Pumpernickel (1766)

Benjamin Fortson fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Apr 29 19:05:45 UTC 2002

The most recent edition of Kluge--Seebold's German etymological dictionary
makes no mention of the "bon pour Nicole" etymology of Pumpernickel, only
of flatulent Nicholas.


On Sun, 28 Apr 2002, Baker, John wrote:

>         Barry is showing us some pretty impressive antedatings of the old "bon pour Nicole" chestnut.  Do any German language reference works address the story?  There must be somebody on this list who reads German and has ready access to such scholarship.
> John Baker

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