Posted by R. Berg on January 11, 2001
In Reply to: Monkey Wards posted by ESC on January 10, 2001
: : Help? Can someone tell me the origin of the term Monkey Ward as it relates to Montgomery Ward Store? Any help would be appreciated. Terry
: I've heard it (a store) called Monkey Wards since the 1950s. But I don't know who said it first.
I remember that from the 1950s too. I think the nickname came about because the company used the form "Montgy. Ward" or "Montg'y Ward" in its advertising.