End of ADS-L Digest - 5 Apr 1995 to 6 Apr 1995 ********************************************** There are 42 messages totalling 940 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Ambrosia! (2) 2. needs + present participle (10) 3. Joking Names for Airlines (3) 4. Harassment (5) 5. names to nouns 6. Cigarette brands. Help, please! (2) 7. joking names for Airlines (2) 8. Ambrosia? (2) 9. Pinto Beans (4) 10. "the royal I" ??????????? (2) 11. Southern Shuft (3) 12. zinc 13. Scots influence 14. the Royal I 15. Royal I 16. corporations and dilbert (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 7 Apr 1995 00:48:06 CDT From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Ambrosia! Peter McGraw isn't the only one on the list who remembers ambrosia as a "salad" (seemed like a dessert to me) made with pieces of fresh fruit (usually including canned mandarin orange slices), nuts (usually English walnuts), marshmallows, coconut, and whipped cream (the real stuff). The fruit had to include apples and bananas. No jello. Jello desserts came along later, and most of the netters have written about jello desserts rather than ambrosia. But if one allows the semantic range of terms to spread, one can call all of them ambrosia. Oh, yes, I forgot pineapple. I remember reacting in the 1970s to the use of 'ambrosia' to refer to jello salads -- particularly bothered by use of the term for combinations that did not include coconut. In the 1940s my mother and her friends would get whole coconuts when possible and break them open and then grate the meat. They would save the liquid from the coconut to use in a real coconut cream pie. This was in the 1940s. DMLance