539R. C. T. Onions to Harrod, 16 March 1936 [a]

The exchange continues at 627 R. Onions discusses of the etymology of reflation, explaining that the first edition of the Supplement of the Oxford English Dictionary entered "wrongly for re-inflation" while the second edition corrected "badly for re-inflation". He stresses that the root is inflation or deflation, and traces back their history. [1]

  1. 1. In 1932, Harrod was asked to supply a definition of the current meaning of the term "reflation" and an early quote for the OED: see letter 256 R. The 1933 Supplement indicates: "f. Re-: after Inflation and Deflation".
    1. a. From Medium Ævum, Oxford # , ALS, two pages on one leaf, in HP IV/C/B-7.


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