saps, not to be a Bitc***-, show me your proof.
Well of course you're trying to be a bi***, Ann. Don't be disingenuous.
Ann- why do you believe what Michael said to be the truth? Odd that you wouldn't ask him for any proof.
Anyway, if you google sliders, slyders, etc., you will come upon boards and sites that describe what a "slyder" or "slider" is in all different manners. Some because of the way the way go down- some because of the way they came out; some, because they are thought to be greasy, and even others because of the way they slide out of the box. As I said, there is no definitive definition, and no origin referenced for the name, at least as far as I've seen. How would you like for me to prove that?
White Castle actually officially used the term "slyder" between 1985 and 2009.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slider_(sandwich)
). They no longer use the term "slyder", and the trademark, referenced on the Wikipedia page, no longer exists.
People were calling them "sliders" long before 1985. They are called "sliders" on the White Castle website now. I provided that link on my post before. It's still there. Go look it up. The term "slider" has now been trademarked by WC.
I don't know if you live near any White Castles, but if you grew up around them, you heard all of the variations on slider.
Ann- check this out as well. http://www.slashfood.com/2010/05/12/the-short-tangled-history-of-the-slider/
This mentions the term sliders being used in the late 20's and the 1940's and in fact in reference to greasiness.
post edited by saps - 2012/06/27 23:25:34