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Date: 02/28/17 07:41
How strange are the Brits?
Author: newtonville150




Date: 02/28/17 12:16
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: 86235

I suspect drink had been taken.



Date: 02/28/17 12:26
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: exhaustED

Keep thinking about Shakespeare...David Beckham....Jaguar cars....culture...reserve.....bowler hats....the bagel thing on the train was almost certainly just actors rehearsing for a new play....ahem.



Date: 02/28/17 13:00
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: spflow

At least no shots were fired!

The nation can breathe in safety, and nothing was lost other than some dignity!
Bagels of course are an Americanism foisted on a gullible UK public.



Date: 02/28/17 13:08
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: exhaustED

Muppets and good people in every country on the planet!! Fortunately more good 'uns than muppets.... i think!



Date: 03/01/17 12:20
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: 86235

spflow Wrote:
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> Bagels of course are an Americanism foisted on a
> gullible UK public.

No they're not. Bagels have been baked in Jewish bakeries in the East End for as long as I can remember.



Date: 03/01/17 17:55
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: PHall

86235 Wrote:
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> spflow Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Bagels of course are an Americanism foisted on
> a
> > gullible UK public.
>
> No they're not. Bagels have been baked in Jewish
> bakeries in the East End for as long as I can
> remember.

He seems to have confused Bagels with Hambuger Buns which are not even close to being the same!



Date: 03/02/17 00:12
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: spflow

PHall Wrote:
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> 86235 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > spflow Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Bagels of course are an Americanism foisted
> on
> > a
> > > gullible UK public.
> >
> > No they're not. Bagels have been baked in
> Jewish
> > bakeries in the East End for as long as I can
> > remember.
>
> He seems to have confused Bagels with Hambuger
> Buns which are not even close to being the same!

My mind is a clear as glass on the matter. Obviously I know about the real thing! I have often stood after midnight outside the bakery in Brick Lane eating them with salt beef and a nice mug of tea - I  did work at the London Hospital in Whitechapel Road after all.

My comments were aimed at the bland offerings from the "so-called" New York Bagel company available at places like Tesco across the country. The gentle joke was aimed at the difficult notion of anything from a nation of immigrants being truly American, least of all apple pie. I think the most distinctive things about the US are the trains!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/02/17 00:13 by spflow.



Date: 03/02/17 09:48
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: eminence_grise

I like the bagel portrayed in the article with a bite taken out of it. For a nation with bad teeth, the culprit unusually has  full set of lower teeth. (I still have some National Health repairs in my six decades old mouth)



Date: 03/09/17 12:09
Re: How strange are the Brits?
Author: march_hare

exhaustED Wrote:
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> Muppets and good people in every country on the
> planet!! Fortunately more good 'uns than
> muppets.... i think!

I would really like the next census to address this question.



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