Pumpernickel (1766)

Benjamin Fortson fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Thu May 2 15:37:21 UTC 2002

"Modestry"? Typo, or for real? Fifteen hits on Altavista...


On Thu, 2 May 2002, James A. Landau wrote:

> spread through the town, either as a satire on the local bakers or via false
> modestry used as advertising by the bakers.  It is much more likely that the
> term would have spread in this manner.

More information about the Ads-l mailing list