[Ads-l] Antedating of "Weapon of Mass Destruction"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 5 00:15:06 UTC 2023

weapon of mass destruction (OED 1937)

1934 _Cincinnati Enquirer_ 16 Oct. 4/2 (Newspapers.com)  It may be that something effective can be done to regulate the international traffic in arms, and thus to modify the evils of an unrestricted trade in the weapons of mass destruction.

Fred Shapiro

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

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