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Thread #90963   Message #3474288
Posted By: Phil Edwards
01-Feb-13 - 05:38 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fakenham Fair
Subject: RE: Origins: Fakenham Fair
AS I said up-thread, the use of 'carnival' to mean 'funfair' is not only 20th-century but also American. A silent film called 'Carnival Girl' was released in 1926; maybe it was a hit over here.