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From: "Mary Hester" <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] jammy maw
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 18:03:46 -0000
The nearest I could find is : Jammy - enjoying extreme good fortune and
Maw - Ma or Mother. These were both Yorkshire dialects, although I think
Jammy is used the World over. It would be interesting to see the original
sentence and the origin of the document as they might give a clue.
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Catherine Quayle" <>
Sent: 17 February 2010 02:06
Subject: [CORNISH] jammy maw
Hello List -
While researching for a piece on Cornish women in the 1800's, I came across
a reference to a food called "jammy maw." I have been unable to find any
definition or recipe for it, so I thought I'd throw it out in Listerland and
see what comes up. Anyone know what it is?
Kitty in California
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