[Ads-l] sashimi antedating

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 4 04:05:28 UTC 2015


As Lincoln always said about Grant, "Find out what sashimi he eats and send all my generals a barrel."  I'm with Grant, though--raw but dead. No guts, no glory. 

LH

> On Dec 3, 2015, at 10:26 PM, Bill Mullins <amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> OED has 1880.
> James D. McCabe, _A Tour Around the World by General Grant_ Philadelphia: National Publishing Co., 1879. p 737"After the shimadai we had a series called sashimi.  This was composed of four dishes, and would have been the crowning glory of the feast if we had not failed in courage.  But one of the features of the sashimi was that live fish should be brought in, sliced while alive, and served." 		 	   		  
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