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Antonia Calvo dama.antonia at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 14:55:06 PST 2010

lilinah at earthlink.net wrote:
>> As a matter of curiosity, when Americans say 'oatmeal' do they mean
>> porridge? This is the impression I have. For me, raised in England, and
>> living most of my adult life in Australia, oatmeal is the finely ground
>> stuff, and porridge is a breakfast cereal made with rolled oats.
> Us Merkins don't eat no stinkin' "porridge"! (joke, joke)
> We eat hot cereal!
> Oatmeal is
> 1.) the substance from which a hot cereal is made, nearly always 
> rolled oats
> and
> 2.) the hot cereal made from this substance.

In Canada we called a variety of things porridge or hot cereal-- cooked 
rolled oats, Cream of Wheat (yum!), Red River Cereal, etc.

Antonia di Benedetto Calvo

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