An olive without a pimento
April 17, 2007 12:08 PM   Subscribe

When an olive is missing it's pimento, some famous literary person (possibly Dorothy Parker) said that a little mischievous creature was responsible. What was the name of this creature?
posted by kuujjuarapik to Food & Drink (9 answers total)
This is totally a shot in the dark, but a boggle?
posted by josher71 at 1:22 PM on April 17, 2007

Response by poster: Nope, not a boggle. It was something pixie-ish. Googling "olive pimento theif" and such turns up nothing. Searching for Dorothy Parker quotes found nothing. The D. Parker society has a forum, but I can't access it. It's beginning to make me crazy.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 4:20 PM on April 17, 2007

Make sure you're searching using both spellings of pimento/pimiento and that you're spelling thief correctly.
posted by Mo Nickels at 4:50 PM on April 17, 2007

i don't remember dorothy parker on olives, but here's what she said about martinis:

i'll drink one martini
maybe two at the most
after three i'm under the table
after four i'm under the host.
posted by bruce at 7:14 PM on April 17, 2007

(Wasn't that

I wish I could drink like a lady
I can take one or two at the most
Three and I'm under the table
Four and I'm under the host


posted by Skyanth at 1:16 AM on April 18, 2007

Impimiento? Just a guess.
posted by mikepop at 5:26 AM on April 18, 2007

Response by poster: Swing and a miss. More sleepless nights for me ahead. Thanks for trying, all.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:28 AM on April 18, 2007

Are you 100% sure it was Parker?
posted by iconomy at 6:55 AM on April 27, 2007

Response by poster: No, not 100% sure it was Parker. I knew the name of the creature maybe 5 years ago, and now I've forgotten. An old girlfriend told me of this pixie or fairy with a funny little name and it's only food was the pimento that it stole out of olives. The gf was a real big Parker fan at the time, and I always thought it was Parker's made up name.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:58 PM on April 30, 2007

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