Re: Cookie Folklore

Robert W. Park (rwpark@WATARTS.UWATERLOO.CA)
Fri, 24 Nov 1995 12:47:05 -0500

> As I assume many Anthro-Lers have recognized,the Neiman-Marcus
>cookie story is a prime example of urban folklore. It has been
>circulating widely on the 'net and in other media for some time.

Canada's self-styled "National Newspaper," the Globe & Mail, just a week or
two ago printed that letter and was obliged a couple of days later to
publish several delighted letters to the editor explaining how it was urban
folklore. I expect there were some red faces in the editorial office...

Robert W. Park
Department of Anthropology (519) 888-4567 extension 5666
University of Waterloo