In French, this part of the bird is called sot-l'y-laisse which translates, roughly, to "the fool leaves it there", as unskilled carvers sometimes accidentally leave it on the skeleton. In French, the term has been democratized by its musicality for its variations around s and l, French pronunciation: [so.li.lɛs] (listen).
- "How to Carve Chicken and Turkey". Cooks.com. Retrieved May 20, 2010.
- "Only a Fool Would Leave Them," Bitten, Mark Bittman, New York Times, April 27, 2009
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