Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 14:29:22 -0500 From: Jesse T Sheidlower Subject: Garbage In, Garbage Out (fwd) Barry Popik has asked me to forward this message to ADS-L about the expression "garbage in, garbage out." (This is, in fact, found in RHHDAS under "GIGO"; we consider the abbreviation, but not the proverbial expression, to be slang, but our earliest is the 1964 cite from Oxford.) Jesse Sheidlower ----------------- Begin forwarded message from Barry Popik ------------ > > The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs has 1964. It's not in RHHDAS. > > I found it (with an illustration) on page 28, Aerospace Accident and > Maintenance Review, May 1961. > > --Barry > (who went to the dentist again and is now in pain, causing him to be an > antidentite)