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Karl_K

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Why are cookies called cookies when you bake them not cook them?
Should they be called bakies?
 

PintoBean

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Yes, indeed, so strange, Karl, :think:
Why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways? :think:
 

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Karl_K|1477877676|4092149 said:
Why are cookies called cookies when you bake them not cook them?
Should they be called bakies?
The English don't call them cookies. They call them biscuits. Are they more sensible than Americans? Remember that they eat Marmite.

Deb ;))
 

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We do call some things cookies, usually if they are bigger and softer than biscuits! And nothing wrong with Marmite.......lovely on cheese on toast and full of B vitamins.... :naughty:
 

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AGBF|1477878982|4092160 said:
Karl_K|1477877676|4092149 said:
Why are cookies called cookies when you bake them not cook them?
Should they be called bakies?
The English don't call them cookies. They call them biscuits. Are they more sensible than Americans? Remember that they eat Marmite.

Deb ;))
Biscuit= "bis" twice and "cuit" cooked - from Latin. So maybe the British are no more sensible than Americans!

Snowdrop13 said:
We do call some things cookies, usually if they are bigger and softer than biscuits! And nothing wrong with Marmite.......lovely on cheese on toast and full of B vitamins.... :naughty:
Marmite :((
 

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I do love a West Indian bake with saltfish, and the bake is actually FRIED!
 

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If there is a coat of paint, why isn't there a vest of paint?
 

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Rofl keep them coming.
The best cure for a sad day is a laugh.
 

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Garnetgirl|1477917813|4092248 said:
AGBF|1477878982|4092160 said:
Karl_K|1477877676|4092149 said:
Why are cookies called cookies when you bake them not cook them?
Should they be called bakies?
The English don't call them cookies. They call them biscuits. Are they more sensible than Americans? Remember that they eat Marmite.

Deb ;))
Biscuit= "bis" twice and "cuit" cooked - from Latin. So maybe the British are no more sensible than Americans!

Snowdrop13 said:
We do call some things cookies, usually if they are bigger and softer than biscuits! And nothing wrong with Marmite.......lovely on cheese on toast and full of B vitamins.... :naughty:
Marmite :((
I want to keep Karl's Happy thread going in the spirit it was intended, but I have to take a brief break to say that I so envy you your Latin, Garnetgirl! Every time someone points out the Latin roots of a word, I start to see where French and Italian words I know came from in Latin. It makes me so angry that all my life I was unnecessarily ignorant about the origin of many English words, as well as words in many of the other European languages I have studied.

Deb :wavey:
 

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I remember being a kid watching those Red Lobster commercials about jumbo shrimp, thinking to myself, those shrimp aren't THAT big!

OH, and apparently, when I wanted to be picked up out of bed in the AM as a child, I would tell my parents that I was a JUMBO BABY! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Thanks, Deb! I'm so old that I had to study Latin in school... =)

If olive oil is made from olives, and corn oil is made from corn, what is baby oil made from?
 

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Garnetgirl|1477937871|4092380 said:
Thanks, Deb! I'm so old that I had to study Latin in school... =)

If olive oil is made from olives, and corn oil is made from corn, what is baby oil made from?
NOoooooooooooooo.... ;( :errrr:
 

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I guess this is a threadjack. I just saw it on another forum to which I belong, though, and it felt as if it belonged in a happy thread.

Deb :wavey:

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AGBF|1477940251|4092398 said:
I guess this is a threadjack. I just saw it on another forum to which I belong, though, and it felt as if it belonged in a happy thread.

Deb :wavey:
Ha! Ha! A really good one. :lol:
 

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A real oldie, but no one has ever told me the answer: Why does your nose run and your feet smell?
 
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