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Thread #145769 Message #3373109
Posted By: GUEST,Stim
06-Jul-12 - 11:49 PM
Thread Name: BS: Watermelon: Salt or Sugar?
Subject: RE: BS: Watermelon: Salt or Sugar?
Where I grew up, the salt/sugar differences followed family lines, as did preference of spoon or fork. If a sugar/spoon boy married a salt/folk girl, she was thought to have married beneath herself, and even if he converted, the difference was never forgotten.
These days, watermelons have been bred to be seedless, and so sweet that sugar is unecessary, and salt is, at least to most, unthinkable. It hasn't made marriage any easier, though.