[Ads-l] Another 1969 Antedating of "Trekkie"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 23 01:56:21 UTC 2019

I meant to type "pointed ears."

Fred Shapiro

From: Shapiro, Fred
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2019 8:54 PM
Subject: Another 1969 Antedating of "Trekkie"

Trekkie (OED 1976)

1969 _Dayton Daily News_ 28 July 7/1 (Newspapers.com)  No funny hats and rubber drunks at the Midwestcon.  One or two fans of the television show, "Star Trek" -- called "Trekkies" -- showed up wearing pointed hears, but missing are the more obvious eccentrics the mass media mischief messengers like to write about.

Fred Shapiro

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