[Sca-cooks] Spotted pup
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Sat Jan 6 17:36:34 PST 2007
On Jan 6, 2007, at 8:19 PM, Sarah Fitzpatrick wrote:
> If I am not mistaken, it is spotted pup.
I'm pretty sure the book title (and dish name) is Spotted Dog, which
the author goes on to allege is a corruption of Dough, elsewhere seen
corrupted as [Spotted] Dick. Pup wouldn't follow this pattern, if
pattern indeed it is.
It's one a' them steamed puddings with raisins (the spots).
"S'ils n'ont pas de pain, vous fait-on dire, qu'ils mangent de la
brioche!" / "If there's no bread to be had, one has to say, let them
-- attributed to an unnamed noblewoman by Jean-Jacques Rousseau,
"Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?"
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