End of ADS-L Digest - 30 Nov 1994 to 1 Dec 1994 *********************************************** There are 10 messages totalling 200 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. dryland fish 2. RE /bijl/ (2) 3. SoCal Freeway Names 4. SoCal Freeways, Part II 5. Another highway observation 6. Brigidy (4) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 1 Dec 1994 21:36:47 -0800 From: Birrell Walsh Subject: Re: dryland fish On Thu, 1 Dec 1994, Larry Horn wrote: > Besides mountain/prairie oysters, there's also Albany sturgeon (dried beef), > Block Island turkey (salted codfish), and the ever-popular Welsh rabbit. And > no doubt others involving the same logic (as dryland fish). One of my > favorites, though it may be seen as a bit of an ethnoslur (and we don't want > to rekindle THAT thread, do we?) is "Irish tan", which according to one of my > students, = 'sunburn'. So it's not just for luncheon treats anymore... In San Francisco at Eighth and Bryant Streets, a large green turkey revolves over the door of a corned beef maker. The origin? A century ago beef was cheap and turkey expensive. The immigrant Irish could not afford anything expensive, so corned beef was "Irish Turkey". The only trace is that the place in question is "Robert's Turkey Brand Corned Beef." Birrell