[bksvol-discuss] Re: The British Language

  • From: "siss52" <siss52@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 15:45:19 -0600

There is a candy called Marzipan.  Does anyone know what that is?

Sue S.

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In addition to the insights one can get from the different terminology
used, it boggled my mind talking to a family friend who grew up in the
London area during World War 1 after I read,
A falcon for the hawks
by Clive Egleton.
She  recalled the Zeppelin attacks for me, and they were just amazing when
one considers the changes since then.
She also mentioned trying a sweet from the Americas her father gave her, it
turned out to be gum.  When she told him that she had swallowed it, he told
her she wasn't supposed to do that, and it would cause her insides to stick
together.
Another term not mentioned yet, that wouldn't go over big in this country
is fag for cigarette.

Dave

At 09:38 AM 2/6/2005, you wrote:
>I have learned a lot from chatting with friends from across the sea and
>boy does it help understanding books by British authors and makes it
>easier in aproving them too.
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>Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 9:33 PM
>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The British Language
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>>yep, and it is also another term for Molassis itself, and was used by
>>farmers to "drug" their cows and horses with medication and home remedies.
>>I learned courtesy of James Herriot.  smile.
>>
>>
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>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
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>>Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 8:38 PM
>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The British Language
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>>No doubt where the adjective  found in books, at least
>>old novels,  "treacly," used to describe someone who
>>is overly sweet, comes from
>>
>>Cindy
>>
>>>Treacle is another one that I was a bit confused on.
>>>  Apparently "treacle"
>>>is a candy made with molasses.
>>>Which of course would make it really sweet.  And
>>>again is kind of like
>>>fudge.
>>>
>>>Shelley L. Rhodes and Judson, guiding golden
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>>>Sent: Saturday, February 05, 2005 11:26 AM
>>>Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: The British Language
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>>>
>>>Shelley,
>>>I don't know what Turkish delight is, and I've never
>>>seen or eaten anything
>>>called a divinity either. What is this stuff? <lol>
>>>Kellie
>>>
>>>
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