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    How many colonies have you been kicked out of now Ian?
    Personally, none. Although I have lived in two, including the United States, and both treated me well and rightly recognized me as their old master.

    It's all "Yes Sir" and "No Sir" at immigration and a nice long-term working visa to boot. No problem. But then I wouldn't expect one. I'm just coming home to survey the land and see how you guys have been keeping the place.

    The answer to that, of course, is not very well. Bridges falling down. Gas pipes exploding. etc. etc.




    Do you use a knive & fork with that Snickers bar?
    If in the company of others, absolutely! That's just good manners.

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    Now, for dinner tonite I made my own dish of sauteed ( in crackling garlic oil) onions, green peppers, hot peppers, squash, red spuds, cut up tomato, fresh basil, fresh oregano... over a bed of rice... question, how would you eat this?

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    With a knife and fork at a properly set table. Use the knife to squidge the meal onto the fork.

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    No, you would eat this very quickly because it is oh, so good... and, then want more.

    or... you could take your time and let each mouthful taste great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    With a knife and fork at a properly set table. Use the knife to squidge the meal onto the fork.
    Brits eat popcorn with a fork and spoon too?

    Or avoid it for fear of no proper instructions for transfer to mouth "properly"?

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    We eat that with our hands........in the dark at the cinema.

    I ate another buritto the other day with a knife and fork. The other American diners around me must have thought it was a magic trick, using a knife and fork at the same time.

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    Sounds like you either drastically overpaid for your meal or, you looked awful silly sitting there in the parking lot....


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    Actually it was one of these.

    And it was full of Americans using their fingers.


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    Looks like detention hall in my catholic high school, with the sprinkler heads or tear gas dispensers lowered to head height.

    I would stick to the pseudo english pubs to relax. Greasy old wood and brass.

    Good on you to adopt one American abberation of popcorn groveling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Gills View Post
    Actually it was one of these.

    And it was full of Americans using their fingers.

    Is that a school cafeteria?

    That would explain a soggy slimy burrito that you couldn't pick up....

    Now when I think about fine dinning i usually associate it with a place that looks like this....



    or, this...



    Definitely not a school cafeteria eating soggy burritos...
    Those are something you grab for a quick belly filler at a fast food joint...

    Fine dinning usually entails enjoying things like...
    Paupiette of Sole stuffed with Maine crabmeat and fresh herbs with a light mustard cream...
    Roast Sirloin with braised onions and sweet wine demi-glace
    Ginger Crusted Salmon Fillet with baby shrimp and lemongrass sauce soy caramel
    Orecciette Pasta tossed with grilled shrimp, fire-roasted peppers, mushrooms and garlic cream

    A bunch of overcooked reheated beans in a flour tortilla just doesn't make the grade....

    By the way in 1814 some of your fellow countrymen saw fit to use the place in the 2nd photo as their headquarters until they were sent packing by a bunch of farmers...
    Hard to imagine a well trained army allowing that to happen but it did....
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    Yes, yes Redwood very nice. And I do enjoy eating at places like that too.

    The only difference being I use all the cutlery when I do because my mummy and daddy taught me how to (we didn't live on a farm). Unlike you and your American cohort who use your fingers or, if it's a really classy night out, a fork.

    And we let the farmers have it Redwood. They were fellow Englishmen after all. Wish we hadn't now I'm back and seen what mess you've left the place in, but we can't change history....only the future.

    Now, which bridge shall I fix next?

    And those power lines are going under.

    That American Standard toilet can stay though. At least they got one thing right!
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    Yep...
    I can tell the manners your parents instill in you Britt's...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    Yep...
    I can tell the manners your parents instill in you Britt's...



    I saw that on the news: That guy was caught in a Kentucky fried chicken joint in London eating right out of the box with his fingers. foolish devil. Got what he deserved!

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