[Fwd: Slumgully anyone?]

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Mar 13 18:01:54 UTC 2007

"Slumgullion" is well attested but old-fashioned (my grandparents used it too), but this is the first time I've encountered "slumgully."

  A "mulligan (stew)" is pretty much the same thing.

Barbara Need <nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU> wrote:
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>From another list. I will forward replies. B

>-------- Original Message --------
>My coworker and I were discussing a childhood dish our mothers made.
>My mom always called it goulash (sp?)and her mom called it
>slumgully. A Google search of "slumgully" suggests it derives from
>the word "slumgullion" which soldiers in WWI used to refer to a
>stew-like mixture of meat, potatoes, and whatever other odds and
>ends were around.
>Today it's usually a variation of elbow macaroni, hamburger, crushed
>tomatoes, onion, and maybe kidney beans, corn, green pepper, almost
>anything really.
>At first we though the term had a geographical focus around
>Pennsylvania and Ohio, but we've found people who know it as
>slumgully from Boston. Another co-workwer from Buffalo calls it
>Did anyone here grow up knowing this as slumgully? Where was that?
>Are there any other names for it?

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