[Ads-l] "shave ice" discovered by the Times

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 19 18:13:56 EDT 2016


Interesting! _Shave ice_ is new to me as of this very moment.

Youneverknow.

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 5:22 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> Some of you will recall our old discussions of the reduced participles,
> including not just "ice(d) coffee'tea" and "ice(*d) cream" but "shave
> ice".  A memo from Barry Popik a while back:
>
> ===================================
> Date:         Wed, 20 Feb 2002 02:14:12 EST
> Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> From: Bapopik at AOL.COM
> Subject:      Shave Ice (1953); Mud/Mac Pie (1964); Buddha-heads (1961)
>
> SHAVE ICE (continued)
>
>    There is an index to the HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN and HONOLULU
> ADVERTISER, from 1929.  "Shaved ice" is in the index, with two stories in
> 1953.
>
> HONOLULU ADVERTISER, 26 April 1953, pg. 10, col. 5:
>    Long ago, as way far back as when I was one small kid in Honolulu, it
> was smart to find out right away quick where the nearest "Shave Ice" sign
> was in the neighborhood, for on those warm summer days there was nothing
> quite like it for bringing down the body temperature.
>
> HONOLULU ADVERTISER, 4 October 1953, pg. 7, col. 4:
> _Couple Brings New Look_
> _To Shave Ice Business_
> ============================
>
>
> Well, now we have the Times weighing in, not on the participle but the
> Hawaiian treat itself, with no comment on the moniker:
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/dining/hawaii-shave-ice.html
>
> I see that like everything else it has its wiki-entry:
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shave_ice
>
> LH
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