Kake (nou) wrote,
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Grace.

I was just skimming a post on Language Log which mentioned how archaisms persist in ritual speech. This reminded me of the “grace” we used to be made to say en masse before lunch at primary school:

“Forward, gem and treacy,
Make us all, make us eat our food.
Full, Amen.”


Much more interesting, I think, than the official version:

“For what we are about to receive, may the Lord make us truly thankful. Amen.”

I seem to remember that I thought “gem and treacy” was some sort of pudding.
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