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Saturday, October 16, 2010

cast iron yankee bowl

This is a cast iron yankee bowl.

It is very similar to the scotch bowl, and is often confused with a scotch bowl.

A scotch bowl is called a scotch bowl, because it originated in Scotland and was designed for making scotch broth.

But no one seems to know why a yankee bowl is called a yankee bowl, or exactly what the difference is between a yankee bowl and a scotch bowl.

My best guess is, a scotch bowl has a more rounded bowl shape, and a yankee bowl is less round. This is based on pictures I've seen of each, and is strictly a guess.

I do know the origin of the song "Yankee Doodle." It was written to poke fun at someone.

Yankee was Old English for Johnny, and Doodle meant a fool.

"Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni" meant he was showing off; He dressed cheaply and paraded on his pony, trying to convince everyone how fancy he looked.

But no, yankee bowls have nothing to do with the baseball team, or the North.


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