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Old 30-11-2023, 10:08 AM
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Remembered/re-learnt when I looked it up that Fortnum and Mason of London were responsilble for the original importation and sale of Heinz Baked Beans. Thay were so essential to the English diet that during WW2 they were classified as an essential food and were exempt from rationing.
According to the Ministry of Food, baked beans were rationed under the points scheme during WW2.

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Old 30-11-2023, 10:11 AM
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That according to the MacQuarie dictionary the word of the year is Cossylivs . meaning the cost of living. To me it sounds like one of those daft words they come up with down here. I have never heard it used, but am informed it originated in the UK. Anyone ever heard or used this word ?
Never heard of it before, and my life has been made worse for knowing of its existence.
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Old 30-11-2023, 10:16 AM
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That according to the MacQuarie dictionary the word of the year is Cossylivs . meaning the cost of living. To me it sounds like one of those daft words they come up with down here. I have never heard it used, but am informed it originated in the UK. Anyone ever heard or used this word ?
Sounds Scouse to me. Like Giro.
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Remembered/re-learnt when I looked it up that Fortnum and Mason of London were responsilble for the original importation and sale of Heinz Baked Beans. Thay were so essential to the English diet that during WW2 they were classified as an essential food and were exempt from rationing.

This was all generated because of a discussion about the origins of Scotch Eggs in an airport departure lounge - hey-ho.
Also in the news as they have grown the first crop of haricot beans in the UK so we can have fully British Baked Beans now.
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