[Ads-l] Antedating of "Pastrami"

Marc Sacks msacksg at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 27 10:26:12 EDT 2020


I've also seen it spelled "pastromi" though I can't recall where - maybe in
the Boston area, where I've seen "baigels" and dry "cleansers" (I suppose
the s is silent). Can anyone track this down? A search for "pastromi" only
turns up pastrami. (In fact, when I typed the former in this reply the
spell-checker automatically changed "o" to "a" and I had to change it back.)

Marc Sacks

On Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 7:01 PM Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu> wrote:

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> pastrami (OED 1899)
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> 1895 _Butte Daily Miner_ 15 Jan. 5/3 (Newspapers.com)  If you want a fine
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> nd excellent lunch for your table call at C. Hermann's delicatessen store,
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> 120 W. Park street, where you will find all kinds of delicacies, such as
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> . smoked beef, beef rolade, roumania pastrami, weiner wurst, etc.
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> Fred Shapiro
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