Re: [AD S-L] Cheeseburger-1923

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sun Jul 9 17:07:54 UTC 2006

They obviously called the sandwiches "cheeseburgers," whatever they were made 
of. The hamburger was pretty well established by this time, so it would be 
odd to see a different sort of sandwich described as a -burger.

In a message dated 7/9/06 12:47:51 PM, SClements at NEO.RR.COM writes:

> Did she really think that a hamburger was made of "ham?"   I wonder if the
> cite was talking about alternative sandwiches that were available in 1938,
> which included concoctions made of chicken or ham as alternatives to ground
> beef?   Seriously.
> Sam Clements
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> From: <RonButters at AOL.COM>
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> “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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