Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 09:13:34 +0000

From: "E. W. Gilman" egilman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WEBSTER.M-W.COM

Subject: more on funeralize

Now that I have had a chance to poke around a little more I find that

this new word has been entered in our unabridged dictionaries since

1909. It is in The Dictionary of Americanisms and in DARE. The

earliest notice appears to be from Bartlett's 2d (I think) edition in

1859. The oldest citation in our files is from Dialect Notes in 1896

(DARE has it too).