Replies: 49 - Last Post: Sep 27, 2012 3:26 PM Last Post By: anillos_de_satu...
Sep 23, 2012 6:40 AM
Sep 27, 2012 5:25 AM
46According to the Portuguese wiki page that anillos linked to at #27, these are the possible Portuguese names:
"Duckworth" kind of leaps out. Is that someone having fun with Wikipedia or is it legitimate?
Sep 27, 2012 6:06 AM
47I can't answer your question. If it was true, I would tend to suspect it came from one of two food equipment manufacturers who make machines related to peanut processing and vending. R Duckworth (Blackpool) Ltd sell various dispensing and vending machines, including a machine for use in bars and the like to dispense hot spiced peanuts (though I have never seen or heard of it before). Tony Duckworth Food Machinery, a company from Nottingham, sell a machine for roasting peanuts.
Now it is not unknown in Portugal for things to get named after the machine it comes out of - for example until recently in Portugal espresso coffee was known as Simbalino in northern Portugal and Bica in the rest of Portugal, because these were the dominant brand of coffee espresso machine in the cafes and bars of those two halves of the country. Now that espresso machines have come down in price, distribution has improved, and these types are no longer dominant, it is called espresso like everywhere else.
Both these Duckworth companies are fairly modern companies, eg Tony Duckworth was founded in 1994. This makes me dubious. The only hits I can get which relate amendoim or peanut to Duckworth, are straight copies of the text from the Pt wikipedia page, or else references to machinery of these two companies. I remain dubious.
Sep 27, 2012 6:20 AM
Sep 27, 2012 3:26 PM
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