Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 25 18:03:19 UTC 2000

On Sun, 25 Jun 2000, Laurence Horn wrote:

> Just came across the below item in the current (24 Jun 00) issue of Michael
> Quinion's weekly "World Wide Words" e-column.  I find the story (based on
> the OED version:  s.v. JUKE, 2) plausible enough, but the first cite (in
> Time magazine) seems quite unlikely; the
> first-cite-in-national-newsweeklies always seems to dissolve on closer
> inspection. Anyone (Fred?  Barry?  Jerry?) have an earlier 'juke-box' cite

I don't know why a first citation in Time should seem so improbable to
Larry and Michael.  Time was renowned for its word-coinages in the 1920s
and 1930s, and probably introduced to mainstream usage many words coined

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