Tribute to Barry Popik for his research on food terminology

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Wed Jan 30 03:45:06 UTC 2008

The note below was sent yesterday by Andrew Smith to Barry Popik, with cc.'s  to some twelve other people interested in word origins and Barry's research. Andrew Smith is the editor of the two volume _Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America_, 2004.

I join him now in regarding Barry's work in this field as truly extraordinary.

Gerald Cohen

[forwarded message from Andrew Smith]
From: <ASmith1946 at>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 14:06:41 EST
To: Bapopik at

Hi Barry:

Don't know anything about Big Apples or the ADSL Listserv. I do know somethings about food. You've made fantastic contributions to the understanding of the origin and dissemination of American food terms. I've thanked you in prefaces to my books and in person--And permit me to do it again: Please keep up the great work!

You've shamed the rest of us by your solid research and we need your continued work in the future.

Hang in there!

Andy Smith

The American Dialect Society -

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