Re: [ADS-L] Cheesebur ger-1923

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Jul 9 16:37:10 UTC 2006

“The ending of ‘hamburger’ is having good success irradiating itself. 
Cheeseburgers, made of ham and cheese,   and chickenburgers may now be had in many 
dining places as well as at highway stands” (Louise Pound, American Speech 
13.8: 157; Pound taught at the University of Nebraska and lived in Lincoln for 
most of her life). 

The fact that Pound thought (in 1938( that cheeseburgers were made from ham 
suggests that the cheeseburger as we know it is not very new.

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