[Ads-l] bakery bread

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 31 19:08:07 EDT 2017

I don't interpret "creamery butter" as meaning that the butter has cream in
it or is made from cream or from creamy milk, so much as meaning that the
butter is made in a creamery, the construction intended to suggest that it
is creamy or contains cream but without actually saying so.


On May 25, 2017 2:55 PM, "Joel Berson" wrote:

Can there be "non-creamery butter", butter that has no cream in it?  I ask
because I think I saw today at a local food store an ice cream container
saying something like "no cream ice cream."  More exact information will
follow my next visit to this local market.

      From: Jonathan Lighter

We're all familiar with the semantically notorious "creamery butter."

Umm... I'm not familiar with its notoriety.

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