Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 02:00:00 LCL
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: s'mores and thousand island dressing
smores--are a mythical treat said to be made by girl scouts and other
campers who take a graham cracker and load it up with peanut butter, some
marshmallow glop, and a Hershey bar and then heat the pile of yuk until the
i've never heard of peanut butter on a s'more (note the apostrophe),
and i was a girl scout for way too long (into high school, even).
real s'mores are not made with marshmallow glop, but with a toasted
marshmallow--it's a campfire treat, though people try to recreate the
effect (lamely, i say) at home.
if the etymology isn't transparent to you: it's some more (because
that's what you'll eat, even after you've got a tummy ache).
now, if you've gotten this far, could you tell me if "thousand island
dressing" comes from the thousand islands in new york? the american
heritage says "possibly." a bottle i saw here recently had a picture
of a woman hula-ing on the label, which amused me, since i think of
the thousand islands as a place where you need a sweater.
food seems to be our major concern around here.