[Ads-l] Antedating of "BBQ"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 13 14:46:20 UTC 2022

BBQ (OED 1938)

An article in Texas Monthly says the following: "In the August 6, 1936 issue of The Breckenridge American<http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth72602/m1/7/?q=bbq> there was an ad for Gryder and Hill Cash Grocery and Market. Hot B-B-Q was twenty-five cents a pound."

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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