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

Peter Reitan pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 22 09:59:11 EST 2022


Hathitrust shows us copyright filing "Rules of Mah Jongg" in 1920.

Same book in a British museum collection 1920.
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mah-jong (OED 1922)

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

Fred Shapiro

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