Bannock (food)

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Comment by Randal Oulton on August 7th, 2008 at 4:25 pm

7 August 2008

Hello, I am writing in reference to your Bannock page here:

At the bottom of this page, you say “New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards. This article abides by terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL), which may be used and disseminated with proper attribution”

I can tell that you are trying to abide by copyright, so you will be somewhat disappointed I think that a writer on your site did more than fiddle with the Wiki entry; s/he has copied outright word for word some of my copyrighted, non-public domain material (including a bad run-on sentence that I must rewrite.) Compare here below the text on your site, with my text (which I provide the links for.)

I am asking that you remove my content from your site, and have your writer do his/her own research and write his / her own material.

Many thanks,

Randal Oulton
Author, Practically Edible


Lammas Bannock eventually was assimilated into Christianity, and Marymas Bannock was made in honor of the Virgin Mary on the 15th August, the Feast Day of Mary (Feill Moire in Gaelic.) The Marymas Bannock would be made from grain gathered that day, and would be cooked over a fire. The father would take the bannock, break it up, and give a piece to each of his family in order of age. The family would then sing a song to Mary, walking clockwise around the fire. The ashes from the fire were then scattered in the fields.

A Lammas bannock was made from the grains that had been newly harvested. Later Lammas bannock became a loaf of actual bread made from the first grains harvested. Lammas bannock would be either given as a gift to the local clergy, or taken to Church to be blessed and brought home to have as part of the meal that day. Eventually the Lammas bannock became the Marymas bannock.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on December 10th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Sorry about that. The copyrighted material has been removed. There is a link to your “Bannock” page in the “External links” section at the end of the article.

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