"ham and egger" -- horse lingo

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Mon May 3 23:16:51 UTC 2004

A quick search of Newspaperarchive can take the term back to 1909, a few
years before HDAS, and it still referred to a mediocre boxer.  Nothing
connected to miners.

Sam Clements

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoffrey Nunberg" <nunberg at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU>
Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 4:27 PM
Subject: "ham and egger" -- horse lingo

> I had this message from Al Lubrano of the Philadelphia Inquirer -- he
> wanted to know about "ham and egger," which was used as a
> self-description by Pat Champman, the owner of Kentucky Derby winner
> Smarty Jones, as well as whether there was any list of racing-related
> slang. > Geoff Nunberg

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