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England's National Vegetable

WalkaboutsVerse 02 Dec 08 - 12:28 PM
Nigel Parsons 02 Dec 08 - 07:08 AM
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GUEST,Smokey 01 Dec 08 - 08:56 PM
ard mhacha 01 Dec 08 - 12:59 PM
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Lizzie Cornish 1 01 Dec 08 - 11:48 AM
Stu 01 Dec 08 - 11:37 AM
Paul Burke 01 Dec 08 - 11:14 AM
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Jack Blandiver 01 Dec 08 - 10:59 AM
Stu 01 Dec 08 - 10:55 AM
GUEST,Ralphie 01 Dec 08 - 10:54 AM
Stu 01 Dec 08 - 10:45 AM
Will Fly 01 Dec 08 - 10:30 AM
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The Fooles Troupe 01 Dec 08 - 09:38 AM
s&r 01 Dec 08 - 08:36 AM
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Jack Blandiver 01 Dec 08 - 04:40 AM
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Piers Plowman 01 Dec 08 - 04:06 AM
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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 02 Dec 08 - 12:28 PM

As I've said via posts and a PM to a Mod. already, THIS THREAD SHOULD BE CLOSED - who would like someone else posting willy nilly under their own name/nickname? And, if these tactics are going to be used, perhaps it's time to make logging-in (as I always do now) to post compulsory.
    This thread is closed because it was started by an impostor. Sorry I didn't notice it before.
    -Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 02 Dec 08 - 07:08 AM

Britannia rule the WAVs!


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 02 Dec 08 - 04:20 AM

Samphire, native species, widespread in coastal regions and beautiful when sauteed in butter.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Smokey
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 08:56 PM

With the benefit of a stronger U.N., we could prevent the import and growth of all those alien vegetables and protect our Good English Gastronomy from the inherent evil of foreign influences, e.g.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: ard mhacha
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 12:59 PM

An old neighbour peeling Spuds told me one of them reminded her of Wayne Rooney.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 12:43 PM

Without any sour grapes (grown in south England or not), I repeat - starting a thread under a regular Mudcatter's web-nickname is scandalous; pardon the poetry but may I suggest, Guest, another nickname for you - "The Impostor Not the Same".


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: TheSnail
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 12:11 PM

101 things to do with a vegetable...

It was 100 but then the added "Eat them".


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 11:48 AM

We've got an entire vegetable section in our shop. They're the new 'chickens'...and chickens are the new 'black', so that makes vegetables very *in*....

EVERYONE is getting chickens now.....and when they've got those, they're getting vegetables!

We have vegetable notebooks and mugs, books, calendars, cookbooks and even allotment diaries, things to dig them with, things to grow them in,

101 things to do with a vegetable...

It's quite amazing!   :0)


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Stu
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 11:37 AM

The Whelk truly is a noble bird, and it's plaintive cry can be picked up on the wind when the tide is falling and they come up for air and make funny little constructions out of the wet sand as they dance to the bubbling of tubeworms and the slow, creaky sounds bryozoans make as they encrust the bones of long-dead saurians a mere few yards offshore. It's why you never find them in herds on shingle beaches.

This probably explains how the stigWeards of old developed their ruddy complexions and somewhat stumpy stature as their diet consisted of vegetables such as limpets and shrimps and squids and all the while the light shines from Aristotle's Lantern's in the rockpools, bathing the whole scene in green-blue ever-shifting light.

Molluscs have nothing to loose but their brilliance! To rough for fishing today!


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Paul Burke
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 11:14 AM

Doesn't Bede write of the people of Shields, dark-skinned on account of their diet of kelp?

The dark skin of the Shields folk comes about because of their descent from the Roman unit of Tigris Boatmen that got forgotten when the legions withdrew. And also from the gravy browning in the inordinate quantities of Newcastle Brown that they consume.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: TheSnail
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 11:09 AM

stigweard

I'm getting above my station again, making molluscs feel inferior

Shame on you. Molluscs Of The World Unite! You have nothing to lose but your...er?... um?... You have nothing to lose!


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:59 AM

Via Whelks one might arrive at seaweed, varieties of which have been a staple diet of coastal dwellers throughout recorded history, only proving problematic in industrial times on account of pollution. Doesn't Bede write of the people of Shields, dark-skinned on account of their diet of kelp? In Ireland, of course, carrageen is a great delicacy; in my vegetarian days I would boil it up with fruit to make a nominal jelly more properly akin to a viscous goo with which to treat my children. In those days my dear darling daughter would only eat porridge if it was made with carrageen, Cheddar cheese and green food colouring - something she's long since grown out of (or so she tells me). It's also very good in soups and stews.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Stu
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:55 AM

Whale Meat Again . . .


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:54 AM

Welsh National Anthem

Whale Kipper Whelkome in the Eeelside....etc


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Stu
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:45 AM

Whelks definitely move slower than taters too (or is that cockles I'm thinking of - probably, with bacon and laverbread! There's a conk for you!).

Bananas are a type of herb, and the trees can walk. This is a a good statement to use to make a whelk feel stupid (it won't work with mussels because they're immune to old gastropod mind tricks, as I'm sure any one with a byssal beard would tell you).

But there - I'm getting above my station again, making molluscs feel inferior because they've only got one foot and and their alimentary canals are too simple to digest the information. I'll shut reet up.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:30 AM

Stig - don't worry - many of the whelks I've met are indeed in a vegetable state. Lawrence - the family elder - was utterly stupid and could hardly utter a word when I met him. But I soon winkled some opinions out of him...


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Stu
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 10:22 AM

"I don't much care for the "is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable?" question, because of its use in making children feel stupid and/or inferior"

Oh gawd blimey.

Oh well, as I am stupid and/or have an inferiority complex I guess this kind of question appeals to me. I don't think I've ever asked it to a child.

I better to leave it to you intellectual superior beings to ask the questions in the future. It must be great being infallible, so have pity on us the deserving thick twats guv. I won't ask any more questions your egoness.

Is the whelk a vegetable?


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 09:38 AM

"England's National Vegetable"

Can I nominate WAV?


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: s&r
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 08:36 AM

And the third?????


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Will Fly
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 04:42 AM

Isn't feta salads hyphenated? Technically, shouldn't it be feta-salads in Good Greek Culture?


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 04:40 AM

Round here we'd call that a Quiche Lorraine - another fine English dish.

Otherwise - what about Neeps and Snammies?


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 04:19 AM

My point exactly, Piers.

I occasionally grow tomatoes on the kitchen windowsill if only for the smell of the plants. This takes me back to the allotments of my Northumbrian childhood where tomatoes were grown in baking greenhouses and wherein I first came alive. And as Camus said: A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

That is what culture is.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Piers Plowman
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 04:06 AM

I don't much care for the "is the tomato a fruit or a vegetable?" question, because of its use in making children feel stupid and/or inferior. Many vegetables are technically or botanically fruits.

In a culinary sense, I think of a tomato as a vegetable. I would not serve tomato compote as dessert, as I would apple, pear, peach, etc., compote. Does the song "Billy Boy" (supposedly a parody of the ballad "Lord Randall") contain the verse "Can she bake a tomato pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?" No, it does not.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Stu
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 03:51 AM

" I did NOT start this thread, which should, thus, be closed and, perhaps,"

Commatastic!

The onion.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 01 Dec 08 - 03:34 AM

I'm beginning to think that WAV is finally getting the point....God, It's a slow process though.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 05:56 PM

The leader of The English Democrats.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 05:27 PM

Actually it's a fruit with enough sweetness to sweeten sauces and savour to eat before you get into dessert. But I'd always thought it to have arrived in Europe from MesoAmerica, discounting its Englishness a trifle.

Pragmatically the tomato is a vegetable; pedantically it is, of course, a fruit. As for provenance - surely the whole point is that, like tomatoes, English Culture is entirely borrowed from elsewhere. Thus do I stand by my suggestion.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: ard mhacha
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 05:07 PM

Wayne Rooney.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 04:56 PM

I repeat - I did NOT start this thread, which should, thus, be closed and, perhaps, restarted by the starter under his/her OWN name/nickname...may I suggest, if it's not taken, "The Fruitcake".


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Rowan
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 04:48 PM

"The tomato."

Is the tomato a vegetable?

Actually it's a fruit with enough sweetness to sweeten sauces and savour to eat before you get into dessert. But I'd always thought it to have arrived in Europe from MesoAmerica, discounting its Englishness a trifle.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: goatfell
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 10:27 AM

And Gordon Brown is Scottish, but then he does like an old English which prises England so in a way he's is Englsih like the rest of the Scottish Polticatins


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: goatfell
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 10:25 AM

a tumshie is a what you English called a swede, but here in Scotland a turnip


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 10:24 AM

"Gordon Brown "
bugger - pipped at the post
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Stu
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 10:18 AM

"The tomato."

Is the tomato a vegetable?


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: goatfell
Date: 30 Nov 08 - 09:59 AM

a tumshie


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Riginslinger
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 09:13 PM

Gordon Brown


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 06:07 AM

The tomato.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 05:53 AM

Well, some folks like cabbages and some curly kale
But give I boiled parsnips and a good dish of 'taters...

DeG


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 05:20 AM

I've got a brand new combine harvester....

Mangold Hurling looks like wonderful fun. Sort of like pulling and hurling gnomes from the Weasley's garden.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Woody
Date: 29 Nov 08 - 05:01 AM

A Mangold-Wurzel's more for a-chuckin' than a-eatin'....

Mangold Hurling Association


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 08:09 PM

I've been told it MUST be manglewurzle, but most people are unaware so far..


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,surreysinger
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 07:07 PM

Overcooked and OVERBLOWN overboiled cabbage ....


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:21 PM

'Twill not be found growing,
In our city streets so narrow.
But rooted in good earth,
In the pleasant coutryside,
We find our own English MARROW!


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 04:20 PM

As an aside, I find the vegetables in England to be much more tasty than in US.

Oh do I mean vegetarians?

Bloody foreigners, coming over here eating all our carrots.


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:29 PM

WAV, I started it.

It was a joke to hopefully highlight the absurdity of your views...

Clearly didn't work...


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,EricTheOrange
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:09 PM

Stop moaning WAV and go get yourself a job


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Jonny Sunshine
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:09 PM

Just noticed the google ads below this thread are titled "Buy Vegetable PLants" and "Birds Eye TM Fish Fingers"


Anyway, England's national vegatable, as any fule kno, is the Chip


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: s&r
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 03:06 PM

A Swede?

Stu


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 01:52 PM

Oi WAV.....Are you surprised?????
It wasn't me, but you annoy so many people around here.
Go away and practice


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Subject: RE: England's National Vegetable
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 28 Nov 08 - 01:06 PM

This is why I always LOG-IN - very dirty tactics indeed...I did NOT start this thread, and could the mods please close it such that, if he/she wishes, it can be restarted by the actual person.


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