[Ads-l] Antedating of "Mah-Jong"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Jan 21 22:06:45 EST 2022


mah-jong (OED 1922)

1921 Chicago Tribune 31 July 9-3/1 (Newspapers.com)  The fashionable game among both the natives and the foreigners in China is mah jongg, a game invented in the time of Confucius and never changed in any particular since that remote time.

Fred Shapiro

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