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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,043
    edited April 2022
    I believe it was S.L. Clemens ("Mark Twain") who referred to the UK and the US as two countries divided by a common language.

    Back in my days workin' for a British company (Oxford spin-out/start-up), I experienced this at least twice, in gastronomic context.

    First time was gammon steak. I asked the server what it was, and they told me as best they could -- but it didn't make any sense, so I ordered it.
    ham

    Second time was aubergine. If I spoke French, I'd have saved myself this one.
    eggplant

    Actually, I guess it happened thrice -- but the other time, I figured out what rocket was for myself.
    arugula

    ... and we won't talk about black pudding, 'K? ;)



  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,417
    Well, at least it wasn’t Rocket J. Squirrel.
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 10,014
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    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 1,757
    audioluvr wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Corned ox tongue! Yum!

    Used to have ox tongue with a salad growing up. Very tasty.
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 1,757
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I don't even want to know what mayonnaise of salmon is....

    Erm..salmon and mayo?
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 1,757
    edited April 2022
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I believe it was S.L. Clemens ("Mark Twain") who referred to the UK and the US as two countries divided by a common language.

    Back in my days workin' for a British company (Oxford spin-out/start-up), I experienced this at least twice, in gastronomic context.

    First time was gammon steak. I asked the server what it was, and they told me as best they could -- but it didn't make any sense, so I ordered it.
    ham

    Second time was aubergine. If I spoke French, I'd have saved myself this one.
    eggplant

    Actually, I guess it happened thrice -- but the other time, I figured out what rocket was for myself.
    arugula

    ... and we won't talk about black pudding, 'K? ;)



    You really only scratched the surface. I have adjusted to U.S. terminology in the main, but still toggle between U.S. and U.K. terms when it comes to foodstuffs. How about bees and ees, wing wang, bubble and squeak or chipolatas?
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 9,104
    Might I suggest to compliment your oolong that you grab a nice handful of wing wang ?

    I might. 🤔
    Sal Palooza
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 1,962
    edited April 2022
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    The first time I realized I liked Indian cuisine occurred the first time I visited London and had a few English dishes, starting with bangers and the English version of scrambled eggs.
    Harry / Marietta GA
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 32,043
    Plus: Fried bread is a don't miss!
  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,099
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  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 1,757
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    The first time I realized I liked Indian cuisine occurred the first time I visited London and had a few English dishes, starting with bangers and the English version of scrambled eggs.

    I have found scrambled eggs to be the same in the UK as here. Wonder what you had that was different?
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 23,379
    OleBoot wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    The first time I realized I liked Indian cuisine occurred the first time I visited London and had a few English dishes, starting with bangers and the English version of scrambled eggs.

    I have found scrambled eggs to be the same in the UK as here. Wonder what you had that was different?

    Maybe they leave the shells in for fiber....
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 3,291
    OleBoot wrote: »
    audioluvr wrote: »
    OleBoot wrote: »
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    Corned ox tongue! Yum!

    Used to have ox tongue with a salad growing up. Very tasty.

    Oh Hell no! I've never been that hungry!
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,964
    edited April 2022
    The male sometimes perches on dead branch 25' away from the box. I got a picture of the Female going into the box this morning. The pair were sitting above our bird feeders even though they never go to them. I think they prefer bugs and worms.
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    I waited for 10 min. but the male flew off to the back and never returned. An afternoon and evening lighting is better for the male anyway. He's a looker. ;)
    :)
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 17,341
    edited April 2022
    The first time I realized I liked Indian cuisine occurred the first time I visited London and had a few English dishes, starting with bangers and the English version of scrambled eggs.
    I have found scrambled eggs to be the same in the UK as here. Wonder what you had that was different?

    I thought that was "French" eggs.

    [EDIT:] I believe you are referring to The French style creamed scrambled eggs. Small and tender curds but still pasteurized and creamy.

    Tom

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  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 1,962
    treitz3 wrote: »
    The first time I realized I liked Indian cuisine occurred the first time I visited London and had a few English dishes, starting with bangers and the English version of scrambled eggs.
    I have found scrambled eggs to be the same in the UK as here. Wonder what you had that was different?

    I thought that was "French" eggs.

    [EDIT:] I believe you are referring to The French style creamed scrambled eggs. Small and tender curds but still pasteurized and creamy.

    Tom

    The scrambled eggs I had the first morning were "plastered" to the plate. There was nothing "French" about the eggs.
    Harry / Marietta GA
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 3,291
    I just bit my tounge laughing damthit
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 10,964
    edited April 2022
    My truck was gleaming extra nice today for some reason. So I took a shot of it. :)
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    Now I said I'd get a picture of the glorious male Bluebird and I had a magazine cover shot in my camera screen. His colors were superb and contrasting like a male in his prime.

    The camera has a timer to shut the screen off after 10 or 15 seconds. Just when I was about to push the button down, the camera goes into sleep mode. I push the button and it comes back on. I instantly clicked the button again...He flew off 1/2 a second before the second click. :s:'(

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    Maybe next time... ;)

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  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 10,014
    Wow that Ford is clean. I learned how to drive stick in one of those with a straight 6. Perfect for learning, plenty of torque so it was lenient on not giving enough gas as you let the clutch out but dog slow to stay out of trouble.

    I bet you could sell that for a pretty penny
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,750
    we used to have a cat that tried to catch its tail for hours :)
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 1,962
    Tony M wrote: »
    The male sometimes perches on dead branch 25' away from the box. I got a picture of the Female going into the box this morning. The pair were sitting above our bird feeders even though they never go to them. I think they prefer bugs and worms.
    iil3tjahm8uo.jpg

    I waited for 10 min. but the male flew off to the back and never returned. An afternoon and evening lighting is better for the male anyway. He's a looker. ;)
    :)
    krifl15v1cg0.jpg

    Love those Bluebirds. My "name" was derived from my love as a kid of all the Bluebirds.

    I remember one school science project where my cousin and I kept a detailed log of a family of Bluebirds until the babies left the nest.
    Harry / Marietta GA