Originally Posted by Appletini
Jell-O is a brand name that has become the generic term for gelatin desserts in the US (referred to elsewhere as jelly), just like Kleenex (tissues) and Band-Aids (plasters or adhesive bandages). "Pudding" elsewhere is synonymous with the meal dessert, and doesn't necessarily refer to a particular type of dessert.
Americans, though, like to complicate things by having jelly be something else entirely; they also like to be confused as to what lemonade is. ^_-
Ok! thanks for the clarifications
So I guess when Al Bundy on "Married with Children " a TVsitcom called the large mean librarian when he tried to return a long overdue book a "Pudding of a Woman" he wasn't meaning any particular dessert!
Jelly to me is what goes on toast except mint jelly- that goes good with lamb....Mmmmm good!
And finally I do know what lemonade is....it's what you make when life's a big sour lemon!