"What You See Is What You Get"

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Dec 12 02:23:04 UTC 2004

>Is anyone willing to check ProQuest Historical Newspapers to find the
>earliest hit there for "what you see is what you get"?  According to an
>alt.usage.english posting, this phrase appeared in a 1936 Chicago Tribune
>ad for a home movie camera.  I would be interested in the exact date of
>the Tribune ad or anything earlier than that.

_Chicago Daily Tribune_, 2 May 1936: p. 23.

-- Doug Wilson

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