Friday, October 26, 2007

But who is General Tso?

I am definitely getting The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters before the next time I go exploring Buford Highway. It's like a phrase book that allows you to order from the untranslated menu (you know, the one with all the really authentic dishes they only give to Chinese customers).

McCawley was a University of Chicago linguistics professor, but apparently he had a pretty well-developed and punny sense of humor. He published some higly regarded scholarly papers under the name of Quong Phuc Dong from the South Hanoi Institute of Technology (get it?).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He would have liked My Dung, a Vietnamese restaurant that used to exist in the same strip mall as Bien Thuy (RIP) and Little Szechuan.

10/26/2007 6:12 PM  

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