I recently put up this post entitled "Something Moorish" - little did I realise that the Blog Police would be onto me for misuse of the English language. But I'm not going to be that easily muzzled (or even nuzzled for that matter) by the self-proclaimed malicia who roam the highways of the blogosphere.
Okay, I raise my hand, not an admission to being guilty, but to acknowledge that the spelling of the word 'Moorish' may have been slightly off-colour. Readers tend to think of the word 'moor' in connection with the Moors of Spain (see one of the comments here). My use of this word in relation to food has made the Blog police somewhat edgy.
Spelt 'moreish' or 'morish' the word describes food that is addictive, as in "They make chocolate chip cookies that are really moreish."
But if you look here or here you find the word 'moorish' used in the context of food. In this recent article in the Guardian entitled 'The Great British Crisp' they write "...They were probably made with new or Charlotte potatoes. These are pretty much up there, I'd say, and very moorish."
Surely the inhabitants of the Blogosphere will be supporting me in their droves in this matter!
Now I must stop eating this chevda, it's simply so moreish!
And here are some more words for you to ponder over:
Bob's your uncle