Antedating of "Pastrami"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 25 03:44:28 UTC 2012

After sending this e-mail, I notice that the wonderful website has an April 2, 1909 citation with the spelling _pastroma_.

Fred Shapiro

From: Shapiro, Fred
Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:37 PM
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Subject: Antedating of "Pastrami"

pastrami (OED 1914)

1909 _Boston Advocate_ 9 Apr. 6 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  (adv't) Margolies Kosher Worst Mfg. Co. ... Worst, Corned Beef, Pastrami and Tongues.

Fred Shapiro

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