Flavor of the Month (1937) - Jalapena

Jan Ivarsson TransEdit jan.ivarsson at TRANSEDIT.ST
Mon Dec 16 19:04:46 UTC 2002

Maybe you should try looking also at Xalapena. I was in Xalapa two months ago, and about half of the Mexicans I met spelled "Jalapa", the other half "Xalapa".
Jan Ivarsson
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>     Greetings from the Library of Congress.
> G.O.P.--I don't know what went wrong when I checked the WASHINGTON POST the first time.  I knew I did something wrong.  I was going to re-check it and I found those same few  1882 "G.O.P."  Fred Shapiro beat me to it by a few minutes.  I hate that guy.
>    The "grand old party" was applied to the _Democratic_ party.  The initialism "G.O.P." become popular after 1881 or so's "G.O.M."--for Gladstone, the grand old man.  I have to revise the whole thing into a paper, but I'll wait until PUCK and LIFE (both comic but very political magazines) full text becomes available on the American Periodical Series online.
>    14 April 1937, WASHINGTON POST, pg. 13 ad:
> "I wish we could buy ice cream like this!"
> (...)  P. S.--Have you tasted Buttered Pecan Ice Cream?  It's the Sealtest "Flavor of the Month."
> _Southern Dairies Ice Cream_
> JALAPENO--The first WASHINGTON POST hit is 20 December 1896, pg. 10, about people from Jalapa, Mexico.  The first relevant hit, "D. C. Cooking Goes Cosmopolitan," is 9 November 1951, pg. C1.
> PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS--I went crazy looking for pre-1981 hits for this in some databases.  I used portobello/portobella/portabella/portabello.  Google has a large number of hits for all four.  The NEW YORK TIMES had 1985 at the earliest, and the WASHINGTON POST isn't any better.  There's a publication by the American Mushroom Institute (AMI) that probably has it, but OCLC Worldcat says  that's in the Trademark Office and I don't feel like walking all over town today.
> PAD THAI--The first WASHINGTON POST hit is 14 May 1978, pg. SM38, in a review of the Siam Inn restaurant.
>    9 February 1941, WASHINGTON POST, pg. ?:
>    In Guadalajara the native dish is "pozole," made with corn, meat and chili sauce.
>    23 July 1950, WASHINGTON POST, pg. 59:
>    Pozole soup, traditional around Guadalajara, is a hog's head soup with cacahuazintle, dried sweet corn with dark blue or black kernels.
> BLIMP--Someone asked me about this.  No real early hits, but a mega-ton of bad "hits," like "bump."
> EVANS DIGITAL FROM AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY--The librarian here (the one who gave me the WASHINGTON POST secret password) hasn't heard of it.  They don't have it yet.

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