Welsh Rabbit!

Spring has sprung, and grass is rizzy –

With mowers we will soon be bizzy?

Welsh rabbit

This picture is to say Rabbit – but this month I’ll do it in Welsh.

‘Aha!’ I hear you cry triumphantly.  ‘That isn’t “rabbit”, it’s “rarebit”!’

Not so, smarty-pants.  It started out in the fifteen hundreds as ‘rabbit’ and then the silly-PC-type-language-Nazis pointed out that it isn’t really a rabbit, so people started calling it ‘rarebit’.  As if a toad-in-the-hole is actually a toad!  Or a strip of bread dipped in boiled egg yolk is a real soldier!

The picture was lifted from here, where a wonderful recipe (it includes beer!) and some good giggles are available.

© Colonialist September 2014 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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25 Responses to Welsh Rabbit!

  1. nickczardas says:

    A rare bit of rarebit is rare indeed, but I did not know that it was once rabbit. good word sleuthing there !


  2. Maybe really awful rhyme, but really awfully funny


  3. gipsika says:

    😀 Beat yer to it!! hehehe


  4. Happy 1st of Spring 🙂


  5. Ruth2Day says:

    Welsh or not, I’d happily share it with you 🙂


  6. calmgrove says:

    I live in the Welsh countryside, and the occasional Welsh rabbit hurtles across our lawn, but I’ve yet to consciously eat one.

    Incidentally, rabbit in Welsh is cwningen, plural cwningod, so you should be shouting “Cwningod!” (The ‘w’ by the way is a double-w, pronounced ‘oo’.) I suppose it’s related to “coney”…


  7. I just love toasted cheese (in the broadest sense) – a rare(bit)treat as Cheddar is hard to find in France.


  8. Pussycat44 says:

    A pity that I’ve just had lunch (Dutch salted herring) otherwise I’d have some rabbit/rarebit plus toad in the hole and a soldier for good measure 😉
    Spring has sprung just a little bit here in Gauteng, too. Lovely sunshine today.


  9. I checked out the authentic recipe you linked not, and the writing is charming. A bit like yours, my friend!


  10. newsferret says:

    Looks tasty enough to be a rarebit treat!


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