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Use of the Term 'Hockey Puck'

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

[Photograph: Robyn Lee] Barry Popik, a contributor-consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary, Dictionary of American Regional English, Historical Dictionary of American Slang, and the Yale Dictionary of Quotations, has an entry about the term "hocky puck" on his site... More

The 'Hamburger' Was Not Invented in Athens, Texas

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 6 comments

Clicking in to the AHT inbox today, we've got another great message and fact-filled set-'em-straight from Barry Popik! Grab a coffee and get ready to scroll. —AK This story has gotten completely absurd, involving bad journalism (Texas Monthly is not... More

Dear AHT: 'Texas Monthly' Actually Believes That the Hamburger Was Invented in Tiny Athens, Texas

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 1 comment

Any publication that dares back one party in the contentious issue of where the hamburger was invented had better be prepared for blowback. AHT received some collateral damage when this Barry Popik bomb landed in our inbox. It's not true....... More

Origin of the Term 'Foodie'

Adam Kuban 11 comments

Stephen Richter/insatiablecritic.com Foodie is a loaded word. Every few months someone starts a Talk topic here on Serious Eats to grouse about it (here, here, and here, for starters). I'm ambivalent about it, finding it useful at times when you've exhausted all other synonyms. If you're wondering whom to thank or blame for its coinage, look no further. According to etymologist Barry Popik, former New York magazine food critic Gael Greene appears to have used it in print first in 1980: Gael Greene of New York magazine used the word “foodie” in a story on June 2, 1980, and then used “foodie” several times in 1982 and 1983. There were several London-based citations of “foodie” in 1982 and 1983.... More

'I Would Gladly Pay You Tuesday': The Origins of a Phrase

A Hamburger Today Adam Kuban 4 comments

Barry Popik, a contributor-consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary, Dictionary of American Regional English, Historical Dictionary of American Slang, and the Yale Dictionary of Quotations, researches the history of the quote "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger... More

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