Ever wondered why it's called a curry? It's all because of this Northumberland soldier

A 19th century Berwick-born army officer is the man we have to thank for calling a curry a curry, according to writer James Cochrane.
He lists Sir George Curry as one of many eccentric men and woman who have given their name to history.
From scaffold to coffin and even binge, all these words have their roots in a character from down the ages. Here are a selection of them.
1 - Curry
It is traditionally thought that the word ‘Curry’ was adopted and anglicised from the Tamil word ‘kari’ meaning “sauce”.
However there may be another explanation.
Sir George Curry was reportedly a British soldier... read more

 
7 January 2018 in Regional North East, Views: 50
Source: Sunday Sun
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