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The Minneapolis Star used a funny-looking spelling (ludefisk) for funny-smelling food (lutefisk) in this Page 1 story from January 1951.
"District Judge William C. Larson admitted there is no way to tell good ludefisk from bad by smell alone — and he put the problem up to bacteriologists at University of Minnesota.
The question came before the judge when two ludefisk — one, unquestionably good, the other, allegedly bad — were brought into his courtroom within sniffing distance.
Ivan Bogen, representing the InterState Brokerage Co., was demanding payment of $1,396.18 for delivering 47 bales of "dry stock fish" to the Olsen Fish Co. The fish company rejected the shipment on the ground the fish were spoiled and declined to pay."