razapazaz (1910)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Tue Aug 30 09:01:58 UTC 2005

On Tue, 30 Aug 2005 04:53:51 -0400, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:

>Boston Globe, Nov 6, 1910, p. 64/6
>"Razapaz" is just as present the soda fountain artist's highest
>accomplishment with mere vowels and consonants. Even at this early day its
>origin is lost in the dim recesses of somebody's brain, but it was
>probably invented in derence

And that should read "deference".

>to superior taste as doing justice to a
>combination of lime and lemon juice in a strawberry soda.

--Ben Zimmer

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