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  1. #1
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    Pete Fraser wrote:
    > I was watching a TV show a few days ago.
    > There was a suspicion that a bar owner had been murdered
    > because he didn't serve "fish wings" frequently enough.
    >
    > What are fish wings?
    > There seem to be several southern restaurants with the name:
    > Fish[,] Wings <conjunction> [Things | Thangs | Thans | Thingz | Thangz],
    > but it's not clear what they serve.
    > A couple of Google hits suggested they might be fish
    > cheeks or collar (perhaps Hamachi).


    Maybe somebody in rec.food.cooking would know. Here's a post from a few
    years ago:

    > Actually, you can buy "fish wings" here. In fact, "wings" from the
    > iconic barramundi. They're basically the bit including the pectoral
    > fin and the adjacent "belly flap" on each side of the carcass after
    > cutting off the head and taking off the fillets. They're pretty good
    > chewing, but I wouldn't buy them. They're worth cooking if you catch
    > your own barra (which is good fun too :-).
    >
    > Cheers, Phred.


  2. #2
    Dora Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > Pete Fraser wrote:
    >> I was watching a TV show a few days ago.
    >> There was a suspicion that a bar owner had been murdered
    >> because he didn't serve "fish wings" frequently enough.
    >>
    >> What are fish wings?
    >> There seem to be several southern restaurants with the name:
    >> Fish[,] Wings <conjunction> [Things | Thangs | Thans | Thingz |
    >> Thangz], but it's not clear what they serve.
    >> A couple of Google hits suggested they might be fish
    >> cheeks or collar (perhaps Hamachi).

    >
    > Maybe somebody in rec.food.cooking would know. Here's a post from a
    > few years ago:
    >
    >> Actually, you can buy "fish wings" here. In fact, "wings" from the
    >> iconic barramundi. They're basically the bit including the
    >> pectoral
    >> fin and the adjacent "belly flap" on each side of the carcass after
    >> cutting off the head and taking off the fillets. They're pretty
    >> good
    >> chewing, but I wouldn't buy them. They're worth cooking if you
    >> catch
    >> your own barra (which is good fun too :-).
    >>
    >> Cheers, Phred.


    The wings with which I'm familiar are skate wings. The skate is of
    the ray family, with "wings" on each side. Skate was very popular in
    England but has really suffered from overfishing. It's a very tasty
    fish.

    Dora


  3. #3
    bulka Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Jun 2, 11:48 am, "Dora" <limey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > Sqwertz wrote:
    > > Pete Fraser wrote:
    > >> I was watching a TV show a few days ago.
    > >> There was a suspicion that a bar owner had been murdered
    > >> because he didn't serve "fish wings" frequently enough.

    >
    > >> What are fish wings?
    > >> There seem to be several southern restaurants with the name:
    > >> Fish[,] Wings <conjunction> [Things | Thangs | Thans | Thingz |
    > >> Thangz], but it's not clear what they serve.
    > >> A couple of Google hits suggested they might be fish
    > >> cheeks or collar (perhaps Hamachi).

    >
    > > Maybe somebody in rec.food.cooking would know. Here's a post from a
    > > few years ago:

    >
    > >> Actually, you can buy "fish wings" here. In fact, "wings" from the
    > >> iconic barramundi. They're basically the bit including the
    > >> pectoral
    > >> fin and the adjacent "belly flap" on each side of the carcass after
    > >> cutting off the head and taking off the fillets. They're pretty
    > >> good
    > >> chewing, but I wouldn't buy them. They're worth cooking if you
    > >> catch
    > >> your own barra (which is good fun too :-).

    >
    > >> Cheers, Phred.

    >
    > The wings with which I'm familiar are skate wings. The skate is of
    > the ray family, with "wings" on each side. Skate was very popular in
    > England but has really suffered from overfishing. It's a very tasty
    > fish.
    >
    > Dora


    That was "My name is Earl", a comedy set in a trailer park. I'm sure
    "fish wings" was intended as some sort of joke about the hillbilly
    food served at the Crab Shack.

    Although, I could imagine some kind of fish nuggets prepered and seved
    like Buffalo wings.

    B

  4. #4
    Pete Fraser Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    "bulka" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..

    > That was "My name is Earl", a comedy set in a trailer park. I'm sure
    > "fish wings" was intended as some sort of joke about the hillbilly
    > food served at the Crab Shack.


    I considerd the possibility that it was a joke, but there
    appears to be several restaurants with "fish wings"
    in the name. Perhaps they just forgot the comma.

    I tried calling:

    Fish Wings & Other Cuisines, Norfolk, VA
    but their phone had been disconnected.

    Fish Wings & Things, Union Springs, AL
    where the nice lady discussed the menu and
    agreed that their name was missing a comma.

    Perhaps the joke is just a riff on the perpetually
    missing comma.



  5. #5
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    Pete Fraser wrote:

    > Perhaps the joke is just a riff on the perpetually
    > missing comma.


    Pork wings, OTOH, do exist:
    http://www.farmlandfoodservice.com/p...wild_wings.pdf

    -sw


  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    Pete Fraser wrote:

    > Perhaps the joke is just a riff on the perpetually
    > missing comma.


    Pork wings, OTOH, do exist:
    http://www.farmlandfoodservice.com/p...wild_wings.pdf

    -sw

  7. #7
    Pete Fraser Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h05vmv$vvh$[email protected]..

    > Pork wings, OTOH, do exist:
    > http://www.farmlandfoodservice.com/p...wild_wings.pdf


    What a great brochure.
    I really liked a couple of language touches:

    "One of the most unique..."

    "Menuing Ideas"

    This trick of gratuitously turning an noun into a verb,
    then extracting the gerundic form seems to be becoming common.
    I think an old boss of mine invented the technique. It took
    a lot of efforting, but he succeeded.

    obFood. Those who miss Zax on Telegraph in Berkeley
    will be glad to know that the owneres of Zax have opened
    a new place (Sidebar) on Grand in Oakland. Based on one
    visit so far, I'd say the food and atmosphere (casual) are
    excellent, and the prices are reasonable. It looks like it
    could a good lunch place also (lunch prices are quite reasonable).
    http://sidebar-oakland.com/food_day.html

    Pete



  8. #8
    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    Pete Fraser <[email protected]> wrote:

    >obFood. Those who miss Zax on Telegraph in Berkeley
    >will be glad to know that the owneres of Zax have opened
    >a new place (Sidebar) on Grand in Oakland. Based on one
    >visit so far, I'd say the food and atmosphere (casual) are
    >excellent, and the prices are reasonable. It looks like it
    >could a good lunch place also (lunch prices are quite reasonable).
    >http://sidebar-oakland.com/food_day.html


    Yeah, I'm aware of them but haven't been there yet.
    I believe they only have the Zax signature goat-cheese
    souffle on one day out of the week. (Why? Why?)

    S.

  9. #9
    bulka Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Jun 2, 2:07 pm, "Pete Fraser" <pfra...@covad.net> wrote:
    > "bulka" <working.artists.work...@gmail.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]..
    >
    > > That was "My name is Earl", a comedy set in a trailer park. I'm sure
    > > "fish wings" was intended as some sort of joke about the hillbilly
    > > food served at the Crab Shack.

    >
    > I considerd the possibility that it was a joke, but there
    > appears to be several restaurants with "fish wings"
    > in the name. Perhaps they just forgot the comma.
    >
    > I tried calling:
    >
    > Fish Wings & Other Cuisines, Norfolk, VA
    > but their phone had been disconnected.
    >
    > Fish Wings & Things, Union Springs, AL
    > where the nice lady discussed the menu and
    > agreed that their name was missing a comma.
    >
    > Perhaps the joke is just a riff on the perpetually
    > missing comma.



    Yeah, there used to be place in my neigborhood advertizing "Chicken
    Ribs". Didn't seem like much of a meal.

  10. #10
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    Pete Fraser wrote:
    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:h05vmv$vvh$[email protected]..
    >
    >> Pork wings, OTOH, do exist:
    >> http://www.farmlandfoodservice.com/p...wild_wings.pdf

    >
    > What a great brochure.
    > I really liked a couple of language touches:
    >
    > "One of the most unique..."
    >
    > "Menuing Ideas"
    >
    > This trick of gratuitously turning an noun into a verb,
    > then extracting the gerundic form seems to be becoming common.
    > I think an old boss of mine invented the technique. It took
    > a lot of efforting, but he succeeded.


    And in reverse, words such as "submittals" (a noun for something you've
    submitted). At least that one actually made Wiki, but not any honest
    dictionaries.

    -sw

  11. #11
    Pete Fraser Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:h09c9k$8oq$[email protected]..

    > And in reverse, words such as "submittals" (a noun for something you've
    > submitted). At least that one actually made Wiki, but not any honest
    > dictionaries.


    I think the OED would normally be considered honest.
    But it is listed as US usage.



  12. #12
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:48:10 -0700, Pete Fraser wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:h09c9k$8oq$[email protected]..
    >
    >> And in reverse, words such as "submittals" (a noun for something you've
    >> submitted). At least that one actually made Wiki, but not any honest
    >> dictionaries.

    >
    > I think the OED would normally be considered honest.
    > But it is listed as US usage.


    I only did "define:submittals" in Google. If it's not on Google, it
    doesn't really exist, does it?

    -sw

  13. #13
    Matthew Malthouse Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 19:13:28 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > I only did "define:submittals" in Google. If it's not on Google, it
    > doesn't really exist, does it?


    Submittals in Construction Management are shop drawings, material
    data, and samples. Product data submittals, samples, and shop drawings
    are ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Submittals_(construction)


    If it's on Wikipedia it *must* be true, mustn't it?

    Matthew

    PS Forté Agent's spill chucker questions wikipedia but not submittals.

    --
    Mail to this account goes to the bit bucket.
    In the unlikely event you want to mail me replace usenet with my name

  14. #14
    Ciccio Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Jun 4, 1:54*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compst> wrote:
    > Pete Fraser wrote:
    > > "Sqwertz" <swe...@cluemail.compst> wrote in message
    > >news:h05vmv$vvh$[email protected]..

    >
    > >> Pork wings, OTOH, do exist:
    > >>http://www.farmlandfoodservice.com/p...wild_wings.pdf

    >
    > > What a great brochure.
    > > I really liked a couple of language touches:

    >
    > > "One of the most unique..."

    >
    > > "Menuing Ideas"

    >
    > > This trick of gratuitously turning an noun into a verb,
    > > then extracting the gerundic form seems to be becoming common.
    > > I think an old boss of mine invented the technique. It took
    > > a lot of efforting, but he succeeded.

    >
    > And in reverse, words such as "submittals" (a noun for something you've
    > submitted). *At least that one actually made Wiki, but not any honest
    > dictionaries.
    >
    > -sw


    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submittal

    Ciccio

  15. #15
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:48:10 -0700, Pete Fraser wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:h09c9k$8oq$[email protected]..
    >
    >> And in reverse, words such as "submittals" (a noun for something you've
    >> submitted). At least that one actually made Wiki, but not any honest
    >> dictionaries.

    >
    > I think the OED would normally be considered honest.
    > But it is listed as US usage.


    'submittal' does sound like a pommy bastard word. what's wrong with
    'submission'?

    your pal,
    blake

  16. #16
    Golden California Girls Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    blake murphy wrote:
    > 'submittal' does sound like a pommy bastard word. what's wrong with
    > 'submission'?

    Nothing as the S&M crowd uses it!

  17. #17
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Fri, 05 Jun 2009 10:18:36 -0700, Golden California Girls wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >> 'submittal' does sound like a pommy bastard word. what's wrong with
    >> 'submission'?

    > Nothing as the S&M crowd uses it!


    my submittals are in order!

    your pal,
    blake

  18. #18
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Fri, 05 Jun 2009 16:25:11 GMT, blake murphy wrote:

    > On Thu, 4 Jun 2009 16:48:10 -0700, Pete Fraser wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:h09c9k$8oq$[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> And in reverse, words such as "submittals" (a noun for something you've
    >>> submitted). At least that one actually made Wiki, but not any honest
    >>> dictionaries.

    >>
    >> I think the OED would normally be considered honest.
    >> But it is listed as US usage.

    >
    > 'submittal' does sound like a pommy bastard word. what's wrong with
    > 'submission'?


    m-w.com says it's a noun, but defines it as the "act of submitting".
    I guess I need to brush up on my grammer (and spelling).

    -sw

  19. #19
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Fri, 05 Jun 2009 10:18:36 -0700, Golden California Girls wrote:

    > blake murphy wrote:
    >> 'submittal' does sound like a pommy bastard word. what's wrong with
    >> 'submission'?

    > Nothing as the S&M crowd uses it!


    Or when the police use it to taze somebody to obtain a DNA sample
    against their wishes.

    =sw

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Fish wings?

    On Fri, 5 Jun 2009 05:37:31 -0700 (PDT), Ciccio wrote:

    > On Jun 4, 1:54*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compst> wrote:
    >> Pete Fraser wrote:
    >>> "Sqwertz" <swe...@cluemail.compst> wrote in message
    >>>news:h05vmv$vvh$[email protected]..

    >>
    >>>> Pork wings, OTOH, do exist:
    >>>>http://www.farmlandfoodservice.com/p...wild_wings.pdf

    >>
    >>> What a great brochure.
    >>> I really liked a couple of language touches:

    >>
    >>> "One of the most unique..."

    >>
    >>> "Menuing Ideas"

    >>
    >>> This trick of gratuitously turning an noun into a verb,
    >>> then extracting the gerundic form seems to be becoming common.
    >>> I think an old boss of mine invented the technique. It took
    >>> a lot of efforting, but he succeeded.

    >>
    >> And in reverse, words such as "submittals" (a noun for something you've
    >> submitted). *At least that one actually made Wiki, but not any honest
    >> dictionaries.

    >
    > http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submittal


    Add an S at the end and you have a different word.

    -sw

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