Derivation of the word oaktag (1922?)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 20 23:34:18 UTC 2002

On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, Mark A Mandel wrote:

>  This looks like the date of the annotation -- Dec. 14, 1992, in a
> format I use myself because it sorts correctly -- subject to the update
> in the following line. So I don't think we have an early citation here.

Yes, as a librarian I can say that this looks like a 1992 citation, not a
1922 citation.  Search results from WorldCat or Eureka need to be
scrutinized carefully for the real date of the document cataloged.

Fred Shapiro

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