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mixture
1st Mar 2013, 11:01
As per this media story (http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/POLL-Walkers-real-meat-crisps-upsetting-veggies/story-18286989-detail/story.html#axzz2MHwXDqJj).

Can someone explain what justifiable complaint the lentil munchers and religious community have against Walkers Crisps ? Surely the lentil munchers shouldn't be eating meat flavored crisps in the first place and those who are religious shouldn't be eating the crisps that are flavored with flavors that do against their religion.

Seems like utter madness to me !

Sprogget
1st Mar 2013, 11:07
Wrath. Flavours. Flavoured.

Tableview
1st Mar 2013, 11:14
Since when did lentil munchers or lefties need to have a justifiable reason to jump on the outrage bus?

Sunnyjohn
1st Mar 2013, 11:22
With respect, Sprogget, flavor, flavored and wroth are perfectly acceptable spellings. All three were original English, transferred with the immigrants to the US where they remained as such. For some reason, the Victorian language pedants chose to add a 'u' to a number of words, and changes some 'o's to 'a's.
Since the pronunciation of the three above words as they are written is perfectly clear, the reason for changes can only be obtuse and unnecessary. The pronunciation of wrath is wroth - why change it? Fowlers states that the above are perfectly acceptable in the UK.

Please get your facts right before you nitpick and, perhaps, add something a little more interesting to this thread.

salad-dodger
1st Mar 2013, 11:30
With respect, Sprogget, flavor, flavored and wroth are perfectly acceptable spellings.
No they're not, certainly not in English anyway. Perhaps in US English.

S-D

Tableview
1st Mar 2013, 11:35
As we don't know the nationality of the original poster, he might be a US American and thus unable to spell English correctly. It is therefore not fair to jump (all the way) down his throat.

However, as the Walkers Crisps issue is a UK matter, it would seem more appropriate that he used correct British English spellings.

I too abhor what passes for English spelling in the US and for once I agree with Sprogget!

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 11:39
Since when did lentil munchers or lefties need to have a justifiable reason to jump on the outrage bus?


Is there any topic that could be discussed without you indicating your displeasure with politics left of centre?

Crisp manufacturers putting in their product what the packet says it contains seems OK in the context of dobbin being passed off as beef.

What the buggery is the relevance of "lefties" ?

Perhaps you just feel that there could be one or two readers who are still not yet aware of your political stance.

vulcanised
1st Mar 2013, 11:48
Shirley they're missing the point?

None of this stuff claims to actually contain anything other than (whatever) "flavour".

Tableview
1st Mar 2013, 11:55
Perhaps you just feel that there could be one or two readers who are still not yet aware of your political stance.

Indeed so, so I'm spreading the word and appreciate your help in doing so too. Most kind of you.

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 12:01
Befriend a moderator, and get him to put a sticky post at the top of each page along the lines of:

"Tableview is not awfully fond of socialists"

It would save you countless hours of typing, and save us countless tedious hours of reading.

Sunnyjohn
1st Mar 2013, 12:01
Sorry, I should have made it clear that flavour is the preferred spelling in the UK and flavor is the preferred spelling in the US.

Flavor vs. flavour
Flavor and flavour are different spellings of the same word. Flavor is the preferred spelling in the United States, while flavour is the preferred spelling throughout the rest of the English-speaking world. The preference extends to all derivatives; American English has flavored, flavoring, flavorful, etc., while the other main varieties of English have flavoured, flavouring, flavourful, etc.

Though flavor has become the American spelling, it is not new. Examples of its use are easily found in British texts from the 19th century and earlier. The modern British spelling was not definitively settled until around 1800, which was around the same time that influential American educators and lexicographers began pushing the simpler flavor. From The Grammarian online.

Wroth is an old word which does have a slightly different and more precise meaning than wrath, although the two words are kindred, and wroth, in context, is a perfectly acceptable, if antique, word in British English.

The SSK
1st Mar 2013, 12:09
Hey, you,

I happen to like lentils.
Preferably accompanying a lamb madras, but in need I can eat them on their own (shock, horror, vegetarian!)

That bother you?

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 12:14
Dahl soup done properly can be superb, and a dish of lentils with little cubes of smoked pork, a carrot and an onion is absolutely divine.

But clearly far too leftist ???

sitigeltfel
1st Mar 2013, 12:23
Why would the health concious veggies want to consume a chemically manufactured artificial flavouring?

Tableview
1st Mar 2013, 12:25
I also like lentils. It's a much maligned food and it's a shame it is often wrongly associated with left wing politics, as is being green, or vegetarian.

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 12:29
Association with left wing politics does not detract from the merit of the lentil.

Association with left wing politics does not detract from the merit of the individual.

Solid Rust Twotter
1st Mar 2013, 12:31
Dhal roti with fresh green chilis, garlic and a dollop of mango achaar.

Sublime...




Although it can be classed as a chemical weapon in the right *ahem* hands...:E

mixture
1st Mar 2013, 13:06
Wrath. Flavours. Flavoured.

Not me gov', twas the autocorrect that did it. :E

Limeygal
1st Mar 2013, 13:14
This is why I love JB-crisps to politics in 3 posts. A record methinks. Keep up the good work guys-you never disappoint :ok:

Tankertrashnav
1st Mar 2013, 13:15
My Aunty Ellen who made us lentil soup when we were kids in Scotland would have laughed like a drain if you'd called her a lefty and would then have probably whacked you with her soup ladle!

Back to your braai Tableview and stick another buffalo steak on it, or whatever you blokes eat (with a side portion of dahl maybe) ;)

MagnusP
1st Mar 2013, 13:26
The OED has flavor and wroth as alternatives, but no mention of flavored.

I like Walkers crisps, but still think the salt & vinegar should be in a blue bag, and the cheese & onion in the green bag.

None of this stuff claims to actually contain anything other than (whatever) "flavour".

I thought they were generally honest about them containing potato. :p

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 13:27
With the beef / horse thing going on, could be neeps, Magnus.

Beware.

MagnusP
1st Mar 2013, 13:29
could be neeps

Nah. They'd market them as game chips and charge a premium. ;)

pj67coll
1st Mar 2013, 13:49
*Though flavor has become the American spelling, it is not new. Examples of its use are easily found in British texts from the 19th century and earlier*

As the language spoken in Angle Land after the Romans left was originally German (or Anglo-Saxon German) to be more exact and German is a phonetically spelled language, ie, it's pronounced as it's spelled, not in some bizarre modern English manifestation the spelling of the old English words derived therefrom are going to be different than the modern fashion which seems to have been invented by some Victorian gits for no particular purpose other than to impart airs and graces they thought they deserved.

No doubt they looked to the great infestation of frogtalk that occurred around 1066 for dubious inspiration.

As a product of the English public school system (as manifested in South Africa) I can say that for me the stupidity of modern "British" English spelling is such that I much prefer the older, simpler and more logical American English spelling, more closely allied as it is to Old English and it's Germanic roots.

As opposed to spelling however grammar in the US is sometimes a different story completely and in some locations you might think an entirely new language is coming into being.

- Peter.

sitigeltfel
1st Mar 2013, 14:07
I thought they were generally honest about them containing potato. :p

Pringles are only about 40% potato. They are bulked out with other starches, such as rice, wheat etc.

rgbrock1
1st Mar 2013, 14:07
Sunnyjohn wrote:

For some reason, the Victorian language pedants chose to add a 'u' to a number of words, and changes some 'o's to 'a's.

That's because English is a Germanic language. If you look at Old English it has some striking similarities in spelling to several German words. Adding 'a's or 'o's or 'e's to a word is used in German when substituting for the umlaut letter. Thus, for example, Fraulein (missing the umlaut here on the a because I can't figure out how to do that) become Fraeulein, where the 'e' is used to denote a missing umlaut over the 'a'.

Verstehen?

Tableview
1st Mar 2013, 14:19
Here are ze rules for ze umlater auf Deutsch.
= alt + 132
= alt + 129
= alt + 148


(I have a Swiss keyboard, but those shortcuts work)

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 14:20
Pringles are only about 40% potato.

I thought that we were talking about crisps, not extruded polystyrene.

Milo Minderbinder
1st Mar 2013, 14:20
I think Walkers have shot themselves in the foot here......for 30 years or so they've been flavouring "meat" crisps with combinations of yeast proteins and a group of chemicals known as pyrazoles. Cheap, safe, hygenic, suitabe for vegetarians and no dietary restrictions
Now, with no notice the existing range have been replaced by "natural" flavours, which can't be eaten by a large proportion of the customer base. A bit daft really, especially given the fact that processing meat for flavour extracts tends to use what can best be described as "poor quality" meats (and bones and anything else they can find.....)

MagnusP
1st Mar 2013, 14:24
Agreed, WF, it was Walkers to which I was referring.

If it's true with Pringles that "Once you pop, you can't stop", then why do they come with a replaceable lid?

The SSK
1st Mar 2013, 14:28
Pringles Mmmm

You get to eat them twice, the second time after you've peeled them off the roof of your mouth.

rgbrock1
1st Mar 2013, 14:28
Tableview:

Thanks for the info about creating umlaut letters but with my American keyboard it doesn't seem to work at all. I tried the Alt + 'number' combo but nothing happened.

obgraham
1st Mar 2013, 14:35
Thanks for the info about creating umlaut letters but with my American keyboard it doesn't seem to work at all. I tried the Alt + 'number' combo but nothing happened.It works quite regularly. Hold down Alt while you dial in the 132 or whatever, but you have to use the number pad. .

rgbrock1
1st Mar 2013, 14:41
Negative obgraham. It does nothing on this piece of shit Dell keyboard.

I know that i need to hold down the 'alt' key, thank you very much, and I had used the number keypad.

Oh well.

Sunnyjohn
1st Mar 2013, 15:07
Not me gov', twas the autocorrect that did it.
With you, Mixture. Autospell is a little - um - basic! Apologies, this is all off-thread. Good fun thought!

Sprogget
1st Mar 2013, 15:27
Though.

Get out of that.

hellsbrink
1st Mar 2013, 15:43
Get out of that.

Tho I tought I cud...........


rgb, you use Linux, don't you? If not, try following:

Start> all programs> Accessories > system tools > character map > click on what you want and you will see the "code" according to your keymap. For me, is "Alt 0228"



but it's easier than that on a Belgian AZERTY keyboard..........


oh, sunnyjohn.

Check your spellchecker options, should be able to change language.

Limeygal
1st Mar 2013, 15:51
The story so far. . .crisps, politics, umlauts-please continue :ok:

hellsbrink
1st Mar 2013, 15:52
You missed "spellcheckers", limeygal...

Limeygal
1st Mar 2013, 15:54
Hells-My bad!

hellsbrink
1st Mar 2013, 16:06
And sad old b******s pointing out what you missed

ricardian
1st Mar 2013, 16:15
A neighbour who is a vegetarian assures me that because of the contents he can eat beef-flavoured crisps but cannot eat cheese & onion-flavoured cirsps

Limeygal
1st Mar 2013, 16:17
Your neighbour would appear to be on the crisp of a dilemma!

rgbrock1
1st Mar 2013, 16:20
Hellsbrink:

Yes, I use Linux.

I look at the character mapper (Gnome Character Map in OpenSuSE Linux) and what I see, using the o umlaut for an example is:

U+00F6.

Not exactly sure what in the hell that means!

hellsbrink
1st Mar 2013, 16:26
That's the unicode reference.

At a guess, I would say there will be an option to "copy" they character you need.

Try CTRL+ " u (that's hold "control", press <quotation mark> then u ) and let me know what happens. If it does what I think, I reckon you can guess the other combinations

rgbrock1
1st Mar 2013, 16:31


:ok::ok::ok:

No control sequences necessary: double-click the character, copy and paste. Simples!

Thanks hellsbrink.

hellsbrink
1st Mar 2013, 16:34
I meant try the "control sequence" as the sort of keyboard combination to save you from having to use the character map to get what you wanted, but if you be happy then that's good too

rgbrock1
1st Mar 2013, 16:39
Not a problem with the character map, hellsbrink, as it's now imbedded in the top panel of my desktop. Double-click, copy, paste. As seldom as I need use of umlaut letters that will suffice.

I tried the control sequence with different results. On my Linux laptop it works fine. On my Linux desktop it does not BUT that might be because it's a virtual machine. I'll shall try it on my Linux desktop at home to verify.

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 17:50
No control sequences necessary: double-click the character, copy and paste. Simples!

Nowt to do with this thread, but most of the other replies don't either, so I do not feel too guilty, but...

Can somebody explain to me the expression "Simples"

Addressed at you rgb since you used it.

"Simple" I understand. What does pluralisationing the word achieve, apart from coining a new word as I have just done?

rgbrock1
1st Mar 2013, 17:58
wings folded:

The word "simples" does not exist. (Although the spell checker on PPRuNe obviously thinks it does because it was not highlighted for incorrect spelling.)

However, you'll have to ask your fellow countrymen that as I myself never used the word but picked it up from these here hallowed threads as a habit. I see the word "simples" used quite often by your fellow countrymen.

Tableview
1st Mar 2013, 18:01
It comes from a television advert for an insurance company who use a Russian accented meerkat as a spokesman. Very clever and catchy.

The word 'simples' does not of course exist in real English. You'll hear it right at the end of this clip.

4Ust9YBlEfY

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 18:03
Dear rgb, I know that you are not the first to use this word; I would have asked compatriots earlier if I could have been bothered, but the lot fell on you, I am afraid.

Perhaps somebody will enlighten us?

Seems simple enough to me.

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 18:05
I see that tableview and G CPTN already have.

But their links do not work for me.

Tableview
1st Mar 2013, 18:13
Try this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ust9YBlEfY

G-CPTN
1st Mar 2013, 18:14
Seemples (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compare_the_Meerkat) . . .

wings folded
1st Mar 2013, 18:16
All right, that's enough meerkats for one evening.

Mallan
1st Mar 2013, 19:16
I like as in 26C or N. Alt 0176 . I Also like Walkers and Pringle's but not the jumpers.

If it does not eat meat I'll eat it. If it does I'll cook it properly.

I

Fareastdriver
1st Mar 2013, 19:29
If you write your reply in Office first than you can insert anything you like.
Just like this

tony draper
1st Mar 2013, 19:52
I used to enjoy posting the occasional moribund word from me big word book such as valetudinarianism, thus causing prooners to grope for their dictionaries and claiming its first use on JB
:rolleyes:

Tankertrashnav
1st Mar 2013, 20:08
The word "simples" does not exist. (Although the spell checker on PPRuNe obviously thinks it does because it was not highlighted for incorrect spelling.)

Actually RGB, PPRuNe is correct - it does exist. A simple is a type of medicinal herb (or 'erb as you would say ;)) Thus the word can be pluralised. I remember having to translate a French poem about gathering simples and wondering what they were. This was long before Meerkat days!

Krystal n chips
2nd Mar 2013, 06:16
For those whose jaded palate ( and culinary tastes ) equate to their politics..bland, repetitive and boring.....here's a few recipes to enlighten...although as one is from the Middle East ( and very tasty ) I think it's reasonable to assume it won't be served on the tables of many on here anyway...perish the thought as to the origin of the dish being accepted into Western society...let alone consumed !......:rolleyes:


Lentil recipes - Recipes - BBC Good Food (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/content/recipes/ingredients/lentil/)

Cacophonix
2nd Mar 2013, 07:37
I have always wondered about the politics of food... . I mean what makes chowing a lentil curry left wing in the way that eating a medium rare steak might make one right wing? Preposterous but fun in a strange way.

I like tacos. What does that make me? ;)

Caco

hellsbrink
2nd Mar 2013, 07:40
A red blooded male, caco, or a lesbian..... :p

Tableview
2nd Mar 2013, 07:43
I mean what makes chowing a lentil curry left wing in the way that eating a medium rare steak might make one right wing?

Dunno, but of the two I sure as hell know which I prefer, but then my political stance is well-known!

hellsbrink
2nd Mar 2013, 07:49
Or it could be that the ones who are doing the protesting are a minority of these minorities and are highly likely to be of the left-wing persuasion.

Let's face it, the majority of these minorities won't give a rodent's rectum about them actually using something that isn't a pure chemical in the "food", and since the ingredient list will have to show that said ingredients have changed then the minority of these minorities are making a fuss over nothing whilst reminding the world that the only thing that matters is them and not the majority of people in the country who, frankly, don't care as long as their crisps still taste the same.....

Cacophonix
2nd Mar 2013, 07:51
A red blooded male, caco, or a lesbian..... http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/tongue.gif

Well I am Caco and also like lentil curry and medium rare steaks. Perhaps like Eddie Izzard I am a lesbian in a male body.

But then I am Caco and not Eddie. It is so very confusing! ;)

Caco

hellsbrink
2nd Mar 2013, 07:55
Well, to sort out the confusion, you should see what women's clothing feels best on you.

We don't need pictures, but I'm sure some tips would come in useful for some people.

You could even make money doing an agony column on the subject, get paid for pleasure, so to speak.

Cacophonix
2nd Mar 2013, 07:59
You could even make money doing an agony column on the subject, get paid for pleasure, so to speak.

Caco in a basque, the thought is too horrifying to contemplate!

Don't tempt me Hell's! ;)

Caco

wondrousbitofrough
2nd Mar 2013, 08:22
I wonder if they'll break from the norm and actually put some crisps in the bag...:hmm:

hellsbrink
2nd Mar 2013, 08:24
Don't tempt me Hell's!

But you're not being tempted, it's only doing what the voices tell you to do.......


(Ahh, the joys of being Scottish. Wear a kilt, get all the women SERIOUSLY interested in you AND you get to live out your crossdressing fantasies without anyone thinking you're a weirdo. Can't beat it)

Tolsti
2nd Mar 2013, 10:18
''Caroline van Dijk, a vegetarian who owns the Good Earth restaurant, in Leicester city centre, said she did not understand the move, which is causing a storm on Twitter.''

Surely a made up name?

radeng
2nd Mar 2013, 10:20
Lentils and rice, 2 to 1, added to fried chopped onion, fried chopped aubergine pulp, garlic and chopped green chili. All mixed with tomato puree and used to fill the aubergine shells which are then baked.

Use as a vegetable to go with a spicy sausage such as chorizo.

Lon More
2nd Mar 2013, 11:43
''Caroline van Dijk....
....,Surely a made up name?

or Dutch


rabbit rabbit rabbit to get the required number of characters

radarman
2nd Mar 2013, 17:29
Just to connect lentils, politics and the land of the umlaut, wasn't A.Hitler esq a vegetarian with a liking for pulses? Didn't know he was a leftie.

G-CPTN
2nd Mar 2013, 17:33
Didn't know he was a leftie. I don't think that history relates which one was missing and which one remained . . .

rgbrock1
2nd Mar 2013, 18:02
G-CPTN:

I feel that you've probably always wanted to know this but Herr Schickelgruber, oh he of Austrian birth, was missing his right testicle. No one, however, knows whatever happened to it.

G-CPTN
2nd Mar 2013, 18:24
The Nazi leader lost a testicle during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, the doctor claimed.
it was known Hitler suffered a groin injury in the Somme,
His abdomen and legs were all in blood. Hitler was injured in the abdomen and lost one testicle. His first question to the doctor was: 'Will I be able to have children?'
From:- Nazi leader Hitler really did have only one ball - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3481932/Nazi-leader-Hitler-really-did-have-only-one-ball.html)

rgbrock1
2nd Mar 2013, 18:26
So he left his ball on the battlefield? What an ass. I would have searched for until exhaustion. And glued it back on again.

Perhaps that explains, partly anyway, why Herr Hitler was always seemingly angry.

Wouldn't any man be perpetually angry if he had but one nut? (I know I'd be pissed off at the world.)

radarman
2nd Mar 2013, 21:43
The ranting and angry posturing was merely to distract everyone from the noise and smell of his continuous farting, caused by eating too many lentils. WTF has any of this got to do with Walkers Crisps. Are they going to introduce a horsemeat flavour? (That's 'flavor' for the cousins, and those disposed towards 18th century English!)

Cacophonix
2nd Mar 2013, 22:53
Believe me, some of the most violent psychopaths I know eat lentils.

Caco

hellsbrink
3rd Mar 2013, 04:40
I feel that you've probably always wanted to know this but Herr Schickelgruber, oh he of Austrian birth, was missing his right testicle. No one, however, knows whatever happened to it.

So there we have it, proof that Hitler was indeed a Leftie, something some of us have said for some time.



This must be a record on JB. We've gone from crisps to lefties to slepling polis to spellcheckers to umlats to linux keymaps to "simples" to posting big words to recipes to tacos to transvestitism to Hitler to testicles to the gaseous side effects of eating lentils in under 80 posts.


Definitely one of our finer moments.......

Tankertrashnav
3rd Mar 2013, 09:45
Of course Hitler was a leftie. His party was the National Socialist Party, whose aim was state control of all aspects of life and the suppression of the individual. Initially he was despised by the old-style German aristocracy, until they realised the way the wind was blowing, and then they just kept their opinions to themselves. How the left have got away with describing the Nazis as right-wing is beyond me. They are almost indistinguishable from communists, right down to the inherent anti-Semitism of all communist regimes.

For examples of right-wing politics we have to look further West ;)

Back to lentils!

603DX
3rd Mar 2013, 12:13
I feel that you've probably always wanted to know this but Herr Schickelgruber, oh he of Austrian birth, was missing his right testicle. No one, however, knows whatever happened to it.

Whilst that German doctor's claim that a battle injury caused Hitler's loss of his dextral appendage may be correct, there could alternatively be a much more common reason for it. The natural physical disorder of having either one or both testicles undescended from their initial location inside the lower groin by the time of the onset of puberty, affects a small percentage of boys. That is the reason why most doctor's examinations of young males include a routine check that all is "present and correct". If one or both of them fail to descend and are undetected by such a simple check, then fertility may be so badly affected at maturity, that fathering children is impossible. Hitler's allegedly absent gonad might possibly have just atrophied by remaining behind in its original location, if he never had a full medical check as a boy.

Yes, back to lentils! :ooh:

4mastacker
3rd Mar 2013, 14:21
What an education JB is. I have learned so much in such a short space - I wonder what I might have achieved if JB had been responsible for my schooling in my formative years. Lentils responsible for flatulence - really?? You should try Mrs 4ma's fried onions; they're on a par with sprouts!!

MagnusP
4th Mar 2013, 09:19
RGB:

So he left his ball on the battlefield? What an ass. I would have searched for until exhaustion. And glued it back on again.

I understand Slasher may have some experience in this field.

vulcanised
4th Mar 2013, 11:59
Is that how he ended up with three? http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/eek.gif

G-CPTN
4th Mar 2013, 13:38
Pornbrokers have three balls.

xkayelzx
4th Mar 2013, 22:04
As per this media story (http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/POLL-Walkers-real-meat-crisps-upsetting-veggies/story-18286989-detail/story.html#axzz2MHwXDqJj).

Can someone explain what justifiable complaint the lentil munchers and religious community have against Walkers Crisps ? Surely the lentil munchers shouldn't be eating meat flavored crisps in the first place and those who are religious shouldn't be eating the crisps that are flavored with flavors that do against their religion.

Seems like utter madness to me !

I have no idea why I am taking the time to reply to someone of your intelligence levels (ignorance, incorrect spellings, appalling grammar etc) but I will continue to do so!
Lentil munchers shouldn't be eating meat flavoured crisps? In accordance to whom, exactly? The reason I (Lentil muncher 7 years running) do not consume animal products is simply because the thought of consuming something that was once alive fills me with horror. It has absoloutely nothing to do with the flavours, therefore my favourite flavour of crisps happen to be chicken which up until now was perfectly fine for me to consume. There is absolutely no reason why walkers should add real meat to their crisps, just to improve the quality maybe slightly for those who can continue eating them as they don't have a care in the world about what they eat? Defenseless animals just because society deem it okay to do so! I am in no way criticising anyone for eating meat, it is not for me to judge. I would just appreciate it if the company wouldn't seclude such a vast group of people based on the fact it may improve the flavour to some of there consumers. It is an entirely unnecessary move for the company, and will only result in the sales of such crisps reducing dramatically.

MagnusP
5th Mar 2013, 09:08
xkayelzx:
I have no idea why I am taking the time to reply to someone of your intelligence levels (ignorance, incorrect spellings, appalling grammar etc) but I will continue to do so!

You may wish to proofread your own posts before criticizing others.

Solid Rust Twotter
5th Mar 2013, 11:44
Ah, you'll be wanting the ARRSE NAAFI Bar. They's far more sensitive and understanding than we denizens of the JB dungeons.:}

tony draper
5th Mar 2013, 12:07
Did some work in a crisp factory once,the flavors are just a kind of dust that is shaken on to blank crisps,like most blokes in my trade when working one keeps one's terminal screw driver betwixt one's teeth,every time I put it down and picked it up again and stuck it back in me gob I had a different flavored terminal driver.
:rolleyes:

wings folded
5th Mar 2013, 12:30
If all those screwdrivers you stuck in your gob were terminal, how come you are not deceased long ago?

(Would have been a great loss to JB)

27mm
5th Mar 2013, 12:41
I recall being very disappointed that Hedgehog flavour crisps did not taste of Hedgehog......:{

The SSK
5th Mar 2013, 12:50
Did some work in a crisp factory once

Would that be the Smiths factory on the Coast Road? Just by the Tizer factory and the huge Wills Woodbines factory? On my daily bus ride to school.

Fags, crisps and sweet fizzy drinks all within a stone's throw.

Nick Riviera
5th Mar 2013, 12:55
"wasn't A.Hitler esq a vegetarian?"

No, he wasn't.

rgbrock1
5th Mar 2013, 13:28
Yes, Hitler was indeed a vegetarian. He also was a non-smoker and drank absolutely no alcohol.

Hitler shunned the eating of any animal due to the methods used in their slaughter. Martin Bormann had a greenhouse constructed near the Berghof (Berchtesgaden) to ensure a steady supply of fruit and vegetables for Hitler throughout the war.

See, Alan Bullock's Hitler: A Study in Tyranny. (1999)

bluecode
5th Mar 2013, 13:52
Well I've learned a good deal in this thread, not least that a thread can be Godwinised, (Is that a real word?) and remain interesting.

But back to the point. The Walkers crisp controversary or non controversy. It has all the hallmarks of typical journalistic extrapolation of a non story. Discovering that Walkers are going to use real meat, naturally the reporter immediately gets on the phone to several of the usual suspects. The vegetarian and the local Muslim mouthpiece. Well it is Leicester! Sure enough a few juicy quotes later and he has his story.

Typical nonsense.

I guarantee they didn't have an opinion until they were asked.

belfrybat
5th Mar 2013, 14:14
Believe me, some of the most violent psychopaths I know eat lentils.

You seem to keep interesting company. How many do you actually know?:p

vulcanised
5th Mar 2013, 14:20
My brilliant idea, which was never adopted, was to have machines installed in chippies to spray that flavoured dust on folks chips for a small fee.

The SSK
5th Mar 2013, 14:50
Bought a haggis recently that detailed on the label exactly what had gone into it :E

Which is why I found this a little disappointing

Haggis & Cracked Black Pepper
All Mackies potato crisps are naturally seasoned with no artificial flavour enhancers. We hoped to be distinctively Scottish and were delighted to find that this mix of Haggis and Cracked Black pepper is a great and more-ish crisp flavour. You may be surprised.

Ingredients
Potatoes, sunflower oil, seasoning (sugar, natural pork flavouring, yeast extract, salt, pepper, rusk (wheatflour, salt) oatmeal, onion powder, spices, flavourings, citric acid, vegetable extract)

radarman
5th Mar 2013, 16:06
bluecode,

The Walkers crisp controversary or non controversy. It has all the hallmarks of typical journalistic extrapolation of a non story. Discovering that Walkers are going to use real meat, naturally the reporter immediately gets on the phone to several of the usual suspects. The vegetarian and the local Muslim mouthpiece. Well it is Leicester! Sure enough a few juicy quotes later and he has his story.

You are absolutely correct, and I would guess 99% of readers agree with you on this. But this is JB! Please don't try to pour cold water on our fun by introducing logic and common sense into the discussion.

To repeat what I said in an earlier post, when are Walkers going to introduce horsemeat flavour? The real thing is widely available in most meat products at the moment and it seems to be a heaven-sent marketing opportunity. Can anyone give me Gary Lineker's phone or e-mail?

G&T ice n slice
5th Mar 2013, 21:15
Since this is a food-related thread, in a sort of very tenuous way...

I had a touch of the "Aztec two-step" a.k.a. "Montezuma's revenge" yesterday.
Normally I have what I believe to be termed and iron constitution, so I was mildly surprised, and took the opportunity, whilst sat in contemplation, as it were, to list various meals/snacks over the preceeding 48 hours, but I'm danged if I can see what could have set it off so to speak:

Friday tea: instant takeaway chinese dishes various incl special singapore noodle, imperial egg fried rice, all the usuals

Saturday breakfast : greasy-spoon sos,eggs,bacon,2 slice black puddin,fried bread, mushrooms, tomaters, mug tea white 2 sugs.

Saturday lunch: burger-van-in-a-lay-by (aka as a "roach coach") chili cheeseburger with extra chili sauce, mug tea white 2 sugs

Saturday tea : instant takeaway indian: meat phal, rice, bombay pots, bhindi bhajee, popadums with lots of dips, onion bhajee.

Sunday breakfast: fried egg sarnie times 2

Sunday lunch: Latest Doris's production at home : sort of pork chop without the bone, with all the fat taken off, dry-roasted potatoes, steamed green stuff looks like miniature cauliflower, gravey. All very nice with enough gravy to give it all some flavour. Followed by sort of fruit mixture thing with apples and other stuff.

4mastacker
5th Mar 2013, 21:24
Quote:
Did some work in a crisp factory once
Would that be the Smiths factory on the Coast Road? Just by the Tizer factory and the huge Wills Woodbines factory? On my daily bus ride to school.

Fags, crisps and sweet fizzy drinks all within a stone's throw. You forgot the Sunblest bakery next door to the Smiths Crisps factory.

tony draper
5th Mar 2013, 21:49
It were the Tudor Foods place in Peterlee,not sure what they called their crisps.
I do remember working above the conveyor belt the finished crisps traveled along wi lassies sitting either side picking out the duff crisps before they were bagged and chucking them away,I dropped a couple of eight inch cable ties,they went sailing past all the lasses unnoticed.
So if you got a bag of crisps with eight inch cable ties within twere my fault but the statute of limitations has run out so you cant sue me.
:uhoh:

bluecode
6th Mar 2013, 09:25
G&T ice n slice. Had similar experiences and I think the answer is all the junk food you've been eating. Followed by a decent meal. It's as if the digestive system recognises proper food is back and decided to get rid of all the previous crap thats being building up, as it were.

Totally unscientific but has happened to me several times. The digestive system seems to have a mind of it's own and doesn't like to be messed with.

G&T ice n slice
6th Mar 2013, 13:11
all the junk food you've been eating

I thought that as well. I mean, all that stuff with the tasy bits removed, undercooked veggies and indeed raw fruits. I was pretty sure that's wot caused it.

Doris I'm afraid will be receiving the "it's not you, it's me, I'm just not good enough for you, so I'm giving you up so you have the chance to find someone good enough for you" speech

radeng
6th Mar 2013, 19:14
G&T,

At least your's wasn't self inflicted. Mine is at the moment - colonoscopy tomorrow.

mixture
6th Mar 2013, 20:48
radeng,

Mine is at the moment - colonoscopy tomorrow.

A song is in order....

_N0w2rORwSc

radeng
7th Mar 2013, 21:10
thank you for that mixture........

The sedative was more of a sedative than I expected, and he told me he had only found and removed one small polyp. Another consultation in 4 weeks but says I don't have bowel cancer. Makes the discomfort of yesterday almost worth it....

But WTF since I reached the age of 60 does somebody in the medical profession want to stick, at least once a year, their fingers or something else up my a**?

Getting old is a bu**er: the alternative is worse. Now if it was a good looking young female nurse or female doctor, it might be different........

Slasher, any experience to share or aren't you old enough?

Capetonian
7th Mar 2013, 21:20
On colonoscopy : Dave Barry

One of the funniest things I have ever read :


http://www.pprune.org/4438153-post26.html

Milo Minderbinder
7th Mar 2013, 21:38
So given todays news re the deer population, when are Walkers going to launch Bambi flavoured crisps? Plenty of deer in and around Bradgate Park for them to harvest

G-CPTN
7th Mar 2013, 22:43
I slept through it.
Oh no you didn't.

Been there and done that, came out of the theatre, regaled the unpleasantries to Mrs G-CPTN then fell asleep and denied it all when I woke up.

The drug that they use (a derivative of Valium) acts like Rohypnol (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flunitrazepam) (the date-rape drug) and it erases your memory of events between taking it and waking up after the sleep.

I've had several repeats of the procedure, and, each time I've come away unaware of what actually occurred.

Magic! :ok: