"Fry/boil eggs on the sidewalk" (1898, 1900)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Tue Jul 18 01:14:30 UTC 2006

On 7/17/06, bapopik at aol.com <bapopik at aol.com> wrote:
> Boston Daily Globe (1872-1960). Boston, Mass.: Sep 4, 1898. p. 37 (1 page):
> ...
> Then there's Porto Rico. What do we want of Porto Rico? Ain't nothing there
> but black people and blacker molasses, and I understand it's hot enough to fry
> eggs on the sidewalks.

You'll want to check this one out, Barry:

Frying an Egg on the Pavement.
Washington Post, Aug 3, 1890. p. 9
HNP Doc ID 229311072

--Ben Zimmer

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