[Ads-l] Antedating of "Tiddlywinks"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 2 15:43:32 UTC 2019

As those who have read my article, "Confessions of the Antedater," know, this is an antedating of special significance to me.

Fred Shapiro

tiddlywinks (OED, s.v. tiddlywink 2.b., 1889 [15 May])

1889 _Times_ 8 Feb. 1/5 (Times Digital Archive)  TIDDLEDY-WINKS -- Just out, a splendid NEW GAME, price 1s. ... At all dealers. -- JAQUES and SON, Hatton-garden, E. C.

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