frypan/frying pan

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Thu Feb 12 19:24:22 UTC 2004

Speaking of (mis)spellings:  Our neighborhood grocery store now sells "anti
pasta" in its deli.  Who's agin pasta?

At 02:03 PM 2/12/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>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).

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