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Posted By: Walt Mathers on: 11/26/2007 16:30:02 EDT|
Subject: RE: Telegraphically Speaking - Terms From 1858
The group of terms also has the word 'telegram' listed. The word is somewhat scarce when going through various period accounts but it does show up. I tend to use the wording telegraphic despatch (and not spelling it as dispatch) when engaged in living history outings just to show some variance to the spectators.
Incidentally, I just read a 1907 Washington DC newspaper article using the older usage of 'clew' instead of the more modern wording of 'clue'.
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