Pommes frites

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sun Jan 22 20:12:46 UTC 2012

Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> I assume in "Time After Time," the expression is used for comic effect or to indicate displacement in time-space.
Both. Wells, having found himself in late-'70s San Francisco, seeks food
at a Mickey D's. He has no
idea how to order, so he simply imitates the words (down to the accent)
of the trucker in front of
him in line. As he walks away, sampling the fries, he mutters to
himself, "Ah. Pommes frites!"

Jim Parish

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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