Why is a certain British dessert called spotted dick?
And why are meatballs made from offal called *******?
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- deniseLv 71 month ago
The 'spotted' bit is because of the dried fruit that's 'dotted' through the pudding [not sure about dick though].
The offal & pork meatballs are called '*******' because they were originally wrapped in lacy 'caul' fat, to keep moist whilst cooking.
I think they got the name from bunches of twigs [kindling sticks] that were bound in thinner twigs and were called '*******'.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Janet has explained the use of the word “dick”, meaning pudding (it's also a shortened form of Richard).
I assume that the other item is fag*ots?. I don't know about the history of the word but that's simply what they are called. The real question is, why did the word come to be used in American English as an offensive term to describe a homosexual?
- Dead inside♀️Lv 61 month ago
Yah sounds gross
- JanetLv 71 month ago
"While "spotted" is a clear reference to the dried fruit in the pudding (which resemble spots), "dick" and "dog" were dialectal terms widely used for pudding, from the same etymology as "dough" (i.e., the modern equivalent name would be "spotted pudding"). In late 19th century Huddersfield, for instance, a glossary of local terms described: "Dick, plain pudding. If with treacle sauce, treacle dick." (from Wikipedia "spotted dick")
This predates the current use of the word "dick" as an euphemism for the word "p*nis". The word dick meant pudding LONG before it means what you are interpreting it as.
Cannot answer the second half of your question because the Y/A program has substituted ******* for whatever word you used.
Doesn't matter. Try looking things up online and learn to think for yourself.
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- CLv 71 month ago
You ain't seen nuffink until you've had the Bedfordshire clanger, gotten your teeth stuck in Peggy's leg, demanded ruddy glue for afters and sighed with dismay when you got frog spawn instead!
The f-word oft used in the UK for cigarettes literally means a "bundle," usually of sticks or straw. It's also that thing the eagle on the US crest clutches in one claw except you dress it up in Latin. As a dish it's meaty bits "bundled" together inside a piece of caul fat. The word never got overtaken from its primary meaning on this side of the pond.
The spots in spotted dick are obviously the currants. The best explanation for "dick" is that it's a play on an older alternative word for pudding - puddick, or maybe it was baby-talk for pudding. It's a playful word. Lots of old fashioned desserts have playful names, see above, also a great favourite of mine - whim wham or syllabub as a play on syllable. Just because the "ye olden days" was a long time ago doesn't mean that people back then didn't take great delight in a childish sense of humour, except for the meatball thing. That's just a description. I've always wondered what kind of a person looked at a bundled of f-words stacked next to the fire as kindling and thought, "A-ha, just like homosexuals!" Why not use "rolling pin" or "spindle" or something more manly like "piledriver" as slang?
- LônLv 71 month ago
The currants, sultanas and raisins in the light coloured pudding gives it a spotted appearance.
'F a gg ots' are what they are...it's not our fault that Yanks call arsebandits by the same name.
- choko_canyonLv 71 month ago
Convincingly explain why you're asking this question anonymously if you're not a troll and I'll answer you. If you don't explain, that confirms you're a troll. Sound fair?