[Ads-l] Further Antedating of "Boondoggle" (Corrected Citation)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jan 23 23:02:41 UTC 2016

In my second citation below, "around no little interest" should be "aroused no little interest."

Fred Shapiro

From: Shapiro, Fred
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 4:33 PM
Subject: Further Antedating of "Boondoggle"

boondoggle (OED 1935)

1927 _Democrat and Chronicle_ (Rochester, N.Y.) 23 July 26/2 (Newspapers.com)  They had been tricked in a way that left nothing more to be desired.  Boondoggle.  This was terrible.

1927 _Democrat and Chronicle_ (Rochester, N.Y.) 4 Dec. 63/7 (Newspapers.com)  Scouts of Roosevelt Troop Plan Contest ... The second edition of the "Boondoggle" is out and has around no little interest among the members of the troop.  George Alexander is editing the paper this year and has been doing a fine job of it.

Fred Shapiro

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