1. What is palmiers also known as?

Grammar, grammar!  What ARE palmiers known as?  Fortune tellers, who glibly palm off rubbish based on lines on your hand.


2. Where will you most traditionally be served “Soji”?

Well, Ji are a clandestine group of southeast Asian militant Muslim terrorists trained by al-Qaeda; I suppose the ones who are very ji or ‘so ji’ would be in Indonesia, so that’s where it would be.


3. What is a ragout?

The one hanging on the line after washing.


4. What is a Monte Bianco?

White mountain?  Must be a LOT of ice cream.


5. What is orzata?

The alternative to what one would normally eat instead of zata.


6. What are the main ingredients of a meuniére sauce?

The sole ingredient is sole.  Oh no, that is the accompaniment …


7. What is an Heirloom seed?

One coming from great-grandmama’s aspidistra.


8. What is the main ingredient of beignets de banane?

Obviously, bananas.  Speared off the tree with bayonets.


9. What is the main ingredient of falafels?

Minstrel balladeers?  I mean, those have as an ingredient lots of falalas, and the ‘fels’ must be short for ‘fellows’.


10. What does “pickling” means in culinary terms?

A baby pick.  (Well, a baby duck is a duckling?)


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  1. Flee says:

    Waaaakakakkaka, Oohhh Eh Eh…. my cheeks are sore from smiling at my screen.. Thanks for the giggle


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  4. Zirkie says:

    I just looooved your answers, Col! Great as always!


  5. Very funny 😆 Loved your answers!


  6. calmgrove says:

    I haven’t read it (the book) yet, but is this lovely post a closet homage to Douglas Adams’ The Meaning of Liff? To quote that online sybil, Wikipedia, ‘All the words listed are toponyms and describe common feelings and objects for which there is no current English word. Examples are Shoeburyness (“The vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat that is still warm from somebody else’s bottom”) and Plymouth (“To relate an amusing story to someone without remembering that it was they who told it to you in the first place”).’

    Yes, I know these aren’t toponyms, but you’ll get my drift (‘Rork’s Drift: a distracting monologue that leads you off the main topic of conversation’, as Adams didn’t write).


    • colonialist says:

      I enjoy the writing of Adams and Pratchett, but like to think that I not so much copy them as have a mind that works in similar ways to theirs.
      I’m sure Adams might have written that Drift if he’d thought of it, but the odds were 33-1 against! 🙂


  7. optie says:

    Great answers Col, love your sense of humour!


  8. melouisef says:

    very funny and I especially loved the palmiers one


  9. adeeyoyo says:

    Well, your ignorance is less than mine, Col. 😀 Well done!


  10. bulldog says:

    Glad you could help me understand half of these food or food types…. falafels.. now this really sounds rude.. lol


  11. newsferret says:

    Very witty 😀


  12. Hilarious (I’m glad you didn’t come up with something rude for no. 7 😉 ). Number 2 really cracked me up ‘so ji) – bwhahahaha


  13. Colline says:

    A good laugh – I am still smiling as I comment 🙂


  14. adinparadise says:

    Great tongue-in-cheek answers, Col. Sweet little pickling. 😆


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