[Ads-l] Another faux etymology for "Black Friday" (day after Thanksgiving)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 26 17:43:06 UTC 2014


Searching the Wayback Machine for the Snopes URL generates the message below:

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/thanksgiving/blackfriday.asp
This URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine.

An excellent illustration of the difficulty researchers face in dating
electronic documents.
Garson

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake
<b.taylorblake at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Subject:      Re: Another faux etymology for "Black Friday" (day after
>               Thanksgiving)
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> On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:46 AM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Though the Snopes example was collected last year, I don't think that
>> page was created until this year.
>>
>> In the "What's New" section, it's dated as Nov. 24, 2014:
>>
>> http://www.snopes.com/info/whatsnew.asp
>>
>> ...but I think it was actually posted a few days before that (there
>> are Twitter links to it from 11/19) and updated on 11/24.
>
> Thanks much, Ben.  You're probably right that it wasn't on the website
> in 2013, but I'm fairly certain this appeared at least several months
> ago over on snopes.com, fairly in advance of this year's
> "celebration."
>
> Unless I've created a false memory of seeing it there earlier ...
>
> -- Bonnie
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