Erroneous OED First Use for "Movie"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Fri Feb 8 16:34:45 UTC 2013

After years of lobbying the OED to remove a bogus 1902 citation for "movie," I now see that there is a clearly erroneous 1909 first use that has been added to the online entry for that word.  That 1909 citation from the Elyria Evening Telegram is actually from a 1919 newspaper issue, as can be seen by examining the original image in Newspaperarchive.

Fred Shapiro

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