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Can you share an unfortunately named but real food product?

 
 
izzythepush
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2014 09:57 am
@Banana Breath,
No, as I said previously, we get lots of American telly over here. It doesn't stop faggots being a mix of pork liver and onions, and fag being a slang term for a cigarette though.

Btw, Viz magazine has been running a column on strange food names for years. There's a special prize offered for anyone who finds some fanny batter.
Banana Breath
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2014 12:37 pm
@izzythepush,
Quote:
There's a special prize offered for anyone who finds some fanny batter.


That reminded me of this one:
http://i62.tinypic.com/2q3p2iv.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2014 07:07 pm
I think I've seen some u.s. a2kers call it shyte. Frank, maybe. I remember littlek being surprised I say **** (as a word, not content). Maybe because I'm so old, besides being a woman. Anyway, this reminds me of a very smart woman I worked with and still like. Though she could be peppery in her own way, the bitch on wheels way, she never said bad words, and her list of bad words was on the long side. I could try and remember the euphemisms, will work on it.

Meantime, I like the thread.

I'll just add that 'weiners' strikes me funny once in a while, though I get the origins.

From urbandictionary:

20 Words Related to wienie
wiener penis wenis dick boner cock sausage wienis hot dog johnson pecker weiner dog meat weenie weenis weeny hot noodle tease

http://www.kraftbrands.com/oscarmayer/images/hd-products_meat-jumbo_package.png
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Germlat
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2014 07:33 pm
@Banana Breath,
Stop now...I love my Brits....
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2014 10:19 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
That just as well could have been a lecture on silage I couldn't understand a fuckin word.

I'm pretty sure he's speaking Danish.
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2014 10:30 pm
@Banana Breath,
Banana Breath wrote:

Quote:
There's a special prize offered for anyone who finds some fanny batter.


That reminded me of this one:
http://i62.tinypic.com/2q3p2iv.jpg



ok, this isn't a food, but I knew a lady whose name was Fanny Shiner.

Make of it what you will.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2014 10:31 pm
@Ticomaya,
I'm hard of hearing (no fix as yet) and maybe slow of hearing (was I always? no, I used to like fast talkers) and ignorant re britishisms though trying to catch up.
Why do I bring this up? Izzy has often tried to help me get a clue with videos, which send me into whatsville.

I do dearly wish there would be transcripts to more videos.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 03:30 am
@Germlat,
Over here fanny means vagina.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 03:34 am
@izzythepush,
Over there, you've got it backwards.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 03:37 am
@Ticomaya,
Actually it's not that strong an accent. There are ones we struggle with. Even then it causes a backlash.


Quote:
The BBC has been criticised for adding “patronising” subtitles to an interview with a Northern Irish blacksmith on Countryfile.

Barney Devlin, aged 94 from County Londonderry, is a well-known local figure and the inspiration behind Seamus Heaney’s famous poem “The Forge”.

Several politicians reacted angrily when a repeat of the August episode aired on Sunday, with Ian Milne, Mid Ulster Sinn Fein MLA, claiming to be “shocked” by the use of subtitles and demanding an apology.

“Following the death of Heaney last year, Devlin was interviewed by media organisations from across the world, including the BBC, and they did not see the need for subtitles,” he told the Mid Ulster Mail.


http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bbc-countryfile-subtitles-on-northern-irish-blacksmith-branded-insulting-and-patronising-9868162.html



What do you think? Are the subtitles an insult?
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 03:39 am
@roger,
My daughter loved the interactive Doctor Seuss' ABC where the frog says "I fell on my fanny." And don't think we'll keep a straight face when you say "fanny pack."
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Banana Breath
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 07:32 am
@izzythepush,
Quote:
What do you think? Are the subtitles an insult?


That reminds me of the only college course I ever had to drop because I couldn't understand the professor. The professor was British but it sounded like he was speaking with a mouth full of marbles; I would have appreciated subtitles. I had a number of other professors who were Asian, German or South American, and no problem understanding any of them.

These days there's a more subtle alternative to subtitles, which is closed-captioning. Anyone who has trouble understanding for whatever reason can get the captions displayed on demand.
Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 08:40 am
@izzythepush,
izzythepush wrote:
Actually it's not that strong an accent. There are ones we struggle with.

I had no trouble with any accents in England until I got up to Edinburgh.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 08:58 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:
I had no trouble with any accents in England until I got up to Edinburgh.
Edinburrrow is the capital of Scootlund.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 09:27 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Not in Scotland it's not.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 09:31 am
@Ticomaya,
Ticomaya wrote:
I had no trouble with any accents in England until I got up to Edinburgh.


I understand your comment about Paul Calf speaking Danish was tongue in cheek, but could you really not understand it? I would describe it as a mild Yorkshire accent.

How did you go to Edinburgh? Straight there, or did you stop off on the way?

Most "British," actually English accents, as viewed by Americans are either very posh or estuary English, nothing really north of Watford.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 09:39 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

Over there, you've got it backwards.


Only on birthdays and Christmas.
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contrex
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 12:53 pm
Danish sweets ("candy"), made out of semen, apparently

https://louisewillemoes.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/spunk_mellem.jpg
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 02:06 pm
@contrex,
Those, who read Pippi Longstocking and especially those, who like these wine gums and salty liquorice pastilles - like me - have a different opinion Very Happy
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2014 02:12 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
Walter Hinteler wrote:
Ticomaya wrote:
I had no trouble with any accents in England until I got up to Edinburgh.
Edinburrrow is the capital of Scootlund.

Whatever.
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