Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 11:47:00 +0000
From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET
Subject: Re: Berliner; pancake turners, spatulas, scrapers; slider
At 10:03 AM 12/1/97 -0600, you wrote:
stopped at St. Donatus, Iowa. On the menu was a slider, a sandwich with
various kinds of meat. Do any of you know this term?
Well, no. But it brings back an ancient memory that might perhaps have
better remained buried.
When I was very young, so young that I was not yet even a self-identified
Republican, I was reproved for the occasional "slider", i.e. ... well, um
... flatulence. I suspect it was family usage, since I have never heard
anyone else use the word in that sense. On the other hand, it is not
something that often comes up in conversation.
There were also ... well, no. There is no need to bring that up in polite
Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]epix.net