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bilby commented on the word mealie-meal
I've heard this used in Australia by Aboriginal people who grew up on missions and in town camps. They said it was because the flour, difficult to store well here in tropical conditions, was often riddled with mealie bugs.
August 6, 2008
she commented on the word mealie-meal
Maize meal or flour (fr. S.Afr. Dutch, Afrikaans mieliemeel).