Pigging out at Golden Corral's "troth"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jul 8 23:17:00 UTC 2013

On Jul 8, 2013, at 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

So you're saying that if it's not actually a *literal* troth of deeply saturated factory-farmed food gobs, at least it's a matter of trothiness.


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