Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 29 23:59:11 UTC 1999

On Tue, 29 Jun 1999, Jim Rader wrote:

> Though not a clipping from an older word, <egg cream> is another
> culinary item that has a surprisingly late date in Merriam files:
> 1954.  DARE has only more recent cites.  But I've just noticed that
> the OED Additions Series v. 2 pushes <egg cream> WAY back--with cites
> from 1947 (Irving Shulman), 1906 (from a periodical called _Soda
> Fountain_??), and 1841for what may have been the original egg cream.
> Still seems like there must be lots of cites from in between out
> there.  But kudos to whoever collected the pre-1954 cites.

Probably David Shulman collected those cites.

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