(Further) antedating quote about spelling

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jan 14 19:03:18 UTC 2010

At 1/14/2010 12:51 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>It's also possible that Andrew
>Jackson and Mark Twain both used modified versions of the phrase later,
>but there is no direct evidence for this and the original quip clearly
>predates both of them.

If there's no further antedating than EAN's Sept. 13, 1855, then
surely Pres. and Gen. Andrew Jackson antedates the phrase, not vice versa.


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