End of ADS-L Digest - 26 Mar 1995 to 27 Mar 1995 ************************************************ There are 29 messages totalling 738 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. ADS-L: Help with "smores" and "salad shooter"? (12) 2. Update on S'mores (5) 3. Prince Charles on English language (2) 4. p** (2) 5. early nonce chocolate sandwich 6. ADS-L: Thanks very much for the help with 'smores' ... 7. Gesundheit! (4) 8. S'mores for Wayne? (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 28 Mar 1995 18:40:41 +0300 From: John Hopkins Subject: ADS-L: Help with "smores" and "salad shooter"? 28 March 1995 Dear ADS-L Readers, Could anyone help with two U.S. food-related terminology questions for which I'd need answers by 0800 EST (U.S.) tomorrow? Right after that I leave for Stockholm to do a U.S. language seminar for Scandinavian FILMNET translators -- the people who do subtitles for U.S. films and entertaiment programming on the European FILMNET channel. I'd asked participants if they had any special questions to be addressed beyond the regular program. An hour ago I got two questions which I've never heard of and which are not in any of my slang dictionaries. The context is from an entertainment-news clip describing the opening of a 'Planet Hollywood' somewhere in California. On the menu is: - "smores and Chinese chicken salad" - and the term "salad shooter" 1. What are "smores"? 2. What is "salad shooter"? 3. Is Planet Hollywood's chicken salad different from any other? I'd appreciate any clues you could offer. Yours, John D. Hopkins Lecturer in American Language and Culture Department of Translation Studies ************************************************************************* John D. Hopkins (Hopkins[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]csc.fi) FAX +358-31-2157200 University of Tampere, Finland Phone +358-31-2156116, or -3460345 *************************************************************************