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Old Jun 15th 2019, 6:12 pm
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Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
You still see often that stuff on TripAdvisor UK. Along with questions like, "can I take butter, bacon and eggs on the plane?" (Presumably, you either can't get that stuff in the third world, or if you can, it's not edible).
18 months and the question will be be can we get them in the UK.
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Old Jun 15th 2019, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by 007Steve View Post
18 months and the question will be be can we get them in the UK.


Cheeses, bottled waters, chocolates, and and and...

Next up, a warning on "foreign ice-cream"
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Old Jun 15th 2019, 6:37 pm
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This sort of touches on that theme.

Brexit Britain is wallowing in dangerous talk of national humiliation

Humiliation is not an objective reality. It is calibrated against one’s sense of one’s own status. If you’re used to travelling business class, you may feel humiliated by having to sit in economy; but if you’ve always sat in economy, it’s just normal.

Yes, of course, the Brexit debacle has reduced Britain’s prestige around the world. And the withdrawal agreement negotiated by Theresa May is indeed a miserable thing when compared with the glorious visions that preceded it. But Britain has not been humiliated by the EU – the deal was shaped by May’s (and Arlene Foster’s) red lines. Britain did not get what the Brexiters fantasised about, but it did get what it actually asked for. That’s not humiliation.
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Old Jun 15th 2019, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by amideislas View Post
(Presumably, you either can't get that stuff in the third world, or if you can, it's not edible).
I wonder if there's an equivalent for "foreign muck" in other languages. Anyone know?

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Old Jun 15th 2019, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
I wonder if there's an equivalent for "foreign muck" in other languages. Anyone know?
Yes, stuff that mostly relates to UK beer. I'll put more detail somewhere else, before I get sin-binned.
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Old Jun 15th 2019, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy View Post
Yes, stuff that mostly relates to UK beer. I'll put more detail somewhere else, before I get sin-binned.
I'm familiar with 'warm' beer
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Old Jun 15th 2019, 8:48 pm
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Originally Posted by BristolUK View Post
I wonder if there's an equivalent for "foreign muck" in other languages. Anyone know?
My neighbours call anything I grow which they don't recognise as run-of-the-mill as "curiosities". Despite having a rather earthy turn of phrase in these parts, they're actually excessively polite in some regards as well (an odd combination, admittedly, but certainly pleasing enough to me) - if you're overweight, you're "strong" as opposed to "fat", so goodness knows where "curiosities" fits on the scale of things.

According to a documentary I watched once upon a time, Covent Garden traders used to refer to the curiosities that started arriving through their portal as "queer gear" back in the day
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