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Old 03-25-2005, 06:52 AM   #1
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Question Please help with these terms

I really dont think I've lived a sheltered existence, but the following terms have me baffled. Could someone please help with the meaning of;

half and half
&amp
what is the quantity or weight of a 'stick' of margarine?

I'm sure there are others that I cant think of right now. I will post them here when I come across them.

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Old 03-25-2005, 06:57 AM   #2
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half and half = half cream, half milk
&amp = a typo
stick of margarine - in the U.S., margarine and butter are usually sold in packages containing four sticks of 4 oz. (113 g) each per package. Each stick is equal to 1/2 cup.
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:07 AM   #3
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&amp = a typo

Thanks mudbug, that opened up a whole new list of recipes here that I can now try.

Still wondering about the "&amp" though, as I'm finding in lots of postings here.

Another One I've come across is; Evoo?? - I think
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Old 03-25-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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EVOO stands for extra virgin olive oil, much beloved by many of our members.

&amp, I'm guessing, is some sort of glitch that appears instead of a smiley or symbol that people are attempting to insert in their posts. Admins?
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&amp, I'm guessing, is some sort of glitch that appears instead of a smiley or symbol that people are attempting to insert in their posts. Admins?
mudbug, I finally found a post with &amp in it. I thought it may help to see it in context
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:21 AM   #6
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Something with 'ampersand'?

I think it's a glitch when someone types '&' - and it comes out &amp - let's see

testing again & - oh well - gave it a good try!
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Old 03-25-2005, 08:28 AM   #7
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Just to confuse the issue further....I've noticed it comes up most when used in "Salt & Pepper" in recipes, as in the example post that I gave above

As you can see, the "&" types as normal. Totally bewildered, as I've seen it in literally dozens of recipe postings.
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testing.....

salt&vinegar
salt&pepper

hmmm, no "amps" here. dunno the answer, aussie girl.
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I appreciate your help anyway mudbug and marmalady. Hopefully there will be someone here to satisfy all our curiousities now.
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Old 03-25-2005, 11:12 PM   #10
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Some text editors get confused when they see an ampersand (&) because it is sometimes used as a command or deliminator in some editors. Read the recipe ...

In your example: Salt &amp pepper is ... Salt and Pepper, or more correctly - Salt & pepper
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