End of ADS-L Digest - 3 Apr 1995 to 4 Apr 1995 ********************************************** There are 27 messages totalling 698 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. s'mores and thousand island dressing (3) 2. Gesundheit! 3. Cigarette brands. Help, please! (6) 4. ambrosia 5. names to nouns (7) 6. Cigs 7. Tom Murray's example "this needs washed" 8. M.V.P. versus M.O.P. (2) 9. FW: Cigarette brands. Help, please! 10. zinc 11. Harassment 12. A moment's window of opportunity: ADS at MLA 13. Anglepoise lamp ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 > chocolate melts. 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. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]muse.arts.wits.ac.za Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA