antedate for 'taboo', "linguistic prohibition"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sat Sep 29 15:40:52 UTC 2007

an earlier example?
Morning Oregonian, (Portland, OR) Monday, April 22, 1895; pg. 4; Issue 11,091;
col E
     Corrupters of Good Words Streets Scoured by Dictionary-Makers or New Words
Category: News {19th C US Newsapers]

They [Standard dictionary] give that Greco-Roman hybrid, "electrocution," on
which taboo has been puton every well-regulated newspaper copydesk in America.

Stephen Goranson

The American Dialect Society -

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