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Old 05-14-2004, 03:51 PM
pilot141 pilot141 is offline
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Thanks for the responses everyone.

But aside from speculation (some of it quite reasonable), we don't have a definitive answer yet.

I was hoping to find something cool like "Nero hated peeling olives and didn't like misshapen ones, so the Spaniards supplying the olives took the nearest thing at hand - the lowly pimiento - and stuck them in Nero's olives. The tradition stuck, as pimiento-stuffed olives became associated with wealth and luxury."