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RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Jul 9 16:28:25 UTC 2006

Except that, if the man's lastg name had been "Smith," he still might have 
been called "Cheese" Smith. By that I mean, "Cheese" was surely a fairly common 
nick-name, and the fact that Mr. Burger was known   as "Cheese"may well have 
had nothing to do with the sandwich.

There was a lot of interest in AMERICAN SPEECH in the early days in the 
various 'burger' terms. Did you check that?   I did a lot of research on 
STEAKBURGER a couple of years ago, which is how I know about the AS interest.

In a message dated 7/9/06 11:56:05 AM, SClements at NEO.RR.COM writes:

> "Cheese" Burger was the referee.  The fact that a person with a last name of 
> "Burger" could have the nickname "Cheese" would probably indicate that the 
> term was well known by that point.  I can't think of anything other than a 
> hamburger with cheese on it as an explanation.

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