Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 02:22:38 EST
From: Bapopik Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: "Stick a fork in --, he's done"
The headline in the New York Post, 14 December 1997, pg. 89, is:
STICK A FORK IN WITHERSPOON
This refers to the heavyweight fighter Tim Witherspoon, who will soon turn 40
years old and may retire.
No, the New York Post headline writers aren't sadists. (Then again--)
They're referring to the phrase, "Stick a fork in (him, her, Witherspoon, the
Dallas Cowboys, etc.), he's done." It refers to meat on the barbecue that's
"done" or cooked.
I found a song by Ian Tyson, Slick Fork Music, 1984, called "Rock Begins
to Roll (Older Version)." The first line of this cowboy song is:
"Don't you stick a fork in me cause I ain't done."
I know it's the end of the semester for a lot of you. Do you have any