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Old 12-31-2006, 06:23 PM   #11
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Old 12-31-2006, 07:18 PM   #12
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Thanks clueless and welcome aboard yourself.

Have been in the UK many times and never heard it called that.

Love British cooking and their take on food and we need as many Brits (and other nationalities) here as we can get.

Right now I believe you are in the new year, so have a great one.

Hope we see more of you.

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Old 01-04-2007, 11:35 PM   #13
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:13 AM   #14
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Hi, Nina! Glad to have you with us. When I first read the title of your post I had an automatic reaction...the "University of Kentucky!!!" Well, that's what is the prevalent love in our state. We're dipped and dyed in blue here. So "U-K" translated into University of Kentucky. You have to understand that the religion here is basketball and UK is a very loved institution.

At any rate, happy to have you here. You will learn lots and be enveloped by many wonderful foodie friends. Come on in the food's fine!!!
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:09 AM   #15
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Thank you

Thank you all very much for such a warm welcome and apologies to Auntdot for not replying quicker to your question about 'old blighty'. Clueless is correct, it does mean the United Kingdom and here's an explanation of its origin:

'Dear old Blighty' 'Blighty' is another nickname for Britain. In the first World War, soldiers would pray for a 'blighty'. This was a wound that would get them back to 'Blighty' for treatment. Some people say it's a corruption 0f 'beauty' but more probably it's derived from a Hindu word meaning 'stranger' and picked up by the British while ruling India.

Happy New Year to you all
Nina :0)

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