Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Browse by Decade
Amazonian
Advertisements

Advertisements

Search
Advertisements

Amazon Fun

Navigation
« Robots: The World of the Future (1979) | Main | Transportation Exhibits at the New York World's Fair (1964) »
Thursday
May172007

Word Origins: Imagineering, continued (1942)

As a follow-up to Tuesday's story about the origins of the word "Imagineering," I found a January 22, 1942 article from The Cullman Banner (Cullman, Alabama). Below is an excerpt from the story as well as the story in its entirety.

New Noun - War brings new words - or bring back old ones in new attire. Remember "camouflage," "strafing," "canteen" and "doughboy" of World War I? Here's a brand-new one, a child of World War II: "imagineering." A combination of imagination and engineering, it's defined as "the fine art of deciding where we go from here," and it just grew (like Topsy) in the research laboratories of Aluminum Company of America.


See also:
Word Origins: Imagineering (1940s)

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (1)

Hi I love your blog. And I also love word origins. I have access to NY Times and Wall Street Journal full text and the earliest use I can find is in The New York Times, Oct 24, 1942. It was used in the title of a sermon "Christian 'Imagineering.'"

They put the word in quotes like that so it must have been a new word at the time.

It also appears in an ALCOA ad in the NY Times in November 19, 1942.

May 17, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>