Something To Toss Out at Your Next Cocktail Party

March 9th, 2005 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

We love useless information. As should be obvious. We love the OED. As should also be obvious. When the two intersect, life is good. The March 2005 newsletter is now available (surely you knew there was an OED newsletter?), and we couldn’t help but read the article on antedatings. And what did we learn? Oh, just a little factoid about the word “paperback.” Much older than you’d imagine. 1843, give or take.

Sure changes everything, doesn’t it?

File Under: Square Pegs

1 response so far ↓

  • kate // Mar 12, 2005 at 6:06 pm

    this is why I love you so much. Who else would have found this site? Or if she’d found it, know how important it was to share with the world?

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