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#16 Wilfrid1

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:23 PM

Balti: Brummie curry-in-a-pot.




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#17 Wilfrid1

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:24 PM

QUOTE(yvonne johnson @ Aug 18 2009, 12:22 PM) View Post
My first taste of crisps was Smiths Salt and Shake, early 1960s, the salt was in a little blue bag.
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And did you, like me, occasionally eat the little blue bag by mistake?
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:25 PM

Tripe and onions (my mother insisted it must be "Lancashire cured" but I have no idea what that means.

Cowheel. (Yes, what it says.)

Black pudding.

Brawn. (Head cheese.)
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:29 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Aug 18 2009, 12:24 PM) View Post
QUOTE(yvonne johnson @ Aug 18 2009, 12:22 PM) View Post
My first taste of crisps was Smiths Salt and Shake, early 1960s, the salt was in a little blue bag.
Pic.


And did you, like me, occasionally eat the little blue bag by mistake?

No.

But the salt was often damp and never really stuck to the crisps evenly so you might get one with a ton of salt on it.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:31 PM

The problem was that the little paper bag felt like a crisp, so if I was looking out the car window or reading something, it was very easy to eat it by mistake. Not nice.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:33 PM


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:34 PM


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“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:37 PM

Lobscouse. (Actually not very interesting at all -- beef stew.)
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:40 PM

QUOTE(Wilfrid @ Aug 18 2009, 12:13 PM) View Post
More commonly served without the sausages, it's called Yorkshire Pudding, and is a traditional side dish for roast beef. Usually eaten with the gravy from the beef, although I have heard of people spreading jam (jelly) on it. Neither of these dishes are favorites of mine.


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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:46 PM

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Lobscouse. (Actually not very interesting at all -- beef stew.)


But the derivation of "scouser" as a slang term for denizens of Liverpool. It must have been popular there - they were always eating it on Brookside.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:47 PM

My Nana, who was a Yorkshirewoman (i.e., short arms and deep pockets) used half water, half milk.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:48 PM

Cock-a-leekie soup.



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Posted 18 August 2009 - 04:58 PM

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I must note that not only is there an official Faggot Family, but they are named Doody. laugh.gif
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 05:01 PM

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QUOTE(splinky @ Aug 18 2009, 12:34 PM) View Post

I must note that not only is there an official Faggot Family, but they are named Doody. laugh.gif

and they are sincere in their love of Faggots

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(Carolyn Tillie @ Aug 18 2009, 12:48 PM) View Post
Cock-a-leekie soup.


A pedant writes...

Despite how that photo is captioned on flikr I don't think it's cock-a-leekie. The meat looks like beef for one thing and the dumplings would be non-traditional.

This is more what it looks like.



(The prunes are traditional.)
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