[Ads-l] Stealth re-phrasing

Barbara Need bhneed at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 8 01:56:16 UTC 2015


I'm sure it is not for me—but that may be a generational thing.

Barbara

Etna, NY

On 7 Jul 2015, at 8:13 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:

> 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...
>
> I think another option is "French-fried" for things other than  
> potatoes. =
> Or "batter-fried", which I think always involves deep (fat) fryer, =
> whether or not they admit it.  For example, I fondly recall stopping  
> at =
> the Giant Artichoke restaurant in Castroville, CA for their "French =
> fried artichokes" but now when I google the restaurant, which is =
> apparently alive and well, they call their specialty "Fried  
> artichokes" =
> (really artichoke hearts).  Definitely not now or ever "Deep fat- 
> fried =
> artichokes".  How about those deep-fried butter sticks at Midwestern =
> county fairs, though--Deep fat fried?  Deep fried? =20
>
> But I wouldn't be surprised if there's a euphemistic factor in some =
> people who once would have referred to deep-fat fried goodies or =
> deep-fat fryers eliding the fat.  (Easier to elide it from the =
> description than from the cooking.)
>
> LH
>
>> On Jul 7, 2015, at 5:56 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>> =20
>> Have others of a certain age noticed the elimination of the word, =
> "fat,"
>> from the adjective phrase, "deep-fat fried," presumably for reasons  
>> of
>> health?
>> =20
>> Googling yields:
>> =20
>> deep-fat fried =3D About 316,000
>> =20
>> deep-fried =3D About 13,200,000
>> =20
>> --=20
>> -Wilson
>> -----
>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange  
>> complaint =
> to
>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
>> =20

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