"Black Friday" on Word Routes

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Nov 25 15:15:48 UTC 2011

My Word Routes column on the Visual Thesaurus rounds up the excellent
research on "Black Friday" that Bonnie Taylor-Blake has conducted, taking
the expression back to the early '60s in Philadelphia:


This was picked up by NPR's Morning Edition, but unfortunately they didn't
credit Bonnie with the research:



Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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