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Old Jul 12th 2006, 11:33 pm
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Question Us expats not so different after all?

I was reading a thread here the other day and someone said.........
"I am sure there is a USA Expats web site somewhere like us, complaining about all things British!" It made me curious and so I found this site www.americanexpats.co.uk

It is an amusing perspective hearing Americans grumble about hating Marmite, not being able to have "Bath & Body works" or buy "peroxide" in Boots and how they wish they had brought their waffle iron and measuring cups with them!

See "British Thangs" and under information the "tips on moving to the UK"

It was like reading about a bizarre parallel universe to our own, I guess at the end of the day we are all in the same boat wherever we are and wherever we are from! (Well almost)
I hope you find it worth checking out and get a giggle from the other side!
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Old Jul 12th 2006, 11:49 pm
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I can't believe they don't like marmite

(I don't like that brand, prefer one we had called Fray Bentos - less salty).

Nothing quite like getting together a batch of pikelets on my electric skillet, and slathering them with butter and a touch of Fray Bentos for when friends came over unexpectedly
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I can't believe they don't like marmite

(I don't like that brand, prefer one we had called Fray Bentos - less salty).

Nothing quite like getting together a batch of pikelets on my electric skillet, and slathering them with butter and a touch of Fray Bentos for when friends came over unexpectedly

You are the first person I have heard call crumpets pikelets since I left Sheffield.
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Originally Posted by TouristTrap
I can't believe they don't like marmite

(I don't like that brand, prefer one we had called Fray Bentos - less salty).

Nothing quite like getting together a batch of pikelets on my electric skillet, and slathering them with butter and a touch of Fray Bentos for when friends came over unexpectedly
I like to make my own Snake and Pygmy pie.
It clears the house and I get peace and quiet.
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Plus, I know we've all read over there a zillion times, but the quaint, 'butter on bread' gave me major giggles. My kids (americans in all but citizenship since they were tiny when we moved here) freak out that we have butter on ours... (Ma, it is GROSS...EWWW..LOL)

http://www.americanexpats.co.uk/very%20british.htm

ha!ha!
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
You are the first person I have heard call crumpets pikelets since I left Sheffield.

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Jersey, it is what we called them back 'home'. My electric frying pan recipe book had the BEST recipe for them..yum, just thinking about it
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Originally Posted by TouristTrap
Plus, I know we've all read over there a zillion times, but the quaint, 'butter on bread' gave me major giggles. My kids (americans in all but citizenship since they were tiny when we moved here) freak out that we have butter on ours... (Ma, it is GROSS...EWWW..LOL)

http://www.americanexpats.co.uk/very%20british.htm

ha!ha!

I never put butter on my own toast or sandwiches...useless calories as far as I am concerned.
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
I never put butter on my own toast or sandwiches...useless calories as far as I am concerned.
But I don't think they taste right without butter too! Maybe it's just me?
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Jersey, it is what we called them back 'home'. My electric frying pan recipe book had the BEST recipe for them..yum, just thinking about it
You are talking about crumpets...yes? Growing up in Sheffield they were always called pikelets. Grill them then put butter on and cheese....then stick them back under the grill to brown. Best with white cheshire cheese but I have never been able to get it over here.
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You are the first person I have heard call crumpets pikelets since I left Sheffield.
Mmmmm I used to have pikelets at my gran's house on a sunday with Kia-Ora.
I thought pikelets were a bit flatter than crumpets though?
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HASLET !!!!!
Isn't that some sort of mystery meat....like spam?
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Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
You are talking about crumpets...yes? Growing up in Sheffield they were always called pikelets. Grill them then put butter on and cheese....then stick them back under the grill to brown. Best with white cheshire cheese but I have never been able to get it over here.
Yer we called them Pikelets in Bath. Might be cuz my family is from Brum, though........
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I never put butter on my own toast or sandwiches...useless calories as far as I am concerned.
I absolutely HATE the taste of butter or spread. I can taste it a mile away. Make up the calories in other things though !!
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Originally Posted by Sarah
Mmmmm I used to have pikelets at my gran's house on a sunday with Kia-Ora.
I thought pikelets were a bit flatter than crumpets though?
Flat pancakes.

Sandwiches do NOT taste good without butter. I send mine back to the kitchen when my one lazy kid makes us sandwiches...he never puts butter on them and I can TASTE it....lol
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