The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139070   Message #3191953
Posted By: MMario
21-Jul-11 - 09:25 AM
Thread Name: BS:threat to English language from Americanisms
Subject: RE: BS:threat to English language from Americanisms
@songwriter

it would most likely be more accurate to say "Shakespeare is the first evidence we have of the use of these words" - that they are not found in any other WRITTEN material doesn't mean they were not in use prior to his writing them down.