Edward Sandford Martin (and "Martini")

jester at PANIX.COM jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Jun 9 13:25:23 UTC 2000

> I checked the online OED (they're revising "M," so is
> "Martini" done?).  "Martini" is 1894.  "Martini cocktail, please" is
> on page 298 of WINDFALLS OF OBSERVATION (1893) by Edward S. Martin.

We're just finishing up "Martini" now. Our earliest example is
1884 in the form "Martinez," the connection of which to "Martini"
is unclear, and 1888 for "Martini."

Jesse Sheidlower

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