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Too many cooks...

Posted by James Briggs on December 16, 2002

In Reply to: Too many cooks... posted by Bob on December 15, 2002

: : : too many coooooks spoil what
: : : thanks

: : too many cooks spoil the broth.

: : But I've heard variations -- soup, sauce, meat.
: But "toooooo" many cooks spoil the orthography.

In German 'Brei' is used in the place of 'Broth'. Brei has a variety of meanings, depending on the context. As far as cookery is concerned, it means 'porridge'. (In the paper industry it means 'mash', as in the manufacture of papier-maché.)

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