JMB at STRADLEY.COM
Fri Jan 24 03:32:14 UTC 2003
I remember my brother, who happens not to be Black, talking about Mickey D's no later than 1981 in southern California.
From: Sam Clements [mailto:sclements at NEO.RR.COM]
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 9:34 PM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Mickey D's=McDonald's
While it may be mundane, there is a thread over at the StraightDope which intimates that the origin of the term "Mickey D's" for McDonald's was originated in/or for the Black community. Many posters have offered that they first heard it in commercials in the 1980's, and many offered that Afro-American actors were in the commercials. I can't vouch for any of the memories.
Can any database jockey find a cite for "Mickey D's" ?
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