an antedating "how to"?

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 18 18:41:18 UTC 2014

Good stuff, one correction:

> * words for which entries were written before 1990 (i.e., before the

Perhaps you meant before the World Wide Web, which was invented in 1989.
The internet goes back longer, as evidenced by Usenet which goes back to
around 1981. Usenet is a rich source of antedatings (especially and
unsurprisingly for internet jargon) and searchable via Google Groups.


The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list