[Ads-l] Antedating of "Phoney"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Aug 4 11:36:18 EDT 2019


> On Aug 4, 2019, at 11:30 AM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> I'm curious: license plates, or what?
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> MAM

Not in 1892, barring time travel:
https://www.thoughtco.com/1903-the-first-license-plates-us-1779187
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> On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 10:52 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:
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>> 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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