Date: Thu, 21 Mar 1996 01:00:27 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Re: Oklahoma Red-Eye Gravy - I'm usually the one to grouse when the discussion gets trivialized over which restaurant makes the best whatever, but when a regionally distinctive term, especially one hallowed by Raven McDavid's gastronomic preferences, varies as to its referential content, this is the stuff of regional atlas work and lexicography. Another thread could be started over the precise reference of , since last year my mother misplaced her grandmother's recipe for cobbler, and after looking in vain through all of her cookbooks at "cobbler" recipes, none of which resembled the original, I consulted two of my fellow Texan faculty members, each of whom described yet totally different objects. W"orter und Sachen studies have a long an honorable history in our profession. --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]