on their computer's hard drive every time they accessed certain web sites.


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