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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 7 20:37:15 UTC 2015

Excellent. Thanks for your help Stephen. The Boston Sunday Herald did
publish the same passage a few weeks before the Boston Globe. The
motto together with a large section of surrounding text was reprinted
in the Globe. Barry told me about the Herald article yesterday, and I
included the citation in the website entry I composed yesterday:


I updated the entry to add an acknowledgement to you at the end.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
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> Sept. 3, 1905 Boston Herald p.38 [=3Dwomen's section p.10?] col. 2 has the =
> saying and the Field attribution. America's Historical Newspapers.
> Stephen Goranson
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> 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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