Chinese Restaurants in New York City (1939)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Apr 25 01:05:10 UTC 2001

>In a message dated 4/24/01 10:05:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Bapopik at AOL.COM
><<  "Egg roll" is in OED from 1938 >>
>When was the annual White House festivity known as the "Easter Egg Roll"
>started, and is there any connection between "Easter Egg Roll" and the name
>of  the Chinese dish?
Can't answer the former, but as to the latter, the constituent
structures are distinct:

[Easter egg] roll    (on the White House lawn) vs.
Easter [egg roll]    (what you order in a Chinese restaurant for
dinner that night)


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