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#166 Wilfrid

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 11:08 PM

I'm sure "rumor" is a collective noun for something. But not tomatoes.

#167 Sneakeater

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:50 AM

He didn't mean it as a collective noun. He meant "hint". (I'm sure you know that.) (When I read that, I actually started to try to remember the same thing: what's "rumor" a collective noun for?)
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 10:12 AM

More importantly he's referring to Don Pep's, which is rumored to be a restaurant. So it all works out at the end.



#169 Wilfrid

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:47 PM

It was a deliberate misread, and I can't see that it's a collective noun for anything. It should be. I will use it for tomatoes.

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:13 PM

olives in briny throbs . . . ground beef simply salted in a sweat of onions . . . air-dried beef in thrall to garlic and fenugreek, so potent it’s a rebuke to pastrami. . . . a whole chicken for less than $10, rubbed down with seven-spice and made fervent overnight, then roasted on a spit and given a last spackle of char on the grill.

 

 

The first two comments are praise for the writing. :angry:


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#171 small h

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 08:25 PM

When I'm simply salted in a sweat of onions, I take a shower.

 

 

The first two comments are praise for the writing. :angry:

 

 

People are stupid.

 

Also, did I miss the memo about the use of margarine being praiseworthy? "Each is painted with margarine, a stand-in for Egyptian samna, pure butterfat."