[Ads-l] bakery bread

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 31 20:45:32 EDT 2017


Some of you may be overthinking this.

"Creamery butter" sounds better than plain old "butter," and "bakery bread"
sounds better than crummy old "bread."

At least that's the dynamic of "creamery butter" as it was cynically
explained to me decades ago.

JL



On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 8:17 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On May 31, 2017, at 7:20 PM, Margaret Winters <mewinters at WAYNE.EDU>
> wrote:
> >
> > Perhaps at the beginning to point out that it was made at a professional
> dairy (a creamer) and therefore of higher quality than home-made?  And the
> same for bakery bread?
>
> Or, I was thinking, of higher quality than supermarket-made.  Bakeries
> smell nicer than supermarkets, and professional dairies are…fresh-milkier
> than supermarkets.
>
> LH
> >
> >
> > ----------------------------
> > MARGARET E WINTERS
> > Former Provost
> > Professor Emerita - French and Linguistics
> > Wayne State University
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> >
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> >
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> > From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of
> Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM>
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:08 PM
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Subject: Re: bakery bread
> >
> > 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.
> >
> > Mark
> >
> > 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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