Friday, April 3, 2015

I Want A Time Machine

Think what these would be worth today!  From
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 2, Number 273, 5 February 1852:


Sigivald said...

Reminds me fondly of the people on the Internet who swear - swear - that "pistol" only and always means "self-loader", and that "revolver" is the only proper term for a ... revolving pistol.

(I don't know if you've come across that particular thing, but I have more than once, and find it baffling.)

Clayton Cramer said...

This is a 20th century usage.