Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 11:43:51 -0500

From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU

Subject: Re: VETERANS DAY SPECIAL: World War

On Sat, 15 Nov 1997, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote:

In 1919 they were innocent enough not to realize they would need to number

them (that's not an original comment from me; I read or heard it somewhere).

Also note that the OED has a citation for "World War No. 2" dated 1919.