There is much confusion in the world today concerning creeks and cricks. Many otherwise well-informed people live out their lives under the impression that a crick is a creek mispronounced. Nothing could be farther from the truth. A crick is a distinctly separate entity from a creek, and it should be recognized as such. After all, a creek is merely a creek, but a crick is a crick.
Rhode Island: Not an island
the man of twists and turns: Although, weirdly Google's dictionary pronounces it "ver-SAILS." Conclusion: We're doomed.
Although, weirdly Google's dictionary pronounces it "ver-SAILS." Conclusion: We're doomed.
Epp - i - tome (last syllable like the book). I thought "ee-pit-o-me" was a completely separate word, which I somehow never saw written down. (I also picked up a lot of my vocabulary through reading and so still mispronounce words, to this day.)
ok, I must be missing something here with the wheat...
Knapah - coffee cake is a type of breakfast bread you eat alongside a cup of coffee or serve guests coming over for coffee. It's not coffee-flavored cake.
Morton starts adding magnesium carbonate (an anti-caking agent) to salt, creating a table salt that flows freely, even in humid weather.
When fat and sugar are mixed together – the process is called creaming – little bubbles of air are being trapped in the mixture, each one surrounded by a film of fat (which is why the mixture changes colour during creaming as the trapped air creates a foam). It is this air which produces the lightness in the finished cake, but unless beaten egg is added to the mixture the fat would collapse and the air escape during cooking. The egg white conveniently forms a layer around each air bubble, and as the temperature of the cake rises in the heat of the oven this layer coagulates and forms a rigid wall round each bubble, preventing it from bursting and ruining the texture of the cake.
Do "teacakes" actually have tea in them? I always assumed they were cakes to have with tea. And then I googled and Wikipedia showed me something that, to my eye, looks like a bagel. Those things have tea in them, somewhere?
Pull up to my bumper baby
In your long black limousine
Pull up to my bumper baby
Drive it in between
Let me lubricate it
British place names get very eroded:
Worcester = "wistah"
skycrashesdown: "she thought it went from a sphere to a crescent and back. Actually grew and shrank."
...after my first child was born, I was nigh on hysterical that the doctor did NOT actually tie a knot in my daughter's umbilical stump. What did they mean, they just CLAMPED it and then took the clamp OFF before we went home?
Perth Amboy was founded when James Drummond, Earl of Perth, crossed the Atlantic, came to the confluence of the Raritan River and the Arthur Kill, and decided it would be a good place to have a town. As he came down the gangplank of the boat in his Scottish finery, including a kilt, the native Lenape people asked him, "Perth am girl?" He said, "No. Perth am boy!" Then he lifted his kilt to prove it. And that's how the town got it's name.
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