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A-Z of History

The magnificent Nige Tassell measures up a mashup of more mega-moments and micro-mementoes. Give the man a medal!
ILLUSTRATION: DAWN COOPER

WHY IS IT CALLED MARMITE?

The love-it-or-hate-it spread takes its name from a French earthenware cooking pot (actually pronounced ‘mar-meet’), an example of which can be seen on the product’s label. First sold in 1902, Marmite was originally available in small versions of these pots but, during the 1920s, these were replaced with the glass jars that are still used today.

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