Unusual names for cutlery

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Jan 19 19:59:28 UTC 2005

It reminds me of the ads for Women's shoes that show up in our newspaper
-- I don't know where they get the names of the various lines.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Jesse Sheidlower
> Sent: Wednesday, January 19, 2005 1:55 PM
> Subject: Unusual names for cutlery
> Her message is below. Note her observations that the words
> are generally in the same alphabetical range (two different
> ranges, the difference between which is unclear), and notably
> that many of the words are not complimentary, which would
> seem to argue against an adopted name for a particular kind of piece.

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