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Apr 24th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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I hate to tell you this, Audere, but that's NOT just in "Scotchland"-fried Mars bars are quite popular in the US, at state fairs, for instance, (but I've run across them elsewhere) fairs are where you'll find all sorts of cholesterol busting foodstuffs. I had one once, it wasn't so bad-but surely not something a poncey Londoner would ever go for, that's for sure. God, the Scots are SO right about Londoners!
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:37 AM
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The kestrel-strangling film sounds nice!

I saw a film called "It's Nice Up North" with John Shuttleworth traveling all the way to Shetland to find out something or other. He seemed to agree that it was nice, though, not grim (aside from the car trouble).
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:35 PM
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Audere est facere, do they strangle the kestrels for fun or do they ett them afterwords?
Off topic but when I hear about marmite why do I think of rodent paste?
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Apr 24th, 2007, 11:48 PM
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Marmite, very, very thinly spread, no more than a mere smear,( I think you put too much on.. yukk!) on hot buttered toast fingers and dipped into the heart of a soft-boiled egg is an English institution.

The phenomenon of deep-fired Mars bars has alas spread to Ireland.. where you can also get the best fish and chips ever ( Killybegs)at around E5 for a huge serving....eaten in or out.....
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Apr 25th, 2007, 02:54 AM
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Audere est facere, do they strangle the kestrels for fun or do they ett them afterwords? >>>>>>

They do it out of spite.
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Apr 25th, 2007, 08:15 AM
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Here in Northern California we don't have kestrals but we do have cormorants with god awful long necks and big heads on top. They make a great mess when they get squashed on the brigdes.
I just google imaged kestrol and realize it is a type of hawk. Do the Kestral stranglers suffer many injuries? thereyet
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Apr 25th, 2007, 08:43 AM
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Do the Kestral stranglers suffer many injuries?>>>>

No, but they do have the life long resentment of their younger brothers.
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Apr 25th, 2007, 08:59 AM
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OK.??.? You lost me on that one Audere est facere. Care to explain? thereyet
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Apr 25th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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For all your kestrel stangling needs....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064541/
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Apr 25th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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I find it hard to believe that any Spurz fan has ever been to an art-house cinema......or eaten anywhere with a 'napking'.........8-)
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Apr 27th, 2007, 12:32 PM
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I found myself near the North Sea this afternoon, while stocking up on all those books from Judd's. So I had to go and check on this sixteen quid stuff.

As I thought, complete cobblers.

Jumbo size cod, haddock etc and chips in the sit down place; About a tenner. Single figures for a normal size: about half that to take away.

Which I did, and it was, as always, pretty good.
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Apr 27th, 2007, 01:32 PM
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Flanneruk,

Thanks for checking on the prices - if I don't like fish that is mild and not overly fishy tasting(can't think of a better way to say that), what kind of fish do you recommend I try?
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Apr 27th, 2007, 01:45 PM
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hi, anna,

I'd go for haddock or plaice if you don't like it too fishy.

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Apr 27th, 2007, 01:47 PM
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Ann,

Thanks for the reply.

I made a mistake on my previous post - I was trying to say I do like fish that is mild tasting.
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Apr 27th, 2007, 02:01 PM
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David,

Hey!, I know where you work - stop picking on us Northerners.

If you do decide to visit the US (we're buying a new house so bring your paintbrush) I'll take you to a Chippy in Rhode Island that has VERY good F&C - amazing smell, we won't go on a Friday evening however since the line for take out is out the door.

I don't know how many Americans would wait 20 minutes for take out - this place is packed. Good English F&C can't be beaten.
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Apr 27th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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hi, anna,

in that case I recommend plaice - it's what I always try to get.

If you are taking out, plaice usually takes a little longer as they cook it to order; only cod is already cooked. if you are eating in, more likely that they'd cook your order fresh, so it won't matter what you order, from the time point of view.

enjoy!

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Apr 27th, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Ann,

Thanks for the heads up about cod - so plaice would be a good fish to choose if we takeout, since they have to make it to order, and it won't be sitting around?
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Apr 28th, 2007, 02:09 AM
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Stuff doesn't "sit around" for long in a decent chippy.
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Apr 28th, 2007, 02:41 AM
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Top quality kestrel strangling northern monkeying (this really is brilliant):

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dxtf7pNhG...elated&search=
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Apr 28th, 2007, 04:46 AM
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hi, audere,

where do you find the time to discover these gems? - watching arsenal & Chelsea not interesting enough for you?

yours in spurs,

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