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Porridge or porage?

(23 Posts)
Anya Wed 29-Mar-17 13:15:25


Marian1412 Wed 29-Mar-17 13:21:51

Definitely porridge!

ninathenana Wed 29-Mar-17 13:25:49

Never seen porage before confused

tanith Wed 29-Mar-17 13:26:10

Porridge definitely but my American friend insists on calling it Oatmeal I've always thought they were the same thing.

Ana Wed 29-Mar-17 13:29:34

According to t'internet

"Porage This is a word made up by A & R Scott in Glasgow when they launched Scott's Porage Oats in 1914, and combined the old Scots word poray with the French word potage."

Anya Wed 29-Mar-17 15:33:41

Well done Ana - that explains it.

JackyB Wed 29-Mar-17 18:20:54

As long as it's not pronounced "poor rarge"

grandtanteJE65 Fri 21-Jul-17 14:42:13

I spell it porridge and understand porridge to be the dish, commonly eaten at breakfast. It is made in Scotland either with porridge oats or with oatmeal. Oatmeal being oats ground into flour - I don't think you can buy them in England and Wales, don't know about either N. Ireland or the Republic.

hildajenniJ Fri 21-Jul-17 16:18:28

You can buy both porridge oats and oatmeal in England. Holland and Barrett sell oatmeal,cans I'm sure I've bought it in Tesco.

hildajenniJ Fri 21-Jul-17 16:19:03

Fat fingers, and not cans!

grannyticktock Fri 21-Jul-17 18:17:39

Oh yes, you can buy oatmeal in England too. It makes nicer porridge than rolled (porridge) oats - less glutinous and gloopy - although it takes a bit longer to make.

Cherrytree59 Fri 21-Jul-17 18:26:40

Scott's porridge oats in the winter
Tesco large organic oats made i|to muesli in summer.

In years gone by porridge would be made the night before and left in the porridge drawer smile

vampirequeen Fri 21-Jul-17 19:45:27

Definitely porridge.

eddiecat78 Fri 21-Jul-17 19:54:16

Always thought it was Porage until a friend picked me up on it - I was very pleased to buy her some Scotts Porage Oats!
Mind you - I was also convinced she lived in Laburnham Avenue, not Laburnum!

I always used to pride myself on my spelling but it is detiorating rapidly - I blame computers!

Jalima1108 Fri 21-Jul-17 20:42:33

Porridge although we have bought Scott's Porage Oats - I just thought it was the Scottish spelling.

Ana Fri 21-Jul-17 20:45:59

See my post of 29th March 13.29! smile

PorageLover Mon 24-Jun-19 15:23:21

Yes, i think "porage" is mainly used for "Scott's Porage Oats", look here:

Resurgam123 Wed 26-Jun-19 19:14:12

Porage or Porridge. I buy our locally Cheshire grown oats. They have been grown locally a couple of hundred years. They are very good but any Porage flavour is almost certainly depends on the soil and weather as to what the porage is like.

If GN think I am advertising its Mornflake
It is probably sold mainly locally.
They make Staffordshire oatcakes around here which are essentially an oatmeal pancake. And rather nice rolled up in onion and cheese.
Well known in the potteries as a snack.

Pantglas1 Wed 26-Jun-19 19:48:36

My husband insists on Quaker Oats... not sure if I can tell the difference!

BradfordLass72 Wed 26-Jun-19 20:23:08

Who cares? Just eat it grin

toscalily Sat 29-Jun-19 14:40:49

BradfordLass72, Michael Jackson song comes to mind grin

TheCannyScot Sun 27-Oct-19 16:19:59

My grandmother used to make enough porridge to last my grandad a week. She would make it really thick and glutenous and would line a kitchen drawer with greased brown paper and poured the progress into the drawer and when it had cold sufficiently, she cut it into slices which my grandad took to work with him on the railways. Btw, porridge is cooked with salt and normally eaten from a bicker. As a child I had a bicker which had a hollow space at the bottom which held a few dried peas and I would rattle my bicker if I wanted a second helping. Those were the days, lol.

jeanie99 Sun 17-Nov-19 20:16:10

You can certainly buy oatmeal in England I make Yorkshire Parkin using it in my recipe.
There are different types of oats for porridge, hubby loves his porridge he tells me he uses rolled oats.