[Ads-l] meet cute

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 24 19:13:54 EST 2022

A thread about "meet cute" occurred in February 2019. I posted the May
22, 1937 citation for the verb form in "The New Yorker".


Ben Zimmer pointed out that Barry Popik had already shared the cite on
his Big Apple website:

“Meet cute” (romantic comedy rule)


On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 7:31 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> OED's word of the day has meet-cute, n. from 1952; to meet cute, v. from 1941, "as they say in story conferences."
> "They Meet Cute," New Yorker story title, by Alan Campbell. (Incipit: "The rest of the script is fine, boys....") May 22, 1937, p. 37, c.1.
> (I don't have Variety archives online.)
> Stephen
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