[Ads-l] Antedating of "Commercialism"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Oct 4 23:54:19 UTC 2020

commercialism (OED 1849)

1844 _Penny Satirist_ 6 Apr.2 (19th Century U.K. Periodicals)  Yet, fearful as we are of being led back into landlordism and Toryism, we are equally fearful of being driven into commercialism and Fac-Tory-ism.

Fred Shapiro

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

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