Slumgully anyone?]

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Mar 14 03:34:52 UTC 2007

Newspaperarchive doesn't seem to have "slumgulley" or "slumgully."  But they
do have slumgullion called just "slum" as far back as 1922.

Sam Clements

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barbara Need" <nee1 at MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:27 AM
Subject: [Fwd: Slumgully anyone?]

> 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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