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Smash was Re: The Saharan page (was: Basque article)

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Thursday, August 12, 1999, 1:07
On Wed, 11 Aug 1999, Matt Pearson wrote:

> Most of these examples are relatively recent coinages, but blending > actually goes back several centuries. (One source I have claims > that "smash" is a blend of "smack" and "mash", and "smash" has been > in the language for at least 250 years.) >
I have recently heard and started using "smashed potatoes" meaning mashed potatoes with the skins left on. A useful description because it's one of my favourite ways of cooking potatoes, but where does it originate from and how recently.
- andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus Jesus is working out his salvation; he is about halfway there.