Detitillating nakedness and enrobing food

David Donnell David.Donnell at EARTHLINK.NET
Tue Dec 18 14:30:15 UTC 2007

Thinking of "Atkins Diet" and "Georgia" made me giggle to myself
imagining a "Chet Atkins Diet" (the great country guitarist being
from neighboring Tennessee).

Presumably such a diet would include grits, and biscuits and gravy!

Google hits for "Chet Atkins Diet": 2,450

At 9:21 AM -0500 12/18/07, Charles Doyle wrote:
>Georgians don't do low-carb, Larry!
>Haven't we listers discussed the regional(?) point concerning
>whether the word "hotdog" refers just to the cylindrical meat-like
>object or to the entire sandwich (that is, cylindrical meat-like
>object plus a "hotdog bun")? In the South, a hotdog is usually the
>entire sandwich; the cylindrical meat-like object is a "wiener" or
>"weenie." (Full disclosure: My dog's name--and preferred
>spelling--is Weni.)
>---- Original message ----
>>Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 08:59:28 -0500
>>From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
>>At 8:47 AM -0500 12/18/07, Charles Doyle wrote:
>>>The venerable Varsity restaurants, vending in the vicinities of
>>>Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia since 1928, are famous
>>>(among other reasons) for the specialized lingo of the counter
>>>employees, who translate the customers' orders and shout them to
>>>the cooks. One staple for many decades has been the "naked dog"
>>>(or "nekkid dawg," if you prefer), a hotdog prepared without
>>>mustard or mayonnaise or catsup or relish or topping--no
>>>"dressing" at all.
>>But presumably with a roll?  In some quarters, under the sway of
>>Atkins et al., "naked" (in particular for burgers) may in fact
>>entail the absence of rolls or any other dread carbs.
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