Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 19 18:41:23 UTC 2009

I suspect it was one of the TPM commenters who posted the UD definition
on the same day.


Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> Beam's Slate article is earliest appearance I was able to find too. It
> was in use among Talking Points Memo commenters by July 31:
> http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/07/waxman-health-care-bill-still-on-track.php#comment-3545352
> ...but didn't really take off until after Palin's "death panel"
> comment on Aug. 7 (as Victor notes).
> --Ben Zimmer

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