Have been having Blogger tech troubles so couldn't get in to post. Check back tomorrow and I swear I'll have my three days' worth of drama posted for your enjoyment.
In the meantime, "Pop" asked the following question, which I throw out to you good people for an answer:
Why do people call tuna "tunafish"? We don't have a salmonfish salad or a salmonfish sandwich. We don't have an anchovyfish pizza. So why the "tunafish"? And if it IS indeed tunafish, why do the cans just say "tuna"?
My guess? Straight-up Pleonasm. You know: pleonasm. The use of redundant words, like "tiny little baby" or "safe haven" or "tuna fish." Or maybe it's kind of like "pasteurized cheese food product" which signifies that the Cheez Whiz is a cheese-esque substance but not exactly cheese. Or like Pizza Hut's "pork topping" or movie popcorn's "buttery topping." Not pork and not butter. Just sorta pork and sorta butter. Perhaps tunafish is sorta tuna?
You tell me.