frypan/frying pan

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 12 19:27:01 UTC 2004

Laurence Horn said:
>At 11:00 AM -0500 2/12/04, Beverly Flanigan wrote:
>>One last follow-up (I hope):
>Sorry to dash your hope!
>>Just last night I saw two ads in a chain
>>store flyer for _skillets_, both flat, colored, and probably
>>teflon-coated.  In fact, one was called a "French skillet," whatever that
>>means.  As I wrote earlier, I suspect this is the current sales term, maybe
>>to make the items sound fancier or more modern than the frying pans our
>>mothers used.  Avoiding the implications of frying is part of this too, I
>In support of the last speculation, there are increasingly many
>(offered) sales of "sauté pans" (with various spellings).

Not to mention the various omelet(te) pans.
Alice Faber                                             faber at
Haskins Laboratories                                  tel: (203) 865-6163 x258
New Haven, CT 06511 USA                                     fax (203) 865-8963

More information about the Ads-l mailing list