False Friends Alert: Frutos secos are NOT dried fruit. And nuts are not nueces.
This baffled me in the beginning, so here's the low-down:
This article was so great! I've learned something...in English actually. In French, fruits secs (literally "dried fruits") is a combination of both what you call dried fruits and nuts. While reading the article, I was like: "but the Spanish are right! Who in their right mind would call that 'nuts'?" ;)
Very interesting! French is next on my list, so this little nugget of info should come in handy. I love all the different perspectives and minutiae ;-)
Indeed! You might also like this piece, if you've not ready it already:
Is there a French perspective to this?? ;-)
Don't you mean the one beneath it? The flag from before 1755 is the blindfolded one, as a sign of protest against French rule :)
Is this a Spaniard thing? Because in Mexico at least, nueces can refer to nuts in general, or specifically pecans...
There are bound to be some regional variations in terminology...
I guess since Walnuts are not native to the Americas, and Pecans are the most closely related thing, it makes sense :)
I was going to say--but both my Spaniard and my Mexican teacher have told us "nueces" for "nuts"!