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Offline stanmapstone

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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #18 on: Monday 23 February 09 14:28 GMT (UK) »
This is really interesting,  I did not realise how long 'grandad' had been in use.

The Oxford English Dictionary gives these dates for the first use in print.
1819 grand-dad
1865 granddad
1889  Grandad,
1698 Grand Dada
1871 grandada

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Re: Grandad or Granddad? ( spelling)
« Reply #19 on: Monday 23 February 09 16:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Stan,  I love words and their histories. Fascinating stuff.

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