Historic (rec.food.historic) Discussing and discovering how food was made and prepared way back when--From ancient times down until (& possibly including or even going slightly beyond) the times when industrial revolution began to change our lives.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #16 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2008, 05:54 AM posted to alt.cooking-chat,rec.food.historic
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 56
Default "Spotted Dick back on menu"

"Jerry Avins" wrote

I have also read of these Australian cakes called 'Jumping Johnnies'.
The mind boggles over what a ribald English mind would make of this
phrase. Perhaps American readers already know this, but in England a
'johnny' is a condom (aka rubber in America). Presumably that's a
fall-about joke for American schoolchildren reading about English
'rubbers' (aka erasers in America).


And then, of course, there's hoe cake.


Is that like pasta puttanesca?
;-)

--
Bob
http://www.kanyak.com



  #17 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2008, 04:44 PM posted to alt.cooking-chat,rec.food.historic
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,065
Default "Spotted Dick back on menu"

Opinicus wrote:
"Jerry Avins" wrote

I have also read of these Australian cakes called 'Jumping Johnnies'.
The mind boggles over what a ribald English mind would make of this
phrase. Perhaps American readers already know this, but in England a
'johnny' is a condom (aka rubber in America). Presumably that's a
fall-about joke for American schoolchildren reading about English
'rubbers' (aka erasers in America).


And then, of course, there's hoe cake.


Is that like pasta puttanesca?
;-)


Hmmm... No olives in hoe cake.

Jerry
--
Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
  #18 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2008, 06:15 PM posted to alt.cooking-chat,rec.food.historic
Val Val is offline
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 14
Default "Spotted Dick back on menu"


"Jerry Avins" wrote in message
...
Opinicus wrote:
"Jerry Avins" wrote

I have also read of these Australian cakes called 'Jumping Johnnies'.
The mind boggles over what a ribald English mind would make of this
phrase. Perhaps American readers already know this, but in England a
'johnny' is a condom (aka rubber in America). Presumably that's a
fall-about joke for American schoolchildren reading about English
'rubbers' (aka erasers in America).


And then, of course, there's hoe cake.


Is that like pasta puttanesca?
;-)


Hmmm... No olives in hoe cake.

Jerry
--


Jerry! did that pun really go over your head???

Val


  #19 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2008, 06:26 PM posted to alt.cooking-chat,rec.food.historic
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,065
Default "Spotted Dick back on menu"

Val wrote:

...

Jerry! did that pun really go over your head???


Of course not. The word came to Louisiana through the French "poutain"
and was there corrupted to "poon tang" which, in keeping with the
region's racist past, took on a more specific connotation. Still, no
olives in hoe cake. :-)

Jerry
--
Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
  #20 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2008, 06:34 PM posted to alt.cooking-chat,rec.food.historic
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 23
Default horehound candies (was, "Spotted Dick back on menu")

Jerry Avins writes:

Val wrote:

...

Jerry! did that pun really go over your head???


Of course not. The word came to Louisiana through the French "poutain"


"putain" (round those lips for a kiss on the first syllable)

and was there corrupted to "poon tang" which, in keeping with the
region's racist past, took on a more specific connotation. Still, no
olives in hoe cake. :-)


And, whatever certain "party records" of the past might have claimed
(the name Redd Foxx springs to mind, perhaps wrongly), no such breakfast
drink as Prune Tang, either.

....To continue the thread on a more affirmative foodish note, my
paternal grandmother's fifth and last husband was a great fan of
horehound candies. At the time I thought they tasted perfectly
foul; I don't know what I'd think of them now, but I certainly
haven't seen them for sale in the last 50 years or so.

Lee Rudolph


  #21 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2008, 07:25 PM posted to alt.cooking-chat,rec.food.historic
Val Val is offline
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 14
Default "Spotted Dick back on menu"


"Jerry Avins" wrote in message
...
Val wrote:

...

Jerry! did that pun really go over your head???


Of course not. The word came to Louisiana through the French "poutain" and
was there corrupted to "poon tang" which, in keeping with the region's
racist past, took on a more specific connotation. Still, no olives in hoe
cake. :-)

Ahhhhhhh, so it did go over your head.

Val


  #22 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 04-03-2008, 07:43 PM posted to alt.cooking-chat,rec.food.historic
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,065
Default "Spotted Dick back on menu"

Val wrote:

...

Ahhhhhhh, so it did go over your head.


Well, no. But your remark above did.

Jerry
--
Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.
ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spotted Dick Travis McGee General Cooking 49 25-07-2014 02:42 AM
Spotted Dick & other puddings Jim Elbrecht General Cooking 2 06-12-2010 03:55 AM
EAT MY SPOTTED DICK brooklyn1 General Cooking 7 13-03-2010 10:45 PM
Spotted Dick M. Smith Recipes (moderated) 0 01-04-2006 05:16 PM
Spotted Dick renamed Scott General Cooking 4 23-03-2004 10:48 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright İ2004-2022 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017