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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