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Stavros 69 12-02-2021 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Purepalace (Post 15645334)
Indoors or outdoors?

If it was indoors I would have shot them.
Anyone wearing sunglasses inside doesn’t deserve to live.

west country boy 12-02-2021 02:04 PM

It's not often that Timmy is correct (qv Carle, N) but he is today.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-02-2021 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645340)
If it was indoors I would have shot them.
Anyone wearing sunglasses inside doesn’t deserve to live.

Yeah, that Stevie Wonder...what a ****.

Pidster 12-02-2021 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645340)
If it was indoors I would have shot them.
Anyone wearing sunglasses inside doesn’t deserve to live.



What about prescription photochromatic spectacles, you monster?

Paulinmorden 12-02-2021 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15645392)
What about prescription photochromatic spectacles, you monster?

Yeh. I've got these. Just come in from a walk and everything looked dark indoors. Nobody shot me though.

Isle of Wight 12-02-2021 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Paulinmorden (Post 15645450)
Yeh. I've got these. Just come in from a walk and everything looked dark indoors. Nobody shot me though.

They may have, with a silencer, and missed, but you couldn't see them!

Les Butler 12-02-2021 03:52 PM

I just purchased a grammar checker as I was called a Luddite(about time) but found it was in American funds Grrr I told my wife this, and she said oh I just purchased a wine bottle leather cover for when we go out that is hand made, and costs 180 bucks so we are equal ???????WTF ??

Wolfnipplechips 12-02-2021 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Les Butler (Post 15645458)
I just purchased a grammar checker as I was called a Luddite(about time) but found it was in American funds Grrr I told my wife this, and she said oh I just purchased a wine bottle leather cover for when we go out that is hand made, and costs 180 bucks so we are equal ???????WTF ??

Is that to drink wine in the park?

Adlerhorst 12-02-2021 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Les Butler (Post 15645458)
I just purchased a grammar checker as I was called a Luddite(about time) but found it was in American funds Grrr I told my wife this, and she said oh I just purchased a wine bottle leather cover for when we go out that is hand made, and costs 180 bucks so we are equal ???????WTF ??

You live in a country where you measure outside temperature in Celsius but cooking temperature in Fahrenheit, you measure length in metres but height in feet, you weigh foodstuffs kilos but people in pounds, and where they speak English like an American, write like an Englishman and include French words just because.

There are so so so many things to find annoying in Canada I am a little surprised you find your wife exploiting a situation is all that annoying.

:)

Hedgehog 12-02-2021 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Les Butler (Post 15645458)
I just purchased a grammar checker as I was called a Luddite(about time) but found it was in American funds Grrr I told my wife this, and she said oh I just purchased a wine bottle leather cover for when we go out that is hand made, and costs 180 bucks so we are equal ???????WTF ??

Apparently you either haven't installed the grammar checker yet, or it doesn't work on the BBS... :rolleyes:

Les Butler 12-02-2021 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 15645466)
You live in a country where you measure outside temperature in Celsius but cooking temperature in Fahrenheit, you measure lengths in metres but height in feet, you weigh foodstuffs kilos but people in pounds, and where they speak English like an American, write like an Englishman and include French words just because.

There are so so so many things to find annoying in Canada I am a little surprised you find your wife exploiting a situation is all that annoying.

:)

Grammar check: The length...Or lengths.

Oh :D

We do have poutine with bacon?

Les Butler 12-02-2021 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15645476)
Apparently you either haven't installed the grammar checker yet, or it doesn't work on the BBS... :rolleyes:


Oh piss off lol

Hedgehog 12-02-2021 04:16 PM

Anyway, I may have posted this one before.

Why do they have to show people getting the actual vaccine jab in glorious technicolor HD close up on the news all the time? A) I know what getting a jab looks like, and B) if I wanted to see what it looked like to get one I would watch when they did mine... which I just can't bring myself to do. Same as giving blood, I always have to look away. Do what you like to me, but don't let me see you doing it.

Seeing them give the jab on TV makes me cringe!

Les Butler 12-02-2021 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15645463)
Is that to drink wine in the park?

Could be right as the lockdown could last a lot longer as we have to tap into third would countries supplies of the vaccine because of the EU and the drug companies.

west country boy 12-02-2021 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15645360)
Yeah, that Stevie Wonder...what a ****.

What possible reason do blindos have to wear glasses of any type?

Maz 12-02-2021 04:39 PM

Cosmetic.

west country boy 12-02-2021 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15645511)
Cosmetic.

https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/55817739.jpg

Sharkba1t 12-02-2021 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645340)
If it was indoors I would have shot them.
Anyone wearing sunglasses inside doesn’t deserve to live.

You are a very restrained kinda guy. :supergrin:

Hedgehog 12-02-2021 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645340)
If it was indoors I would have shot them.
Anyone wearing sunglasses inside doesn’t deserve to live.

If it was Alan Mullery, I would think that would be acceptable.

El Aguila 12-02-2021 04:57 PM

Is Stavros a bit of a swarthy type, though? The north european gene pool has more sensitive eyes to sunlight.

Hedgehog 12-02-2021 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15645530)
Is Stavros a bit of a swarthy type, though? The north european gene pool has more sensitive eyes to sunlight.

As I have light gray/green/blue eyes I can attest to that.

Also as you get older your pupils are slower to constrict in light and dilate in the dark. Plus I think having cataract surgery can cause an increase sensitivity to light.

I know I never go far without my sunglasses, and they are either on, or on top of my head, which I'm sure would equally annoy Stavros!

Martin H 12-02-2021 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15645561)
As I have light gray/green/blue eyes I can attest to that.

.......

Blimey - how many eyes do you have?

Hedgehog 12-02-2021 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15645591)
Blimey - how many eyes do you have?

Two at the front, one in the back of my head! Well I know my wife does!

Just the two, but my eyes appear to be a different colour depending on surroundings or clothes I'm wearing. I think it says Grey on my drivers License.

Isle of Wight 12-02-2021 06:04 PM

My American VP of sales thinking that Ramadan was “just a day off” He’s a good guy but just shows how insular the USA can be.

west country boy 12-02-2021 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15645608)
My American VP of sales thinking that Ramadan was “just a day off” He’s a good guy but just shows how insular the USA can be.

Pfffft. Everyone knows it's a "just a month off".

Stellavista 12-02-2021 07:27 PM

Local Chinese takeaway taking all pork dishes off the menu.

west country boy 12-02-2021 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15645660)
Local Chinese takeaway taking all pork dishes off the menu.

Pesky Jews.

Maz 12-02-2021 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15645660)
Local Chinese takeaway taking all pork dishes off the menu.

That is the most annoying thing on this thread if true.

Stavros 69 12-02-2021 08:50 PM

Curry showed up, one free papadum.
WTF is the point in that!!

beef 12-02-2021 08:59 PM

Washing up. It never seems to end

Stellavista 12-02-2021 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15645737)
That is the most annoying thing on this thread if true.

Absolutely true. All replaced with lamb.

Hedgehog 12-02-2021 09:27 PM

My wife ordered 3x very small and cheap tea lights (candles that run on LED light with batteries). Things are crap, and probably cost about $1 to make tops, but sell for $4.99.

Anyway one does work so I contacted the company to get a replacement. The ****ers want me to send them a video of it not working!

Isn't there an old saying about not being able to prove a negative?

I don't know why, but this really annoys me. What happened to the customers always right?

Stockport_Eagle 12-02-2021 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645815)
Curry showed up, one free papadum.
WTF is the point in that!!

If it's one more to go with the others you ordered, then its a nice little bonus? If its one on its own because you didn't order any then there's bigger issues to deal with. :p

macstar 12-02-2021 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645815)
Curry showed up, one free papadum.
WTF is the point in that!!

About 20% of curry houses seem to do that... odd.

Stavros 69 12-02-2021 11:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stockport_Eagle (Post 15645863)
If it's one more to go with the others you ordered, then its a nice little bonus? If its one on its own because you didn't order any then there's bigger issues to deal with. :p

At that point in time there was nothing bigger in my life.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 12-02-2021 11:44 PM

Joe Wilkinson. We get 8 out of 10 cats does countdown. The shows are quite old but pretty amusing. But this bloke just ain't funny. Am I missing something. Also Johhny Vegas, words fail me.

Sakhalin Rich 13-02-2021 12:59 AM

I like Joe Wilkinson - maybe it is also the reactions of those around him, but I think this poem from about 1.10 onwards is one of the funniest things I've seen on television for a long while - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YstBl9xzz34

Oli28 13-02-2021 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15645608)
My American VP of sales thinking that Ramadan was “just a day off” He’s a good guy but just shows how insular the USA can be.

'VP of sales'?

Hedgehog 13-02-2021 01:38 AM

Another one I may have done before... Cling Wrap/Plastic Wrap.

Doesn't stick to anything but itself - useless!

Selhurst Celtic 13-02-2021 01:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15645602)
I think it says Grey on my drivers License.

Next to 'Colour of remaining hair:'

Stavros 69 13-02-2021 01:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15645951)
Next to 'Colour of remaining hair:'

Do you just have rompa stompa in that line?

Selhurst Celtic 13-02-2021 02:10 AM

I bet yours says 'dreamy.'

Hedgehog 13-02-2021 02:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15645951)
Next to 'Colour of remaining hair:'

It would if it was current... but they keep renewing it without change.

Currently says "BLN" which I can only assume is short for blonde. Where that comes from I don't know.... maybe from my 1980's Duran Duran phase!

And just to let you know, I have lost many faculties, but hair miraculously is not one of them!

Oh, and it's "color" BTW! :rolleyes:


Eyes says: GRY...

Maidstoned Eagle 13-02-2021 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15645956)
I bet yours says 'dreamy.'

Or Turkish.

Sharkba1t 13-02-2021 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15645660)
Local Chinese takeaway taking all pork dishes off the menu.

Why? What have I missed?

Sharkba1t 13-02-2021 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645896)
At that point in time there was nothing bigger in my life.

Was the delivery driver wearing sunglasses?

Stavros 69 13-02-2021 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15646105)
Was the delivery driver wearing sunglasses?

Coward didn’t hang around.

Selhurst Celtic 13-02-2021 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15646098)
Why? What have I missed?

I'm with you mate, what's happening? Or is it just a Camden thing?
I thought Liz Truss was sorting all of this out?

Maidstoned Eagle 13-02-2021 12:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15646305)
I'm with you mate, what's happening? Or is it just a Camden thing?
I thought Liz Truss was sorting all of this out?

So what's in th sweet and sour pork now then, alsatian?

Ivantheclaret 13-02-2021 12:19 PM

Michael Portillo, Lucy Worsley, Lineker, Andi Peters (bonus point for spelling his first name with an 'i') TFL staff who wear PP masks under their chin and Mary Portas being described as a retail guru — all deeply irritating IMHO.

kabbott 13-02-2021 12:45 PM

The term "quarterback" used in English football!

the digger 13-02-2021 01:43 PM

People who complain about the quantity/quality of free stuff

Purepalace 13-02-2021 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the digger (Post 15646482)
People who complain about the quantity/quality of free stuff

Are you talking about Pornhub?

Stellavista 13-02-2021 02:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15646357)
So what's in th sweet and sour pork now then, alsatian?

Sweet and sour chicken.

The only conclusion I can come to is that all the staff, and possibly a new owner, are Malaysian or Indonesian Muslims, rather than Hong Kong Chinese.

Skiddo 13-02-2021 02:40 PM

Turning the tap on to run a bath and not realising the valve is still on shower mode, therefore getting a wet head instead.

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve done this, yet I still don’t check beforehand.

west country boy 13-02-2021 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15646526)
Sweet and sour chicken.

The only conclusion I can come to is that all the staff, and possibly a new owner, are Malaysian or Indonesian Muslims, rather than Hong Kong Chinese.

Without meaning to sound as racialist as Sir.S.C Remembered I find it odd that Johnny Muzzy is generally absolutely fine serving booze but swine is a big no-no.

Stellavista 13-02-2021 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15646676)
Without meaning to sound as racialist as Sir.S.C Remembered I find it odd that Johnny Muzzy is generally absolutely fine serving booze but swine is a big no-no.

Well, that not true, is it?

When I shop, I've not come across a Muslim cashier that has refused to scan through my pork chops or Jack Daniels.

west country boy 13-02-2021 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15646683)
Well, that not true, is it?

When I shop, I've not come across a Muslim cashier that has refused to scan through my pork chops or Jack Daniels.

I meant curry houses/"Indian" restaurants, but that wasn't clear as I am a div.

edit - I have also known many mahometans who drank and drugged and fornicated as much as any infidel (although generally not in Ramadan) but foreswore pig products

Worksop Palace 13-02-2021 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kabbott (Post 15646403)
The term "quarterback" used in English football!

Where the hell have you heard that?! :eek:

Smoz 13-02-2021 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15646676)
Without meaning to sound as racialist as Sir.S.C Remembered I find it odd that Johnny Muzzy is generally absolutely fine serving booze but swine is a big no-no.

Scanning bottles through a till or serving them in a restaurant a little different to cooking them, touching and cutting the flesh of a meat that is not considered clean. Having said that I would be looking for a different Chinese takeaway.

weltklasse 13-02-2021 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15645310)
People wearing sunglasses in the middle of winter.
Today for example it's just not that bright.

what an idiotic thing to get annoyed about:D

ExiledStirling 13-02-2021 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 15648196)
what an idiotic thing to get annoyed about:D

To be fair most of the things on this thread are.

It is exactly why it is a great thread.

weltklasse 13-02-2021 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15648205)
To be fair most of the things on this thread are.

It is exactly why it is a great thread.

True and i was wearing my sunglasses today too:cool:

Slimbloke'H' 13-02-2021 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15646305)
I'm with you mate, what's happening? Or is it just a Camden thing?
I thought Liz Truss was sorting all of this out?

:D

arabian eagle 13-02-2021 07:24 PM

CPFC today!

Stellavista 13-02-2021 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 15648179)
Scanning bottles through a till or serving them in a restaurant a little different to cooking them, touching and cutting the flesh of a meat that is not considered clean. Having said that I would be looking for a different Chinese takeaway.

I am.

Maz 13-02-2021 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15646526)
Sweet and sour chicken.

The only conclusion I can come to is that all the staff, and possibly a new owner, are Malaysian or Indonesian Muslims, rather than Hong Kong Chinese.

Er, why not ask?

cappuccinoeagle 13-02-2021 08:33 PM

Richard Madeley- his personality and his hair.

PeterH 13-02-2021 08:37 PM

Sun not making an appearance today. The wife decided no barbecue.

On the plus side she said we should have it tomorrow, that stops us having to do daft St Valentine's things..

radiomike 13-02-2021 08:45 PM

For a second I hoped you meant that vile publication had finally gone after coarsening and brutalising britain for 50 years

west country boy 13-02-2021 08:49 PM

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Originally Posted by radiomike (Post 15648517)
For a second I hoped you meant that vile publication had finally gone after coarsening and brutalising britain for 50 years

You are obviously an utter mental, but that is an excellent use of the word "coarsening".

Stavros 69 13-02-2021 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 15648228)
True and i was wearing my sunglasses today too:cool:

Did you have a seeing eye dog?

Stellavista 14-02-2021 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15648428)
Er, why not ask?

I did. Guy shrugged and said 'new menu', so I'm none the wiser.

Herr Colonpharter 14-02-2021 11:29 PM

'Grammarly' for goons that jerked around at school too much :clown:

Reps AJ 14-02-2021 11:31 PM

Amanda Holden

Maidstoned Eagle 15-02-2021 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 15651532)
'Grammarly' for goons that jerked around at school too much :clown:

Poor Les.

bubbs11 15-02-2021 06:10 AM

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Originally Posted by cappuccinoeagle (Post 15648483)
Richard Madeley- his personality and his hair.

I was onto him long before Alan Partridge became big and people started making the comparisons. I remember an early Richard and Judy show when they had a phone-in discussion on domestic abuse. They had a preamble chat on the subject with an expert, then it was time to go to those who’d called in with their experiences.

Richard: Right! Let’s kick in the first caller...

Riley 15-02-2021 06:20 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15637167)
On here I can provoke a reaction.

...even when I have taken a run up three days earlier with reminders that Palace are playing.

This is also my tactic except i drag the kid into it for extra insurance: "So lad, do you think Roy Hodgson will start the new lad up top in TOMORROW'S GAME WHICH STARTS AT 3PM?"

He's 21 months so looks at me blankly and she rolls her eyes but it doesn't matter. I know my work is done.

Pidster 15-02-2021 07:06 AM

Have I or anyone else mentioned the ASDA advertisement?

It’s getting harder to avoid the loathsome failed restaurateur, “Gurning” Gregg Wallace. Naturally only the dangerously simple would watch any of his programmes, but because he has so many going on at the moment, it’s tough to avoid the trailers.

JJ 15-02-2021 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15646526)
Sweet and sour chicken.

The only conclusion I can come to is that all the staff, and possibly a new owner, are Malaysian or Indonesian Muslims, rather than Hong Kong Chinese.

First time I visited Hong Kong, which was a one day stopover on the way to Australia, I was determined to try and eat "local" rather than the much easier temptation to go the fast food route. So I walked around for a bit, and finally found a restaurant that was full of locals. I ordered sweet and sour chicken from the menu which they duly delivered - it looked good, and it was no problem for me that there were only chopsticks on the table, not a fork - I wouldn't say I'm totally proficient with them, but can certainly cope ok. Or so I thought... The buggers had put carrots in the dish which they'd kindly cut into small pyramid shapes, I'm sure just t test me. Try grabbing triangular, slippery carrots with chopsticks. I felt like I should have sensed the waiters watching from the side with a grin while the foreigner in their midst attempted the almost impossible. I believe it's considered the height of rudeness to stab food with chopsticks. They're not exactly sharp, and nor were the carrot pieces big enough to have survived that approach anyway, so I ended up having to scoot them over to the side, and leaning one against another until one was at an angle for me to get underneath it, before balancing one bit at a time on the two sticks now held together raft-like, and hope it didn't fall off between plate and mouth.

Maidstoned Eagle 15-02-2021 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15651610)
First time I visited Hong Kong, which was a one day stopover on the way to Australia, I was determined to try and eat "local" rather than the much easier temptation to go the fast food route. So I walked around for a bit, and finally found a restaurant that was full of locals. I ordered sweet and sour chicken from the menu which they duly delivered - it looked good, and it was no problem for me that there were only chopsticks on the table, not a fork - I wouldn't say I'm totally proficient with them, but can certainly cope ok. Or so I thought... The buggers had put carrots in the dish which they'd kindly cut into small pyramid shapes, I'm sure just t test me. Try grabbing triangular, slippery carrots with chopsticks. I felt like I should have sensed the waiters watching from the side with a grin while the foreigner in their midst attempted the almost impossible. I believe it's considered the height of rudeness to stab food with chopsticks. They're not exactly sharp, and nor were the carrot pieces big enough to have survived that approach anyway, so I ended up having to scoot them over to the side, and leaning one against another until one was at an angle for me to get underneath it, before balancing one bit at a time on the two sticks now held together raft-like, and hope it didn't fall off between plate and mouth.

When I went to China I had read beforehand that bringing the bowl up to your mouth and shovelling the food in is not considered bad manners. Hence when I went off piste and had some noodles and tsing Tao in a little road side place the locals were very impressed with my chopstick skills.

Olympian2 15-02-2021 08:33 AM

People who say 'I think I can speak on behalf of everyone when I say.....'

PALACEWU 15-02-2021 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15651768)
People who say 'I think I can speak on behalf of everyone when I say.....'

Unless it's a foreperson in a jury...

KYLIE MINEAGLE 15-02-2021 09:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15651610)
First time I visited Hong Kong, which was a one day stopover on the way to Australia, I was determined to try and eat "local" rather than the much easier temptation to go the fast food route. So I walked around for a bit, and finally found a restaurant that was full of locals. I ordered sweet and sour chicken from the menu which they duly delivered - it looked good, and it was no problem for me that there were only chopsticks on the table, not a fork - I wouldn't say I'm totally proficient with them, but can certainly cope ok. Or so I thought... The buggers had put carrots in the dish which they'd kindly cut into small pyramid shapes, I'm sure just t test me. Try grabbing triangular, slippery carrots with chopsticks. I felt like I should have sensed the waiters watching from the side with a grin while the foreigner in their midst attempted the almost impossible. I believe it's considered the height of rudeness to stab food with chopsticks. They're not exactly sharp, and nor were the carrot pieces big enough to have survived that approach anyway, so I ended up having to scoot them over to the side, and leaning one against another until one was at an angle for me to get underneath it, before balancing one bit at a time on the two sticks now held together raft-like, and hope it didn't fall off between plate and mouth.

First time I visited Hong Kong Mrs KM remarked on how many chinese restaurants there were.:rolleyes:

Martin H 15-02-2021 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15651610)
First time I visited Hong Kong, which was a one day stopover on the way to Australia, I was determined to try and eat "local" rather than the much easier temptation to go the fast food route. So I walked around for a bit, and finally found a restaurant that was full of locals. I ordered sweet and sour chicken from the menu which they duly delivered - it looked good, and it was no problem for me that there were only chopsticks on the table, not a fork - I wouldn't say I'm totally proficient with them, but can certainly cope ok. Or so I thought... The buggers had put carrots in the dish which they'd kindly cut into small pyramid shapes, I'm sure just t test me. Try grabbing triangular, slippery carrots with chopsticks. I felt like I should have sensed the waiters watching from the side with a grin while the foreigner in their midst attempted the almost impossible. I believe it's considered the height of rudeness to stab food with chopsticks. They're not exactly sharp, and nor were the carrot pieces big enough to have survived that approach anyway, so I ended up having to scoot them over to the side, and leaning one against another until one was at an angle for me to get underneath it, before balancing one bit at a time on the two sticks now held together raft-like, and hope it didn't fall off between plate and mouth.

The big difference that struck me in HK/chinese was that every chicken dish has the bones left in. When a colleague asked our host why this was (an odd question to ask I thought) his answer was ‘we like bones’ :) and he proceeded to suck on the chicken bones.

Had 1000 year old egg (not literally 1000 but it is one that’s buried and left as part of the process) and snake soup while there. All good actually. The worst stuff is one of the early courses often served that is akin to eating a lump of firm lard. Only realised that even the locals were giving that a miss after I had taken a mouthful. Gross. Everything else pretty yummy but watch the bones,

JJ 15-02-2021 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15651809)
First time I visited Hong Kong Mrs KM remarked on how many chinese restaurants there were.:rolleyes:

:supergrin:

Isle of Wight 15-02-2021 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15651857)
The big difference that struck me in HK/chinese was that every chicken dish has the bones left in. When a colleague asked our host why this was (an odd question to ask I thought) his answer was ‘we like bones’ :) and he proceeded to suck on the chicken bones.

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The reason is to prove it is what they say it is. Same as why the head and feet are also left on. They use the expression "Have you had your lunch yet?" the same way we use "How are you?". I lived in Singapore for 2 years, on my first few weeks I did have a few cultural clashes by saying no :-) I also was on my first business lunch, picked up a piece of chicken and to my horror had a bone in my mouth. I tried to act nonchalant and as soon as my guest looked the other way popped it out and hid it under the corner of my plate. It was with fascination that I saw him pick up a piece. The anticipation of what he would do was high. PHTHHHT the bone shot out his mouth and across the table with not a care in the world. By the end of the meal they were scattered everywhere. That's also why they have paper table covers for easy disposal. By the time i left I could spit them as accurately as a local.

weltklasse 15-02-2021 10:44 AM

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Did you have a seeing eye dog?

No, Dachshunds aren't good for that type of thing. but the sun was bright and low in the sky hence the need for sunnies.

Olympian2 15-02-2021 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15651800)
Unless it's a foreperson in a jury...

:D

PeterH 15-02-2021 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Riley (Post 15651600)
This is also my tactic except i drag the kid into it for extra insurance: "So lad, do you think Roy Hodgson will start the new lad up top in TOMORROW'S GAME WHICH STARTS AT 3PM?"

He's 21 months so looks at me blankly and she rolls her eyes but it doesn't matter. I know my work is done.

I would be fine in a normal season when we are on telly once every two months, but twice a week raises her eyebrows.

Olympian2 15-02-2021 02:50 PM

Not so much as annoys me, more bemuses me - footballers who, having scored, give it the biggun to imaginary fans...

Richard 15-02-2021 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15651857)
The big difference that struck me in HK/chinese was that every chicken dish has the bones left in. When a colleague asked our host why this was (an odd question to ask I thought) his answer was ‘we like bones’ :) and he proceeded to suck on the chicken bones.

Had 1000 year old egg (not literally 1000 but it is one that’s buried and left as part of the process) and snake soup while there. All good actually. The worst stuff is one of the early courses often served that is akin to eating a lump of firm lard. Only realised that even the locals were giving that a miss after I had taken a mouthful. Gross. Everything else pretty yummy but watch the bones,

I have to say that I didn't find the hairy crab to be as exceptional as my local hosts insisted it was.

Richard 15-02-2021 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15646683)
When I shop, I've not come across a Muslim cashier that has refused to scan through my pork chops or Jack Daniels.

Why don't you use apple sauce, like anyone else ?

Pidster 15-02-2021 03:20 PM

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I have to say that I didn't find the hairy crab to be as exceptional as my local hosts insisted it was.

I think Martin H was referring to food.

Martin H 15-02-2021 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15652315)
I think Martin H was referring to food.

Boom tish........ :)

Martin H 15-02-2021 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15652284)
I have to say that I didn't find the hairy crab to be as exceptional as my local hosts insisted it was.

Went on one of the ferries to a well known fish’s restaurant on one of the islands and tbh had very little idea what we were eating but some of the scariest looking crabs and various crustaceans that looked like something out of alien were being carried into the kitchen. One of them was held up matching head to foot of the guy with spikes and legs everywhere. Guy had a big grin on his face as if he was so proud, while we wondering where we could hide if he let the thing go..... western wimps extraordinaire.

palacemetros 15-02-2021 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15651800)
Unless it's a foreperson in a jury...

That might depend upon the verdict and if it's you in the dock....

WLYWLYAWYPWF 15-02-2021 05:46 PM

People who don't always say hello. Ignorant rude c*nts and then I end up feeling guilty when I eventually stoop to their level and blank them just as they say hello to me.

Stellavista 15-02-2021 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15652585)
People who don't always say hello. Ignorant rude c*nts and then I end up feeling guilty when I eventually stoop to their level and blank them just as they say hello to me.

Hello :hi:

Stavros 69 15-02-2021 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 15652585)
People who don't always say hello. Ignorant rude c*nts and then I end up feeling guilty when I eventually stoop to their level and blank them just as they say hello to me.

Who is this guy?


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