Peter Montgomery wrote:
> You forgot the Yorkshire pudding.
What was pre-war Yorkshire Pudding?
I got the sauerkraut from another list -- it was liberty cabbage.
My grandfather bought liberty bonds in that war -- but they could not be
cashed in until maturity, so when the farm depression came in 1922 he
had to sell them at a discount.
And in WW 2 Henry Kaiser made Liberty Ships (freighters) -- which had a
tendency to break in two in the middle.
Surely there must be at least an indirect echo of all this someplace in
On German-speaking princes:
Yet let me show, a Poet's of some weight,
And (tho' no Soldier) useful to the State.
What will a Child learn sooner than a song?
What better teach a Foreigner the tongue?
What's long or short, each accent where to place,
To speak in public with some sort of grace.
(Ep. II i, 203-08)
(This was addressed to George II, who at the time of writing had just
returned from a visit to Hanover so long it disturbed his closest
supporters.) I believe George III could handle English fairly well.