[Ads-l] Motto: The customer is always right - journalist request

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 6 22:02:48 UTC 2015


A journalist at Slate contacted me about the motto "The customer is
always right". (The story angle involves a recently released movie.)
Back in February 2011 I posted a message to the list on this topic
that included a citation dated September 24, 1905 that attributed the
guidance to Marshall Field:

http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2011-February/106569.html

The Dictionary of Modern Proverbs lists the two citations given in my
ADS-L message.

I am planning to create a quick abbreviated entry for the website
primarily based on the previous message. New citations or feedback
welcome.

Thanks, Garson

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