[Ads-l] boredom, antedated

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 25 12:30:59 EDT 2020


We did indeed do this before, or rather Stephen did this before...

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2019-March/154388.html

On Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 5:34 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> OED (Dickens) and M-W have 1853. A recent New Yorker article on boredom
> says one of the earliest documented is from Dickens also but 1852. (I
> thought we did this before, but I don't find it.)
>
> 1829
>
> https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=boredom;id=iau.31858045093683;view=1up;seq=7;start=1;sz=10;page=search;orient=0
>
> 1830
>
> https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=boredom;id=uc1.aa0000296202;view=1up;seq=13;start=1;sz=10;page=search;orient=0
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> 1831 B. Disraeli, The Young Duke
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> https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt/search?q1=boredom&id=uiuo.ark%3A%2F13960%2Ft8rb7rk0n&view=1up&seq=9
>
>
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