Antedating of "Unquote"

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sun Dec 19 04:12:36 UTC 2004

> >unquote (OED 1935)
> >
> >1927 F. Scott Fitzgerald _Telegram to Harold Ober_ 14 July in Linda
> >Rosenkrantz _Telegram!_ (2003) 66  WOULD POST BE INTERESTED IN ARTICLE
>Charleroi (Pennsylvania) Mail, Oct 1, 1917, p. 2, col. 3
>Quota, Quote and Unquote.
>"Why did it take so long to fill the quotas?" said William Hennessey of
>the fifth division, repeating a question. "There's a lot of reasons," he
>answered. "You've got to pay proper respect to Washington by reading all
>of their orders. Listen to this one about the examination of teeth:
>"Repeat following telegram to local boards at once: Period quote physical
>regulations comma line seven from the bottom substitute quote or unquote
>quote and unquote between quote side unquote and unquote two above unquote
>period, in other words comma man must have two teeth in opposition on one
>side or the other." -- Chicago Herald.

I posted a 1918 example a while back IIRC.

-- Doug Wilson

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