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Thread #121939   Message #2934109
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
24-Jun-10 - 02:15 PM
Thread Name: The re-Imagined Village
Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
REPOST of nameless Guests contribution here, just in-case mods get twitchy zapping ray-gun fingers ;-)

Subject: RE: The re-Imagined Village
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 08:47 AM

Ah post-modern memory!!!!
A long time back in this thread someone asked why licorice was known as Spanish and I couldn't find an answer...just in case anyone is still interested I think you will find that licorice root was known as Spanish root because although Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice root) is grown in England a great deal is still imported from Spain.
Fortunately, here in Wales we don't have to worry about the English village...its inhabitants have, I am told, bought up all our houses as holiday homes faster than we could burn them down! So "Brown-Wilkinson the 'Piwter" has replaced "Jones the Milk" but then "Jones the Milk" replaced "Llwyd Llefrith" and no doubt Llwyd replaced "Ug the Grunt" "and still the land remains"