Earliest Usenet uses via Google Groups:
- principal: fa.sf-lovers - 22 May 1981 by Jim McGrath
- Hyams doesn't pay too much attention to the private lives of his principal characters.
- principals: net.general - 29 May 1981 by utzoo
- MISTRESS has been developed by Rhodnius Incorporated, a company whose principals include John Kornatowski and Ivor Ladd, the major authors of Univ. of Toronto's MRS database system.
- most principal: alt.atheism - 15 Sep 1990 by Ron Wigmore
- is not the most principle tenet of thiest's beliefs supposed to be FAITH?
- more principal: comp.lang.clos - 26 Jun 1991 by Christian Rathke
- I think there is a more principle problem with designing and modularizing functionality (not only) in object-oriented programming.
— Hippietrail 12:41, 5 Feb 2005 (UTC)
Principal as school headEdit
For what it's worth, this usage is common in Canada as well. BigNate37 00:27, 30 November 2006 (UTC)