regional food terms and bake sale?

Ruth Barton mrgjb at SOVER.NET
Thu Apr 18 05:25:49 UTC 2002

Hereabouts they were called "food sale" until fairly recently--when the
"flat-landers" started to move in with their "city ways", I assume.  Ruth

At 6:52 PM -0600 4/3/02, Victoria Neufeldt wrote:
>'Bake sale' is in the Gage Canadian Dictionary, copyright 1983.  I don't
>have access to my copies of earlier editions at the moment, so can't say
>whether it was added for this edition.  But I have a hunch the term -- like
>the phenomenon -- is considerably older than the '80s.

Ruth Barton
mrgjb at
Westminster, VT

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