regional food terms and bake sale?

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Thu Apr 18 14:26:55 UTC 2002

On Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 01:25  AM, Ruth Barton wrote:

> 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.

We had bake sales, under that name, when I was in high school, in the late
1960s. This was in a suburb of New York City.
Alice Faber
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