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Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 11:24 AM
The UK is the world's favourite country but its people are the "most boring", according to an international poll.

More than 25,000 people from 35 countries rated "brand UK" as tops in a survey (by GMI) that considered individual nations' culture, people, and tourism potential....

...But while UK citizens were considered to be the most polite and best educated, they were also rated the most boring....

....Second in the overall top brand list was Switzerland, with Canada third, Italy fourth and Sweden fifth. Of countries surveyed, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic were among the most positive towards the UK's tourism assets, while India voted the UK second overall for tourism.

Source: AOL Travel.

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Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 11:24 AM
The UK is the world's favourite country but its people are the "most boring", according to an international poll.

More than 25,000 people from 35 countries rated "brand UK" as tops in a survey (by GMI) that considered individual nations' culture, people, and tourism potential....

...But while UK citizens were considered to be the most polite and best educated, they were also rated the most boring....

....Second in the overall top brand list was Switzerland, with Canada third, Italy fourth and Sweden fifth. Of countries surveyed, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic were among the most positive towards the UK's tourism assets, while India voted the UK second overall for tourism.

Source: AOL Travel.

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Daiichidoku
02-21-2006, 11:26 AM
IBTL

danjama
02-21-2006, 11:32 AM
England is Great!

Gwyneth Paltrow, worlds most favourite female, says:

"I love living in the UK. Brits are far more civilised and intelligent than Americans", she also implied that she loves british men long time.

That settles it!

Breeze147
02-21-2006, 11:39 AM
I like the UK. It's where Maxim magazine comes from. Cheers.

Treetop64
02-21-2006, 11:40 AM
Not suprising...

My GF MkI unit and her mother used to live in the UK. You Brits are pretty cool people.

I'm almost afraid to ask, but how far down did the United States rank?

(and by "rank", I mean both definitions of the word...)

Deedsundone
02-21-2006, 11:45 AM
Is it true that you need to have the latest paid gas bill with you to rent a movie in Britain? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 11:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Deedsundone:
Is it true that you need to have the latest paid gas bill with you to rent a movie in Britain? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

A recent utility (gas, water, telephone) bill is a recognised form of I.D. here - even valid for prison visits. True. We even need licences for television sets... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Monty_Thrud
02-21-2006, 11:53 AM
I have a very nice bottle top collection, it is quite possibly the finest in teh world...oh yes http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 11:55 AM
That's the spirit Monty! Can't stop - off to spot some car number plates. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

DaimonSyrius
02-21-2006, 12:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
We even need licences for television
sets... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Beware of the Scan Van !
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marc_hawkins
02-21-2006, 12:11 PM
Eh? i was just sewing some name tags into my underpants while cataloguing my collection of rare and unusual dustbin lids.

If that's not sexy i dunno what is.

Airmail109
02-21-2006, 12:20 PM
Im english, however I prefer French and Spanish chicks....theyre not fake prudes like British girls are....they act on what they want and thats cool...here in Britain they dont even know what they want

Vipez-
02-21-2006, 12:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
.here in Britain they dont even know what they want </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

dude, I don't think they ever know what they want, no matter what the country is.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

marc_hawkins
02-21-2006, 12:26 PM
Hey! this is the "Britain voted great! really? er, wow!" thread! woman bashing next door please....

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 12:28 PM
Well said Mr Hawkins! Now you two, put more bromide in yer tea and find something great about Britain (capital "E" in English, please Aimail) or sling yer randy 'ooks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Dunkelgrun
02-21-2006, 12:50 PM
I just had crumpets for my tea. Now if that's not something decidedly 'brand UK' then I don't know what is. They reminded me of congealed wallpaper paste... ...but the butter made them taste great!

Cheers!

huggy87
02-21-2006, 12:56 PM
You mean Denmark is not number one?

WTE_Ibis
02-21-2006, 01:06 PM
Well I like Britain cos they gave us a free holiday package a couple of hundred years ago and we've been down here in paradise ever since.
Please don't throw me in the brier patch brer fox. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

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Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 01:19 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

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danjama
02-21-2006, 01:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
Im english, however I prefer French and Spanish chicks....theyre not fake prudes like British girls are....they act on what they want and thats cool...here in Britain they dont even know what they want </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

no in england their all sl...

edited, dont want to offend

danjama
02-21-2006, 01:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
Well said Mr Hawkins! Now you two, put more bromide in yer tea and find something great about Britain (capital "E" in English, please Aimail) or sling yer randy 'ooks! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Something Great about Great Britain:

No where else in the world will you find me

Tooz_69GIAP
02-21-2006, 01:46 PM
Pah, you bleedin' sassenachs!! Always taking the glory!! Scotland rules!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Capt.England
02-21-2006, 01:47 PM
One word....

Cornwall!

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Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 01:56 PM
Mmmmmm....pastie goodness. Tooz, for the purposes of this thread we are a United Kingdom, celebrating our rich and varied heritage; reminding the world how much they love us.

marc_hawkins
02-21-2006, 02:03 PM
...and you DO love us:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d156/marc410/hyp.jpg

Loooovvvvve us....LOOOOVVVVE US

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 02:13 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/lesdawsonshow_3.jpg

marc_hawkins
02-21-2006, 02:20 PM
http://www.socialscrutiny.org/geography.php

madsarmy
02-21-2006, 02:25 PM
If it wasnt for this d@mned stiff upper lip I'd be LMAO!
Tea Anyone?

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 02:27 PM
Hobnobs or digestives?

Nice link Mr H.

marc_hawkins
02-21-2006, 02:31 PM
Thank you mr. L_F.

We have a Yorkshire tea loaf here with our tea as i speak. No joking! Anybody seen this essential guide?

http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/

major_setback
02-21-2006, 02:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
Pah, you bleedin' sassenachs!! Always taking the glory!! Scotland rules!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

'You mean Scotland isn't a part of England? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif


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Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 02:37 PM
Sheer quality mate...if I was the Latin emotional type, I'd be in tears, luckily I'm British, so we'll have none of that new-man-get-in-touch-with-your-feminine-side claptrap around here.

http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/media/images/familycirclepack.jpg

Viper2005_
02-21-2006, 02:40 PM
And quite right too!

marc_hawkins
02-21-2006, 02:42 PM
Sniff... steady now... digestive please.

Mackane1
02-21-2006, 02:53 PM
England swings like a pendulum do!
Bobbies on bicycles two by two! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 03:01 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y231/Low_Flyer/ducks2.jpg

KG26_Alpha
02-21-2006, 03:52 PM
OHHHH you just reminded me ............

I must go and iron my tanktop collection......


Supporter of the "Hadrians Wall" reconstuction lobby.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 04:00 PM
Tank tops...racy!


The Rules of Cricket

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out.

When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game.

AustinPowers_
02-21-2006, 04:04 PM
Yeah baby, yeah!

Aaron_GT
02-21-2006, 04:25 PM
So, pints of warm beer all round to celebrate?

anarchy52
02-21-2006, 04:25 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
Tank tops...racy!


The Rules of Cricket

You have two sides, one out in the field and one in.

Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out.

When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out.

Sometimes you get men still in and not out.

When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in.

There are two men called umpires who stay out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.

When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly, only Limeys can understand cricket. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Aaron_GT
02-21-2006, 04:26 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Scotland rules!!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gordon's not PM quite yet!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 04:27 PM
http://www.hamlynsoats.co.uk/images/750goats.jpg

bazzaah2
02-21-2006, 04:36 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Scotland rules!!!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gordon's not PM quite yet! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

thank the Lord!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Tooz_69GIAP
02-21-2006, 04:44 PM
The pride of Scotland!!

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/69_giap_private/images/Tunnocks.jpg

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/69_giap_private/images/Irn_Bru_can.jpg

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/69_giap_private/images/Balvennie.jpg

LStarosta
02-21-2006, 05:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aimail101:
Im english, however I prefer French and Spanish chicks....theyre not fake prudes like British girls are....they act on what they want and thats cool...here in Britain they dont even know what they want </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow.. way to not generalize.

james_ander
02-21-2006, 05:09 PM
I like Britain and the British a great deal. Their wonderful selection of ales make up for their horrible food. Wish I had a British pub full of friends where I could hang out after work and have a few pints like the British do. Americans are too puritanical to do this. I never considered the British boring.

DaimonSyrius
02-21-2006, 05:12 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by james_ander:
Their wonderful selection of ales make up for their horrible food. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
What's wrong with Shepherd's Pie at the pub?
Mmhm delicious http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif
I agree on the ales, bitters and lagers, though.

Cheers,
S.

danjama
02-21-2006, 05:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by james_ander:
I like Britain and the British a great deal. Their wonderful selection of ales make up for their horrible food. Wish I had a British pub full of friends where I could hang out after work and have a few pints like the British do. Americans are too puritanical to do this. I never considered the British boring. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

this is alot of the reason why i like where i live but i love our food

MercilessFatBoy
02-21-2006, 05:25 PM
I like any country that has Ladys wiht big chest.... natural of curse

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-21-2006, 05:44 PM
Scottish delicacy - French style.
Oh yes - it's true, you can now get a battered Mars bar in Paris http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Mind you, they appear to have ponced it up a bit...

http://www.metropoleparis.com/2000/511/511fried.html

tigertalon
02-21-2006, 06:20 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
The UK is the world's favourite country...

...people from 35 countries "brand UK" as tops... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif ... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

jimDG
02-21-2006, 06:35 PM
Hm, "polite, best educated and boring".. have they been up North?http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Treetop64
02-21-2006, 06:47 PM
Congrats, you Imperials! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

...though, you won't be seeing any polls praising British food anytime soon!

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JG52_Helgstrand
02-21-2006, 07:48 PM
This is nice to hear, being a Brit myself.
Unfortuneatly I made the mistake of moving to that less civilised and intelligent country and I can't deal with all that bloody excitement they have here. I'm boring by birth and want to stay that way! Even mindless violence seems boring todayhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyone got a cheap room to rent, I'm thinking of moving back?

JG52_Helgstrand
02-21-2006, 07:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by james_ander:
Their wonderful selection of ales make up for their horrible food. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

'Orible nosh? You've obviously never had Brains ******s, or Steak and Kidney pie, Marmite on toast, pork pies, or a full English breakfast, nothing better than English sausages.

English food bad? It's just a myth mate!

Edit: LOL I guess you can't say ******s?...
http://www.freewebs.com/randommess/mrbrain.jpg
Now that's a meal. What you got? Dry Mcdonalds burgers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

james_ander
02-21-2006, 08:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG52_Helgstrand:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by james_ander:
Their wonderful selection of ales make up for their horrible food. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

'Orible nosh? You've obviously never had Brains ******s, or Steak and Kidney pie, Marmite on toast, pork pies, or a full English breakfast, nothing better than English sausages.

English food bad? It's just a myth mate!

Edit: LOL I guess you can't say ******s?...
http://www.freewebs.com/randommess/mrbrain.jpg
Now that's a meal. What you got? Dry Mcdonalds burgers http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, you're right, American food is nothing to brag about. I like eating in Belgium....French style cuisine, German sized portions...mmmmm....

Old_Canuck
02-21-2006, 08:42 PM
"Well fancy that (cough). The Brits. won a contest" [crawls back into igloo].

Professor_06
02-21-2006, 09:13 PM
With the passing of Benny Hill, the native charm seems to have left the Isles.

turnipkiller
02-22-2006, 06:36 AM
Well congrats Britain http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

To add to the cuisine, don't forget Bubble and Squeak. My mum made that stuff and it certainly makes you bubble and squeak after eating it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

I think the thing I find most interesting is for a country that is so small (relatively speaking) there are so many regional accents within it. Most of the British people I know can almost immediately tell what city/area a person is from just by their accent.

major_setback
02-22-2006, 06:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by turnipkiller:
Well congrats Britain http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

To add to the cuisine, don't forget Bubble and Squeak. My mum made that stuff and it certainly makes you bubble and squeak after eating it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

I think the thing I find most interesting is for a country that is so small (relatively speaking) there are so many regional accents within it. Most of the British people I know can almost immediately tell what city/area a person is from just by their accent. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

What do you mean small? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif


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F0_Dark_P
02-22-2006, 06:57 AM
i took a look at ryan air, maybe i should come by London in summer...guess what a flight costs?

5,64 GBP!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif i know it was cheap but 5,64 that is 79 swedish crowns

turnipkiller
02-22-2006, 07:02 AM
lol m8, I meant no offence to our British friends.

My home province of Ontario, Canada covers roughly 412,000 square miles, and Great Britain covers roughly 121,000 square miles. I would be hard pressed to find as many different accents in Ontario as close together as I would in Britain. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JG5_UnKle
02-22-2006, 07:05 AM
Yay for Blighty!

Yes it is true, usually after a few words you can pin someone down to a region if not a city.

I just sort of assumed it was the same in most areas of the world?

Tooz_69GIAP
02-22-2006, 08:10 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
i took a look at ryan air, maybe i should come by London in summer...guess what a flight costs?

5,64 GBP!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif i know it was cheap but 5,64 that is 79 swedish crowns </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I visit my family in Denmark every year, and I just got back about 3 weeks ago from the last trip.

I flew with Ryanair, and the entire trip costed me only 42-ish GBP, including all taxes. I went from Prestwick to Stansted to Aarhus, and back again, 4 flights in all.

panther3485
02-22-2006, 08:20 AM
Wonder how many of those 35 countries are in the Southern Hemisphere? Just a thought!

But, being of (mostly) British parentage, I shall not vote against the motion!


Best regards,
panther3485

ploughman
02-22-2006, 10:21 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by panther3485:
Wonder how many of those 35 countries are in the Southern Hemisphere? Just a thought!

But, being of (mostly) British parentage, I shall not vote against the motion!


Best regards,
panther3485 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Quite. I hear it's against the law in Oz to say anything positive about Le Terre des Pommes, something to do with giving comfort to the enemy or some such thing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'm pretty sure Argentina wasn't voting either. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-22-2006, 01:50 PM
http://british-accents.com/products/p-misc/marmite.jpg

reverendkrv1972
02-22-2006, 04:11 PM
hurrah for good ol' blighty!

I'm from the garden of England(south-east)but have been 'up-north' for 3+ years now...

they call me a cockney,but i'm not http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
i used to live 30-ish miles away from London...

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marc_hawkins
02-22-2006, 10:49 PM
Shhhh! don't tell anyone about the north-south 'funny business' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Friendly_flyer
02-23-2006, 12:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
http://british-accents.com/products/p-misc/marmite.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now that's something you'll need to be British to enjoy. I've even tastd it. Once.

major_setback
02-23-2006, 02:09 AM
Roast lamb and mint sause, salt and vinegar crisps (malt vinegar mind you!), cheese and onion sandwiches, lemon curd, steamed puddings, fruit cake, sausage, fish and chips, chips (a different dish entirely), cucumber sandwiches, crunchie, black pudding, f a g g o t s and peas, malt loaf, dandelion and burdock, kippers, pickled onions, whelks, pork pie....


I'm not making a point... I'm just hungry. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-23-2006, 02:13 AM
http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/biscuits/media/lincoln.jpg
Technically the Lincoln is a short dough biscuit, and belongs to the larger family of shortcake biscuits. Its a very serviceable biscuit, not so nice that you would want to eat a truck load, but not so bland that you can't cheerfully tuck several away in a session.

What is really exciting about the Lincoln is the pattern of dots on the top. Now it appears that the pattern of dots can take two forms, concentric circles as shown on the McVities one here, or a tightly packed pattern a bit like the pattern formed by the ends of pipes which have been stacked up. So what are the dots for? I like to think that they give the Lincoln superior traction affording the eater a great non slip grip. As is their custom, McVities have also tried to emboss the word 'Lincoln' on to the biscuit, which shouldn't be necessary, given the distinctive dots. However, the Lincoln refuses to embossed even by the mighty McVities, I had to go through a whole pack to get this one and its writing is iffy to say the least.

from: www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com (http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com)

How can they accuse us of being boring after that?

bazzaah2
02-23-2006, 02:40 AM
Is the Lincoln any good for dunking? I'm more of a Digestive man really. I wonder if the dots help absorb more tea, while at the same time reducing the possibility of biscuit collapse.

I can't speak for Scottish or Welsh food but English food is great, from Eccles cakes to Stilton to fish and chips. Yummy.

Tooz_69GIAP
02-23-2006, 02:48 AM
Haggis neeps and tatties. Not much more to be said really!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-23-2006, 03:00 AM
Marmite - can you think of any other product whose advertising revolves around the point that people can't stand it?

It's an interesting fact that google searches for food result in a disproportionate number of Scottish sites in the result....

As for your dunking conundrum, Bazzaah, I have found the Jammy Dodger (for obvious reasons) resilliant to the dreaded 'flop and drop' so common with the much maligned Rich Tea. (This can of course be countered by the triple stack technique when sampling the delights of Rich Tea - but should only be attempted by experts). My experiments with the Lincoln continue - might post a chart later.

major_setback
02-23-2006, 03:19 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/biscuits/media/lincoln.jpg


from: www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com (http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com)

How can they accuse us of being boring after that? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Exactly. And as more proof, a quote from that site; the headline: " 2006 The Year of Custard?".

It seems we may have a marvelous year ahead of us chaps. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

bazzaah2
02-23-2006, 03:33 AM
Why can't they publicise these things more? I didn't know that 2006 is the year of custard. I'll have some later to celebrate. Sometimes we're just too self-effacing.

Will be good to have your thoughts on Lincoln as well as some kind of empirical basis to any claims you might make; this subject is too important not to have graphs!

I like the triple Rich Tea idea. While delicious dunked, Digestives are notorious for going all floppy (but I'm not that much of a digestive man)! I've even had them collapse in cold milk. Ginger nuts are good as well, but are handicapped by their taste. Spot on about the Jammy Dodgers!

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-23-2006, 03:52 AM
Yanks! Don't feel left out - a thoughtful firm in your fine nation is importing many of the mysterious foodstuffs we're rightfully so proud of.

http://british-accents.com/index.html

The Assorted Specialites section should be entered with caution...

foxyboy1964
02-23-2006, 04:09 AM
You chaps south of the border really must try Crawfords Tartan Shortcake...its the finest dunk known to man. The high yield strength of the Shortcake means it can absorb tremendous amounts of tea before critical mass is achieved, but be warned, if you go beyond the DNE (Dunk Never Exceed) limit, the resulting splash will make you very unpopular with the lady who cleans the table (mum).

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-23-2006, 05:14 AM
Mmmmmm....Petticoat Tails....a particular favourite of mine. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Excellent post, foxyboy - backed up with sound (and interesting) facts

Banger2004
02-23-2006, 10:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt.England:
One word....

Cornwall!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


This man has taste! And so do the last few posts!

reverendkrv1972
02-23-2006, 10:31 AM
Dunking is a practiced art...I found the best method is 2 Dunks,of approx' 1 sec' (per Dunk)

mmm Lamb & mint sauce...not forgetting the Yorkshire pud's of course http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

also,it must be one of the safest places to live on the planet...no extreme weather(earthquakes,hurricanes,tornados etc..)
not much in the way of dangerous animals(only the Adder snake,but that would rather avoid you,than bite you)

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Bremspropeller
02-23-2006, 10:43 AM
I guess they didn't ask those guys:

http://www.verysmalldoses.com/images/posts/union_jack_burning.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

briyeo
02-23-2006, 11:52 AM
The "NICE" biscuit I find is the greatest challenge when dunking, it has a very critical drop off point, and the fall off doesn't float so you cant scoop it out again. Bakewell Puddings, nothing like the common Bakewell tart as peddled by Mr Kipling.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/briyeo/P_5_4c.jpg

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-23-2006, 01:49 PM
The 'Nice' is indeed a worthy challenge for any aspiring dunkmaster and should be treated with respect. And why, oh why do they still persist in putting those silly pink wafer sandwich fingers in the tins?

major_setback
02-23-2006, 04:34 PM
Download the Excel Big Biscuit Quiz !!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

See how many you can get right.


http://quiz.iplac.co.uk/download_serve.php?q=44

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-23-2006, 04:43 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif Magnificent! Should replace that limp-wristed, namby-pamby citizenship test they give to immigrants. Any Johnny Foreigner who finds that boring doesn't deserve to become British, what?

Oh, 37 BTW (if you count 'close') http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
02-24-2006, 12:22 PM
More dunking facts - including a very scientific formula from the BBC...

http://www.biscuit.org.uk/index.htm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/220400.stm

major_setback
02-25-2006, 06:53 PM
'It's quite interesting, y'know, the number of biscuits that are named after revolutionaries...You've got your Garibaldi, of course, you've got your Bourbons, then of course you've got your Peak Freens' Trotsky Assortment.

Revolutionary biscuits of Italy
Rise up out of your box!
You have nothing to lose but your wafers
Yum yum yum yum yum!'

€" Alexi Sayle