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#52853 - 01/20/02 08:43 PM Re: I stand corrected: Musk Sticks
belMarduk Offline
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Stales,

Do musk sticks ever come in a white creamy colour. I vaguely remember something of the sort being sold here when I was young but they were called "de la tire musquée" I think musked taffy is the best translation.


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#52854 - 01/21/02 10:08 PM Norwegian treats
Bobyoungbalt Offline
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If anyone thinks musk candy sounds gross, let them try lutefisk.


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#52855 - 01/21/02 10:19 PM Re: Australian culture/history
WhitmanO'Neill Offline
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Thanks, stales, for that capsule review of Australian settlement history!...very enlightening. Now, as a history buff, I'm eager to delve into more of the details. (Although, I think I'll pass on the early Aussie settlers' candy-eating habits! )


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#52856 - 01/21/02 10:32 PM Re: Norwegian treats
Jackie Offline
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gross, let them try lutefisk.
Ok, Bob--I'll bite. What is lutefisk? That word sounds fishy to me...


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#52857 - 01/22/02 04:31 AM Re: Australian culture/history
maverick Offline
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more of the details

Send me your address mate, and I'll send you a spare copy of a wonderful book I was enthusing about around a year back, called The Fatal Shore - I couldn't resist getting another copy to give to someone when I saw it for about $1 in a remnants sale recently!

BTW, thanks to Jo I recently experienced the delights of the standard USA Lifesavers. er, well, guys, I have three comments on these marvels:
1. Their flavo(u)r reminded me of a cross between old socks and lavatory disinfectant
B. Compared to this 'gourmetic' delight I would *always rather taste musk which is a wonderful and naturally aromatic sensation
III. In fact, compared to repeating this experience, I think I can honestly say I would rather suck a Fisherman's Friend


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#52858 - 01/22/02 09:22 AM Re: Australian culture/history
of troy Offline
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Re-- I'll send you a spare copy of a wonderful book I was enthusing about around a year back, called
The Fatal Shore -


Was that the history of australia that was published about the time of Australia's centenial?
(ie circa 1988?) there was an exhibit at AMNH, and i remember reading a book about the early years of australia, but i foolishly didn't by it. Still bits and peices stuck in my head--

Mostly i remember being startled that the country was so young.. I am so used to US and NY being called young.. after all even a young city in europe, (Dublin) is over 1000 years old.. and NY hasn't even celebrated 400..

It seemed there was a lot of australian stuff about then.. lots of movies, some books and several TV productions that found there way onto US public telelvision.. I particularly remember A Town Like Alice-- and while i haven't gotten to australia yet-- when i do get there, Alice will be on my itinerary!



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#52859 - 01/22/02 02:07 PM Re: Australian culture/history
Jazzoctopus Offline
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[blueand NY hasn't even celebrated 400..

Virginia's quarter in the "50 State Quarters" program says "quadricentennial", I believe.


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#52860 - 01/22/02 02:34 PM Re: Australian culture/history
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I don't know when Henry Hudson, sailed into the harbor, and started up the river that bears his name, but NYC charter traces the city to 1625-- (ycliu)--the year of the New Amsterdam Trading company charter, establishing a trading post colony on the tip of Manhattan.

the state might be older.. but NYC is still short of being 400 years old.

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#52861 - 01/22/02 05:39 PM Re: Australian culture/history
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Sir Walter Raleigh's colonists, successful or not, landed at Roanoke in 1587. I know this because I was reading a plaque in Plymouth at Christmas that said so, and plaques on harbour walls never lie, do they? That being the case, Virginia's quadricentennial is more or less right on the money, isn't it?

NYC is definitely a johnny-come-lately. JKC Centre or no ...

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#52862 - 01/23/02 04:11 AM Re: Australian culture/history
maverick Offline
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Was that the history of australia that was published about the time of Australia's centenial?

I would guess so, Helen. And if anyone else wants a a dip into some of these waters without wading through a complete (populist) history tome, may I reccomend a novel called The English Passengers - it's a superb and accurately based story about Van Diemen's Land settlement, and is a rich study too for anyone even remotely interested in language... it is multiply-voiced and includes a lot of Manx dialect. A great read.


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