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Sally Caves wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Cowan" <[log in to unmask]>
>
>>Christophe Grandsire scripsit:
>>
>>
>>>"Alouette" is just the French name for "lark". Admit the word sounds
>
> much
>
>>>better in French :))) .
>>
>>Very true.  But "lark's vomit" [lA:kswOmIt] sounds much more appropriate
>>as a candy ingredient in English.
>
>
> WHAT??????  <G>  I'm not getting a reference, here, I don't think.  Candy
> Ingredient. Hmmm.  Joke??  Word in a foreign language?  German?  lakswomit.
>
> "Meadowlark" is a beautiful word for me."

I believe the "lark's vomit" thing comes from a Monty Python skit about
a candy company. It was one of the fillings in their chocolates.

I prefer "Lark's Tongues in Aspic" ;)