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Offline Laura Mabee

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2005, 07:04:13 PM »
This thread is great!  ;D

I almost laughed off the chair about the rumor on Peter  :P

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2005, 07:08:21 PM »
Gosh, GranDuke, if you are going to go geographic, half the planet is named after royals !

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« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2005, 07:17:10 PM »
BTW, the Battenberg cake is best using banana & strawberry cakes, and a STRONG vanilla liquer marzipan. [rum works, but it does not crystalize as well]

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« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2005, 07:18:42 PM »


[size=18]Earl Grey Tea[/size]

Is a black tea blend, which gets a distinctive flavor and aroma from bergamot oil.

This blend is named after Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, who reputedly received a gift of tea that was flavored with bergamot oil.

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845).


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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2005, 07:20:57 PM »
Ah, yes.  But is Earl Grey a royal? [/pedant]  ;)

Anyway, how about a few expressions that seem to have made their way into colloquial English?

"We are not amused." (allegedly inspired by QVI)

"Let them eat cake." (although I don't believe poor old Antoinette ever actually said it)
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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2005, 08:42:26 PM »
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"We are not amused." (allegedly inspired by QVI)


That sounds like something she might have said to Bertie ;)

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2005, 11:27:05 PM »
Yum, Battenberg cake - drool. Can't wait for the end of Lent! ;)

New Zealand is chocka with Royal names, esp. from Victorian/Edwardian times. Every town seems to have its Queen Street, Victoria Street, Albert Street, King Edward Street. There's Queenstown. Albert Park ad nauseum. (BTW, Queen in these placenames is of course Queen Victoria of whom there seems to be statues all over the show.)

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2005, 11:53:27 PM »
We have here very tasty tea called Nicholas , Count Orlov, and Imperial
The tea is the mix of black tea with various hurbs.
In Nicholas (after Nicholas II) tea cornflower is added.
All teas made in Denmark for Russia.

In order to come to St. Petersburg from Moscow ,
I often use the train "Nikolaevsky Express" (named after Nicholas I)

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: April 08, 2005, 02:10:19 AM »
he isn't royalty, but the earl of something or other liked to eat while playing cards, so he invented a sandwich to eat while playing instead of a meal
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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: April 08, 2005, 02:55:01 AM »
Funnily enough it was the Earl of Sandwich.

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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2005, 08:55:58 AM »
I'm surprised that no one has yet mentioned Strawberries Romanov.

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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2005, 05:05:24 PM »
Queen Alexandra when Princess of Wales developed  a permanent stiff knee after the birth of her daughter Louise in 1867, and always walked with a limp afterwards. Women in society copied her particular way of walking, and made the "Alexandra limp" fashionable!

The Duke of Windsor tied his tyes a particular way (sorry, I don't know much about tyes!) and so the "Windsor knot" was born.

Now as for Prince Albert piercings...!!!  :o
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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2005, 05:43:34 PM »


[size=18]Windsor Knot[/size]

Windsor knot is a method of tying a tie. This knot, compared to other methods, produces a thick and wide knot.

The knot is named after the Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII before abdication), however the Duke himself did not actually use a Windsor knot. The Duke preferred a wide knot and had his ties specially made with thicker cloth in order to produce a wider knot when tied with the conventional four in hand knot.

See: How to Tie a Windsor Knot.




Thank you, Alicky1872!


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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2005, 05:44:04 PM »

[size=18]Strawberries Romanov[/size]

A dessert originally created by Carême and originally using cream and, possibly, meringues. Modern versions often include ice cream and omit the meringues.

It calls "Romanov" because it was made for Emperor Alexander I.

Strawberries Romanov

Thank you Tasha_R.


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Re: Royality as Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2005, 06:00:17 PM »
[size=18]Sandwich[/size]

The dish was named after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, an English aristocrat, in the 18th century, although it is unlikely to have been invented by him. It is said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue gambling while eating.
But his biographer Rodger points out that the sole source of this rumour was gossip mentioned in a travel book by Grosley, and that at the period in question (1765) Lord Sandwich was known to be very busy and this food was for the purpose of eating at his desk.


Thank you, Ferngully.