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Old Sep 10th 2011, 12:31 pm
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What I like so far

LuLu's still sells OMO washing powder - banned in UK for PC reasons, still makes me laugh

The sign in LuLu's stating "We will shave your coconuts for you, but no more than 3 and strictly for domestic purposes" - did somone try to start an industrial process of making welcome mats on the cheap?

The fact that I can walk to my local convenience store at 2 am and not get my face smashed in.

The fact that I can go into my local convenience store at 2 am and ask for sausages using the voice of the "Thats Life" dog, without any one realising.

The fact that I can tell the locals with a straight face that the recent riots in the UK were nothing compared with the Trumpton and Cambell Wick Green riots 10 years ago.

The fact that I can go to a nightclub and leave at 3 am without getting my face smashed in.

Joining in the head wobble during meetings with one of my teams who are mostly from a certain sub continent.

My security guard at work calls me Mr Elmer as do most of the support staff.

The view from my rooftop pool of the Burj

The fact that I am so privilaged to enjoy all of the above.

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Old Sep 10th 2011, 2:41 pm
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The fact that I can go into my local convenience store at 2 am and ask for sausages using the voice of the "Thats Life" dog, without any one realising.
That is brilliant!
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What I like so far

LuLu's still sells OMO washing powder - banned in UK for PC reasons, still makes me laugh
Surely not!
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If there is a Mrs. Fudd, have you notified her about the local availability of OMO?
If so, have you hidden your 12 bore? You might be a dud shot, but an Irate Mrs. can have a worringly accurate shot!
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Default Re: What I like about Dubai so far

Originally Posted by Elmer Fudd View Post
What I like so far

LuLu's still sells OMO washing powder - banned in UK for PC reasons, still makes me laugh

The sign in LuLu's stating "We will shave your coconuts for you, but no more than 3 and strictly for domestic purposes" - did somone try to start an industrial process of making welcome mats on the cheap?

The fact that I can walk to my local convenience store at 2 am and not get my face smashed in.

The fact that I can go into my local convenience store at 2 am and ask for sausages using the voice of the "Thats Life" dog, without any one realising.

The fact that I can tell the locals with a straight face that the recent riots in the UK were nothing compared with the Trumpton and Cambell Wick Green riots 10 years ago.

The fact that I can go to a nightclub and leave at 3 am without getting my face smashed in.

Joining in the head wobble during meetings with one of my teams who are mostly from a certain sub continent.

My security guard at work calls me Mr Elmer as do most of the support staff.

The view from my rooftop pool of the Burj

The fact that I am so privilaged to enjoy all of the above.
never happened to me in 20 years of clubbing in London and Brum, bit over the top hey thats what people do though when they leave the UK so I will let you off. makes them feel better about their move.
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If there is a Mrs. Fudd, have you notified her about the local availability of OMO?
If so, have you hidden your 12 bore? You might be a dud shot, but an Irate Mrs. can have a worringly accurate shot!

Isn't that the same thing??

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That is brilliant!
Loved it too but I'm trying to be more like the masses and less off the wall-too,too boring though-so glad you remarked on it's brilliance.
It used to be in Abu Dhabi,when you walked into the convenience store anytime during the wee sma hours and ask for sausages-they talked back in the Esther Rantzen voice -porkorbeewf Deshmond?
Not the sausages,the staff.
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My security guard at work calls me Mr Elmer as do most of the support staff.
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Why was OMO banned in the UK?
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It wasn't banned....it was withdrawn due to poor sales.
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It wasn't banned....it was withdrawn due to poor sales.
No it wasn't... in the UK, it's branded as Persil - have you not noticed the packaging is exactly the same?! The thing is, Persil can't really trade in France because it means "Parsley" in French and that would be an even dafter name for a washing powder than OMO... and French supermarkets have a large presence in the Arab world, ergo..
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No it wasn't... in the UK, it's branded as Persil - have you not noticed the packaging is exactly the same?! The thing is, Persil can't really trade in France because it means "Parsley" in French and that would be an even dafter name for a washing powder than OMO... and French supermarkets have a large presence in the Arab world, ergo..
Err? Are you sure about that, then? When I used to go to Calais on a booze-cruise, one of the things I brought back was big boxes of Persil, complete with French instructions and no English at all on the box - and before you ask, it was a third of the price it was in U.K.
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Originally Posted by Elmer Fudd View Post
What I like so far

LuLu's still sells OMO washing powder - banned in UK for PC reasons, still makes me laugh

The sign in LuLu's stating "We will shave your coconuts for you, but no more than 3 and strictly for domestic purposes" - did somone try to start an industrial process of making welcome mats on the cheap?

The fact that I can walk to my local convenience store at 2 am and not get my face smashed in.

The fact that I can go into my local convenience store at 2 am and ask for sausages using the voice of the "Thats Life" dog, without any one realising.

The fact that I can tell the locals with a straight face that the recent riots in the UK were nothing compared with the Trumpton and Cambell Wick Green riots 10 years ago.

The fact that I can go to a nightclub and leave at 3 am without getting my face smashed in.

Joining in the head wobble during meetings with one of my teams who are mostly from a certain sub continent.

My security guard at work calls me Mr Elmer as do most of the support staff.

The view from my rooftop pool of the Burj

The fact that I am so privilaged to enjoy all of the above.
I brought a large box of OMO for AED15 which I thought was quite cheap.

How much do you usually pay for a big OMO???

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Err? Are you sure about that, then? When I used to go to Calais on a booze-cruise, one of the things I brought back was big boxes of Persil, complete with French instructions and no English at all on the box - and before you ask, it was a third of the price it was in U.K.
OK, I am officially a sad puppy...




they're both owned by Unilever... so yup, market specific branding... just like Jif (the cleaning cream) is Cif in the rest of the world... although they've now changed it in the UK too... and Downy is the US and ME version of Lenor.

There, you learn something new every day!
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