Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Hooray for porridge

I found this rather enjoyable article on the World Championship in porridge in today's Guardian on

For your information, Scottish porridge-lovers: Scotland isn't the only country in Europe where oats is coveted for its breakfast qualities; Norway (and I guess Sweden) have long utilized this exemplary grain for hot, sticky, but delicious breakfasts for more than a century - and probably longer!

Want to know the Norwegian word for porridge? It is 'grøt'.

Both the English and the Norwegian, I find, fulfill the respective languages' onomatopoetic possibilities.
Hooray, hooray for porridge.

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