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Old 01-15-2022, 04:31 PM   #121
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Or in books set in medieval times when a bundle of gathered sticks was called a faggot. Made me wonder how the name for a bundle of sticks got transferred over to gays.
Or how it also ended up being used for a type of meat byproduct: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)

I hasten to add that they didn't feature in the family cuisine when I was growing up. Black pudding was bad enough the one time my mother tried dishing it up.
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Old 01-15-2022, 04:34 PM   #122
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Can we take it as read, please, that we all know the synonyms for pejorative terms for gays? And preemptively extend that to other marginalized groups as well? Thanks.

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Old 01-15-2022, 05:44 PM   #123
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Or how it also ended up being used for a type of meat byproduct: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_(food)

I hasten to add that they didn't feature in the family cuisine when I was growing up. Black pudding was bad enough the one time my mother tried dishing it up.
Black pudding at least doesn't sound as weird (to me at least) as blood pudding. The British use of pudding is sometimes also strange to me; in the US a pudding is a sweet custard.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:20 PM   #124
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Try haggis is you think black pudding is odd. However, Scottish black pudding and haggis do taste good. English black pudding are too fatty according to my wife.
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Old 01-15-2022, 08:58 PM   #125
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Almost non-existent as in extremely skimpy or unlikely to be found? And what would you have done if you found a thong in your mum's unmentionables?
As in skimpy. I don't think we used the word skimpy in 1960s.

Nothing. I was just curious. I also took apart alarm clocks.
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Old 01-16-2022, 12:32 AM   #126
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The British use of pudding is sometimes also strange to me; in the US a pudding is a sweet custard.
As strange to me (and requiring effort to remember) is that "pie" in the US almost invariably refers to a sweet dessert, not a savory pastry.
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Old 01-16-2022, 09:46 AM   #127
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Unless it's a shepherd's pie, or a chicken or beef pot-pie. Whether sweet or savory, the word "pie" alone does not convey enough meaning for me to know if I want some or not. Regardless of my locale.
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Old 01-16-2022, 10:20 AM   #128
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Puddings are like pies in the sense that context tells you if a dessert/sweet or not.
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Old 01-16-2022, 01:53 PM   #129
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Unless it's a shepherd's pie, or a chicken or beef pot-pie. Whether sweet or savory, the word "pie" alone does not convey enough meaning for me to know if I want some or not. Regardless of my locale.
Yes.
And a (singe serve) meat pie was not a 'pastie'
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Old 01-16-2022, 07:26 PM   #130
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Some more fun food confusion:

In Canada (and I think other Commonwealth countries), "Smarties" usually refer to Nestle Smarties, candy-coated lumps of chocolate (think M&Ms). But in the U.S., "Smarties" are dry fruity-tablet candies. In Canada, we call those "Rockets."
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