Sunday, November 28, 2004

The Charlie Chan Dictionary for CC in Shanghai

Today is another dictionary day for The Charlie Chan Annex!

EGG FOO YOUNG (egg fu yung): A Chinese omelette containing onions and celery and chopped meat or fish.
(Charlie Chan: "Will have coffee, rolls, marmalade, and very large omlette--foo yung."

G-MAN: Government man; a special law-enforcement agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

LEAGUE OF NATIONS: A world organization established in 1920 to promote international cooperation and peace. It was first proposed in 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson, although the United States never joined the League. Essentially powerless, it was officially dissolved in 1946.

SARSAPARILLAS: Any of several tropical American plants of the genus Smilax, having fragrant roots used as a flavoring. The dried roots of any of these plants. A sweet soft drink flavored with these roots.

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