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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Dec 29 01:14:11 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
hmmm.  seems suspicious to me, although maybe it's not the kind of
thing that would have made the papers even if it actually happened.


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