NOTICE: Citizendium is still being set up on its newer server, treat as a beta for now; please see here for more.
Citizendium - a community developing a quality comprehensive compendium of knowledge, online and free. Click here to join and contribute—free
CZ thanks our previous donors. Donate here. Treasurer's Financial Report -- Thanks to our content contributors. --


From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Revision as of 22:30, 28 October 2010 by Ro Thorpe (Talk | contribs) (Talk:Cole slaw moved to Talk:Coleslaw: more common as 1 word nowadays)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
Recipes [?]
To learn how to fill out this checklist, please see CZ:The Article Checklist. To update this checklist edit the metadata template.
 Definition Cold salad based on shredded cabbage in a mayonnaise-based dressing; shredded carrots and other vegetables often added; sweet-sour flavor [d] [e]

Is this an Americanism? We usually write it as 1 word. Peter Jackson 10:23, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Thinking about it, I usually write it as one word. Howard C. Berkowitz 14:10, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
The Oxford Companion to Food has it as one word, as do Merriam-Webster and The Joy of Cooking. The OED has it hyphenated. Both Oxford sources, however, give other variants in their citations (including some in which "cole" is rendered as "cold"). Both also say that coleslaw came to Britain from the U.S. (where it had been introduced by the Dutch). I do not know the Cantabrigian position on this :-) The most authoritative source, however, must be Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue, whose authors spell it as one word but alternatively use the single word "slaw" as a synonym. And because of the food's close association with barbecue, you'd better put the Religion Workgroup tag on this article :-) Bruce M. Tindall 14:49, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
'And because of the food's close association with barbecue, you'd better put the Religion Workgroup tag on this article :-)'
Ha! I'll say. I am not wedded to the spellling of cole slaw. Or cole slaw. Or cold slaw. You boys go ahead and move it.
Aleta Curry 21:26, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
My 1st encounter with the word(s) was the title track from [1] - Ro Thorpe 22:04, 28 October 2010 (UTC)