The Straight Dope

Go Back   Straight Dope Message Board > Main > Mundane Pointless Stuff I Must Share (MPSIMS)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-25-2012, 08:35 PM
crypto crypto is offline
Join Date: Mar 2000
The Origin of Stink Fish Pot

I know some of you know I took my user name from a MASH episode I saw a long time ago. It was so stupid, it actually stuck in my head for 3 decades or so.

More than a few have asked me where my name came from, a few have probably wondered in silence. And most have ignored both my posts, my user name, and where it came from.

But for those that care, through the miracle of YouTube, I bring you The origin of stink fish pot. Go to the 1:04 mark if you can't waste the minute to get there.

I still have no idea what it means.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 01:43 AM
Encinitas Encinitas is offline
Charter Member
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: My Ready Room
Posts: 1,964
Thank you for this clarification. I always thought MASH would be nothing without Frank Burns.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 04:38 AM
Beware of Doug Beware of Doug is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Sounds like it was meant to sound mistranslated through Korean. Like maybe a line got cut out of the script, but Stink Fish Pot cracked up the writers' table and stayed in anyway.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 01:02 PM
crypto crypto is offline
Join Date: Mar 2000
I thought it might have been a reference to the Korean dish kimchi (or a kimchi pot), since we have stink and pot. However vegetables, not fish, are the main ingredients for kimchi (and spices, of course).
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:27 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to:

Send comments about this website to:

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to:

Copyright 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.