[Ads-l] Antedating of "Little Green Man" in Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 8 12:37:46 UTC 2021

The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction has 1936 as its first citation for "little green man."  Wikipedia notes the following:

"However, the first use of the specific phrase 'little green man' in reference to extraterrestrials that Aubeck found dates to 1908 in the Daily Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Maine), in this case the aliens again being Martians.

Fred Shapiro

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

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