[Ads-l] official, adj.

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 11 20:34:42 UTC 2020

This now common usage was discussed long ago, IIRC, but this ex. is notable
for its source:


"The following year [1866] on June 19, the first official Juneteenth
celebrations took place in Texas. The original observances included prayer
meetings and the singing of spirituals, and celebrants wore new clothes as
a way of representing their newfound freedom."

Juneteenth did not become "official" in Texas till 1980.

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