Brits, Scots, and SA's Don't Know How to Spell

by snowbird 84 Replies latest jw friends

  • undercover

    Poor Yorkshire I knew him well...

    But into a pudding he fell

  • Farkel

    That picture of Yorkshire pudding looks like a condom pulled out of a fire!


  • cantleave

    Farkel - that would be a very big condom - probably one of those femidom things (do they still make them?)

  • BorgHater

    and we don't say panties, we say knickers...and one of my favourite phrases is 'don't get yer knickers in twist.' lol

    BorgHater x

  • BorgHater

    the worlds first edible femidom? eeuw! hehe

    BorgHater x

  • cantleave

    and we don't say panties, we say knickers

    Isn't "knickers" a French derived word? I actually prefer the word "Panties"

  • llbh

    Black Pudding is a sausage made from blood, very un jw.

    I really do not see why people get too hung up on language and the minutia for everyday speech, there are some basic rules that most peoples seem to follow, surely the more important thing is to convey ideas, thoughts and feelings

    Great literature is full of ambiguity and nuance, this adds to it. As the French would " vive le difference"


  • digderidoo

    Yorkshire pudding is pancake mix Sylvia....flour, eggs and milk. Pour the mix into something like one of those multiple cake tins and bake for about 10/15 mins. They are gorgeous. If you're really adventurous then pour the mix into a bigger cake tin, scoup out the middle and put your dinner inside it...mmm

    A further recipe to Yorkshire pudding is toad in the hole. Pour all the mix into a large baking dish, along with sausages and bake....a very cheap meal my mother used to make.


  • caliber

    you also keep to the wrong side of the road.

    This is for Snowbird some interesting history about which side of the road to travel on .

    Seven hundred years ago, everybody used the English system. In the Middle Ages you kept to the left for the simple reason that you never knew who you'd meet on the road in those days; you wanted to make sure that a stranger passed on the right so you could go for your sword in case he proved unfriendly. (so history dictates left side ) ... right handers get to make the rules...... majority rules

    The first known keep-right law in the United States was enacted in Pennsylvania in 1792, and in the ensuing years many states and Canadian provinces followed suit. In 1792, Pennsylvania adopted legislation to establish a turnpike from Lancaster to Philadelphia. The charter legislation provided that travel would be on the right hand side of the turnpike. New York, in 1804, became the first State to prescribe right hand travel on all public highways. By the Civil War, right hand travel was followed in every State. Drivers tended to sit on the right so they could ensure their buggy, wagon, or other vehicle didn't run into a roadside ditch (Because of history and tradition )

    In the late 1700s, however, teamsters in France and the United States began hauling farm products in big wagons pulled by several pairs of horses. These wagons had no driver's seat; instead the driver sat on the left rear horse, so he could keep his right arm free to lash the team. Since he was sitting on the left, he naturally wanted everybody to pass on the left so he could look down and make sure he kept clear of the oncoming wagon’s wheels. Therefore he kept to the right side of the road

    Furthermore, a right-handed person finds it easier to mount a horse from the left side of the horse, and it would be very difficult to do otherwise if wearing a sword (which would be worn on the left). It is safer to mount and dismount towards the side of the road, rather than in the middle of traffic, so if one mounts on the left, then the horse should be ridden on the left side of the road.

    Snowbird .. why do you still mount your horse on the left like the Brits ???

  • hotspur

    Black Pudding? That's Ecky Thump isn't it? Hang on..... that may be a Lancashire thing!

    Who ever said we are a common people separated by a common language knew a thing or two.

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