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ADS-L Digest - 28 Jun 1998 to 29 Jun 1998 98-06-30 00:00:12
There are 11 messages totalling 436 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. New uses for old words, or terms of art?
2. Swing terms (August/September 1938)
3. Another rock for Barry
4. California -ing (2)
5. "...And the Horse You Rode In On"
6. Query: dipped and dyed (2)
7. "dipped and dyed"
8. monkey-wrench & push-up
9. monkey-wrench


Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 23:17:57 -0500
From: Mike Salovesh
Subject: New uses for old words, or terms of art?

Last week, the classified ads columns in our local newspaper (The De
Kalb Daily Chronicle, of De Kalb, Illinois) carried a term I hadn't
noted consciously before:

HELP WANTED: dough slapper

The ad was from a local branch of a chain of franchised pizza providers.

Today, I asked my son, who is a professional chef in Denver, to tell me
more about the term, if he knew it. He said:

"It's what you think it is: a dough slapper takes a ball of dough and
slaps it in the air until it takes on the right shape for a pizza. The
guy who does it could also be called a "dough docker". Docking is
working a ball of dough with your fingers to get it to flatten out. It
isn't only about pizza; you dock the dough when you make pane italiano
and other kinds of breads."

OK, but both words are new to me in the senses used here. Are these
terms known outside commercial kitchens and pizzerias?

-- mike salovesh
anthropology department
northern illinois university PEACE !!!