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Old 03-05-2013, 22:15   #46
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Many great Mexican beers had Czech origins.
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Real Canadians don't eat Vetemite, we have bacon instead
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A decent fryup - pretty much unavailable anywhere outside the UK, except in a few Tourist hot spots that caters to the bucket & spade (and beer!) UK market. Lots of pale imitations around - but results kinda like me making a curry and serving it to an Indian, it might be all there but not exactly pukka!

Same for a decent bacon roll.

And I recall it took me a long time (many years) to spot fresh oranges in Thai markets - that because they are mostly green! (on the outside, orange on the inside!). So does not quite count as unavailable, but........
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...And as for the name it is Crimea, an apparently unknown autonomous peninsula in the Black Sea and part of Ukraine at present.
Yeah, we know. I thought Crimea a River was a good one!

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I took my wife to Poland for the New Year's holidays. All she wanted to bring back was the 4 kilo food product limit of Peanut butter the 2 of us were allowed by customs!
Four kilos of peanut butter? Like eight pounds?? I love my Skippy super chunk, but eight lbs...
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......I can't answer for the New Zealanders, but Aussies just eat vegemite because being born and raised on it we are seriously addicted to the stuff .
Kiwis eat vegemite so they think they can become Aussies
Aussies eat vegemite because this is who we are and this is what we do

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A decent fryup - pretty much unavailable anywhere outside the UK, except in a few Tourist hot spots that caters to the bucket & spade (and beer!) UK market. Lots of pale imitations around - but results kinda like me making a curry and serving it to an Indian, it might be all there but not exactly pukka!

Same for a decent bacon roll......
OK, I can't argue against your claim but I can say yer local fry up must be pretty bludi good to beat an outback Aussie one.

The next time (i.e. the first time) I am in Old Jersey, I must partake of this local fry up
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Vegemite is made from left over yeast from breweries. What's not to love?
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there is no root beer in mexico. hence no root beer floats. waaah.
I made my own using extract..takes up very little space so good for a boat,
sounds like I should mail you some..I have a lot of it, this little bottle makes 5 gallons of it.

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Hmm... not quite accurate. Kiwis eat Vegemite when they can't get the real thing (which is locally made Marmite)

A case in point in the last couple of years. We had a bit of an earthquake, and the place which makes REAL Marmite only just got going again.

Emaciated Kiwis were lined up for blocks, for months ahead of time.
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Hmm... not quite accurate. Kiwis eat Vegemite when they can't get the real thing (which is locally made Marmite)

A case in point in the last couple of years. We had a bit of an earthquake, and the place which makes REAL Marmite only just got going again.

Emaciated Kiwis were lined up for blocks, for months ahead of time.
I heard that they called this darkest period in NZ history "Marmageddon"

New Zealanders' stiff upper lip is certainly on show with that "bit of an earthquake" comment though!
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I heard that they called this darkest period in NZ history "Marmageddon"

New Zealanders' stiff upper lip is certainly on show with that "bit of an earthquake" comment though!
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OK, I can't argue against your claim but I can say yer local fry up must be pretty bludi good to beat an outback Aussie one.

The next time (i.e. the first time) I am in Old Jersey, I must partake of this local fry up
IIRC you lot have funny baked beans .
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An English (Essex) Breakfast...
Being Southerners and mainly wanna be's you'll note that the Bubble & Squeak has been replaced by a Hash Brown and there's no Black Pudding... also no fried bread... or fried tomato's..
Namby Pamby's corrupted by visits to Disney World and Las Vegas...
They'll be importing 'Baby Puke' next...
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An English (Essex) Breakfast...
Being Southerners and mainly wanna be's you'll note that the Bubble & Squeak has been replaced by a Hash Brown and there's no Black Pudding... also no fried bread... or fried tomato's..
Namby Pamby's corrupted by visits to Disney World and Las Vegas...
They'll be importing 'Baby Puke' next...
Oh God. I could eat the woman, but not that pile of **** on the plate.
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