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Daemon
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smorgasbord

(noun) A varied collection.

Synonyms: assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety

Usage: The conference panel was comprised of a veritable smorgasbord of religious leaders promoting peace, unity, and understanding.
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smorgasbord
Definition: (noun) A varied collection.
Synonyms: assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety
Usage: The conference panel was comprised of a veritable smorgasbord of religious leaders promoting peace, unity, and understanding.
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No mention of the Scandinavian meal?
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A special Swedish type of smörgåsbord is the julbord (literally "Christmas table").
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Smörgås is translatable as "Sandwich" inthe sence of piece of bread with something on. Never a pile of slices.
Bord means table, indicating a large variety and abundance of food.
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In Finnish voileipäpöytä (sandwich- or actually butterbread table) or more commonly seisova pöytä (standing table). In Estonian külmlaud (cold table) or rootsi laud (Swedish table).
In Icelandic it's hlaðborð (courtyard table).

You can find the actual article here: https://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Sm%C3%B6rg%C3%A5sbord


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What's the Difference Between "Buffet" and "Smorgasboard"?


Is “buffet” just another name for “smorgasbord”?
In widespread current usage, yes. Historically and culturally, however, there is a distinction.

Buffet is the French name for a sideboard furniture—a cabinet that consists of shelves and drawers where China and silverware are stored and often displayed. Its purpose—historically, at least—was to display the wealth of its owners.

Unlike the taller China cabinet, the French buffet is no higher than the dining table.

Smorgasbord is derived from the Swedish word smörgåsbord—”smörgås” means sandwich and “bord” means table— which traces its roots to the brännvinsbord, a table of small, open-faced sandwiches served before the main meal. Think simple hors d’oeuvres served to people on their feet, mingling and indulging in small talk, before dinner.

How did smörgåsbord become smorgasbord? The internationalization of the spelling was the result of the Americans embracing a Swedish custom.

The first smorgasbord in America was seen at the 1939 World’s Fair held in New York, when Sweden’s delegation served up a traditional buffet as part of the exhibition. The Americans loved it so much they got rid of the pesky dots and rings over the “o” and “a” and americanized the word into its current state.

https://casaveneracion.com/whats-difference-buffet-smorgasbord/

thar
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'Board' meaning food survives in a few expressions in English, such as bed and board, board and lodging.
It becomes so intertwined with where you sleep it gives rise to boarding houses, boarding schools.


The open sandwich was not originally the nice healthy Nordic fare people think of today, though.

Compound of smör (“butter”) (cf English smear) + gås (“goose”); not goosemeat, but fatty lumps swimming on top of the milk as it is churned to butter. Skimmed off and spread on bread. Whistle

Some imported words are better off not being explained. Whistle
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varied collection of something

with my pleasure
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smorgasbord

Definition: (noun) A varied collection.
Synonyms: assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety
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