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LUMBERJACK LINGO (19th Century)

• griddlecakes were a 'string of flats'

• an inferior cook was a 'boiler' or 'sizzler'

• cooks helpers were 'cookees'

• companies that had lunch brought to men in the woods rather than let them return to camp were called 'nosebag shows'

• camps providing bad food were 'hardtack outfits'

 

 

 

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