Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 00:26:41 -0400

From: "E. Wayles Browne" ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CORNELL.EDU

Subject: Help! What's fluming?

For a refugee who is under a doctor's care, I am translating a "Sodium-

restricted diet plan" from English to Bosnian. It runs in part:

"List I: foods with low sodium content.


List II: foods with moderate sodium content--These foods must be limited

in amounts as specified.


*Meat/fish/fowl (other than those in List III)--Limit to 6 oz. cooked weight



[the footnote says:] *Fresh crab, lobster, shrimp, scallops, brains,

kidneys, and frozen fish which have been flumed in brine contain higher

amounts of sodium than other fresh meats. These foods should be chosen


List III: foods with high sodium content--These foods should be avoided.


Can anyone tell me what "flumed in brine" means? And what does it modify

in the sentence--just the fish[es], or also the fresh crab, lobster, ...


Many thanks for all suggestions.


Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics

Morrill Hall, Cornell University

Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.

tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h)

e-mail ewb2[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (1989 to 1993 was: jn5j[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cornella.bitnet //