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Old 09-30-2014, 03:33 PM   #41
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It's just one of those things Andy. And let's not forget you have a few oddities of your own! For example - Kansas and Arkansas. Now to my English eyes, these two should be pronounced the same - Kansas and then Kansas with an R sound in front. But Arkansas is pronounced ArkanSAW! What's that all about??
There's a good reason.
Why We Pronounce 'Kansas' And 'Arkansas' Differently - Business Insider
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Old 09-30-2014, 03:55 PM   #42
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Steve, that is brilliant! Thank you for posting the link!

Not sure I agree it's a "good" reason, but now at least I understand it!

(I blame the French personally....)

(And totally kidding about blaming anyone - needless to say!)
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:53 PM   #43
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Steve, that is brilliant! Thank you for posting the link!

Not sure I agree it's a "good" reason, but now at least I understand it!

(I blame the French personally....)

(And totally kidding about blaming anyone - needless to say!)
It gets "better". The Arkansas River can be pronounced either way, depending on where you are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arkans...Pronunciations
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:09 PM   #44
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I don't call the city anything!!! Never been there! It's "way oop north".

Honest answer? In my head the city is called "Works" - the city is spelt Worcestor, but is abbreviated as "Worcs".

As for umami, yes, I have paste not sauce. I doff my hat Sir.
Oh no it isn't (in best pantomime style). It's down south (anything south of Birmingham is "down south" from oop here)

From Henri in the north of England
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Thanks, Steve. I've wondered about that since I was a little girl.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:07 PM   #46
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Which one has the new label? Looks like the one on the right? Right?
Give that contestant a prize.

Guess some marketing genius figured it would sell more but it took away a nice trivia question.

KatyCooks, How many times does it say Lea & Perrins on the bottle?
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Old 10-12-2014, 09:44 PM   #47
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I thought I would "bump" this one more time. Here in Massachusetts, as stated before the sauce is pronounced Wooster sheer. But in the legalese of our state, the city is called The Shire of Worcester, in the County of Worcester. Every city and town is referred to in legalese as a Shire. And every Shire is located in a County. Just one of those stupid things I remember from when I was a legal secretary.

We sure do like to hang onto our English habits of yore.
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Old 10-14-2014, 01:42 PM   #48
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Okay. I bought the anchovy paste. Now, what to do with it........
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:32 PM   #49
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do you mean in general, or to make worcestershire sauce?

in general, iadd it to the evoo and garlic when first toasting it to make tomato sauce. it dissovels in to the oil giving the sauce a umami thing.

it's also good in greek salad dressing. (greek olive oil, greek oregano, anchovy, lemon zest and juice, red wine vinegar).

for worcestershire sauce, i once met a guy from worcestershire, england who said it was partly made from rotting tomatoes. i'm not sure if i believe that though. the guy was hammered at the time (i was in a pub in leitrim).
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:45 PM   #50
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Give that contestant a prize.

Guess some marketing genius figured it would sell more but it took away a nice trivia question.

KatyCooks, How many times does it say Lea & Perrins on the bottle?
I had no idea my question would last so long.

Anyhoo, I am looking at my current bottle of L & P and counting....

and I count 7!

But I bet I missed one! (or more?) This is a trick question, right?
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