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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
kelseymh

12 years ago

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
PKM

12 years ago

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
bumpus

Reply 12 years ago

Handlebar Mustache? Not a soul patch?

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Sunbanks
Sunbanks

12 years ago

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

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skunkbait
skunkbait

Reply 12 years ago

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
Sunbanks

Reply 12 years ago

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
Lithium Rain

12 years ago

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

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

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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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

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
zachninme

Reply 12 years ago

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
Goodhart

12 years ago

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

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whatsisface
whatsisface

12 years ago

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
Joe Martin

12 years ago

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

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ll.13
ll.13

12 years ago

Crumpets. awesome!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

12 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

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

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 12 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

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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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 12 years ago

Robo-crumpet, Robo-crumpet ...

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

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
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. 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
jessyratfink

12 years ago

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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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 12 years ago

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
zachninme

12 years ago

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