[Ads-l] Antedating of "Phoney"

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 4 12:47:33 EDT 2019


Which leaves "What?"

MAM


On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 11:36 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> > On Aug 4, 2019, at 11:30 AM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > I'm curious: license plates, or what?
> >
> > MAM
>
> Not in 1892, barring time travel:
> https://www.thoughtco.com/1903-the-first-license-plates-us-1779187
> >
> > On Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 10:52 AM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
> wrote:
> >
> >> phoney (OED 1893)
> >>
> >>
> >> 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.
> >>
> >>
> >> Fred Shapiro
>

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