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Old 18th March 2023, 10:07 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
And another twenty if she KOs him with a single punch, which I think likely because Charles strikes me as being delicate.
Those poncy Pommy types do give that impression.

As many people have found out over the centuries, including Hitler and Napoleon, it's often wrong. Complete tosser that he is, Chuckie was a polo player, and polo is a game for people who are everything but delicate.

You need to read some Biggles.
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Old 18th March 2023, 10:35 AM   #162
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
I'm going to win twenty dollars if the late queen rises from the grave to fight Charles for the crown. And another twenty if she KOs him with a single punch, which I think likely because Charles strikes me as being delicate.
Hmmm, since John Dymoke died nearly a decade ago, who is the King's Champion this time?

ETA: Ah, it's now Francis John (Fane Marmion) Dymoke. Who's 68 so I hope there is no challenge this time.
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Old 18th March 2023, 11:55 AM   #163
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Canned Corned Beef in the US is pretty much the same.
Was nicknamed "Canned Willy" by US Doughboys in World War one, where it was a standard field ration.
It was the infamous Bully Beef used by the British Army in both world wars, US dropped it after World War one and replace it with..drum roll...Spam.
Should I admit that I absolutely love Spam too?
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Old 18th March 2023, 06:07 PM   #164
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Should I admit that I absolutely love Spam too?
It;s not bad once in a while, but you when get it day after day like the GI's in WW2 did, it gets old very fast.
Lots of GI humor about Spam.
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Old 18th March 2023, 06:17 PM   #165
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What happens when they reach the part of the ceremony when Mary Berry says "if anyone knows any just cause why this man cannot be named Star Baker" and Harry comes crashing through a stained glass window on a motorcycle? Does Harry have to fight William before he fights Charles, because of order of operations?

Also, holy crap, I just googled the date of the coronation. It's my birthday. Of all the days in the year they had to latch on to my birthday, in a pathetic attempt to draw attention and interest to themselves!
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Old 18th March 2023, 06:20 PM   #166
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Originally Posted by Gulliver Foyle View Post
Nothing wrong with a good bit of turnip. Mash it up with a knob of real butter and some ground pepper and it's lovely.
"Mash it up and put butter on it" is the secret to most English cuisine.
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Old 19th March 2023, 01:41 PM   #167
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In WW1, the German army had the Goulash Cannon, a 2-wheeled horse-drawn cooker that was welcome everywhere. The cooks and their helpers could fuel it with scrap wood (plenty of that in fought-over territory) and derelict coal, and stew up a hot feed out of anything the quartermaster could think of, to say nothing of French or Belgian mutton n spuds.

Other armies did the same, or tried to. Nowadays, the staff officers can't seem to think in such homey ways.
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Old 19th March 2023, 02:27 PM   #168
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Hated Smash as a kid, hated Angel Delight - the only dehydrated meal I liked was Chicken Supreme by Vesta!

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Oh! You are really posh!!! My mother never served me Vesta, corned beef or spam (although I do recall spam at school, cooked in a bread crumb coating and was rather delicious).

Angel Delight: now there was a true classic. Mmm- mmm.
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Old 19th March 2023, 09:19 PM   #169
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Originally Posted by Gulliver Foyle View Post
Nothing wrong with a good bit of turnip. Mash it up with a knob of real butter and some ground pepper and it's lovely.
I would cook it first before doing any of that. Seems to improve it no end.
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Old 19th March 2023, 09:43 PM   #170
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Did Chucky III get coronated yet?
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Old 19th March 2023, 09:44 PM   #171
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Originally Posted by Robin View Post
Did Chucky III get coronated yet?
Not until April, I believe.
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Old 19th March 2023, 09:50 PM   #172
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Not until April, I believe.
What do they have to do now? Special milk from rare goats, blessed by a blind vicar, to be put on his cereal flakes in the morning?
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What do they have to do now? Special milk from rare goats, blessed by a blind vicar, to be put on his cereal flakes in the morning?
Something like that.
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Old 20th March 2023, 03:20 AM   #174
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Originally Posted by TheGoldcountry View Post
"Mash it up and put butter on it" is the secret to most English cuisine.
Especially the salads.
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Old 20th March 2023, 03:22 AM   #175
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Originally Posted by P.J. Denyer View Post
Especially the salads.
Only if well boiled first!
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Originally Posted by Darat View Post
Only if well boiled first!
Yummy!
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Old 20th March 2023, 03:38 AM   #177
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
Not until April, I believe.
May 6th actually.
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Old 20th March 2023, 05:54 AM   #178
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May 6th actually.

Which, you will note, is two days after Star Wars Day, aka "May the Sith be with you" or "Revenge of the Sixth," when the Dark Side is celebrated.
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Which, you will note, is two days after Star Wars Day, aka "May the Sith be with you" or "Revenge of the Sixth," when the Dark Side is celebrated.
Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Brianus the Loonytunes?
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Old 20th March 2023, 01:33 PM   #180
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Originally Posted by Vixen View Post
I do recall spam at school, cooked in a bread crumb coating and was rather delicious).
Are you sure? I never heard of spam in breadcrumbs, it was always spam fritters, fried in batter.
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Are you sure? I never heard of spam in breadcrumbs, it was always spam fritters, fried in batter.
Same here, though more often without the batter, just fried up, but when you think about it there's no reason not to do it like a cutlet with crumbs.
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