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The genuine etymological story of phon(e)y

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Presented at Researching Words 2 session
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The etymological source and history of English phon(e)y have been the subject of speculation and disagreement for over 100 years, and are controversial to this day. We can use what the three editions of the OED say about phon(e)y's etymology as a thumbnail sketch of the way views have changed over the decades. OED1 does not have an entry for the item in the main text, but the Supplement at the entry (labeled US) for phoney, phony has "Of uncertain origin; but see quot. 1904." This quotation, ...

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2011-02-11

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