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June 30, 2014


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marc leavitt


I hope you had a good holiday in the Eastern State.

I'm usually au courant about the usual vocabulary differences between our two dialects (lorry for truck, rubber for eraser, maths for math), but I confess that I only learnt about pudding - dessert - recently; it explains plum pudding (I always thought the name rather odd). Thanks for clearing it up; you deserve a sweet (hard candy).

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Thanks, Marc. Yes, I had a lovely holiday, thanks. I forgot to mention haggis, and am grateful to John P who sent me Robert Burns' poem Address to a Haggis, whose first two lines are:
Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!

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