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A Cheese By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

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Edited by Richard Walker, Monday, 11 Jan 2021, 00:54

A stunning map of different names for "cheese" across the regions of Europe. There are some interesting geographical patterns, but a few suprises too. Cheese is from Latin caesus = cheese but in Rome nowadays cheese is fromaggio, but notice Sardinia is more conservative. Good to see Manx and Friesian are recognised.

Credit: https://i.imgur.com/v8rfMC4.png

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And Malta; another linguistically interesting place.

SXR103 chemistry is fun (2008) :-)


Looks like you've merged two languages to give Fritalian fromaggio. 😕

The Italian for cheese is formaggio. In French it is fromage. 😁


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Good spot! But to be fair there is (or was) a robot 🤖 cheesmaker named Fromaggio.