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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #225 on: January 17, 2016, 07:36:24 PM »
Well it looks very comfortable.  I wonder why they are not more popular in the UK?  I have noticed though in American novels it tends to be short hand for character is going to be a slob.
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #226 on: January 17, 2016, 10:34:00 PM »
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #227 on: January 17, 2016, 11:03:01 PM »
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Well it looks very comfortable.  I wonder why they are not more popular in the UK?  I have noticed though in American novels it tends to be short hand for character is going to be a slob.

My gran had an orthapedic version in the 80's so you can get them in the UK, but I think they were very pricey here. it extended out by leaning back not a lever and had a fridge for her insulin built in so had to be close to a socket.

Lazyboy was the company to originally make them ?

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #228 on: January 18, 2016, 11:20:13 AM »


My gran had an orthapedic version in the 80's so you can get them in the UK, but I think they were very pricey here. it extended out by leaning back not a lever and had a fridge for her insulin built in so had to be close to a socket.
Lazyboy was the company to originally make them ?

The idea of one with built in fridge sounds brilliant,even though promarily for medicine. My mother had one in 2000 that was electrically controlled. It ranged from full lying down, reclining, sitting up and then, because she couldn't stand easily from sitting, it tipped her gently out on to her feet. She just had to make sure she pressed the right buttons and didn't reverse the whole procedure. :)

Also great for people with babies to feed, or reading stories to kids, mine will fit one adult with two toddlers easily.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #229 on: January 18, 2016, 04:53:22 PM »
Thinking about it as it had mains power it makes no sense that it was manually operated and she did have trouble reclining it when she got older.

Now i want one with a beer fridge, surround sound and a keyboard and mouse tray.
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #230 on: January 28, 2016, 12:05:51 PM »
suckers & tootsiepops are lollipops right?

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #231 on: January 28, 2016, 01:57:51 PM »
suckers & tootsiepops are lollipops right?

yup.  candy on a stick.

suckers are usually flat, round, and fruity.

tootsiepops are spheres with tootsie rolls (weird chocolate) in the center.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #232 on: January 28, 2016, 07:33:55 PM »
suckers & tootsiepops are lollipops right?

yup.  candy on a stick.

suckers are usually flat, round, and fruity.

tootsiepops are spheres with tootsie rolls (weird chocolate) in the center.
I always wondered what a tootsie roll was, and why it is called that. Sounds like a word for a small penis, as in "aww look at his little tootsie roll"



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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #233 on: January 28, 2016, 07:46:06 PM »
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yup.  candy on a stick.
suckers are usually flat, round, and fruity.
tootsiepops are spheres with tootsie rolls (weird chocolate) in the center.

Thanks for the clear distinction. All American Chocolate is wierd to non Americans something to do with corn syrup and the lack of cocoa solids. I should have asked about tootsie rolls as well but seem to remember these being like a Swiss roll but with fondant in the middle instead of rolled up in a swirl like a swiss roll.

Mr.J i am just ignoring your comment right.
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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #234 on: January 28, 2016, 07:53:48 PM »
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yup.  candy on a stick.
suckers are usually flat, round, and fruity.
tootsiepops are spheres with tootsie rolls (weird chocolate) in the center.

Thanks for the clear distinction. All American Chocolate is wierd to non Americans something to do with corn syrup and the lack of cocoa solids. I should have asked about tootsie rolls as well but seem to remember these being like a Swiss roll but with fondant in the middle instead of rolled up in a swirl like a swiss roll.

Mr.J i am just ignoring your comment right.

heh.

no.  tootsie rolls aren't really cake or fondant related.  tootsie rolls are like if you combined chocolate and caramel, but it's just softer than a werther's original.

also, they're about an inch or so long.



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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #235 on: January 28, 2016, 07:57:50 PM »
so what are the cakes with soft goo in the middle called?

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #236 on: January 28, 2016, 08:27:42 PM »
so what are the cakes with soft goo in the middle called?
Are you thinking of a Twinkie? Egon would be displeased.
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Ah so a tootsie roll is just a basic little chocolate then, and rather appropriate for my comment that Rostum rudely ignored.  :'(  :-*

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #237 on: January 28, 2016, 08:33:13 PM »
heh.

it's probably the swiss rolls that you're thinking of.  they're all at the bottom of this page:
http://www.littledebbie.com/109.29

and then, there are ho hos, zingers, ding dongs, etc:
http://hostesscakes.com/products

we americans really have no shortage of goo-filled cake things.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #238 on: January 28, 2016, 09:45:34 PM »
so what are the cakes with soft goo in the middle called?
Are you thinking of a Twinkie? Egon would be displeased.
Spoiler for Hiden:

Ah so a tootsie roll is just a basic little chocolate then, and rather appropriate for my comment that Rostum rudely ignored.  :'(  :-*
Oh man, I would kill for one of those right now. I haven't had one in ages. Twinkies, and those little debbie snack cake things... Man, and cosmic brownies too...
I think I need to go to the store soon.

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Re: Ask a Brit/American what this means
« Reply #239 on: January 28, 2016, 09:54:32 PM »
so what are the cakes with soft goo in the middle called?
Are you thinking of a Twinkie? Egon would be displeased.
Spoiler for Hiden:

Ah so a tootsie roll is just a basic little chocolate then, and rather appropriate for my comment that Rostum rudely ignored.  :'(  :-*
Oh man, I would kill for one of those right now. I haven't had one in ages. Twinkies, and those little debbie snack cake things... Man, and cosmic brownies too...
I think I need to go to the store soon.

ding dongs, man.  ding dongs.

like, peeling the chocolate skin off, breaking it in half, licking out the icing center, eating the cake -- it's like reliving amazing parts of my childhood.