[LMB] Semi-OT: History of Turkish Delight aka locum, with Narnia readers' ideas of what it must have been
fishman at panix.com
Tue Jun 20 04:04:24 BST 2017
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From: "A. Marina Fournier" <saffronrose at me.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
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Sent: 06/19/2017 10:42:42 PM
Subject: [LMB] Semi-OT: History of Turkish Delight aka locum, with
Narnia readers' ideas of what it must have been
>I knew what locum was, and enjoyed it, long before I read the Narnia
>books, in college.
>Beware the lure of Atlas Obscura! you can spent several hours going
>from interesting link to fascinating link.
Shouldn't that be 'lokum'? A 'locum' is a place holder (short for locum
tenens). I first ran into Turkish Delight in the Sayers novel _Strong
Poison_ but not under the lokum name. I can't stand the stuff, myself;
it is far too sweet.
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