[Ads-l] antedating mundane

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue May 19 01:14:48 UTC 2020

The OED SF Project has 1950 for the genre sense of "mundane" (adj.) (the OED has 1955).

_The Acolyte_ Summer 1944 p.14
"And on top of it all, [H. P. Lovecraft] did create remarkably faithful and sound mundane backgrounds and personalities."
(Typically, "mundane" would be "that which is not SF"; here it is "that which is not weird".)

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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