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  •  Errrr (1+ / 0-)
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    You mean "mess of pottage", not "bowl of porridge"!  Pottage was a vegetable broth, thickened with oats, that provided the staple diet for peasants, hence the very low value.

    "Who stood against President Obama in 2012?" - The trivia question nobody can answer.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:03:22 AM PST

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    •  I stand corrected. My carelessness no doubt (0+ / 0-)

      stems from not liking either.

      My mother used to say that in Germany they feed oats to horses, which did not explain how come I had to eat oatmeal mush for supper at the age of four. :)

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 10:46:39 AM PST

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