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Gelatin Versus Gelatine

I have been working on our taxes for the past couple of days. Thankfully, I’ve gotten through the federal forms, just the state left to do. Taxes sap my mental energy such that I have difficulty contemplating the following conundrum: Why is an off-brand (in this case Food Club) of gelatin called gelatin, but the Knox brand (which is synonymous for gelatin) called gelatine? I would assume the extra ‘e’ on gelatin is Knox’s way…

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