short note: black strap molasses

David A. Daniel dad at POKERWIZ.COM
Fri May 27 10:41:22 UTC 2011

If you didn't get enough lasses you can ask for molasses.

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victor steinbok
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Subject: Re: short note: black strap molasses


OED claims "molasses" is singular except in the South.


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 4:04 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at> wrote:

> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 2:37 AM, victor steinbok <aardvark66 at>
> wrote:
> > molasses _are_
> Say what, now?
> As chance would have it, I myself know _(blackstrap) molasses_ only as
> a literary term.
> In Marshall, it was (Texas) ribbon-cane _syrup_, whereas, in Saint
> Louis, it was "Karo" corn _syrup_.

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