Saturday, October 09, 2004

Today's OED antedating: "talking point"

Talking point, item to be discussed ("talking," vbl. n., sec (b), first use cited 1922): Book titled Elkan Lubliner, American, by Montague Glass, 1912, ch iv, p 176: "Benson commenced to unfold a series of 'talking points' which he had spent the entire day in formulating ... ."