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Old 04-19-2006, 04:49 PM   #21
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Hey and I have to say this, British food is really weird. So much fat and different kinds of spices, blergh... and if I want candy, there's only chocolate or soft fruit candy available.
Please go into a bit more detail about British food. Which food and what spices don't you care for?

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Where's the salmiakki, god damnit!
What is salmiakki?
I found it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmiakki. Ew.
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Old 04-19-2006, 05:49 PM   #22
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Mmmmm salmiakki...


I love those chocolate salty balls
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Old 04-19-2006, 11:29 PM   #23
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It´s really good. Especially the Finnish style.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:20 AM   #24
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Hey and I have to say this, British food is really weird. So much fat and different kinds of spices, blergh... and if I want candy, there's only chocolate or soft fruit candy available. Where's the salmiakki, god damnit!
Spices? You mean the British version of Indian food? We typically don't use spices in our traditional food. I'll agree with the fat part though. Have you tried a proper British roast yet? Mmm, roast potatoes, beef, yorkshire pudding, veg and gravy Also, you can get fantastic sausages etc from specialist butchers (don't get crappy supermarket stuff, it's just fat and gristle). Then there's shepherds pie, cornbeef hash...oh man I'm making myself hungry.

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PS. The local football team is said to be totally rubbish, I haven't yet been to their match, but I'm going to very soon.
Basingstoke? You'd be better off supporting Sunderland mate.
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Old 04-20-2006, 12:28 AM   #25
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Please go into a bit more detail about British food. Which food and what spices don't you care for?
Well, the food is good, but I just have never really eaten so much spicy food. I don't know what exact spice has been used with each dinner etc., but one thing has been quite clear, it seems to me that all the restaurant food in England has either a lot of salt, or no salt at all in it. Same goes for the dinners that we get at the place where we live.

True or not true, I don't know the real answer.

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What is salmiakki?
I found it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salmiakki. Ew.
Oh man, that's exactly what I mean Scott, salmiakki is the BEST candy in THE WORLD. Don't say "ew" unless you haven't tasted it.

PS. This quick answer is brought to you by the work computer that I have, woot, my own work computer!
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Salty liquorice?? Damn you Europeans are weird! Think I'll stick with chocolate cheers.

P.S. Don't bother with any pissy English lagers while you're here, go for the guest ales in pubs. Some are better than others, but there are a lot of delicious ones and it's good fun finding out what they're all like
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Well it's not really salty, it's salmiak! (or whatever it's called in English ) It's like bitter-salty, but really it's hard to describe, you have to taste it yourself.
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Eep. So you complain about the fat in our food, and then want to drown yourself in salt instead...?

It sounds revolting to me, but then I can't stand liquorice.
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I'm not complaining about British food, me likes But take it from me; it may sound revolting, but it's delicious It's like how you hear about peanutbutter-jelly sandwiches (or similar weird sounding stuff) for the first time, your brain is telling you "ewwww" but the next thing your tastebuds are telling you "Mmmmmmmmmmmmm..."
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I hate liquorice too, so I think I'd hate those random things. We've got some mini eggs and flapjacks in work today, mmm! Nice normal sweet stuff!
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:21 AM   #31
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Damn!
Yesterday Gmail was working fine, but now the IT nerds of this place have filtered it...

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Contact your tutor or the Helpdesk for queries regarding filtering


How am I going to read my e-mails now?
Now I need to go and whine about this to the IT Support people.
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I've become convinced that a liking for anise-flavored things such as salmiakki, licorice, ouzo, sambucca, and even black jelly beans is a genetic trait. Everyone I've talked to either loves or hates these things, and no-one is indifferent to them.
I fall into the "Hate 'em" group, so I doubt I'd like salmiakki.
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I dunno. I don't mind aniseed balls when I have a cold. I just hate liqourice .
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I've become convinced that a liking for anise-flavored things such as salmiakki, licorice, ouzo, sambucca, and even black jelly beans is a genetic trait. Everyone I've talked to either loves or hates these things, and no-one is indifferent to them.
I fall into the "Hate 'em" group, so I doubt I'd like salmiakki.

Me too, I hate all the stuff you mentioned except the first which I've never tried. Blech!
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I've become convinced that a liking for anise-flavored things such as salmiakki, licorice, ouzo, sambucca, and even black jelly beans is a genetic trait. Everyone I've talked to either loves or hates these things, and no-one is indifferent to them.
I fall into the "Hate 'em" group, so I doubt I'd like salmiakki.
Don´t you think it´s a matter of what you get used to as a child? We get a lot of salty candy, and almost all licorice here is salty. The other version is the wierd one for me.
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Don´t you think it´s a matter of what you get used to as a child?
In part. The salty aspect sounds good to me, but it's the anise-flavored aspect that I wouldn't be able to tolerate. I hated anything licorice as a child, and I still can't stand it as an adult...to the point that I gag until I get the taste out of my mouth.

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We get a lot of salty candy, and almost all licorice here is salty. The other version is the wierd one for me.
I'll try anything once. Just be sure you have a bucket close by, as well as a rag to wipe my tongue with.
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When I get back to Finland, I think that I'm going to have to send you a few bags of Finnish salmiakki.

I went to London on Saturday, because my parents went to London for the weekend and wanted to meet me there... I know, they are a little crazy for travelling such a long way just to meet me.

But anyway, they brought me lots and lots of various kinds of salmiakki candy! Now I can live again!
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Now you can work on that heart attack you mean

What did you get up to in London? See the marathon? Shame it was crappy weather for it, the Saturday was well nice though.
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Ooh ooh. I saw the marathon.

It was acceptable.
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