Archive for July 22nd, 2015

July 22, 2015

Can you find the problem with this picture?

by Janie Jones

Cardamom bread

There is no such thing as cardoman.  I looked it up on Google.  I suspect they mean cardamom.  Which is actually what comes up on Google if you google ‘what is cardoman?’  The brain trust at Google apparently knows that the Genpop will spell the name of this spice wrong.  How do they know?  I can’t say, but I guess stupidity is predictable.

I’m trying really hard to comprehend this mistake.  In some regions this particular spice is not very common or well known, I guess, but still, it’s not even supposed to be pronounced cardo-man.  It is pronounced like carda-mom or carde-mum.