Fwd: newzak (how new?)

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Apr 25 13:39:05 UTC 2003

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 09:40:31AM -0400, Laurence Horn wrote:
> This comes from one of our students.  Can anyone track "newzak"?
> There are 122 google hits (not a huge number), going back to at least
> 1997, for this obvious spin-off of "muzak".  The first Nexis hit (out
> of 20 I found) was from a 1989 St. Louis Post-Dispatch op-ed column
> by Clarence Page on the first Bush administration's managing of the
> news.  I'd never heard/seen it before either, or at least never
> noticed it.

We have an example from Malcolm Muggeridge in 1968.

Jesse Sheidlower

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