Antedating of "Money Shot" in Volokh Conspiracy

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Nov 19 12:10:01 UTC 2008

Fascinating stuff.  I know that Eugene Volokh is very interested in etymology.  One of the postings, if accurate and not a joke, provides an antedating of OED:

I can turn that one back to golf, too. Arnold Palmer's Golf Book, 1961:
"In low-scoring, high-money tournaments, your drive becomes the money shot."

Fred Shapiro

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Subject: Etymology at the Volokh Conspiracy


for discussions of "romanette," "opening the kimono", "getting to the short strokes" (is it from golf, painting, or doing the dance with no steps?), "money shot" (when Katie Couric used the phrase on the Today Show, was she alluding to a porn movie?)

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