[Ads-l] Stealth re-phrasing

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 8 00:27:23 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 8:13 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> I'm not sure this is a shift for me.  Seems like (if I'm introspecting =
> correctly) I've always referred to the device in which fries, onion =
> rings, nuggets, etc. are fried (in deep fat) as a deep fryer rather than =
> a deep fat fryer; I assume this is because the fat is redundant (not for =
> cooking, but for mentioning)--given that there are no deep milk fryers, =
> deep water fryers, or...

So, perhaps mine is merely a minority point of view.


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