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Letters to the Editor

This Week's Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Considering recent events, I find myself pondering the question why do we tend to “jump on the bandwagon” meaning taking on an idea, political party or person, etc.? 

This phrase “jump on the bandwagon” began in 1855 from the book “The Life of P.T. Barnum” written by himself. Back then the Circus was known for their showy parades through town before they set up. The wagons carried the elephants and other featured animals drawn by the exceptional horses pulling those wagons. These parades attracted villager’s attention and acted as an easy marketing ploy to get people to go to the circus...

 

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