Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 15:26:40 -0800 From: Peter McGraw Subject: Re: throwed rolls On Mon, 5 Jan 1998, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote: > > O, I get it now: it's a gimmick, part of a theme restaurant. The formation > "throwed rolls" probably plays off of past-participle/noun collocations used > for particular versions of foods which have undergone a certain action as > part of the food-prep process: filled/stuffed rolls or buns, raised muffins, > beaten biscuits, mashed potatoes, **tossed salad** (maybe that's the joke > here?), etc. > > Greg Downing/NYU, at greg.downing[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] or downingg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] > Along those lines, I'm looking forward to a billboard advertising a restaurant that features "tossed cookies." Peter McGraw