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Ask a Brit/American what this means
« on: November 07, 2015, 10:10:49 PM »
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 10:17:13 PM »
Oh yummy beans on toast :D :D

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 08:21:56 AM »
Do you have Hobnobs and dunk it in your coffee or is that a British thing?
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 01:08:00 PM »
Do you have Hobnobs and dunk it in your coffee or is that a British thing?

Discussions do not belong dunked in my coffee.  :P
Beans do not belong on my breakfast plate.  :P

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 01:11:18 PM »
Breakfast??
I don't have beans on toast for breakfast (the only cooked breakfast I can stomach are scrambled eggs, when on holidays...) - baked beans on toast are a weekend dinner thing



And FYI, biscuits don't get dunked in coffee. But on tea... yum!
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2015, 01:46:33 PM »
Their beans are mixed with molasses and bit sweet for our tastes.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2015, 02:16:31 PM »
Breakfast??
I don't have beans on toast for breakfast (the only cooked breakfast I can stomach are scrambled eggs, when on holidays...) - baked beans on toast are a weekend dinner thing



And FYI, biscuits don't get dunked in coffee. But on tea... yum!

That looks disgusting.

I gave never heard bow-head before so I have no clue on that one.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2015, 02:37:28 PM »
That looks disgusting.
Knowing you, a picture with broccoli, parsnips or spinach may have gotten the same response. ;)
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2015, 03:50:36 PM »
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/%28dec-2013%29-angelmaker/ask-a-brit-what-this-means!/

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/general-discussion/baked-beans-who-lovehates-them-here/msg75411/#msg75411

I start one for the Americans

What is a bow-head? (seen this from an American author)
I had to google it, so not sure how popular it is. Or quite possibly, I am just too old. Having seen the definition, I completely get it, though.

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woman who wears a bow in her hair, who often has an annoyingly perky personality and may be overly intersted in things like her sorority
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2015, 04:30:42 PM »
I feel strange asking this but... What are hobnobs?

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2015, 04:49:16 PM »
I feel strange asking this but... What are hobnobs?
Don't, hehe - they're yummy oat biscuits :D
I normally buy the supermarket brand of oaty biscuits, they taste the same ;)

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2015, 05:03:56 PM »
Oat biscuits? Are those like... Normal biscuits?
I've honestly never had oats before. Well, I had oatmeal, and gross. I thought those were meant for horses.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2015, 05:19:53 PM »
That looks disgusting.
Knowing you, a picture with broccoli, parsnips or spinach may have gotten the same response. ;)

The only things that should be on toast are butter, peanut butter, or jam/jelly.

I do like black and pinto beans but I don't think those would be any better.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2015, 05:29:05 PM »
Oat biscuits? Are those like... Normal biscuits?
I've honestly never had oats before. Well, I had oatmeal, and gross. I thought those were meant for horses.
I think they're normal hehe, but then again there are LOTS of different types of biscuits here: I alternate buying rich tea, digestives (with or without chocolate) and oaty :D
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2015, 05:36:17 PM »
Jelly on Toast are you completely mad? or is jelly something else in the US?

@Jmack you should always dip your hobnob first thing in the morning  ;D


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« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 06:02:52 PM by Eclipse »
According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

Jonathan Stroud:Ptolmy's Gate