anyone for an anecdote fact-check? (yeah, yeah)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 28 22:16:52 UTC 2004

On Mon, 27 Dec 2004, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

> On the alt.folklore.urban newsgroup, Mark Webb found a citation of the
> Morgenbesser anecdote from 1977 (NYT Magazine):

I don't find anything pre-1977 on JSTOR, Questia, Nexis or ProQuest
Historical Newspapers.

Fred Shapiro

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