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Dec 6, 2006
This week's theme
Desserts used metaphorically

This week's words
flummery
cakewalk
chocolate-box
ambrosia
cookie-cutter

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chocolate-box

(CHO-kuh-lit boks, CHOK-lit -) Pronunciation Sound Clip

adjective: Having a romanticized beautiful image; stereotypically pretty.

[From the kind of pictures often seen on boxes of chocolate.]

"But to accept that is merely to endorse a patronising, chocolate-box image of the country -- to see it all as pretty lanes, thatched cottages and rosy-cheeked lasses milking cows -- and to turn a blind eye to the reality of rural life today."
Anna Morrell; An Everyday Tale of Randy Rural Folk; Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales); Nov 9 2006.

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