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#113509 - 10/14/03 06:15 AM Re: Language variations
Faldage Offline
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"He appeared a complete idiot" and "He appeared to be a complete idiot" mean different things.

Aside from the interpretation that the former describes a routine in a magic actů


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#113510 - 10/14/03 09:39 AM Re: Walking and eating
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What's a chip butty? Picture steak fries--3 of them--on a bun. The fact that anyone would think to do something like that, let alone eat it, is what astounded me.


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#113511 - 10/14/03 11:37 AM Re: Walking and eating
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in belgium, and parts of france, they would slap a nice big dollup of MAYONAISE on top of those fries... mmm, makes chili and cheeze dumped into a bag of corn chips's sound like health food!

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#113512 - 10/14/03 12:13 PM Re: Walking and eating
shanks Offline
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Along with, of course, the famous deep fried Mars Bar.

Make mine a bacon butty - the only quick breakfast worth having (if you cannot afford the full English, of course)!


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#113513 - 10/14/03 12:16 PM Re: Butties
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Well, I agree with Jackie that the idea isn't very appetizing, but having never tried one, I can't say. Where does the term butty originate? Does it indicate the bread is buttered?


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#113514 - 10/14/03 12:19 PM Re: Butties
Faldage Offline
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Where does the term butty originate?

Perhaps it refers to the ultimate destination of the food so named.


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#113515 - 10/14/03 12:32 PM Re: Butties
shanks Offline
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Haven't a clue, mate, either way. These Brit regional phrases, eh? Poor ol' Caxton and his eyren.


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#113516 - 10/14/03 03:08 PM Re: Butties
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I think a butty is a big flat bun, kind of like a large hamburger bun. A chip butty is part of the food system of eating something from all four starch groups every day.


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#113517 - 10/14/03 03:49 PM Re: Butties
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Ah, of course, Zed. So naturally the best thing to wash it down with, in this system, would be a beer.


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#113518 - 10/14/03 07:02 PM Re: Butties
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and always make sure there is someone near to help you when your heart attack hits. it's called the "butty system"...

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