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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,224
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    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: 1,535
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    Well, at least it wasn’t Rocket J. Squirrel.
  • Nightfall
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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: 2,220
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    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: 2,220
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    I don't even want to know what mayonnaise of salmon is....

    Erm..salmon and mayo?
  • OleBoot
    OleBoot Posts: 2,220
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    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?
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,224
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    I know half of those -- but I'm not gonna cop to which half at this time. B)

    meanwhile, I'll share these, gleaned (yet again) from kindred spirits :# @ ASR...

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    As it happens, I am sipping a nice cuppa oolong even as I type this... so... you might wanna think twice before you respond to me vis-a-vis that last one! :#;)

  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 9,356
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    Might I suggest to compliment your oolong that you grab a nice handful of wing wang ?

    I might. 🤔
    Sal Palooza
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 2,114
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    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.
    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA
  • SCompRacer
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,224
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    Plus: Fried bread is a don't miss!
  • SCompRacer
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  • OleBoot
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    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: 24,731
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    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....
  • tonyb
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  • soundfreak1
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    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: 11,045
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    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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  • Tony M
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    These rose bushes were planted a year or more ago. The soil on the right had been dug up about 16" so I could put a cover shield over the power-line going to the cottage.

    The difference in plant sizes is obvious. The ones on the right have softer and get more water from the driveway run-off too. These bushes have been thriving now and the roses put off a slight sweet smell UNTIL the Confederate Jasmine vines bloomed.

    Oh, there's been a female Cardinal nesting near the top of this bushy Jasmine vine by the back door. :)

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    Here's my wife's "Day Lilly" collection she's been growing for years. They have some rare Lilly's in some pots.
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  • treitz3
    treitz3 Posts: 18,527
    edited April 2022
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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?

    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

    ~ In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence. ~
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 2,114
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    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.
    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA
  • soundfreak1
    soundfreak1 Posts: 3,393
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    I just bit my tounge laughing damthit
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,045
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    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
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    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
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,045
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    Nightfall wrote: »
    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

    I learned 3 on the tree but don't remember the motor.

    I paid 14K for the truck in 96. It had 12K miles on it for the one year. I just looked at the window sticker the other day and it was 20+K new. It has 36,200 miles now. :) I usually didn't drive it except to pick up things. Now I will drive it to pick up fast food. I drove it the other day to pick up 1lb. of grass seed. :D I had a guy wanting to buy it in the drive of the farmer's supply. He had a NICE F250 too.

    It's been a GREAT truck except for last fall when the distributor died. It has new tires and a full tune-up upgrades. It runs and drives like new now. I almost wanted to trade it in for a new one but too many people told me to keep it. The cost factors were what also made me keep it. No payments for over 20 years has been nice. :p

    My wife will probably get the job of selling it. I hope she gets 14K. Maybe a good investment after all.

    This pic was taken a few hours later in the day today. I thought it shows the lines on the side better.
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  • NotaSuv
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    we used to have a cat that tried to catch its tail for hours :)
  • BlueBirdMusic
    BlueBirdMusic Posts: 2,114
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    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. ;)
    :)
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    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.
    "Sometimes you have to look to the past to understand where you are going in the future"


    Harry / Marietta GA