New York (OED 1714); New England (OED 1638)

Dave Wilton dave at WILTON.NET
Tue Apr 1 18:26:09 UTC 2003

>    What does the OED revision have?  New York 1714?  New
> England 1638?  Will there be any dates/entries for "New
> Amsterdam" and "New Netherlands"?
>    This is really for OED, but someone on the list can
> respond.  I'd like to write something for the New-York
> Historical Society, and I'd like to see these entries.
>    New York City is turning 350, so something closer to 1653
> is more like it.

My understanding is the OED does not include geographic names unless they
are used attributively. The 1714 cite is for "New York Biscuit," (one of
Barry's contributions?), not for the name of the city itself. Similarly the
1638 cite is for "New England men."

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