More on Mr. Dill Pickle

Last year, in Name Quotes for the Weekend #31, I mentioned a guy with one of the best aptonyms I know of: Dill Pickle (1924-1986), pickle salesman. Here’s an article about him:

man named dill pickle

I haven’t been able to figure out what the middle initial “L” stands for, but I can tell you that “Dill” was a hand-me-down from Dill’s father, Curtis Dill Pickle (1899-1970).

Source: “Dill L. Pickle Has Job Selling Them.” Milwaukee Journal 24 Nov. 1949, sec. Green Sheet: 1.

2 thoughts on “More on Mr. Dill Pickle

  1. Aged 15, Mr. Dill Pickle is listed in the 1940 US Census with no middle name although all three of his siblings have one. The record is free to view via but only once you sign up.

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