dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #146

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Mar 22 13:31:59 EST 2000


On Thu, 23 Mar 2000 03:58:29 +1100, Sally Odgers wrote:

>> 	Melissa described the sloppy joe:
>> 
>> 	"Sloppy joes start with ground beef mixed with a tomato-based sauce
>
>
>Huh? A sloppy joe here was a long woolen garment that it loose and
>shapeless. It started as what we call a jumper (and what other countries
>seem to call jerseys, guernseys or sweaters) but it was much longer. They
>popped up in the 1960s when the skirts got short and the jumpers got long -
>bum-warmers and bum-freezers.

Hmmm.  I bet that didn't taste very good on a toasted bun.  :)

Melissa Proffitt
(who thinks all this cultural exchanging is fun)
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