[TAG] English->American dictionary
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Sep 27 07:27:53 MSD 2005
Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (jimregan at o2.ie):
> I don't know, honestly. Maybe the Scots just love the student lifestyle?
I do think you're right.
Long as I'm ever so politely ranting about certain cultural oddities of
your assorted eastern neighbours: I was very surprised that the assembled
Britons in Glasgow, with exactly one exception, seemed completely
puzzled by a t-shirt I wore around the convention. It has a red
building in the background, and large yellow McDonalds-style arches in
the foreground. Caption says:
Mind you, I certainly wouldn't expect everyone to get lutefisk jokes,
but, for Heaven's sake, Norway's only 400 km from Aberdeen. (The one
exception was an English volunteer in the convention operations office,
who took one look, recoiled, and said "That's reVOLTing!"
For those who're new to the horror that is lutefisk ("lutfisk", per the
Swedes), here y'are: http://linuxmafia.com/pub/humour/power-of-lutefisk.html
> Oat biscuits... My Dad had a recipe, once. The only think he really
> baked, but he gave only copy of the recipe away, and could never repeat
> it. Alas.
This looks promising. I might try some:
> But was there any haggis and pineapple pizza?
I wouldn't doubt it, but hadn't the courage to look.
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