Re: Gelato Affogato  ("Drowned" Ice Cream)

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri Feb 10 14:45:23 UTC 2006

In a message dated 2/9/06 9:49:59 PM, Bapopik at AOL.COM writes:

> My point is that "affogato" is fast becoming the next "espresso," 
> "cappuccino," "tartufo," "tiramisu," et al.--Italian food words in English  
> dictionaries.

OK, 170,000 Google hits for "affogato" may seem like a lot. Of course, 
dictionaries are not so much word books of "becoming" as "being," even hoy dia 
(1,740,000 Google hits), i.e., "in this modern world of today" (17,100 google 
hits). Is "hoy dia" in the OED or only the OSD?

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