Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 08:33:10 -0500

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

Subject: Re: Automat

On Thu, 27 Nov 1997, Barry A. Popik wrote:

The authors of AMERICA IN SO MANY WORDS made a real flubber when they

chose "goo" for 1902. I have "goo-goo" and "gooey" from the 19th century.

Good to have you back, Barry. Would you be willing to post your earliest

citations for "goo-goo" and "gooey" to the list?