[Sca-cooks] Mollycoddle was OOP: What are they teaching are kids?

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius adamantius1 at verizon.net
Thu Jan 7 14:03:49 PST 2010

On Jan 7, 2010, at 4:31 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:

> You rang?
> Checked OED-
> For the noun mollycoddle it all leads in a number of ways:

As the OED all too often tends to do, this all makes perfect sense, and yet leaves me feeling only about 98% convinced by the logic. I can't find a flaw in it, but still wonder if some 18th-century English cook, who had been exposed to some French techniques and terms, had in among his or her utensils for cooking eggs, a mollet coddler for the purpose of cooking mollet coddled eggs.


"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls, when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's bellies."
			-- Rabbi Israel Salanter

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