Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 11:47:00 +0000 From: Duane Campbell 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 company. Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]