Odious and Peculiar
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Monday, December 24, 2007
Christmas Linguistics: The word eggnog has recently been substantially antedated, by an impressive 51 years from its earliest citation in the OED.
Fog-drams i' th’ morn, or (better still) egg-nogg,It is also interesting that the earliest citation jumped a continent. The post cited asserts that a recipe for eggnog was found among Washington's papers at Mount Vernon.
Via Bradshaw of the Future, a blog which will of interest to those entertained by Indo-European roots.
Update: If you're truly interested, here's more.