Q: Best source for debunking 1904 "iced tea"?

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 17 16:10:47 UTC 2009

How about "crying Wo'lF"?

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On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 5:47 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> At 2:20 PM -0400 7/16/09, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
> >On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Joel S. Berson<Berson at att.net> wrote:
> >>
> >>  What is the best source for debunking the myth that iced tea was
> >>  invented at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair?  And, possibly,
> >>  debunklng that it was popularized there, since there are a number of
> >>  quotations from the 1870s?
> I think there are even more food products or product names
> incorrectly claimed to have originated at various World Fairs (where
> undoubtedly a lot of folks from a lot of distant places did first
> come across them) than words incorrectly traced to Wolof.  "Crying
> World's Fair" doesn't have the same ring to it, though.

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