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Greta Wed 05-Dec-18 16:36:57

Well, if we cannot discuss oranges what about apples. My husband used to correct me when I said "apple and blackberry crumble". According to him it should be "blackberry and apple crumble". Was he right?

gillybob Thu 06-Dec-18 11:40:23

I’ve never heard anyone say “bramble and apple crumble” knspol . I do love bramble jelly jam though . Yummy 😋

MiniMoon Thu 06-Dec-18 13:48:09

Well, if you think about it, Apple and blackberry, or bacon and eggs is more aesthetically pleasing, as they are in alphabetical order. That's the way I say them, never the other way round.

Greta Thu 06-Dec-18 14:18:56

I don’t think alphabetical order comes into it. We never say ‘chips and fish’, mash and sausages’. There are probably many more examples that could be added.

sarahellenwhitney Thu 06-Dec-18 16:09:32

I would say Blackberry and apple crumble.
As in Strawberry and gooseberry crumble
I see them as an addition not the main filling.