OK, I just have to be the dissenting voice, just because it's fun. There is another way of looking at the term simple pasta. Simple syrup is a description of a particular syrup made from table sugar (sucrose) and water in equal amounts.
I wish I could find something that identifies a particular type of salad with the name, simple salad. Alas, a search of the internet gave me easy to make salads. I have to bow to the majority decision (heavy sigh). I so like to stir the pot when I can.
Ah well, one of these days, I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too! Ahhhhahahaha.
Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North