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For tonight, in this one moment, I know what it is to be an Englishman. Answered

For I have cooked, killed and consumed mine own crumpet, and it was good. End transmission...

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kelseymh (author)2008-10-14

How can you say that you know what it's like? You haven't had your arse saved from the Nazis by a bunch of bleedin' Yanks, have you?

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PKM (author)2008-10-14

Good man! Now all you need is a pot of tea, a handlebar moustace and a fading colonial empire (or, as we prefer to say, empah).

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bumpus (author)PKM2008-10-14

Handlebar Mustache? Not a soul patch?

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Sunbanks (author)2008-10-10

So you cooked it then killed it? :P I always got crumpets and croutons mixed up....

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skunkbait (author)Sunbanks2008-10-12

When I was a kid I always got restrooms and restaurants mixed up. Tourists and terrorists too. Oh, and I really freaked out when I hear that "gorillas" (guerillas) with machineguns had stormed some African city!

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Sunbanks (author)skunkbait2008-10-12

I got restrooms and restaurants mixed up too. I remember about a year ago my dad was talking about the terrace club at a baseball game and I misheard him and thought he said terrorist club.

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-10-10

Well, tiddley pum, I eat English muffins all the time. I suppose that makes me more English than you...

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My dear Miss Monk, English muffins are NOT crumpets. English muffins are dry dreadful things suitable only for making toaster oven pizzas, whereas crumpets are a divine chewy cake. Where English muffins have detestable "nooks and crannies", crumpets have pores. Where no one is endeared to English muffins, Crumpet can be used as a term of endearment. BTW I pinched that pic from wiki as mine were too ugly to photograph.

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Oh-I thought they were the same. Live and learn. :) Ahaha-English muffin as a term of endearment. :D

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Goodhart (author)Lithium Rain2008-10-11

I once heard someone mention that when they were in England they were served in a restaurant and asked for "English Muffins" instead of what was served, and the waiter stood straight up and humphed....ALL our muffins are English, Madam

LOL

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zachninme (author)Goodhart2008-10-11

I think it'd be fun/annoying to ask for a blueberry american muffin, then begin sharing hushed, schoolgirl-esque giggles with your tablemates, possibly a few chortles...

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Goodhart (author)2008-10-11

You cooked it before you killed it? How cruel ;-)

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whatsisface (author)2008-10-11

I had these for breakfast yesterday with a mug of workmen's tea. Best way by far to start a day.

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Joe Martin (author)2008-10-11

Mmmmmm, I like my crumpets with peanut better. I haven't crumpets a while thinking about it now!

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ll.13 (author)2008-10-11
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caitlinsdad (author)2008-10-10

But not speaketh like one:

For I have lovingly prepared with the utmost of care, dispatched with amazing grace and devoured wholeheartedly me own crumpet, and it was proper. Terminay Igcommunicae.

Looks like a Thomas' English Muffin wit butta. Did you have it with a proper tea? Maybe next you could try to see what it is like being a lumberjack...(Monty Python reference)

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Please see my response to Miss Monk, you Philistine. ;-)

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Ah, but to appreciate the technological advances through the ages, English Muffins come fork-split for ease of consumption. I had to look up Philistine in that big heavy dusty Oxford book of words, thank you... By the way, can you get them at Starbucks with a cuppa joe or do you have to make them yourself this side of the pond?

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I made my own, the prices at the grocer were usury. BTW I prefer Starbucks little brother Seattle's Best as they don't char their coffee. I guess next week after my fluids exam I shall endeavour to produce an instructable. But the kitchen is a mess....

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Robo-crumpet, Robo-crumpet ...

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Oh yes, no, no tea, Sam Adams Octoberfest, but I did put Orange Marmalade on it. It being the crumpet.

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NachoMahma (author)caitlinsdad2008-10-10
. For those that don't get the MP reference:
The Lumberjack Song at Wikipedia
and a video:


. And now for something completely different ...

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jessyratfink (author)2008-10-10

You know when you're just sitting somewhere and you suddenly realize you've had almost nothing to eat and you've been up since six? That just happened to me. Excuse me.

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I did that yesterday, left for school at 6:30. got home at 4:30 and devoured an entire large Hawaiian pizza.

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zachninme (author)2008-10-10

"For I have cooked, killed and consumed mine own crumpet..."
I bet you did it in that order, too!

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