"Roast beast"

James Callan jabeca at DRIZZLE.COM
Mon Dec 27 05:30:38 UTC 2004

On Dec 25, 2004, at 12:40 PM, Barnhart wrote:

> Earliest roast beast on newspaperarchive.com is 1984.

ProQuest turns up a 1977 NYT article:

"As family cook, I faced nightly food conflicts. When the mung plate
appeared, the carnivorous jock would gag and bolt the table. Similarly,
the sight of roast beast caused the vegetarian artist to blanch and
announce that she was "totally grossed out" in the idiom of the

A Hot Stove and...Daddy!
George Dullea, NYT Feb. 9, 1977

James Callan
Writer. Editor. Idea guy.

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