[Ads-l] OED Quarterly updates

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 15 23:18:08 EDT 2021

A few of the OED Quarterly updates can be antedated.

beast mode

1991/1992 Cracked Super #5 Winter 57
I've also got mutant healing power, a beast mode, and I'm the best at what I do.

ghost buster
1923 Syracuse Journal  30 Apr.  11/4
The Rev. Father Charles De Heredia, champion ghost buster, can produce as many spooks as he wants to by mere sleight of hand, but he cannot bring on any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's spooks, because Doyle's spooks won't play with him.

1946 Modern Screen v32n3 Feb. 87/1
"Howdoya get the girl and boy together? They gotta meet cute --"

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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