victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 1 17:34:23 UTC 2009

Also found in a story "Castilian Amoroso", The Pall Magazine, vol 18,
1899 (p. 522):

[Drinking sherry:] "He thought it was very burny, but he said nothing."

Again, the text appears in multiple sources.


On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 12:28 PM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is not an easy word to look for because of a variety of uses,
> including corporate names and other proper nouns. But looking for
> "very burny" still gives about 1500 raw ghits and 315 Yahoo hits.
> I came across "burny" in a recipe where it referred to a hot pepper.
> Other hits simply refer to physical heat vs. chemical or gustatory.
> "... do it in batches, as when the soup is hot it can easily spurt out
> the sides of the machine…very messy, and *burny*"
> http://hubpages.com/hub/Sweet_potato_maple_mustard_soup_recipe_A_delicious_and_easy_fallwinter_soup
> "Feeling a little *burny* still, but *soooo* much better now."
> http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2007/04/17/how-to-stop-chili-or-chilli-burning/#comment-23699
> "Well dinner went on as planned and one thing led to another. Before
> long all the good sensations suddenly became *burny* sensation!"
> http://scottthong.wordpress.com/2007/04/17/how-to-stop-chili-or-chilli-burning/#comment-35368
> (Note: two comments from different people on the same page!)
> (Two more, also on the same page)
> "You DON'T want this *burny* miracle juice somewhere sensitive!"
> "Use Capzasin! My legs are still a little *burny* as I type this"
> http://kimberlypye.blogspot.com/2009/08/hot-pepper-healing.html
> Even Google Books finds a few hits for "very burny".
> [Article] Pathways to the doctor--from person to patient, Irving
> Kenneth Zola: multiple sources, original is 1973, Social Science &
> Medicine, vol. 7, 677-89. There are three occurrences in Table I. In
> fact, most of the first dozen of Google Books hits seem to identify
> the same table in various publications from 1967 to 1988 (plus the
> same paper included in a 2001 anthology; also cited in 2009 "Lecture
> notes").
> VS-)
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