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What's BCB? And yes I've googled or should I say duckduckgoed?
Burnt Crispy Bits. (TM Pratchett?)

I've always called the oil 'Groundnut' simply because that's how it was referred to in Chinese recipe books when I started using it waaay back in the day. Yes, it's just peanut oil, aka Huile d'Arachide in French.

Dunno why, but like in English they too seem to use different words to refer to the nuts (cacahuètes) and the plant or any products derived from them. In British English we also have the term 'monkey nut' which is used to refer to peanuts still in their outer shells.

A bit more expensive than sunflower oil, but I always find the latter to have a flavour I don't particularly like.
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Brits definitely say peanuts (or monkey nuts)

Who says Groundnuts?
Africans?

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Brits definitely say peanuts (or monkey nuts)

Who says Groundnuts?

(I googled it - peanuts are one type of groundnut).
I don’t know of any brits who says groundnuts, everyone I know calls it peanut oil.

We always called them monkey nuts as kids.
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Germans say Erdnüsse....groundnut from translation?
To confuse further more, the Swiss call them "spanischi Nüssli", nuts from Spain.-

Not heard of "Spanischi-Nüssli-Oel" though. That would be Erdnussoel even here.
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First time I went to dispose of some waste oil from the bicycle I was surprised that all oils are mixed in the same drum: motor oil, cooking oil, etc.
Interesting.. In the place near me there are separate and clearly marked barrels for different oils. Maybe eventually in the burning facility they mix them anyway...
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Geneva waste collection centers have one barrel for mineral oil (motor) and another for vegetable oil (cooking).
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Interesting.. In the place near me there are separate and clearly marked barrels for different oils. Maybe eventually in the burning facility they mix them anyway...
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Geneva waste collection centers have one barrel for mineral oil (motor) and another for vegetable oil (cooking).
Mineral oils can be cleaned and used to create fresh motor oil or in manufacturing. Vegetable oils need a different recycling process and/or different final reuse.

How it's used varies hugely across countries, cantons and regions, so in some places separation helps to minimise the reprocessing requirements, in others, where it's all going to be used directly as fuel anyway, there is no real need to do so.
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