Date: Mon, 30 Jun 1997 19:41:24 -0400 From: Evan Morris Subject: Agita For a newspaper column, I am trying to trace the word "agita" in English. It is absent from most dictionaries, both standard and slang, and Anne Soukhanov, in her "Word Watch," notes 1982 as an "early" citation, which seems awfully late to me. Does anyone have anything earlier, or a sense of how the Italian "agitato" became "agita"? Thanks, Evan -- Evan Morris words1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]