Stinky Tofu; Surf & Turf; Italian Iced Tea
paulfrank at POST.HARVARD.EDU
Sun Jan 9 14:19:22 UTC 2005
> STINKY, SMELLY TOFU
> Thanks to Ben Zimmer for using "bean curd" to track this to 1980. It's
> transliterated as "dofou," which is why I thought "tofu" would be used.
Actually, it's often transliterated as doufu, because that's what it's
called in Chinese (in the pinyin transliteration). Tofu is Japanese.
It's too bad that "bean curd" has been replaced by "tofu."
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