[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".

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2019-February/154161.html

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

“Meet cute” (romantic comedy rule)
https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/meet_cute/

Garson

On Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 7:31 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
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> OED's word of the day has meet-cute, n. from 1952; to meet cute, v. from 1941, "as they say in story conferences."
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> "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.
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> (I don't have Variety archives online.)
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