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Re: Connotations

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Monday, February 2, 2004, 2:14
Costentin Cornomorus scripsit:

> <Peter.Bleackley@...> wrote: > > Shall we go out for an exotic meal of tempura > > tonight, or stay in and have plain old > > fritters? > > OK, I'll bite: what's the connotations of foreign > food choices? I guess in this case between > Japanese (?) and Pennsy Dutch. I'm much less > certain of what either of them are, though > fritters sound vaguely fried, though I'm pretty > sure they're not chips.
Fritters and tempura are the same thing, essentially: items wrapped in batter and deep-fried. That's the point. "Fry" and "fritter" are doublets, BTW, both ultimately from Latin _frigere_ 'roast'. -- Is a chair finely made tragic or comic? Is the John Cowan portrait of Mona Lisa good if I desire to see it? Is the bust of Sir Philip Crampton lyrical, epical or dramatic? If a man hacking in fury at a block of wood make there an image of a cow, is that image a work of art? If not, why not? --Stephen Dedalus