jimmies photo

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Dec 11 16:18:03 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
> On Dec 11, 2012, at 6:58 AM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU> wrote:
>> fwiw, Just Born is the company that makes marshmallow Peeps.
> and information/speculation about "jimmies" in the Wikipedia article on "sprinkles":
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprinkles

I used "jimmies" as an example of corporate etymythology in an On
Language column on the topic (citing Dave Wilton's "Word Myths"):



Ben Zimmer

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