short strokes [was brass tacks]

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Mon Aug 8 21:00:02 UTC 2005

On Aug 8, 2005, at 1:53 PM, Neil Crawford wrote:

> ... FWIW the UK synonym is 'vinegar strokes' ex rapid shaking of
> the vinegar
> bottle over the poke of [potato] chips.

i *think* you mean: Br. chips, Am. (French) fries.  Am. "potato
chips" are Br. crisps.


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