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Barb H. Nov 19, 1999 10:18 AM

I was headed home last night down 2nd Ave and as I got to the Second Ave. Deli, there was a delivery van parked outside. Its license plate read: CHOLENT.

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    Jim Leff Nov 19, 1999 10:30 AM

    kewl!

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      pat hammond Nov 19, 1999 11:30 AM

      Huh?

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        howler Nov 19, 1999 01:46 PM

        cool way of saying cool, no?

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          Jim Leff Nov 19, 1999 10:38 PM

          yep, with a Queens/Long Island accent!

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          Barb H. Nov 20, 1999 10:21 AM

          I can't explain it any better than this quote from "Miriam's Kitchen" by Elizabeth Ehrlich:

          "During my childhood my mother spoke of cholent as of lost wealth, a piece of the glistening past. Her mother used to make it. Although no two cholents...are exactly alike, my mother's mother was said to prepare one very like this: beans, barley, potatoes, onions, and meat, baked in a crock for hours.... In Europe, the housewives brought their cholent pots to the baker on Fridays. The thick brick walls of the baker's...oven held the heat overnight and into the next day, ...allowing the casserole-stew-pudding to bake hot and slow.... When my mother was a child, in her mother's Canadian outpost, the Sabbath dish was slow-cooked in the basement furnace, on a bed of glowing coal."

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        Peter Nov 19, 1999 11:44 AM

        It isn't food related, but I did see a Rolls Royce with the license plate

        WAS HIS

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          keith k. Nov 24, 1999 02:10 PM

          i once saw a big pink rolls royce, with the license plate

          ACQUITTED

          in staten island

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            AHR Nov 24, 1999 09:15 PM

            Doesn't New York State permit only *8* characters on a license plate?

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              Frank Language Nov 24, 1999 11:38 PM

              If you can afford a Rolls-Royce, you can probably afford more letters on your vanity plate.

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