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Sunday, November 18, 2012

random word of the day: SHERBET (UK)

random word of the day: SHERBET (UK) – oranżada w proszku (an artificial powder with a fruit flavour eaten as a sweet or used to make a drink (UK))




(1) Dumbledore: "Would you care for a sherbet lemon?"

 McGonagall: "A what?"  

Dumbledore: "A sherbet lemon. They're a kind of Muggle sweet I'm rather fond of." 

 McGonagall: "No, thank you."

(2) The sherbet lemon has a citrus taste and is sour and also tangy. The sherbet in the middle explodes, making the sweet suddenly more sour.

(3) Dib Dab is a small packet of sherbet with a lollipop. Once the lollipop has been licked, it can be dipped into the sherbet.

(4) Flying saucers are small discs made from edible coloured paper. They are typically filled with white unflavoured sherbet.

artificial – sztuczny (made by people, not natural)
Would you care for ……… ? – Would you like ……. ?
to be fond of – to like something very much
sour – kwaśny (having a sharp, sometimes unpleasant, taste or smell, like a lemon, and not sweet)
tangy – o ostrym smaku (pleasantly strong and sharp)
once – jak tylko (as soon as)
to dip – zanurzać, zamaczać (to put something into a liquid for a short time)
 a saucer – spodek
edible – nadający się do jedzenia, jadalny (suitable for eating)
unflavoured – bez dodatku smakowego (without an artificial flavour)

In American English the name sherbet really means sorbet – frozen food made from fruit juice, water and sugar.


Hi guys!

The inspiration for today’s word comes from watching a YouTube video made by the lovely Emmy (or emmymadeinjapan). In this clip, Emmy eats and talks about UK candy. Skip to 04:33 and 12:10 to watch Emmy eat sherbet-based sweets.

Have a great  day!



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