[Ads-l] Antedating of "Postmodern"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 16 22:43:58 UTC 2016

postmodern (OED 1916)

1866 Walter Bagehot in _Spectator_ 22 Sept. 1052/1 (Google Books)  All our great protective works against the sea, all our great accumulative works at the great ports, are modern in the strictest sense, post-modern, as geologists would say, part of the "drift" of this age.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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