[Ads-l] Antedating of "Girl Scout"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 8 15:36:36 UTC 2023

Girl Scout (OED 1935)

1910 The Sphere (London) 15 Jan. 49 (ProQuest)  We have both heard and read a good deal about the progress of the Boy-Scout movement and now we have the Girl Scouts, who are equally as keen and enthusiastic in their work as the boys.

NOTE: This citation seems to render the comment in OED about the "first Girl Scout troop" erroneous.

Fred Shapiro

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

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