Writing in 1890 as 'Marshallik,' Israel Zangwill's Morour and Charouseth columns in London's Jewish Standard were filled with much wit and ingenuity that holds even today; some more and some less. In the July 4, 1890 issue the following appears:
Someone had written an advertisement for a new store that, because of poor wording, seemed to imply that it sold "kosher lemonade, pickled salmon, firewood [and] nightlights." Haha. Zangwill goes to town on it. Kosher bacon! Little did he dream that one day . . .
Interestingly, I came across the following letter in another Jewish Standard issue: