Posts from 28th November 2004

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Nov 04

THE PAST IS A V.FOREIGN COUNTRY pt whatever

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THE PAST IS A V.FOREIGN COUNTRY pt whatever

“apple: generic term for all fruit other than berries but including nuts
“botulism: derived via german from Latin botulus, sausage
“cake: a flat round loaf of bread
“chip: meaning piece of dried dung first attested 1946″
“pudding: a kind of sausage

Which of the following is not a pie?

Pumpkin Publog7 comments • 1,249 views

i. shepherd’s/cottage pie
ii. cheese flan/pizza
iii. scotch egg
iv. boiled egg

actually i am not going to bother you w.all the ins and outs of the GREBT PIE DEBATE, as i wz not in on its inception, and besides the militia are now formed and a stiff crackdown ordered on heretics and dissidents. Hunting last night for back-up for solid new outlier positions – i naturally supported iv. but did not come up with any of these – i discovered that the linguistic origins of the word “pie” are entirely uncertain: best guess, apparently, being that

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