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Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:42 pm

"I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more" so surely a thousand?  Disgraceful!

And to me, a bread roll is a crispy bread cake/bap/cob or whatever, and a bap is a soft version! A pair of baps is a handful!

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Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:50 pm

TheEponymousBob said:


ukscone said:


just as a matter of interest a quick question to all fellow brits.

what did/do you call a bread roll in your area.

where i grew up within the space of 4 miles i went from bap to cob to roll and back again


Ooh—now here"s a topic that could become incendiary. Up here, that would be a butty, though my English wife seems to think a butty involves sliced bread—nonsense, I know

Actually, a Scotsman on The Weakest Link was once asked what a butty was, and his answer of "a bread roll" was deemed incorrect. Poor show. Just like the student who answered "500 miles" was deemed correct, when asked how far The Proclaimers were willing to walk, on University Challenge; there"s no justice.



My wife bakes her own rolls from time to time. Sometimes, they ARE incendiary!

As for butties - they are definitely sarnies, not rolls (baps and cobs are of course sub-species of rolls) 

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Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:59 pm

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:52 am

Prometheus said:


It didn't strike me as too odd, but then I'm British and commonly greet people with "Aloha", "Howdy", "Konnichiwa", and all sorts of other salutations from all over the place!


I will give you a new one.  "Yatahey"  that is the greeting from the Navajo.

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:39 am

liz said:


Born in Lincolnshire, where we called them baps. Also rolls and buns once we'd moved to Bedfordshire. My mother made us stop saying bap, because she thought it was common. Dear old Mum.


Isn't it great being all grown up? Now you can call them whatever pleases you most!

In defence of "ya'll," it's a contraction of "you all." "All" can be quite nessciary to distinguish when you are talking to a member of a group from when you are talking about the whole group (English really needs to separate out the singular and plural forms of "you").

"Alls ya'lls" is clearly a crime against language :p

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:08 am

In Suffolk and Essex I've only ever heard them called 'Rolls', with prefaces of 'Crispy' (for the ones that take all the skin off the roof of your mouth when you bite into them), and 'Finger' or 'Hot Dog' (for the ones that jetesson the Ketchup / Mustard all down your front when you bite into them).

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:09 am

Jessie said:


Prometheus said:


It didn't strike me as too odd, but then I'm British and commonly greet people with "Aloha", "Howdy", "Konnichiwa", and all sorts of other salutations from all over the place!


I will give you a new one.  "Yatahey"  that is the greeting from the Navajo.



Thanks - much appreciated!

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:14 am

"Jetteson" - we need a spell-checker, but I guess I can hide behind the fact I'm in Essex!

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:33 pm

Abishur said:


…Almost every other language out there has a gender neutral you plural form, not English…


To be boring and pedantic about it, English has lost – in the standard dialect – the singular familiar form – thou/thee. In French, (and in Welsh) these survive as tu (ti) but the plural – vous (chi) – is more commonly used except with close friends.

In Liverpool the custom is to use ""you"" as singular, and ""youse"" as plural. Isn't it great that English is a living language!

As to greetings, common round here (Anglesey, North Wales) is ""Helo dol"" but in the Birmingham of my youth the usual term was ""Oi! You!"".

Can we persuade Wordpress to add ""preferred greeting"" to the profile settings?

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:45 am

If the High Executive Council of the Raspberry Congress wants to change the "Howdy", it's in /wp-admin/admin-header.php, line 108.

Not sure if any updates would overwrite it back though.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:10 am

spurious said:


near Manchester..

muffin, barm cake, bap, tea cake and more


Oldham by any chance?  That's my home town too, I'm yet to encounter anywhere else that calls them muffins.  Most of manchester seems to say barm cakes.  Where I work near huddersfield, they are tea cakes.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:48 am

Here in Yorkshire you can get your sandwich in a tea cake. As a southerner it took me a while to work out that they weren't offering a sweet sandwich.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:13 am

There's a shop in Helmsley, Yorkshire, that sells Traditional Yorkshire Pizza

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:46 am

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There's a shop in Helmsley, Yorkshire, that sells Traditional Yorkshire Pizza


is that like deep fried pizza ?

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Re: Is this a British website?

Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:32 pm

RaTTuS said:


Burngate said:


There's a shop in Helmsley, Yorkshire, that sells Traditional Yorkshire Pizza


is that like deep fried pizza ?


That sounds more Scottish.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:52 pm

rpt said:


RaTTuS said:


Burngate said:


There's a shop in Helmsley, Yorkshire, that sells Traditional Yorkshire Pizza


is that like deep fried pizza ?


That sounds more Scottish.


Not as bad as deep fried butter - I've heard they sell that in Scotland too ("Battered butter", I guess)  I'm not too sure what you might serve it with though...

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:52 pm

rpt said:


RaTTuS said:


Burngate said:


There's a shop in Helmsley, Yorkshire, that sells Traditional Yorkshire Pizza


is that like deep fried pizza ?


That sounds more Scottish.


Specifically Glaswegian.  To go with the deep fried Mars bars.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:04 pm

davidgoodenough said:


rpt said:


RaTTuS said:


Burngate said:


There's a shop in Helmsley, Yorkshire, that sells Traditional Yorkshire Pizza


is that like deep fried pizza ?


That sounds more Scottish.


Specifically Glaswegian.  To go with the deep fried Mars bars.



Not at all - we Edinbuggers not only embrace the deep fried pizza, we do it properly: with salt'n'sauce.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:24 pm

Deep fried Pizza is great!!

No batter, just a plain cheese pizza, the base goes all crunchy and light, takes 1 year off your life with every bite but worth it!! lol

But if in Scotland try a deep fried mice pie (mince as in meat/mutton not that fruity stuff you get at Christmas) heart atack in a bite!!

Both with chips....yummy!!!!
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Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:09 pm

S0litaire said:


But if in Scotland try a deep fried mice pie


Can you also get rat pie?

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:22 pm

rpt said:


S0litaire said:


But if in Scotland try a deep fried mice pie


Can you also get rat pie?



depends on what take-away you frequent... >_<
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Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:28 pm

I'm from Texas, and live there too. I rarely say Howdy except as a reply or at a western-themed event. I may say Y'a'' a bit more. As for a drawl, take the name Terri for example. We don't say TEH-ri (is that the correct pronunciation marks or whatever?), but rather t  air long e , basically.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:47 pm

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I'm from Texas, and live there too. I rarely say Howdy except as a reply or at a western-themed event. I may say Y'a'' a bit more. As for a drawl, take the name Terri for example. We don't say TEH-ri (is that the correct pronunciation marks or whatever?), but rather t  air long e , basically.


You have destroyed my belief in the accuracy of Westerns. You'll be telling me next that you don't all wear 10 gallon hats and wear your spurs to bed.

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Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:01 pm

I have just been invited to William Shatner's Hollywood Horse Show by a friend in Beverly Hills. (I think I'm actually getting to meet the man himself; I HAVE NO WORDS.) Apparently I have to dress in Western wear. Jeans and cowboy boots I can do; could some of you Texan gentlemen please explain what cowgirls wear on the top half? I have no ideas beyond plaid.
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Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:09 pm

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I have just been invited to William Shatner's Hollywood Horse Show by a friend in Beverly Hills. (I think I'm actually getting to meet the man himself; I HAVE NO WORDS.) Apparently I have to dress in Western wear. Jeans and cowboy boots I can do; could some of you Texan gentlemen please explain what cowgirls wear on the top half? I have no ideas beyond plaid.

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