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21. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

yep, you can eat all the fat you want, have a heart attack but at least you won't inhale any smoke and get lung cancer! Bit of a mismatch there.

There are people at my work who eat roll and bacon w/ brown sauce in the morning, then chips, cheese, salt and vinegar for lunch, and then a kebab (a fatty Scottish kebab) for dinner!!! Some people live on this diet!!! And they wonder why heart disease is killing Scotland

I don't think it's solely a Scottish thing now...I know people that eat like that and don't seem to care that their food will kill them! I am so health conscious and I just can't imagine being able to eat that much fat! I have a bit of cheese and I feel ill. How do people do it?

22. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Windmill

...people from Scotland are not, as you referred to them, called "scotch". The term is Scottish or Scot or Scots.

Whoops! I reread that and thought it sounded funny, but couldn't figure out what else it should be. "Scottish" is an ajective, so I didn't think you could use it (you can say "He's Scottish", but can you say "He's a Scottish"? - I guess that's where "Scot" comes in). Thanks for your tip! I'll be most sure to use the proper term should I ever encounter a Scot!

But, now... where does "Scotch Tape" come from?

23. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

But, now... where does "Scotch Tape" come from?

lesson for the day!

"Scotch" was born in 1925, when a 3M engineer named Richard Drew created a form of masking tape that he envisioned being used by auto painters. But his two-inch-wide tape had adhesive only at the outer edges, not in the middle, much to the frustration of a local painter who tried one of Drew's prototype rolls. As the tape kept falling off the surfaces to which it had been applied, the exasperated painter told Drew, "Take this tape back to those Scotch bosses of yours and tell them to put more adhesive on it!" In this context, "Scotch" was an ethnic slur connoting stinginess—an unlikely source for a brand name, but one that served 3M well during the Depression, when Scotch tape became a symbol of thrift and do-it-yourself mending. This helps explain the brand's rather austere blue-and-white design visage during its first two decades of existence. The more playful plaid motif appeared in 1945, as national optimism surged in the wake of WWII.

There you go, you learn something new everyday!

24. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

Brilliant info! That's one for the memory bank, impressing parents, etc. And I'm with you LoubyLou - Pitta for lunch and I'm totally snacking on Sesame Snaps and apples at the moment too. I love those things!!! I just get the impression that Glasgow, Edinburgh (probably less-so), Sheffiled, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool and Manchester are the more unhealthy cities in the uk. London seems to be all about the waif-thin sandwich and allergies to everything. I do think it's a massive problem uk-wide though, it just seems to manifest itself more in Glasgow I think. Mind you, my Geordie flatmate told us of "Stotties" which sound worse than a scoobie snack!

Think I'd better stop the rambling and let someone else talk more about the original topic (sorry!)

25. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Hee hee.. two lessons in one day, and I haven't payed a cent!

Belfast is the place I've visted with the worst eating habits - although they don't fry their Mars bars. They do have chips with absolutely everything, though. The kicker was chips topped with lasagna. Ouch. I must have looked terribly fussy.

26. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

guys,here in western china there are uygurs,they have a milk-tea drink..that can be terrific...can be...But once on the road I was invited by a family of farmers,and they gave me for breakfast,that:
almost warm watter with very old rotten milk in,and as much rotten bread as i wanted to put in..guys,that was breakfast...I've eaten it all to be polite...they filled up my bowl again!!!!!sigh

27. Posted by dannyboy7 (Full Member 167 posts) 10y

Hey...i'm one of those silly english blokes and i hate black pudding....who in their right mind wants to eat congeiled pigs blood.....not me thats for sure......were not all mental you know..?

28. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting Windmill

Think I'd better stop the rambling and let someone else talk more about the original topic (sorry!)

Tis ok. This is an interesting thread hijack...

Speaking of low fat foods, does anyone think it's gone too far? I saw diet cat food here the other day.

Like owner, like pet

29. Posted by Blitz198 (Full Member 99 posts) 10y

I have to give my kitty diet pet food. Her stomach hits the ground when she runs down the stairs. I dont overfeed her, but she's just fat.

30. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

The weirdest dish I've ever eaten is from my own home country: Germany's infamous "Lose Wurst" (Lost Sausage), commonly referred to as "Dead Grandma" or "Road Accident". In southern Germany it is called "Blunsen", "Gruetzwurst" or "Tiegelwurst". It is originally from Oberschlesien, today Poland. I don't know how it is prepared, the only thing I know is that it's a loosely blood and meat based sausage, soaked in brine and then cut open and fried with onions. When somebody cooks it, you can smell the stench two streets down for days. If you eat it with Saurkraut and potatos, you'll feel very German.


As for those wondering about pork ears: There are two ways to use them. First as a basis for soup. Second you can cook them in a steam pressure cooker so long that the cartilage inside the ears has gone so soft that you can eat it along with the skin. (My father loves them like that.)

Even more blegh, if you ask me.

Seriously, give me beef tongue any day. The meat is tender, almost fat-free and tastes better than any steak ever could.

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