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Monkey Wards

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.