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)

Someone added the Canada gloss at some point. Equinox 23:30, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Non-standard PronunciationEdit

Is there a reason non-standard pronunciation is included? What does non-standard mean in this case? If it is dialectal/regional, the corresponding dialect(s) should be noted. JodianWarrior (talk) 15:28, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

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