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userLizzy
Posted: 27 August 2007 9:03 PM
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We were talking to some people from Granada recently and during the conversation the subject turned to foods, we were told that they dry their huge flat breads on the rooves of their houses. Got us thinking about how many foods are familiar across the World, even before the era of travel? Bread: wheat flour: lamb/goat: cow/buffalo: onions: cheese: eggs/chicken/fowl: milk .........

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userpeter
Posted: 27 August 2007 10:01 PM
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Humble pie, tongue pie.
userhowie
Posted: 27 August 2007 11:21 PM
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I would imagine that people from different parts of the world would eat whatever was readily available before easy transportation came into being. Might have been maize, rice or kangaroo steak, but in terms of the greatest import, may I nominate the humble tealeaf.
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Posted: 30 August 2007 9:09 AM
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...... may I nominate the humble tealeaf. .......

black with 2 sugars please
usercaraprof
Posted: 30 August 2007 10:56 PM
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Lizzy - 2007-08-27 9:03 PM We were talking to some people from Granada recently and during the conversation the subject turned to foods, we were told that they dry their huge flat breads on the rooves of their houses. Got us thinking about how many foods are familiar across the World, even before the era of travel? Bread: wheat flour: lamb/goat: cow/buffalo: onions: cheese: eggs/chicken/fowl: milk .........

My God, I'd never imagined the people from Granada doing that! I always thought that it was the ones at Channel Four who were avant garde, or even BBC 2 'cause they're all trendy lefties aren't they?

If I'm all excited it's because I played golf to my handicap today and then went up to my camera business later in the afternoon to clear my desk and have my fortnightly chat with my young partner. Jessops is closing in three towns that we're in, and the fact that they're on the verge of going bust and all the enthusiasts know it, means business is up 20% over the last three months! Yippee, what a lovely day it's been and I just have to tell someone!

userJ9withdogs
Posted: 30 August 2007 11:10 PM
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That is such good news, dearest.

Perhaps we will be able to afford that new van we've been promising ourselves.
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Posted: 30 August 2007 11:21 PM
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J9withdogs - 2007-08-30 11:10 PM That is such good news, dearest. Perhaps we will be able to afford that new van we've been promising ourselves.

Listen my old dutch, if it carries on at 20% I'll be able to give you a new Winnebago just for you and another for the pooch.

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Posted: 30 August 2007 11:22 PM
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J9,

 Classic - Good to see that you're keeping an eye on Vic.

Frank,  

Glad that you are taking advantage of the situation at Jessops. Since flotation in 2004 this Company has been dogged by bad management, lack of foresight and deserves the inevitable. I just feel sorry for the poor sods who have worked hard for the Company and will end up with nothing.

As in any business, the good will survive and the bad will go under.

Don't feel sorry for the shareholders, they knew the risk and they took a gamble.  

usercaraprof
Posted: 30 August 2007 11:34 PM
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Bazza454 - 2007-08-30 11:22 PM

J9,

 Classic - Good to see that you're keeping an eye on Vic.

Frank,  

Glad that you are taking advantage of the situation at Jessops. Since flotation in 2004 this Company has been dogged by bad management, lack of foresight and deserves the inevitable. I just feel sorry for the poor sods who have worked hard for the Company and will end up with nothing.

As in any business, the good will survive and the bad will go under.

Don't feel sorry for the shareholders, they knew the risk and they took a gamble.  

Thank you for that. In fact we must be the only specialist photo retailer expanding. I'm just in the middle of buying a well established business in Southport, Lancs. The owner's an old chum and he's had enough so we're buying the business and property and he's delighted as it will carry on (under our name of course) but we'll take on his staff. There's still a large customer base out there if you do it properly.

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Posted: 31 August 2007 12:04 PM
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As you're in such a good mood Frank flog us a camera cheap for hubbys birthdays it's the D200 I promise you can sleep on my drive on route to hols anytime grovel grovel serious grovel of course.
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Posted: 31 August 2007 5:34 PM
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Come on Frankie you ignoring me or what ?
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Posted: 31 August 2007 5:43 PM
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Good for you Frank, go for it - and I promise not to send you begging letters (unlike a certain young lady with dogs ...)

But back to Lizzy's thread - have you noticed how every culture in the world has managed to use turn of its natural ingredients into some form of alcohol? Does anyone know of any exceptions to this rule?

Tony
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Posted: 31 August 2007 5:46 PM
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You talking my language now, Tony - vodka
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Posted: 31 August 2007 6:27 PM
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michele - 2007-08-31 5:34 PM Come on Frankie you ignoring me or what ? :D

I would never ignore you Michele, or anyone else for that matter! I've been out most of the day as I'm trying to get in a few games of golf before we shoot off for another week's holiday. Norfolk this time where we intend to do a lot of cycling around the Broads. PM me about the you know what!

There's a hard and fast rule about our motorhoming holidays, which is that I'm never allowed to take my golf clubs! Occasionally I slip in a wedge and half a dozen balls and if we're going to be near any beaches I'll take a sand wedge. Nothing beats a beach for practising bunker shots!



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Posted: 31 August 2007 6:29 PM
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Tony Jones - 2007-08-31 5:43 PM Good for you Frank, go for it - and I promise not to send you begging letters (unlike a certain young lady with dogs ...) But back to Lizzy's thread - have you noticed how every culture in the world has managed to use turn of its natural ingredients into some form of alcohol? Does anyone know of any exceptions to this rule? Tony

Have the Inuit managed to manufacture whale blubber whisky then? Or have I got you there your Reverendness?

Ps. It's not just you by the way, a friend is an Arch Deacon (at Manchester Cathedral) and I enjoy calling his wife Mrs Venerable!



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Posted: 31 August 2007 6:51 PM
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Frank just one camera before you go !
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Posted: 31 August 2007 10:41 PM
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caraprof - 2007-08-31 6:29 PM

Tony Jones - 2007-08-31 5:43 PM Good for you Frank, go for it - and I promise not to send you begging letters (unlike a certain young lady with dogs ...) But back to Lizzy's thread - have you noticed how every culture in the world has managed to use turn of its natural ingredients into some form of alcohol? Does anyone know of any exceptions to this rule? Tony

Have the Inuit managed to manufacture whale blubber whisky then? Or have I got you there your Reverendness?

Ps. It's not just you by the way, a friend is an Arch Deacon (at Manchester Cathedral) and I enjoy calling his wife Mrs Venerable!



I don't know any Inuit - but it wouldn't surprise me. Surely they couldn't survive those conditions without booze?
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Posted: 31 August 2007 10:59 PM
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You may be right. Is it true that the first thing that Inuit children are taught is "Don't eat the yellow snow"?
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Posted: 31 August 2007 11:08 PM
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and don't they have 52 different words for 'snow'?
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Posted: 31 August 2007 11:48 PM
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Well, living here in Norfolk, we always take sandwedges when we go to the seaside. I loik ham in moin, but her, she loiks a bit of checken.
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Posted: 2 September 2007 12:52 PM
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Alcohol.

That's gotta be one of the greatest food/beverage inventions - made and consumed on every continent and country worldwide since pre-history; (except nowadays in a few religious cultures which have "banned it" over the recent past (ie very recent past in terms of mankind's existence) thousand years or so.

Bruce.

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Posted: 2 September 2007 1:11 PM
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BGD - 2007-09-02 12:52 PM

Alcohol.

That's gotta be one of the greatest food/beverage inventions - made and consumed on every continent and country worldwide since pre-history; (except nowadays in a few religious cultures which have "banned it" over the recent past (ie very recent past in terms of mankind's existence) thousand years or so.

Bruce.


Not even sure about this Bruce - in practice anyway.

Someone I know recently went to a wedding in Egypt, and I don't know which religion was involved but alcohol was definitely banned.

They all got ratted on fig wine however, as apparently that doesn't count. Gives you one heck of a hangover though - or so I was told.

Regards (hic!)

Dave

Damn this keyboard - it just can't spell!!

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userLizzy
Posted: 3 September 2007 1:20 PM
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Ale was drunk in the UK because the water wasn't safe enough! Breakfast, lunch, in the evenings ....... : mead was made by the Monks ...... I find it too sweet, prefer my honey on toast LOL!

I think the Romans started wine making : wonder what they used for sugar? I don't know if the 'stone man' cultures had wine but they certainly chewed 'beetle nut' in order to get 'high' whether it be in the Polynesian Islands or deep in the jungles of New Guinea.

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Posted: 4 September 2007 11:45 PM
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michele - 2007-08-31 12:04 PM

As you're in such a good mood Frank flog us a camera cheap for hubbys birthdays it's the D200 I promise you can sleep on my drive on route to hols anytime grovel grovel serious grovel of course.


Right Frank thats it now WAR you gone away and ignored me you could of just said sod off Michele I like it in plain english
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Posted: 4 September 2007 11:50 PM
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michele - 2007-08-31 5:34 PM Come on Frankie you ignoring me or what ?

I would never ignore you Michele, or anyone else for that matter! PM me about the you know what



Calm down, Michele - did you send him a PM as instructed?
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Posted: 5 September 2007 8:00 AM
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No. Oh Dear another fine mess you got me into .. see good job you're looking.
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