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ha ha ha..
Just going by the photos.. those straight ones look like they are made with margarine anyways..

Posted by
907 posts

It's about priorities, I tell ya.
"more fiddly" -I'm going to have to start finding a way to work that phrase into my day-to-day vocabulary.

Posted by
14323 posts

Thanks for my first big smile of the morning David - and did you follow the link to the story about a fatwah in Aleppo against croissants ?!?

Posted by
1280 posts

I blame Mary Whitehouse. She was insistent on all things being straight.

Now I need a new computer. And counselling after remembering her.

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7124 posts

Sorry MC.

Unfortunately I was thinking of her yesterday when John Cleese and Eric Idle were asked in an interview whether they would get away with their Python humour in today's politically correct climate.

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1280 posts

To be far, Mary Whitehouse was probably the best TV critic of her age. If she did not like it, you knew the programme was worth watching!

Posted by
626 posts

I'm sure margerine is banned in the uk... Honestly. We do have low fat spreads, which i think isnt the same thing. I only have proper butter, more fat, but no chemicals. And 'diet' or zero calorie drinks are basically poision! Your body cant understand something that is sweet but has no calories, so it stores the bad stuff and it does weird things to you. I used to sweat a LOT, stopped low calorie drinks, now i dont sweat; unless doing something that would justify it. Sorry, TMI.

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Ha ha Keith, I was thinking more on her war on Doctor Who and Robin of Sherwood.

Possibly giving away my age.

Would never have watched Please Sir, not because it was un PC or Mary Whitehouse did not like it, but an ITV comedy so therefore officially classified as unfunny.

Posted by
25716 posts

who says Britain (that's Great Britain, or the United Kingdom, to you) wants out of the EU?

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7124 posts

Boris Johnson wants to build a wall? No, sorry, that's Mr Trump. I'm having a hard time keeping up, but I am noticing a hair theme. Lol.

Posted by
491 posts

Some critic had a problem with Doctor Who?

Pray tell, why?

Posted by
9766 posts

This reads like an April Fools joke...but it is too early. Sacre Bleu! Are there no standards in the U.K_

Posted by
106 posts

Emma, at the risk of jinxing your team, this American thinks the England team may do well in the European Finals this year. I have two names that should bring hope to you: Kane and Vardy. Maybe even add Deeney.

I've been following Premier League football for the last five or six years, being influenced by my adult daughter, a Liverpool fan. I wish I had a tenner on those 5,000-to-one odds for Leicester City to win the league!

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4637 posts

I don't think UK will leave EU. They don't want Scotland to separate and that's what they said they would do if UK left EU because Scots want to stay in EU.

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91 posts

Hello , I have friends in Wales who are originally from London. They do not like being in the EU , and can they go into details here is two that bug them , regulating bananas and the cucumbers " making pickles" .

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1280 posts

Emma, I'm hurt I tell you, hurt! Not caring about devolution? 😀

There was a bit in the Grauniad I think about Boris, and the writer was saying a lot of the Euromyths started when Boris was bored and needed something for his newspaper deadline.

He wants to be PM..... Making May or Osborne look less terrifying by the week.

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Emma, we will send flowers ;-).

I have had a skim of the draft Scotland Bill and it includes gems such as:

'For 'Type A' substitute 'Type D'' and 'omit 'him''. Captivating reading, ideal for curing insomnia.

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1280 posts

A bit more on the bananas and the aforementioned Euromyth.

At the time the myth came about the UK and France had encouraged the the EU to tarrif favour the smaller, curvier, sweeter banana from the Caribbean. Guess where we had a colonial presence? ;-). This pleased not neither the Germans, Dutch or the Americans who favoured due to taste or political reasons the straighter 'dollar banana' of Central America.

So we entered into a trade war which in this case the EU lost, but the UK tabloids made it into, as was their wont, a 'EU bans curvy bananas' rather than the reality which was the EU lost a case favouring countries such as St Lucia, Dominica and the French regions of Guadaloupe and Maritinique.