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 Post subject: Icing sugar
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:21 am 
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Someone sprinkled icing sugar on one of our favourite whistling spots.

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Adrian wrote:
Someone sprinkled icing sugar on one of our favourite whistling spots.

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I can see a steaming cup of tea melting a spot for the cup and you melting another as you sit ... so .. play on and enjoy the mood. It is a good picture and a good location .. how are the acoustics?

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 Post subject: Re: Icing sugar
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The acoustics are fine. We can let rip with Overtons and the even louder Chieftains without destroying the ears. Down in the valley there is an echo which is a natural kind of reverb. We are blessed. I do normally carry a litre of hot tea with me as I did on this day. :D


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Beautiful! I love hills; they wake something up in me. Must be a wonderful place to whistle in. But I gotta ask... is "icing sugar" what us Americans call powdered sugar? Or is that "icing" like some of us call "frosting", like you put on a cake?

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 Post subject: Re: Icing sugar
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TheSpoonMan wrote:
Beautiful! I love hills; they wake something up in me. Must be a wonderful place to whistle in. But I gotta ask... is "icing sugar" what us Americans call powdered sugar? Or is that "icing" like some of us call "frosting", like you put on a cake?


Well you have stumped me. Two nations divided by a common language, and all that. I'm guessing that your powdered sugar is what we call icing sugar.


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Icing sugar - this is what I meant had been sprinkled on the hills.

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With icing sugar we can make icing to put on cakes.

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Or we can just sprinkle it on cakes.


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Frosting?


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 Post subject: Re: Icing sugar
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Ah yeah, we call it powdered sugar first, then mash it up to make what I call frosting, but everyone around here seems to call icing (I probably picked frosting up from Indiana). I suppose you could put the powder on a cake; I prefer it on pumpkin bread or lemon squares.

The stuff on the tree is called snow :P

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What a picture, Adrian -- would these be called the "brownie mountains"? ;)

Another name here for the 'icing' sugar is confectioner's sugar. We use it as a basis for our regular cake icing/frosting (confectioner's sugar, butter/margarine, milk, vanilla + whatever extras) and as a decorative sprinkle over brownies, cakes, cookies .... like your pictures. The icing vs frosting is a regional choice, much like soda vs pop or hoagies vs heroes vs subs vs grinders vs dagwoods (all names for a style of sandwich). :roll:

It's bad enough to have the UK & the USA separated by a common language ... but the USA is also separated from itself by that same common language .... :lol:


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Judy K wrote:
much like soda vs pop or hoagies vs heroes vs subs vs grinders vs dagwoods :

Hey Jim, I think she means a coke and a sam'ich... you now how them northern girls talk..... :shock:


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TheSpoonMan wrote:
The stuff on the tree is called snow

Ha ha!

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Micheal wrote:
Judy K wrote:
much like soda vs pop or hoagies vs heroes vs subs vs grinders vs dagwoods :

Hey Jim, I think she means a coke and a sam'ich... you now how them northern girls talk..... :shock:


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yeah .. .. and if she had "said it" would have taken about 1/2 second to get it out .... the girl do talk a mite fast!!!!! [-( :laughing:

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 Post subject: Re: Icing sugar
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Jim Wright wrote:
Micheal wrote:
Judy K wrote:
much like soda vs pop or hoagies vs heroes vs subs vs grinders vs dagwoods :

Hey Jim, I think she means a coke and a sam'ich... you now how them northern girls talk..... :shock:


:D

yeah .. .. and if she had "said it" would have taken about 1/2 second to get it out .... the girl do talk a mite fast!!!!! [-( :laughing:


Y'all just listen slow down south ..... 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Icing sugar
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TheSpoonMan wrote:
Beautiful! I love hills; they wake something up in me. Must be a wonderful place to whistle in. But I gotta ask... is "icing sugar" what us Americans call powdered sugar? Or is that "icing" like some of us call "frosting", like you put on a cake?

Looks like what we call 'confectioners sugar'.

The pic's remind me of where I grew up - really nice Adrian.

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Judy K wrote:
Jim Wright wrote:
Micheal wrote:
Judy K wrote:
much like soda vs pop or hoagies vs heroes vs subs vs grinders vs dagwoods :

Hey Jim, I think she means a coke and a sam'ich... you now how them northern girls talk..... :shock:


:D

yeah .. .. and if she had "said it" would have taken about 1/2 second to get it out .... the girl do talk a mite fast!!!!! [-( :laughing:


Y'all just listen slow down south ..... 8)


:laughing: =D> :P ;)

I enjoyed the pictures too Adrian.

Kathy :D

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jrc wrote:
TheSpoonMan wrote:
Beautiful! I love hills; they wake something up in me. Must be a wonderful place to whistle in. But I gotta ask... is "icing sugar" what us Americans call powdered sugar? Or is that "icing" like some of us call "frosting", like you put on a cake?

Looks like what we call 'confectioners sugar'.

The pic's remind me of where I grew up - really nice Adrian.


'Oh, so that's what confectioner's sugar is? Been wondering that for a bit :P

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It's bad enough to have the UK & the USA separated by a common language ... but the USA is also separated from itself by that same common language ....


You know, it'd be real interesting to see how American dialects develop over the next couple centuries... I was just reading up on divergent English dialects (like Scots and Yola and such), that have been splitting off from standard English for centuries (if you count old Northumbrian as Scots, it's been splitting away since the beginning), so it'd be cool to see how that happens when English has been in America for a good amount of time.

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Adrian, When I first read your topic I thought of this:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/arts/marzipan.asp

Oh, and "common" has differing connotations both here and abroad.

We always thought of common folk as just good old down to earth folks. [-(

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mack wrote:
Oh, and "common" has differing connotations both here and abroad.
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Those babies were amazing!


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 Post subject: Re: Icing sugar
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Judy's southern. I've driven up by where she lives. Parts of the south are up north of where she lives.

However, Soda, hoagie and hero sandwich are not-so-southern terms.

Language is fascinating. If we could live 800-900 years, like they did in the times of Noah, I'd spend a century or so studying language. Probably right after the century spent studying folk music.

The original picture is lovely, Adrian. The iced tree is nice, too.

In Tennessee we often got the snows that looked like a powdering of "confectioner's sugar." Made me think of cold cereal sprinkled with sugar before you pour on the milk. Then again, that may be a mental picture that wouldn't appeal to you. Food differences are almost as broad as language differences. :-k ](*,)

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