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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 9 14:00:08 UTC 2015

The Slate article is now available. The publication was synchronized
with the release of the new Steve Jobs movie, and the article topic
was inspired by a line screenwriter Aaron Sorkin wrote for Steve Jobs
played by Michael Fassbender. The movie has an impressive 91% rating
on Rotten Tomatoes.

Article: Fact-Checking Steve Jobs: Was “The Customer Is Always Right”
Really Coined by a Customer?
Author: Forrest Wickman
Oct. 9 2015 8:02 AM

Short link:  http://slate.me/1N3hWS9


The self-styled Quote Investigator is acknowledged and linked.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 4:37 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://quoteinvestigator.com/2015/10/06/customer/
> I updated the entry to add an acknowledgement to you at the end.
> Garson
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 9:42 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
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>> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster:       Stephen Goranson <goranson at DUKE.EDU>
>> Subject:      Re: Motto: The customer is always right - journalist request
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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
>> http://people.duke.edu/~goranson/
>> ________________________________________
>> From: American Dialect Society <...> on behalf of ADSGarson O'Toole <...>
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:02 PM
>> Subject: [ADS-L] Motto: The customer is always right - journalist request
>> 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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