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14 March 2020

Sugar the most serious addiction of the Human race

 

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Carol Kershaw's Sugar Speech at a Lancashire Speakers Club

 

 

 

Do you have a sweet tooth? Blame the Greeks or more precisely, Alexander the Great-356-323BC His soldiers discovered “Honey without bees” when they had reached India.

Honey had been in existence probably since our ape ancestors came down from the trees. It had limitations in cooking which sugar did not.

At about 200BC the Egyptians, Chinese and Romans were making sweets of fruit, nuts and honey or sesame seeds.

It was the Arabs who saw the potential of sugar cane and began to cultivate it in Sicily and Spain. Sugar began to rival honey after the crusades. The name came from the Arabic Azucar, Italian Zucchero and French sucre. Blame William the Conqueror for the Norman French word becoming the English for sugar.

We learnt in school that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. The Spanish and Portuguese began to cultivate sugar cane in Cuba and the WIndies from 1523.

This was the start of sugar becoming evil.

 

The triangular trade and the enslavement of thousands of Africans, suffering sickness and death on the Atlantic crossing, were bought as they were more accustomed to working in extreme heat than Europeans.

The trade-in sugar and tobacco made Liverpool and Bristol wealthy.

Sugar was quickly made into sweets but they were coloured at first with lead which is poisonous. We can remember glass jars of pear drops, lemon drops, orange sweets, aniseed balls and humbugs,

Tea and coffee became popular among those who could afford it. Tea caddies included locks as tea was expensive. Wedgewood and companies in the Potteries made china tea sets with sugar bowls in china or cut glass and sugar tongs in silver.

Granulated, caster, muscovado, demerara, icing and cubes are now available.

Inadvertently the Quakers with good intent made sweetness more popular. Cocoa as a hot drink to relieve the misery and deprivation of the poor who could find cheap relief in Gin. Rowntrees, Terrys, Cadburys and Frys were all Quaker families who were usually entrepreneurs as well as philanthropists They built alcohol-free villages for their workers. But they also made chocolate bars and sweets. The oldest was in 1866: Fry's chocolate cream bars.

The sweet tooth had arrived.

Excavations of Egyptians and early skulls show teeth in good condition but they probably died young.

As a result of the prevalence of sugar in so many drinks and manufactured foods, children's teeth are decayed by 5 and obesity and type 2 diabetes lead to an early death.

If money is the root of all evil, sugar runs it a close second.

 

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Sugar has become the most serious addiction of the Human race

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554

public speaking education lancashire red is the colour

SOUTH LANCASTER SPEAKERS CLUB

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A Lancashire Speakers Club Opening Speech

 

Public speaking education in a Lancashire Speakers Club - David Knox's presentation 

 

RED IS THE COLOUR

Red is the colour of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense colour. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.

Colour ranges from yellow-tinged Scarlet to dark red Burgundy

COLOUR RED ASSOCIATED WITH SYMBOLISM

 *EGYPTIANS AND MAYANS COLOURED FACES RED IN CEREMONIES

*ROMAN GENERALS BODIES COLOURED RED TO CELEBRATE VICTORY

*USSR’s FLAG RED AFTER BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION 1917

*ROMAN CATHOLIC CARDINALS WEAR RED - BLOOD OF CHRIST

THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

*RED is the COLOUR at the END of VISIBLE SPECTRUM of LIGHT   ROYGBIV

*RED SKY AT NIGHT – xxxx SAYING red sky @ night …..warning

*MARS THE RED PLANET

Mars is red because it has a layer of rusty dust covering its entire surface! Mars has some of the largest dust storms in the galaxy, in which the red dust gets whipped into the light atmosphere surrounding the planet.

*AUTUMNAL COLOURS - RED LEAVES ONE ALSO HAVE THE GOLDS

RED ONE OF THE FIRST COLOURS USED IN PREHISTORIC ART

PHRASES WITH COLOUR RED

Red Letter Day - Memorable Day

Red Carpet – Preferential Treatment

Caught Red Handed – Clearly Guilty

Red Tape – Excessive Formalities in Government Process

In the Red – a Term to Describe an Economic Loss

RED FOR DANGER -  WARNING

*ROAD SIGNS – Prohibitive- no entry, no overtaking, stop

*TRAFFIC LIGHTS

*RED CARD IN FOOTBALL – sent off.  CHELSEA FC Blue is the Colour

STAYING WITH THE FOOTBALL CONNECTION - LIVERPOOL FC

  • Bill Shankly chose all red strip – danger and power 25/11/1964

Mentioned earlier about red and the Rainbow

What do you find at the end of a rainbow – A POT OF GOLD

LIVERPOOL ‘s POT OF GOLD – THE PREMIER LEAGUE

 

David Knox

South Lancaster Speakers Club

11th March 2020

 

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Red is the colour speech at the South Lancaster Speakers Club

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Hollins Lane Methodist Church School Room, Forton, PR3 0AB. Call 01524 805554