Cigarettes & Knickers:  Forbidden

Source: Parsons Daily Republican (Parsons, Kansas) 12 Nov 1922, Sun Page 4
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 30, 2021
     Category: Misbehavior, Rebellion, Acting-out and General Naughtiness | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | 1920s | Universities, Colleges, Private Schools and Academia

So they´d prefer the girls go without knickers? I´m OK with that.
Posted by F.U.D in Stockholm on 03/30/21 at 01:36 PM
When and why did cigarettes become the preferred spelling to cigarets?
Posted by Alex on 03/30/21 at 04:56 PM
I found this:, but I doubt its accuracy. Cigaret was the spelling used by quite a few newspapers 50 or so years ago. They might have been influenced by Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune, who was a spelling reformer. AFAIK, no tobacco company spelled it that way, so editorial content would spell it one way while the ubiquitous cigarette ads would spell it the other.
Posted by ges on 03/30/21 at 09:42 PM
The link ges posted above has much the same information I found. Cigaret is shown as a spelling used in the US while the rest of the world uses cigarette. The word cigarette is derived mostly from French with various other origins in several other languages. Another great posting with new information.
Posted by Steve E. on 03/31/21 at 12:02 PM
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