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21 hours ago, Ombud said:

Yeah, I should have googled it. 

 

I had vegetarian haggis in a little pub in  Edinburgh last summer. Quite good

OMG! Haggis with nae meat, 😞 is like rice pudding with nae rice

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7 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

Might actually be better though.

Especially when you consider the actual meat that is traditionally put into a haggis.

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4 hours ago, navybankerteacher said:

Especially when you consider the actual meat that is traditionally put into a haggis.

Exactly, my thoughts.

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On 5/10/2019 at 7:46 PM, Tothesunset said:

Betty's isn't just a tea shop - it's almost a religion! 

DW watched me maneuver a Betty's tea bag out of my mug, using a knife handle.  DW's comment:  "British people must like getting their fingers burned."  US/Canada tea bags have string tags.😊

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57 minutes ago, Bloodgem said:

I'm surprised you were not given a tea spoon.

Perhaps they had all been nicked as souvenirs previously😱

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8 hours ago, Tom47 said:

DW watched me maneuver a Betty's tea bag out of my mug, using a knife handle.  DW's comment:  "British people must like getting their fingers burned."  US/Canada tea bags have string tags.😊

I have noticed that many people (british incl) leave the bag in for the duration of the drink.

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Tea bag was this morning, in my house.  I use my tea spoon for a bit of honey.  DW thinks that I leave the tea bag too long, but for the duration?!

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Mrs Gut leaves her Tea bag in the cup, she likes it strong (same way she likes her men)

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1 hour ago, MicCanberra said:

Okay, just strong does she like it?

Weak. Even just hot water.

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Why do Americans use 'then' when they mean 'than'? As in blah blah blah  'other then' instead of other than. Then is an adverb of time and than is a conjunction for making comparisons.

It's a matter of time or comparison and they are not interchangeable.

 

Than and compare both have an 'a'

Then and time both have an 'e'

 

Annoys me as much as dinning room and stewart!

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14 minutes ago, sailing canary said:

Why do Americans use 'then' when they mean 'than'? As in blah blah blah  'other then' instead of other than. Then is an adverb of time and than is a conjunction for making comparisons.

It's a matter of time or comparison and they are not interchangeable.

 

Than and compare both have an 'a'

Then and time both have an 'e'

 

Annoys me as much as dinning room and stewart!

Crikey, I didn't know all Americans did that.  I am so glad my English is perfect like yours must be.

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3 minutes ago, MicCanberra said:

Poor Stewart😂

Quite!

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Well, obviously not ALL Americans, but I've noticed it so often on here that I just wondered why? Maybe it's a pronunciation/written word thing. In an American accent they sound the same?

And no my English isn't perfect, I'm just nerdy about certain things - like 'quite unique'. It's either unique or it isn't.

Like pregnant - you either are or you're not.

And less instead of fewer!

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49 minutes ago, sailing canary said:

Well, obviously not ALL Americans, but I've noticed it so often on here that I just wondered why? Maybe it's a pronunciation/written word thing. In an American accent they sound the same?

And no my English isn't perfect, I'm just nerdy about certain things - like 'quite unique'. It's either unique or it isn't.

Like pregnant - you either are or you're not.

And less instead of fewer!

Are you saying that many Americans are fewer intelligent than Britishers?

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8 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

Okay, just strong does she like it?

DW only drinks herbal tea and sets a tImer, 3-5 minutes, whereas I eat breakfast while it steeps 5 minutes or more.

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5 hours ago, navybankerteacher said:

Are you saying that many Americans are fewer intelligent than Britishers?

 

Dunno where you gotten that idea!

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8 hours ago, sailing canary said:

Well, obviously not ALL Americans, but I've noticed it so often on here that I just wondered why? Maybe it's a pronunciation/written word thing. In an American accent they sound the same?

And no my English isn't perfect, I'm just nerdy about certain things - like 'quite unique'. It's either unique or it isn't.

Like pregnant - you either are or you're not.

And less instead of fewer!

Maybe it's just a typo.

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19 hours ago, Tom47 said:

Tea bag was this morning, in my house.  I use my tea spoon for a bit of honey.  DW thinks that I leave the tea bag too long, but for the duration?!

Stupid question but why didn't you get another tea spoon instead of using a knife.  

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I didn't realise how pernickety Brits were about tea drinking until I started helping at charity weekends. Add a drop more water; don't let it steep too long; only a splash of milk; do you have de-caffeinated?  that's not the right colour.... And all for £1 including a cream scone!

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