Is Snail Salad a"regionalism" (or even a word?)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 28 20:09:30 UTC 2003

At 11:01 AM -0800 1/28/03, Peter A. McGraw wrote:
>--On Tuesday, January 28, 2003 1:43 PM -0500 "Baker, John"
><JMB at STRADLEY.COM> wrote:
>>         Does "snail salad" refer generally to any salad containing
>>snails, or does it refer specifically to only one specific kind of salad
>>with snails?  (I've never encountered the term, so cannot say.)  If the
>>latter, it seems to me that it has a much better claim than "committee
>>chairperson" to being a genuine compound word.
>Or, e.g., if it DOESN'T actually contain snails, but rather something that
>reminded its inventor of snails.  I.e., if the term is something like
>"dirty rice."
e.g. if it's just very slow-moving salad

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