[Ads-l] Antedating of "BBQ"

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 14 17:24:13 UTC 2022

It's hard to say if these are relevant but:

1930 Cleveland Plain Dealer 27 Jan 22/1

W'house BBQ

1931 Cleveland Plain Dealer 26 Oct. 19/5

Boschke BBQ

Context is columns of bowling scores, and presumably Warehouse BBQ and Boschke BBQ had teams.

1932 Washington DC Evening Star 7 Aug sec 6 6/1

RESTAURANT, BBQ, extra good, receipts over $100 per day.


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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