Pigging out at Golden Corral's "troth"

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Mon Jul 8 22:07:24 UTC 2013

I meant to add, watch the video! You get a clear view of his tongue
between his front teeth to make that "th" sound.

On 7/8/2013 6:05 PM, Neal Whitman wrote:
> I remember the days when my mother, brother, sister, and I would go
> with our aunt to visit my great-grandmother at the retirement home,
> and take her to Golden Corral for lunch. We couldn't go anywhere else,
> because if we did, every 10 minutes or so during our meal, my
> g-grandmother would interrupt with, "This isn't where we usually go,
> is it?"
> Anyway, it seems GC has jumped into the news with an employee-made
> video of foodbeing stored next to a dumpster. A guy named Mackinley
> Greenlaw comments on it in a one-minute video, and 15 seconds in,
> refersto GC's "literal [sic] troth [sic] of deeply saturated
> factory-farmed food gobs". The /trOT/ pronunciation was new to me.
> It's also unclear exactly what he means by "deeply saturated". I
> figure the idea of "saturated fat" was probably in MG's mind when he
> said this, but it seems to have mutated fromfats saturated with
> hydrogen bonds (or whatever it is)to food saturated with fat, or
> grease or oil.
> http://www.examiner.com/video/this-may-make-you-think-twice-about-eating-at-golden-corral
> Neal

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