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    soggy bottom

    Three amateur chefs will compete for one of the most coveted crowns in cooking and they'll be hoping there's not a soggy bottom in sight. So how did a programme about puff pastry, bread and sponge become such a sensation.

    What does the underlined part mean?

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    Re: soggy bottom

    An undercooked base.
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    Re: soggy bottom

    It's a pun, probably typical of British (weird!/childish!) humour.

    It carries two meanings:
    1. The sensible one bhaisahab has provided, where in cookery there is "An undercooked base.".
    2. The joke meaning which hints at someone sitting on a wet seat, such as a park bench, where they end up with "a soggy bottom".

    That's one aspect of British humour for you.

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