Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 09:33:02 -0500 From: Jesse T Sheidlower Subject: Re: RE>Glass Ceiling > > Thomas Goetz in this week's Village Voice has a bit at the end of his "Press Clips" column speculating on the term "glass ceiling." > > "In this week's report on women's earnings, Barron's Gene Epstein traces the term 'glass ceiling' to a March 1986 coinage in it sister publication, The Wall Street Journal. But a random walk down Nexis shows U.P.I. used it in May 1985 and quoted the term in March 1984--two full years before the Journal." > > I somehow think this term is much older. Barry? Anyone? I don't think it's much older. MW10 cites 1986 for its first example, and OEDAS III has one from 1984; our evidence doesn't start to get heavy until 1988 or so. It could be somewhat older, but it doesn't seem like it's that old. Jesse Sheidlower Random House Reference