[Ads-l] Antedating of "Phoney"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 4 11:30:34 EDT 2019


I'm curious: license plates, or what?

MAM

On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 10:52 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

> phoney (OED 1893)
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> 1892 _Daily Plainsman_ (Huron, S.D.) 11 Aug. 1/4 (Newspapers.com)  This
> gang has succeeded in floating in the Twin Cities an immense amount of the
> finest work of "phoney" plates and molds ever seen by the officials.
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> Fred Shapiro
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