Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Commericials Aren't Just on TV



A few months ago my husband, his family and I had dinner at The Lamplighter in New Ulm, MN. The waitress announced the Friday night special as the Pork Commercial. Everyone else at the table was quite excited. I seemed to be the only one who only knew a commercial as something you watched on T.V. I inquired as to what was a commercial. As a non Minnesota native, it seemed I'd run across another term that was indicative of this area. Just like the hot dish, the commercial is a well known term in the Gopher state. After getting the definition of a commercial, I realized I had eaten one before. In my case it was a beef commercial and we called it an open faced roast beef sandwich.

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