Date: Tue, 24 Feb 1998 12:47:45 -0500
From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU
Subject: Re: Slimed

On Tue, 24 Feb 1998, Tom Head wrote:

Would this mean that the word actually came from _Ghostbusters_ (1985)?
I'd always thought the movie got it from another source.

The term was probably popularized by _Ghostbusters_, and this is probably
where the political usage came from. But it was used on Nickelodeon (I
don't have the name of the exact show handy as I'm typing this) prior to

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