The Finger (1947?)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Jan 13 18:59:18 UTC 2002

On Sun, 13 Jan 2002 ASmith1946 at AOL.COM wrote:

> 2) common food metaphors, such as "melting pot," and "salad bowl" (does
> anyone know where/when this originated?), and other common food-related

"Melting pot" is a hot-metal metaphor, not a food metaphor.  I am not sure
what you mean by a metaphorical "salad bowl."

Fred Shapiro

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