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#1 2012-02-20 21:47:07

larrybob
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Registered: 2007-12-27
Posts: 92

treacle / trickle

Slow-moving treacle may trickle down (as has been pointed out “treacle down economics” is a frequent pun.) I thought a lot of the mistakes might be U.S. people who were unfamiliar with treacle, but it seems that even British people end up using the eggcorn.

Chef interview “I did, however, have to make a Trickle Tart, which is a traditional English dessert that I was not familiar with…”

Fanfic “That’s not much at all, come Hermoine and I’ll show you an old recipe my Aunt Daisy taught me when I was about your age. Best trickle tart recipe ever invented”

WeightWatchers ”...remeber age 7 being put on what was known as the diet table at boarding school and whilst normal sized kids had trickle sponge and custard, us on the diet table got a apple as desert!”

Expat message board “To me, the flavour has a suggestion of trickle pudding (the type you’d have with jam flowing down from the top many years ago) about it…”

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#2 2012-02-22 12:26:24

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 827

Re: treacle / trickle

A fine eggcorn, larrybob, that works best with puddings, sponges and tarts, but even treacle toffee is trickly before it cools and sets.

Decided to leave Trickle toffee and other such stuff there as it will take me forever to eat all this, I still have chocolate from Xmas.

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