Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Jun 15 04:05:17 UTC 1999

not about ROUGHSHOD, but about david barnhart's earlier query

i spent about an hour writing a long and complex response,
which then got destroyed when my connection was cut off
(and when i got back, the saves file was hopelessly corrupted).
the very short story is that BLT X is a transparent combination
of a description of ingredients with a reference to a non-standard
envelope for those ingredients ("a BLT" referring, otherwise, to
a BLT sandwich).

i also threw in a reference to the "ELT" offered by a local
sushi restaurant - a sushi roll involving eel, lettuce, and
tomato (and very yummy indeed).

arnold (zwicky at, annoyed at the senseless
  destruction of his first attempt at writing about sandwich

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