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A88006782 - A Cheesy History: US Presidents and Their Dairy Gifts

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Entry: A Cheesy History: US Presidents and Their Dairy Gifts - A88006782
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China - U1590784

A Twitter trend today was the word 'Fumigate'. This led me to remember the time Matty Van had to get rid of the smell of Old Hickory's cheese in the White House.

So you get this entry.

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A88006782 - A Cheesy History: US Presidents and Their Dairy Gifts

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SashaQ - happysad

Great Entry! smiley - cheesesmiley - biggrin

I did have a couple of questions as I read through:

Why is 30 December 1801 in square brackets?

"This was, of course, a cheddar cheese." - why 'of course'?

I didn't know there was a Cheshire in Massachusetts to go with the county of Cheshire in the UK, and that is amusing that there is a cheese connection - Cheshire Cheese is a white, crumbly cheese, but I presume a cheddar cheese is a hard, yellowish cheese.

Would a link to your milk Entry A87923596 fit in somewhere?

"the cheesy comestible took up residence there – for the rest of Jefferson's time in office. It was a really big cheese." - smiley - snork brilliant phrasing!

That is amazing that the Jackson cheese was eaten quickly yet still managed to get into everything smiley - rofl

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A88006782 - A Cheesy History: US Presidents and Their Dairy Gifts

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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - biro The square brackets belong to the National Archives. I'm guessing the date wasn't there, but somewhere else on the document.

smiley - biro I changed the cheddar cheese sentence to explain that cheddar is the default cheese mode in North America. smiley - winkeye 'Cheddar' is basically what we mean when we say 'cheese' unless we put the word 'processed' in front of it. There are few cheese connoisseurs on this continent.

smiley - biro Linked.

Yeah. It must have been a very smelly cheese. smiley - laugh


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