Monday, March 31, 2008

Some comic relief: Dining directions, so to speak :)

On the way to the subway recently, I was walking near a group of people discussing a recent wedding, and one of them commented that she'd really pigged out and chowed down. It's not often that I hear both of those slang terms used one right after the other, and that got me thinking: Have you ever noticed how "directional" American-English slang is on the subject of eating? When it comes to food, one can chow down, eat it up, wolf it down, scarf it up, and pig out on it. Nu, and you? Can you think of any terms that I might have missed that describe how one can make a pig of oneself?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the house burn up or burn down?

Tue Apr 01, 03:51:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

I don't know, but if either version happened to my home, I'd be pretty burned up about it. :)

Tue Apr 01, 05:15:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

English is all about the using prepositions as post-position parts of verbs

Fri Apr 04, 03:40:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

That's an interesting observation, Steg. I'll remember you the next time I need help with grammar in either English or Hebrew. :)

Mon Apr 07, 05:44:00 PM 2008  

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