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lawchick Jan 23rd, 2007 07:51 AM

Tourist trouble in UK
 
Don't shoot the messenger - Please!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtafgQGiU3I

clueless Jan 23rd, 2007 07:55 AM

Are you a little passive/agressive?

Don't shoot the messenger after you post it?????

lawchick Jan 23rd, 2007 07:58 AM

No - I'm always getting flamed.

....but this is funny - and in my defence, an American colleague sent it to me.

steviegene Jan 23rd, 2007 08:03 AM

whats the point of this?
are you english or american?

outwest Jan 23rd, 2007 08:20 AM

Made me laugh...but I hope it's not real. Didn't Jaime Oliver do an episode on Naked Chef where he prepared chipmunk!? (well my dog would enjoy it!)

newesttraveler Jan 23rd, 2007 08:28 AM

Well I feel really cheated since I din't have an opportunity to sample either chipmunk or squirl while I was in London last week.

wombat7 Jan 23rd, 2007 08:44 AM

After I watched lawchick's recommendation this one came up so thought that I would share
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ghdw...ed&search=

MissPrism Jan 23rd, 2007 08:48 AM

I remember the TV programme from a few years ago.
At the time, I wondered where the girl had got her information.
I suspect a fellow student of Michael Extraction.
We don't even have chipmunks here.

Dukey Jan 23rd, 2007 08:48 AM

I found the written comments immediately UNDER Lawchick's selection particularly tellling...

wombat7 Jan 23rd, 2007 09:05 AM

MissP - no chipmunks anymore - must be becuase you guys ate them all!

traveller1959 Jan 23rd, 2007 09:12 AM

Dear Fodorites from Britain:

Please tell me a London restaurant that prepares squirrel well. And I need to know where to buy squirrel meat - fresh, frozen and dried.

BTW, I never heard of chipmunk living in Europe. But maybe American students brought them because they do not like our native rats.

logos999 Jan 23rd, 2007 09:15 AM

Actually, there isn't anything dumb about it. I do the same thing when visiting Britain, and I'm not American :D.
Ever tried a British pizza?

willit Jan 23rd, 2007 09:22 AM

I found this quite amusing, but I don't in any way it is a fair summary of the average American tourist. Similarly, Jeremy Clarkson has never let facts get in the way of a good argument. If the first 500 people in Las Vegas had all been able to name all the countries in Europe with the capital cities, it is still likely that not one of them would have appeared in the program.

Right, just off to find a squirrel sandwich for tea.

PatrickLondon Jan 23rd, 2007 09:54 AM

To be fair, Jeremy Clarkson's never let the facts get in the way of a bad argument, either.

Don't worry, the US are not alone. 40 years ago, there was much hillarity over a piece in a local paper in, I think, Leicester, from some people who'd taken sliced factory bread on their camping holiday in France, and congratulating the bakery that it was still fresh at the end of their two weeks....

PatrickLondon Jan 23rd, 2007 09:55 AM

To be fair, Jeremy Clarkson's never let the facts get in the way of a bad argument, either.

Don't worry, the US are not alone. 40 years ago, there was much hilarity over a piece in a local paper in, I think, Leicester, from some people who'd taken sliced factory bread on their camping holiday in France, and congratulating the bakery that it was still fresh at the end of their two weeks....

PatrickLondon Jan 23rd, 2007 09:56 AM

Not to mention the various egg-and-chips and "Tea like mother makes" cafés in various popular seaside places in Spain. I don't doubt there are German, Dutch and Scandinavian equivalents in the the resorts they go to .

PatrickLondon Jan 23rd, 2007 09:57 AM

And a Dutch visitor to my place of work once asked me if it was true we had mint sauce on everything...

flanneruk Jan 23rd, 2007 10:03 AM

traveller1959:

Fresh squirrel is regularly on sale at West Oxfordshire farmers' markets. Times and dates are at www.westoxon.gov.uk/environment/dates.cfm

willit Jan 23rd, 2007 10:04 AM

You're not suggesting I eat squirrel without mint sauce!

I agree with you about eating habits Many of my highly educated work colleagues are very worried about overseas travel because they might not be able to get "proper" food like beefburgers, KFC or fish fingers.

ira Jan 23rd, 2007 10:05 AM

LOL, lawchick.

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