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Posted in Uncategorized by El fiol del Zani on 12/02/2009

slumgullion • \SLUM-gull-yun\  • noun
: a meat stew

Example sentence:
On Monday nights at the mess hall, the enlisted men and women could expect a meal of slumgullion made from the previous week’s leftovers.

Did you know?
“Slumgullion” may not sound like the most appetizing name for a dish, but that’s part of its charm. The word’s etymology doesn’t do it any favors: “slumgullion” is believed to be derived from “slum,” an old word for “slime,” and “gullion,” an English dialectical term for “mud” or “cesspool.” The earliest recorded usage of “slumgullion,” in Mark Twain’s Roughing It (1872), refers not to a stew but a beverage. The sense referring to the stew debuted about two decades later, and while there is no consensus on exactly what kinds of ingredients are found in it, that’s the “slumgullion” that lives on today.

Vediamoci tutti per degustare dell’ottimo slumgullion!

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  1. keter1 said, on 12/02/2009 at 17:38

    a me viene in mente Jean Cojon nella versione italiana de “I visitatori”

  2. El fiol del Zani said, on 12/02/2009 at 17:44

    Infatti, si noti il tag…

  3. keter1 said, on 12/02/2009 at 17:48

    tu che puoi mettere i tag!
    qui nella casa di cura che tratta me e Il fiol del Zani, si continuano ad avere problemi di pressione.
    Lui , al secondo piano, riesce ad inserire i tag. Io, al terzo piano, no!
    Io mi installo una bella torre piezometrica sul balcone!

  4. keter1 said, on 12/02/2009 at 17:51

    Ricchi premi e Cotillon

  5. stripedcat said, on 14/02/2009 at 20:16

    meglio non addentrarci nei tags dell’ottimo smorgasbord, con cui peraltro consiglio di far cambio…meglio uno smorgasbord oggi che uno slumgullion tomorrow (o marshmallow, a scelta)

  6. stripedcat said, on 15/02/2009 at 12:53


    bernard pivot : christian clavier = bouillon : couillon

  7. Elena said, on 16/02/2009 at 11:04

    E Goffredo di Buglion dove lo mettiamo?

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