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Thread #39135   Message #775170
Posted By: Amos
01-Sep-02 - 11:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: British-American cultural differences 3
Subject: RE: BS: British-American cultural differences 3
The Am Her says "Etymology unknown" for 'rasher', which is unusual in itself. But it certainly doesn't sound Greek to me. One possibility is that it derives from Middle German rasch meaning fast, since bacon was probably the first "fast" food, being cut thin. The original MacMuffin, as it were. The word bacon itself is of Middle German origin.

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A