"Chow Mien" and more (1893)
James A. Landau
JJJRLandau at AOL.COM
Fri Nov 8 01:49:14 UTC 2002
In a message dated 11/07/2002 7:49:13 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:
> WIth every dish on the table is supplied a little bowl of sooy, the
> universal Chinese sauce. It fits everything and is used with everything.
> (I haven't found a "chop suey" to beat my 1885.
I think "sooy" refers to soy sauce rather than to chop suey.
Also either "chow mien" has undergone a pronunciation shift in English from
/myen/ to /mein/ or your source made a spelling error.
- Jim Landau
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