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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:19 pm 
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why is orange jam called marmalade :?:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:46 pm 
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are you bored?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:11 pm 
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how did you guess :lol:


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it comes from the porugese word marmellos (quince)
quince jam basicaly first imported in the 1500's and listed as marmelada
in port records.
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:shock: you bored too :!: :lol:


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wonders of tinternet


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Marmalade was originally a sea sickness cure used by Mary Queen of Scots. mary was of course more French than Scottish so literally it was
mer (sea) malade (ill).


See teachers can be useful sometimes


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Anyone remember Marmalade Atkins?!


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From Wikipedia...

"According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "marmalade" appeared in English in 1480, borrowed from French marmelade which, in turn, came from the Portuguese marmelada. Originally, according to the root of the word, which is marmelo or quince, a preserve made from quinces was intended. There is no truth whatsoever to the folk etymology which states that the word derives from "Marie malade" (French for "ill Mary"), referring to Mary, Queen of Scots, because she used it as a medicine for a headache or upset stomach."


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This thread is turning TOO ANAL!!!

(besides, Marmite is far superior)


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