|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, April 18, 2004, 4:28|
Doug Dee wrote:> Recently I read the surprising (to me) claim that, so far as we can tell from > written records, Lewis Carroll was the first person to use "pretend" in its > modern sense of "make believe." Earlier, it had meant "make a false claim."Ah! That's why we use Pretender to refer to a false claimant to a throne?