Fictional Materials for OED

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sun Jan 3 03:35:02 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 2, 2010 at 8:51 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
> _Unobtainium_ is in the HDAS files from at least 1965.  GB offers more
> than 200 exx., some older than that.

I date it back to 1958 here:

--Ben Zimmer

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