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Old Dec 2nd 2019, 5:51 pm
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Hagen Dasz @ £2.50 x 11 (not for me, honest!)
One for each member of the team?
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Old Dec 2nd 2019, 6:06 pm
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One for each member of the team?
All for the teen. I don't buy it when it's 4.50.
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Old Dec 2nd 2019, 6:18 pm
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All for the teen. I don't buy it when it's 4.50.
Was it 11 because that's what they had left?
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Old Dec 2nd 2019, 6:26 pm
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Was it 11 because that's what they had left?
Kind of. First visit bought 5 (all they had left) second 6 (some left). I generally don't buy more than half a dozen of promotions as I leave some for other people. Also bought 3 Green & Blacks at £3, and I may well dip into one of those. I actually don't like HD Belgian Chocolate flavour that much. GB is plain chocolate.
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So on Saturday, in the Foreign Foods section, a Canadian chap asked me if Beetroot was the same as Beets. He's heard of Beets, never beetroot (he was holding a jar of polish pickled beetroot). I was so flabbergasted clearly my reply wasn't trustworthy so after being assured it was the same he went and asked someone else.

In hindsight was probably an old boy who'd never used a supermarket before and needed directing to the regular pickles section.
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In hindsight was probably an old boy who'd never used a supermarket before and needed directing to the regular pickles section.
Nobody but Brits calls it beetroot, they're beets, same as carrots aren't called carrot-root, parsnips aren't called parsnip-root, etc.
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Nobody but Brits calls it beetroot, they're beets, same as carrots aren't called carrot-root, parsnips aren't called parsnip-root, etc.
Ahem. The kiwis over here in the land the world forgot definately call 'em beetroots and it is beetroot with everything.

Personally I would only call the red ones beetroots. Any other beets are plain old beets.

I'm thinking I might start using carrotroots and parsniproots in my best UK West Country accent to confound the buggers. Make a change from saying mangleworzel on demand.
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mangleworzel on demand.
I just get basic cable.


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Nobody but Brits calls it beetroot, they're beets, same as carrots aren't called carrot-root, parsnips aren't called parsnip-root, etc.
really? Well I always preferred Betrave anyway
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I just get basic cable.
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Nobody but Brits calls it beetroot, they're beets, same as carrots aren't called carrot-root, parsnips aren't called parsnip-root, etc.
Beetroot is red and delicious.

Beets (sugar beets) are pale and not edible as food.
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Beets, beetroot, pickles, no thank you. Dreadful stuff. I could never survive in Russia.
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Beetroot is red and delicious.
Beets (sugar beets) are pale and not edible as food.
In Canada, beets are red and delicious. We don't eat sugar beets (known as sugar beets in Canada), but in Alberta they grow them and make granulated sugar and bad liquor out of them.
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Abbreviating beetroot to 'beets' is perhaps just N.American laziness when it comes to language...
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In Canada, beets are red and delicious. We don't eat sugar beets (known as sugar beets in Canada), but in Alberta they grow them and make granulated sugar and bad liquor out of them.
We don't eat sugar beets either, and we also make granulated sugar out of them. I'm not aware of any UK liquor produced from sugar beet.

I wonder if "carrot" is already an old diminutive of "car-root"?
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