Hamburger vs hamburg

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Sat Jul 14 20:35:05 UTC 2001

Right behind a tube steak, I'd say, as for culinary excellence.


>Douglas G. Wilson said:
>>I've certainly never seen this contrast.
>>Lately I did run across "Okie steak" = "hamburger"/"ground beef",
>>apparently from ca. 1936, southern California. Presumably "Okie" < "[person
>>from] Oklahoma" as usual.
>And where does Salisbury steak fit into the picture?
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