Possibly OT: FW: Mystery of "Atomic Buffalo Turds" (jalape ños)

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Dec 27 14:05:11 UTC 2007

Isn't there an airy French confection known (in translation) as "nun's fart"? (Are farts an aspect of scatology?)


---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 15:29:40 -0600
>From: "Cohen, Gerald Leonard" <gcohen at MST.EDU>
>Subject: Possibly OT: FW: Mystery of "Atomic Buffalo Turds" (jalapeños)
>Barry Popik sent the message below to a select group of ads-lers, and I now forward to to the entire list.

>Is there any other language with scatalogical references in its food terminology (other than as slang, e.g. in army SOS)?  Or is this perhaps just a Texas thing?
>Gerald Cohen

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