In case you're just too busy sermonizing on the mount, here is the exceprt that explains it:
"Spotted dick is an English steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit (usually currants) commonly served with custard. Spotted refers to the dried fruit (which resemble spots) and dick may be a contraction or corruption of the word pudding (from the last syllable) or possibly a corruption of the word dough or dog, as "spotted dog" is another name for the same dish with the use of plums rather than currants. Another explanation offered for the word "dick" is that it comes from the German word for "thick" or dick."
When cooking this pudding, I would recommend that you microwave it, as the other method involves piercing the lid and standing in boiling water for twenty minutes, which is very painful to say the least.
Tue 15 Nov, 2011 06:54 pm
I dooubt they used font that large back then.
Tue 15 Nov, 2011 07:02 pm
That this is a thread amazes me.
Does goldman not really know the word dick?
I think maybe not.
How could that possibly be?
Then again, maybe.