Bill Edminster bedminst at mc.net
Fri Mar 23 21:47:46 EST 2001

  I'm not sure if I can speak for all American English speakers, but I was
brought up to think that jam was whole (but crushed or jammed) fruit preserves
and jelly was strained fruit preserves.  I guess we're three or more peoples
divided by one language.

Paul Andinach wrote:

> On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Bill Edminster wrote:
> In Australia, the stuff one puts in sandwiches is "jam", and "jelly"
> is translucent wobbly stuff, made from gelatin, that one has with
> icecream for dessert.

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