Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 11:43:51 EST
From: Beth Lee Simon SIMON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPFWCVAX.BITNET
Subject: Re: Iowa dialects and loose meat
I've missed some of the discussion, so I apologize if this is a repeat.
On one of the Roseanne segments, Roseanne's sister returns from a trip
to Iowa, around Dubuque I think, and raves about a place that makes
loose meat sandwiches, something unheard of in Roseanne's Illinois town.
And on a later segment, Roseanne, the sister, and Dan go to the Iowa
diner to try to figure out the recipe so that they can open a loose meat
diner of their own in Illinois.
I mention this because I am from Iowa, and never heard of loose meat.
I assumed it was a joke made up for the show. I'm cIA and ceIA. I've
checked with folks in csIA, and they don't know it.