"cheeseburger slider"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Dec 23 00:28:12 UTC 2012

Since I don't like tomatoes or onions, my cheeseburger sliders include neither, and I can't believe that they are necessary components to the slider.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

On Dec 22, 2012, at 1:36 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> The "cheeseburger slider" includes a bun and lettuce, onion, and tomato.
> We've discussed "sliders" and "rollers" before.
> However the nuances have developed over the decades regarding size,
> quality, trimmings, grease content, brand name, etc., it appears that a
> "slider" was originally a run-of-the-mill hamburger, just as a "roller' was
> a comparable hot dog.
> Anything beyond that appears to be a projection of the consumer.
> What little evidence there is suggests USN currency as primary, parhaps as
> early as the 1960s, though an inspired short-order cook anywhere could have
> been the inglorious Milton in this case..
> JL

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

More information about the Ads-l mailing list