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Postby chris.ph » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:54 pm

Lady Vetinari wrote:Is that why it's called Friday ... because of all the fried food we eat?

its called friday because every builder in the country stops on a friday for a full english :lol: this is a fact :wink:
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:35 pm

chris.ph wrote:
Lady Vetinari wrote:Is that why it's called Friday ... because of all the fried food we eat?

its called friday because every builder in the country stops on a friday for a full english :lol: this is a fact :wink:


um, a "full english" what? she asked knowing the answer will be so obvious, or embarrassing that she will :roll:
Aha! So, Bob's yer uncle... very clever.
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:42 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Dragging this topic kicking and screaming back to ER... :wink:

Does anyone think it a bit hypocritical of Granny one minute looking down her nose at what Hilta was doing and the next minute doing the same thing - selling preparations in A-M?

By the way - pennyroyal, which is mentioned a few times was used to abort pregnancies.


Nanny's favorite thing was to teach the girls to count, and hope they kept it up to avoid the, sometimes, obvious ending to a sexual encounter.

hahaha Kicking and screaming... I like that. :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:03 pm

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:
chris.ph wrote:
Lady Vetinari wrote:Is that why it's called Friday ... because of all the fried food we eat?

its called friday because every builder in the country stops on a friday for a full english :lol: this is a fact :wink:


um, a "full english" what? she asked knowing the answer will be so obvious, or embarrassing that she will :roll:


bacon x 2
sausages x 2
eggs x 2
beans
tomatos
black/blood pudding
mushrooms
and fried bread

thats a full english :D
and all for less than a fiver or $10 if your on the wrong side of the pond :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:42 pm

Sorry Tony! I fried - I mean tried but how can this compete with a full english! :lol:

Chris - you forgot the HP sauce! :twisted: And toast or a nice thick wad (slice to you lot) of uninterfered with bread is a healthy alternative to the fried bread. You can put some proper butter on there if you need the extra fat, but I like using the bread to mop up and sausage and bacon juice afterwards :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:46 pm

i dont put sauce on in caffs as its horrible i use the tomato sauce(bean juice) instead , i did forget the tea you can stand a spoon up in tho :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:49 pm

Gourmet! :twisted:
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Postby Kladivo » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:02 pm

Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:
chris.ph wrote:
Lady Vetinari wrote:Is that why it's called Friday ... because of all the fried food we eat?

its called friday because every builder in the country stops on a friday for a full english :lol: this is a fact :wink:


um, a "full english" what? she asked knowing the answer will be so obvious, or embarrassing that she will :roll:


Full English (breakfast) is a thing that both has build and ruined The Empire. Encient Englanders (EE) invented and introduced this innovative method of conquering Poor Sods (aka 'natives'), which was based on giving them (PS) their own (EE's) food. Whole empires in Herebedragonslands fell immediately ill and became defenceless. All there was left for the colonists was to open a couple of hospitals and sustain a continuous supply of laxatives. But after some generations PS began to grow awareness that in fact they have not been defeated by black magic, curses and other fiendish means of mass soul draining but by the foul mixture of atrocities they always considered to be some blasphemous sacrificial abominations imposed on them by the barbaric EE as some form of weird, foreign cult. However, when they realised that it was in fact 'food' they said 'hang on a minute... We surely couldn't have been conquered by anyone eating THAT!' and the sense of humiliation was so great, they decided to muster some strength and kick the invaders with their frying pans back where the sun finally had set over the Habsburg empire...

The End

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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:20 pm

chris.ph wrote:
Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit wrote:
chris.ph wrote:
Lady Vetinari wrote:Is that why it's called Friday ... because of all the fried food we eat?

its called friday because every builder in the country stops on a friday for a full english :lol: this is a fact :wink:


um, a "full english" what? she asked knowing the answer will be so obvious, or embarrassing that she will :roll:


bacon x 2
sausages x 2
eggs x 2
beans
tomatos
black/blood pudding
mushrooms
and fried bread

thats a full english :D
and all for less than a fiver or $10 if your on the wrong side of the pond :lol:
You forgot the chips also. :roll: :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:23 pm

Isn't it a Full Scottish when you chuck chips on it? :twisted: :wink:

Actually if you must have potatoes, I'm quite fond of hash browns with FE - instead of the Black Pud
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:27 pm

Ahh, I am enlightened... or enloaded, one of the two, we more or less call it the Denny's Grand Slam and or IHop Full On, Both Bountiful, both artery/colon endangering, but yummy nonetheless. :lol:
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:34 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Isn't it a Full Scottish when you chuck chips on it? :twisted: :wink:

Actually if you must have potatoes, I'm quite fond of hash browns with FE - instead of the Black Pud
NO! I have seen it most down here when I have been in a cafe with builders in it and with black pudding ,but they don't know how to make a good one as it just has lumps of diced diced suet in it costs them less money than minceing it as should be done with proper one. :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:38 am

(Gets back on topic) (in wind-up mood)

Apart from Kakaze and Phoenix, is there anyone else who thinks the staff communicates telepathically with Esk and tells her what to do? :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:06 am

poohcarrot wrote:(Gets back on topic) (in wind-up mood)

Apart from Kakaze and Phoenix, is there anyone else who thinks the staff communicates telepathically with Esk and tells her what to do? :D
And does the staff have a mind of its own? It actually makes Esk feel pain when Granny tries to burn it. This is odd as it goes out of its way to protect her in other parts of the story.
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Postby swreader » Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:22 am

Tony and Pooh - it's not telepathy as I understand it. Telepathy involves specific verbal communication without sound, and that is not what they have. But they certainly have a link and the staff is charged with protecting Esk until she can become a full wizard.

No one can take the staff from Esk either to steal or destroy it, but Esk can throw it away as she does towards the end of the book. It seems interesting to me that for all its wizardly power, the staff is essentially juvenile. Granny has to remind it of its obligation to protect Esk, even when Esk does something against the Esk/staff's own best interests, like staying in the middle of the river.

Once Esk is made a full wizard the markings from Drum Billet disappear and presumably she will shape the future markings on the staff with the uses she puts it to.

P.S. thanks for the good wishes everybody - I'm trying very hard not to fall again and I'm starting physical therapy next week. :)

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