Pigging out at Golden Corral's "troth"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jul 9 01:19:07 UTC 2013

At 7/8/2013 07:17 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>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

They're plighted to it.  And "deeply saturated" is perhaps
picturesquely evocative of the deep fryer that creates
highly-saturated fats (and by the latter I mean the customers).


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