"Mistaken" date of first use for "movie"?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Dec 24 03:42:55 UTC 2006

Fred, there is no 1902 instance of "movie" in OED2 (the earliest use
there is 1912).  I don't have access to OED3 at home.  But in any
case, even if OED3 has a 1902 date, its entry for "movie" is probably
described as "draft".  What's to acknowledge?


At 12/23/2006 10:11 PM, you wrote:
>The nine-years-too-early error in the date of first use for "movie" in OED
>and HDAS has still not been acknowledged by those dictionaries.
>Fred Shapiro

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