[Ads-l] Antedating of "Teriyaki"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 6 23:41:13 UTC 2015

On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 2:22 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> 1958 _Japan Times_ 28 Nov. 8/8 (Japan Times Archives)  A "Yakitori"
> eatery =
> serves what we commonly call chicken teriyaki or liver teriyaki, in other
> w=
> ords, broiled pieces of meat, alternated with pieces of onions speared on
> s=
> mall skewers.

Is it really the case that there's no occurrence of _teriyaki_ in an
English-language publication before 1958? Or have I completely
misunderstood the purpose of this particular series of the dating of loans
from Japanese?

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