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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by Jack Daws
No let get you started
oh if you insist....

whats the deal with the 1950s home baking thing? all those "afgans" and "lammingtons" - i think nz must have been caught short on the futures market - some kiwi derivatives trader must have bought a contract for the world supply of dessicated coconut!
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:16 pm
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Originally Posted by SecretSquirrel
oh if you insist....

whats the deal with the 1950s home baking thing? all those "afgans" and "lammingtons" - i think nz must have been caught short on the futures market - some kiwi derivatives trader must have bought a contract for the world supply of dessicated coconut!
I love home cooking though. Mmmmm coconut cake. All stoggy and takes forever to eat cos its 9 inches high

Bugger a positive post. Must delete...
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by SecretSquirrel
oh if you insist....

whats the deal with the 1950s home baking thing? all those "afgans" and "lammingtons" - i think nz must have been caught short on the futures market - some kiwi derivatives trader must have bought a contract for the world supply of dessicated coconut!
Em... excuse me! I make great Afghans - I'd never heard of them before I came here but they're so easy to make and so delicious why wouldn't you if you could?
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by SecretSquirrel
oh if you insist....

whats the deal with the 1950s home baking thing? all those "afgans" and "lammingtons" - i think nz must have been caught short on the futures market - some kiwi derivatives trader must have bought a contract for the world supply of dessicated coconut!
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Why oh why oh why???????? Get out more! Oh yes, there's nothing to do. sorry.
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:35 pm
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UTEs - thats another thing..... what are they all about???
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:44 pm
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.... those shirts you can buy at the warehouse that have flames going up the back..... classy
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:45 pm
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THE PRICE OF BOOKS!! :scared:
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:45 pm
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Got some more:

all that clean green crap - when you go to a shop and buy eg. a birthday card which is already wrapped in cellophane they put it in a paper bag, then seal the bag with sellotape then put it into a carrier bag..

And what is clean and green about spraying a dirt road with oil to keep the dust down?

Spraying insecticide above your house - and admitting it is bloody dangerous because they tell all the schoolkids not to leave the house that day - to try to get rid of a moth (yes, ONE single moth, not a whole bunch of one breed, I'm talking ONE, ONE, ONE moth!) which may or may not have entered the country and may or may not be detrimental to crops.

The rubbish (washing machines, cookers, burnt-out cars etc.) beside the road

V8 cars as seen as something normal - clean, green? My eye.

Lack of recycling - oh sorry, with the exception of paper

Massive landfills everywhere

Houses built on top of landfills which gradually sink

Subdivisions which look like something out of the Truman Show filled with zombies from Stepford Wives. Where's the soul?

Garage after garage after garage in said subdivisions. Oh no sorry, they're houses.

People with more money than sense who build big hair houses akin to those you used to see in Dynasty or Knot's Landing - the kind with great corinthian pillars as doorways. Taste? Not in NZ!

"World famous in New Zealand" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No sense of humour - well, maybe they have if you take the big hair houses into account.
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Originally Posted by SecretSquirrel
THE PRICE OF BOOKS!! :scared:
When you have friends you just swap
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My boyfriend has just returned from work annd reminded me of a very good one:

Almost no public transport

(And he's a Kiwi)
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Batty
When you have friends you just swap
You are SO right - I was going to put that earlier but got caught up in some other rant. It's just wrong - books are there to educate, you should not prevent poorer people from owning them.

But as I have said before, the 'education' ahem, well....

(This message was supposed to be a reply to my friend Sec)

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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:49 pm
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Originally Posted by mazi
People with more money than sense who build big hair houses akin to those you used to see in Dynasty or Knot's Landing - the kind with great corinthian pillars as doorways. Taste? Not in NZ!
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Originally Posted by Batty
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oops see reply bit further down - posted in wrong place (books)
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by SecretSquirrel
THE PRICE OF BOOKS!! :scared:
Finally I have replied to the right bit - see my comments about books too - you are RIGHT
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Old Oct 28th 2006, 2:52 pm
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- souveniers (sp?) do with the all blacks (50% of GDP)
- souveniers (sp?) with "kiwiana" (GUMBOOTS, RUGBY, HOKEY POKEY, JANDALS, RUGBY, KIWIFRUIT, RUGBY, RUGBY AND RUGBY) - (remaining 50% of GDP)
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