On Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 10:30:08AM -0400, John Macdonald wrote: > > "...make a hash of things" (meaning, a mess) > > "corned beef hash" > > That's two people that have given the same list, but both > have omitted the more common (in modern times) phrase "hash > browned potatos" which is a hash of chopped potato, onion, > and sometimetimes other things fried brown.
Well, I have eaten hash browns on many occasions, but in my mind they just don't have the same association with a disordered mess, as they are served as discrete units rather than a mass. But let's stop talking about food now. -- There once was a teacher of great renown, Gather your goods Whose words were like the tablets of stone, and follow me Because it's easier to learn than unlearn, Or you will surely die. Because we've passed the point of no return. Paul Simon, 'The Teacher'
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