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2008-10-07 03:00:17

By Bainbridge, Jane Squash and cordial manufacturers are tapping into healthy-eating trends in their fight for share against rival softdrink. By Jane Bainbridge Today's children may find it hard to believe, but when their grandparents were young Ribena was the height of luxury. Parents now indulge their offspring with smoothies, fresh juices and bottled water, but only a generation earlier, tap water flavoured by a dash of syrupy squash was considered a treat for kids. Cordials and squash...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.