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Posted by You gotta be kidding on August 05, 2000

In Reply to: Smoregasboard posted by Bill Lovelock on August 05, 2000

: Smoregasboard is is not a Scandinavian word as generally supposed. Itwas invented by the astronaughts before the first moon-flight to describe the food selection menu available on the moon flight.
from the dictionary:
Main Entry: smor.gas.bord
Pronunciation: 'smor-g&s-"bOrd, -"bord
Function: noun
Etymology: Swedish smorgasbord, from smorgas open sandwich + bord table
Date: 1893
1 : a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (as hors d'oeuvres, hot
and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)
2 : a heterogeneous mixture : Mélange