Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading and is hosted by Bermuda Onion.

I haven't come across very new words lately so I thought I would share some old posts I wrote about the meaning of some words.

Steamie - a Quebec hot dog. All-dressed (Montreal Style) : This hotdog, nicknamed a 'steamé', is topped with mustard, chopped onion, and sauerkraut. Sometimes fresh coleslaw or chopped cabbage is used instead of sauerkraut. Relish is usually available, but in the oldest hot-doggeries, e.g., the Montreal Pool Room (now Le vieux Montreal Pool Room), "all-dressed" means without relish. All-dressed typically does not include ketchup, which must be requested specifically.
A must have when we visit Montreal!!

Steamie - where Glasgow women would wash their clothes in a public washhouse (steamie).
According to Allotment 2 Kitchen's blog where I first came across this expression it now refers to a "gossip room".  The Scotsman newspaper online has a blog called "The Steamie".
I took these photos when we were in Glasgow at the People's Palace and Winter Gardens.


  1. I could eagerly nosh on those! YUM!

  2. You can duplicate the steamie hot dog if you boil the weiner and then put int in the bun, wrap in a paper towel and microwave to get the bun hot.


  3. Fun post! The steamie hot dog sounds better than washing your clothes in a public washhouse.

  4. I agree with Bermudaonion ! Thanks for the photos : they helped me to understand.

  5. The hot dog looks good, but with less onion, enjoyed the photos.

  6. Isn't it interesting how words come to mean such different things?

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  8. Fun post for WWW! Steamie is a great word to feature. Love the pictures!

  9. What a great post. An interesting word, used in two completely different ways, both of which were new to me. Not sure if I'd want to try either steamie though.


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