Antedatings in the Yale Book of Quotations -- 27: Misunderestimate

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Dec 30 03:17:11 UTC 2006

On Wed, 27 Dec 2006, Fred Shapiro wrote:

> A common word but not in OED.  Google has 86,800 hits.  See Yale Book of
> Quotations for 1997, pre-Bush usage by John Conyers.  (The documentation
> for this usage, not spelled out by YBQ, is FDCH Political Transcripts,
> August 19, 1997 [Nexis]).

"Misunderestimated" actually has 253,000 Google hits.

Fred Shapiro

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