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Opinion/Ideas | THE WORD

What came first

The competitive sport of 'antedating'

By Erin McKean
October 14, 2007

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HOW OLD DO you think the word "hydrant" is? Or "hobo"? Or "jamboree"? If you've never stopped to wonder when a particular word was first used in print, you shouldn't feel guilty - most people don't. (Full article: 943 words)

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