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Old 26 June 2007, 06:16 AM
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"My pretty cousins, you mistake me much" (Richard III, Act 2, Scene 2)
"Mistake no more: I am not Lucio" (The Taming of the Shrew, Act 4, Scene 2)
"Either I mistake your shape and making quite, . . ." (A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 2, Scene 1)

These are just three of 36 appearances of the word "mistake" that appear on the Bartleby.com reference for "The Oxford Shakespeare". (http://www.bartleby.com/70/)
There's a box in which you can enter a phrase or word and get results. I typed in "mistake" and got the aforementioned 36 results (at least 10 different plays, one sonnet and the poem "Venus and Adonis" feature "mistake" within the work).
Unless Shakespeare had amazing divination skills, I think this is enough proof that "mistake" predates the motion picture industry.
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