patina & outsource

Thomas Paikeday t.paikeday at SYMPATICO.CA
Mon Jun 5 04:03:27 UTC 2000

I recant the following comment on "OK". On second thoughts (uninspired),
the wheel, sliced bread, okay, okey-doke, etc. may be idle questions but
not OK. Sorry about that. Someone please copy to Allen. Not that he
would care.
Thomas Paikeday wrote (May 22/2000, Victoria Day, under the influence):

Another nonlinguist asks, "Who first used 'outsource'?" An idle question
to me, like who first used OK (Sorry Allen, if you are listening), who
invented the wheel, sliced bread, etc. But an answer from anyone with
access to good databases would be appreciated.

Thanks to Fred Shapiro for helping.

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