Black Friday in downtown Seattle at Westlake in 2010.
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Black Friday in downtown Seattle at Westlake in 2010.
Credit: Flickr Photo/John Henderson (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Where Did 'Black Friday' Come From? Not Where You Think

Ross Reynolds speaks with linguistics journalist Ben Zimmer about the origins of the shopping phrases "Black Friday," "Cyber Monday," and "Super Saturday."