hamburg(er)s (was: Chile on eggs?)

Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm at SLIP.NET
Sat Jul 14 01:42:25 UTC 2001

>But to bring this back to the dialectal:  When I was a kid, we never
>referred to 'burgers'--it was always 'hamburgs', frequently applied in the
>alliteratively and metrically pleasing phrase 'hamburgs and hot dogs'.  Is
>this regional or just old?...

My mother always referred to this ground beef as chop meat.  I don't
think it was chopped, just chop.  A sentence could have been, "I need
some chop meat if you want hamburgers."


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