No wonder I get some odd looks when I ask for “kwi-noah”! I quite like the stuff, but “kasha gryczana” (buckwheat groats) is tastier, especially when salted, covered in melted butter and “skwarki” (lardons), as my granny used to make.
This Keen-wah stuff is modern. Last year I happened to be in a Wetherspoon reading Tim's News in which he gives that pronunciation - having previously heard the TV ad in which Henry Blofeld pronounces it that way.
It was one of those pubs lined with bookshelves filled with random books. Right next to me was a Collins Dictionary 1988 edition so I looked it up. Back then it said Ki-Noah, derived from the Portuguese pronounced Keen-wah.
So that pronunciation is for the pretentious who talk about visiting Paree.
Thats because thrifty folk cottoned on, and so the greedy bar stewards upped the prices. I have seen offcuts in Asda though.
Was a great ingredient for a smoked salmon carbonara though. Done in next to no time and served with a nice whit wine - luvverly,
Since Charles and William have the legal power, on their assuming the kingship, to elevate their wives, Camilla and Kate, from the title of Princess Consort to Queen if they wished, then surely Harry also has this ability to so elevate Meghan to Queen. Even though he is currently 6th in line, and Meghan has not yet received UK citizenship, is a Queen Meghan a real possibility?! Stranger things have happened in British royal history!
[QUOTE="Provost, post: 8584920, member: 19256" Muslim pearly kings and queens[/QUOTE] What! no bloody way guv, the pearly monarchy is like our regular one, inherited, and their function is raising funds for local charities, and long may it be so. note:- The twins supported the pearly kings and queens, Just Don't ask where the money came from.