[LMB] Semi-OT: History of Turkish Delight aka locum, with Narnia readers' ideas of what it must have been

Harvey Fishman 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." 
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Cc: fishman at panix.com
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

>http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cs-lewis-greatest-fiction-convincing-american-kids-that-they-would-like-turkish-delight
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>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.
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>Marina
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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.

Harvey
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