THE NICE BISCUIT
Nice: a large town by the sea in the south of France, loved as a holiday resort by the British especially in the first half of the 20th century. Known for its flower market where mimosa is sold in early spring. Garibaldi was born in Nice, and Henri Matisse spent most of his last 30 years there.
Nice: pleasant, undemanding, generally acceptable.
Nice: a nondescript plain sweet biscuit, made for over 100 years, pronounced ‘neese’, rather than rhyming with mice.
N.I.C.E.: National Institute for Clinical Excellence