Date: Wed, 5 Apr 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 in response to larry horn's message: > Lynne Murphy writes (after agreeing with the majority sentiment that s'mores > must contain real fire-roasted marshmallows [gee, sounds almost trendy that > way] and not fluff glop and NO peanut butter): sorry about all those notes from me today. you may have noticed that they were sent over a week ago--they apparently were lost in e-mail limbo somewhere. > That IS quite an image, a line of fisherman-sweater- and parka-wearing > inhabitants of the St. Lawrence seaway area with grass skirts dancing the > hula. I'm quite confident that even if the connection between the dressing > and the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence is embellished by myth, any > connection with that OTHER archipelago can only be a recent folk etymology > (or advertising ploy: grass skirts might be deemed to sell better than > anoraks). my favorite advertising ploy (at the same restaurant) was a poster of a postcard from hawaii to advertise their "hawaiian burger" (it has a slice of pineapple). apparently, it never occured to the ad people that a postmark from hawaii would not be in afrikaans (the rest of the ad was in english). excuse me if this is off-topic--i've come to think of this as the food-attitudes list. i'll try to control myself from here on out. (i'll be better behaved after dinner). lynne -------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA