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Treacle

Posted on: May 11, 2008

treacle
\TREE-kul\ | noun

1 : a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison
2a chiefly British : molasses
2b : a blend of molasses, invert sugar, and corn syrup used as syrup
3 : something (as a tone of voice) heavily sweet and cloying

The first link is about treacle mining and it’s quite entertaining. It reminds me of the jackalope. Maybe you can only mine for treacle if you ride up on a jackalope. Or maybe jackalopes find the treacle ore after eating a whole tin of this:

treacle

So apparently the Britich call molasses treacle. Then why are they selling it in this kind of container? How would you close it once it was open? And if this is “black” treacle are there other colors of molasses over there? Or is this like how they call something brown sauce when by the sound of it it couldn’t be anything but brown?

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