Antedating of "French Fries"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sun Sep 2 13:35:35 UTC 2012

At 9/2/2012 08:41 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>French fries (OED 1902)
>1886 _Springfield_ (MA) _Republican_ 12 Oct. 1
>(GenealogyBank)  REMEMBER that the place to buy Saratoga Potatoes is
>at No 4 Dwight-street (near State), also French fries Wednesdays and Saturdays.
>Fred Shapiro

A few years later, spectators were taking them to the newfangled
basketball games.


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