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Post 9661

ITIWBS

Crossing crocodiles (bird-like) and turtles (mammal-like) would be a little likelier to work.

Crocotles, turtodiles?


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Post 9662

Baron Grim

Tortogators.


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Post 9663

ITIWBS

That is more euphonious.


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Post 9664

Baron Grim

I just learned something new.

German Chocolate Cake did not originate in Germany, but right here in Texas. smiley - ok

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_chocolate_cake


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Post 9665

Pink Paisley

I had never heard of 'German Cake'. It looks as though it is a variation of Black Forest Gateau.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Forest_cake

Perhaps as good Europeans, we are less likely to eat American cakes.

PP.


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Post 9666

Mr. X---> "God defend me from my friends, from my enemies I can defend myself."

Needless nationalism. (Or continentalism, if you prefer.)

You're getting to be as bad as Americans are. smiley - winkeye

smiley - pirate


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Post 9667

You can call me TC (Granny AND Granny-to-be)

It's probably just a case of cake not travelling well.

smiley - cakesmiley - bussmiley - ill


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Post 9668

You can call me TC (Granny AND Granny-to-be)

Having looked at that description of the "German cake" (named after someone called Sam German), I am intrigued by the "caramel topping". Sounds deliciously sinful.


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Post 9669

You can call me TC (Granny AND Granny-to-be)

That reminds me. Ever since writing my entry on German Bread in December 2000, I meant to follow it up with one on German cakes (as in cakes made in Germany) Maybe when I retire.


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Post 9670

Baron Grim

It is quite delicious. I loved German('s) chocolate cake when I was younger. I demanded either that, or Boston cream pie for my birthdays, (until I became accustomed to being disappointed on my Christmas adjacent birthday).

My father hated when I requested German chocolate cake because he was fed GCC until, as he said, "it came out of my ears" when he was a kid. Apparently, it really was all the rage in the '50's in Texas. His mother and all his aunts would make it for every occasion.


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Post 9671

Baron Grim

From Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Earth’s South Magnetic Pole is actually in the North. That’s why the North tip of a compass needle points there."


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Post 9672

ITIWBS

...wa'll, jest so long as they don't make no mistakes on the polarity of the charged particles attracted thair...


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