Are Britain (and Ireland) like, totally turning into America? - Yo, enough tea talk!

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - 2 pages of arguments over "dinner" or "tea" (we don't drink tea anymore)
by Vermilion » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:54 pm

Hyperion wrote:I have 3 boxes of tea on my desk at work


Good quality brands i hope.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - 2 pages of arguments over "dinner" or "tea" (we don't drink tea anymore)
by Cuttooth » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:57 pm

Karl wrote:On, one and own are all pronounced the same, but scwun doesn't rhyme with any of them. You may not like it but that is what peak pronunciation sounds like.

..."skoon"?

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - 2 pages of arguments over "dinner" or "tea" (we don't drink tea anymore)
by Hyperion » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:32 pm

Vermilion wrote:
Hyperion wrote:I have 3 boxes of tea on my desk at work


Good quality brands i hope.

All Twinings, none of this German muck

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - 2 pages of arguments over "dinner" or "tea" (we don't drink tea anymore)
by Ad7 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:37 pm

Hyperion wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Hyperion wrote:I have 3 boxes of tea on my desk at work


Good quality brands i hope.

All Twinings


No then. Twinings :dread:

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - 2 pages of arguments over "dinner" or "tea" (we don't drink tea anymore)
by Hyperion » Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:57 am

Ad7 wrote:
Hyperion wrote:
Vermilion wrote:
Hyperion wrote:I have 3 boxes of tea on my desk at work


Good quality brands i hope.

All Twinings


No then. Twinings :dread:

strawberry float off you Lipton snorting banana split

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Vermilion » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:51 am

What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Moggy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:21 am

Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by KK » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:35 am

I like Twinings generally, but their English Breakfast Organic is diabolically weak.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by lex-man » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:36 am

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?


I'm always slightly disappointed when I realise somebody has Twinnings. It seems far more common in hotels than peoples homes though.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Hyperion » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:39 am

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?

That's Orange Juice not from concentrate

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Moggy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:42 am

Hyperion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?

That's Orange Juice not from concentrate


I only had grape drink.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Ad7 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:42 am

Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?


Yes, bonus delusion points if they have a little wooden selection box with a brass clasp on it.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Hyperion » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:47 am

Moggy wrote:
Hyperion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?

That's Orange Juice not from concentrate


I only had grape drink.

Grape??? Get a load of Mr Fancy Pants over here :roll:

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Moggy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:02 am

Hyperion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hyperion wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?

That's Orange Juice not from concentrate


I only had grape drink.

Grape??? Get a load of Mr Fancy Pants over here :roll:


The ingredients are sugar, water, purple.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by 1cmanny1 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:02 am

Errkal wrote:
lex-man wrote:
1cmanny1 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hime wrote:
Moggy wrote:...they seem to say “banana split” a lot more

Nice that we've had an equal contribution to each others cultures :lol:


I don’t feel much national pride these days, but I feel my heart swell whenever I hear a yank say “banana split”. :wub:


Sorry to tell you this. But "banana split", is Australian.


It comes from cunte which is middle English. The word is older than the European discovery of Australia.


Suzy Dent has a 5 minute show on all4 that gives the origins of lots of swear words if you want to know more.


Americans also come from England.

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PostRe: Is Britain turning into America?
by Moggy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:03 am

1cmanny1 wrote:
Errkal wrote:
lex-man wrote:
1cmanny1 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Hime wrote:
Moggy wrote:...they seem to say “banana split” a lot more

Nice that we've had an equal contribution to each others cultures :lol:


I don’t feel much national pride these days, but I feel my heart swell whenever I hear a yank say “banana split”. :wub:


Sorry to tell you this. But "banana split", is Australian.


It comes from cunte which is middle English. The word is older than the European discovery of Australia.


Suzy Dent has a 5 minute show on all4 that gives the origins of lots of swear words if you want to know more.


Americans also come from England.


I am sure that African-Americans, Italian-Americans and Irish-Americans all agree with you.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by KK » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:05 am

Ad7 wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Vermilion wrote:What's wrong with Twinings? It's a top quality brand.


Isn’t it what commoners drink to make themselves feel like they are upper class?


Yes, bonus delusion points if they have a little wooden selection box with a brass clasp on it.

Clearly an aspirational tea.

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by Jenuall » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:51 am

I think the fact that a thread about the threat of Britain becoming too much the USA has descended into a discussion on class, aspirations of social mobility and the relative rankings of tea brands proves that we really have nothing to worry about! :lol:

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by OrangeRKN » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:16 pm

God bless our deeply ingrained class based society!

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PostRe: Is Britain, like, turning into America? - Any examples?
by NickSCFC » Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:31 pm

Jenuall wrote:I think the fact that a thread about the threat of Britain becoming too much the USA has descended into a discussion on class, aspirations of social mobility and the relative rankings of tea brands proves that we really have nothing to worry about! :lol:


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