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Old 19 January 2013, 04:33 PM
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Aren't you Canadian, though?
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Old 19 January 2013, 04:39 PM
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Aren't you Canadian, though?
Yep, it was intersting how apologetic people would get when they realized they'd mistaken me for an American. And then the gloves would really come off in terms of America bashing because I guess the assumption was that I must dislike them too. :shrug: maybe I was just unlucky in terms if the people I ended up interacting with but after my last trip I understood a lot better why some Americans travel with Canadian flag pins on their shirts.
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Old 19 January 2013, 04:45 PM
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I've been saying for years that if I ever go to Europe I'm going to tell people I'm from British Columbia.
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Old 19 January 2013, 04:50 PM
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IME it's not that people in the UK dislike Americans as people. It's that they dislike many American political policies and cultural attitudes.
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Old 19 January 2013, 04:55 PM
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And if someone's claiming to be Canadian, they're not likely to be assumed to support those policies or attitudes.
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Old 19 January 2013, 04:59 PM
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That's how I see it, yes.
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Old 19 January 2013, 05:01 PM
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here (in England) 'we' don't toast bacon, ha ha.
Semantically, we grill or fry bacon here. The thing you put meat on top of is a barvecue here, rather than a grill (which things go underneath). Generally we don't really care if you ask for your bacon toasted/grilled/broiled/fried/cremated as long as we're getting your money

My mother phoned me this morning specifically to tell me some Tesco-horsey jokes .... I guess they're snowed in and bored!
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Old 14 February 2013, 05:33 PM
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The horse meat issue seems to be getting worse by the day. At least twelve European countries have been mislabelling horse meat as beef. Today a French company has admitted mislabelling its beef.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-21464052

Arrests have started under the Fraud Act.

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Police investigating allegations that horsemeat was mislabelled as beef have arrested three men.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21466074
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Old 14 February 2013, 07:00 PM
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We don't have them in the US either.
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Old 15 February 2013, 05:33 AM
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Most of the people I met at the Tesco clearance chiller cabinet yesterday (okay, a small and possibly unrepresentative sample) weren't bothered about horse in the product. If Tesco had slapped a label on it saying "beef-and-horse patties" they'd have bought it.

There's a restaurant in Edinburgh that serves horse and they've seen a huge rise in demand from curious customers as a result of the horse-burger story.
My English brother-in-law used to live in Belgium, and he said it is common. A bit tougher but still ok.

Dad ate it during the war, and I've had my share of camel, goat, and buffalo.
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Old 15 February 2013, 06:52 AM
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A local place has a venison-burger on their menu, and while its not the same thing, it's making me want one.
I get venison-burgers from supermarkets here and they are very tasty. Mostly I chop the burger to use in stew/casserole as it makes the meat go further and flavours the stew. Due to the cost, I can only afford them when the supermarket is clearing an over-stock.

I was reading yesterday how huge over-production of thoroughbreds in Ireland accounts for the majority of horses slaughtered and processed here. The no-hoper horses, which far outnumber potential winners, are sold off by the racing industry. I'm hearing of quite a few people interested in buying horsemeat, properly labelled, as a result of the current issues (and because it is less expensive than beef).
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Old 15 February 2013, 06:54 AM
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I've been saying for years that if I ever go to Europe I'm going to tell people I'm from British Columbia.
In the Bush and Reagan eras, I remember Americans introducing themselves and adding ".... and I didn't vote for our current president." by way of apologising for the cultural issue.
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Old 15 February 2013, 07:18 AM
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Default Got this from a friend yesterday

Within hours of the news that Tesco's 'all beef hamburgers' contained 30% horse meat, these quips hit the Internet:

o Now I know why I got the Trots so often.

o I'm so hungry, I could eat a horse … I guess Tesco just listened.

o Anyone want a burger from Tesco? Yay or neigh?

o Not entirely sure how Tesco are going to get over this hurdle.

o Waitress in Tesco asked if I wanted anything on my Burger … so I had a £5 each way bet!

o Had some burgers from Tesco for my tea last night … I still have a bit between my teeth.

o A woman has been taken into hospital after eating horse meat burgers from Tesco. Her condition is said to be stable.

o Tesco are now testing all their vegetarian burgers for traces of unicorn.

o I've just checked the Tesco burgers in my freezer ... AND THEY'RE OFF.

o Tesco now forced to deny presence of zebra in burgers, as shoppers confuse barcodes for serving suggestions.

o Said to the missus, “These Tesco burgers given me terrible trots."

o To beef or not to beef. That is equestrian.

o A cow walks into a bar. Barman says, “Why the long face?”. Cow says “Illegal ingredients, coming over here stealing our jobs!”

o I hear the smaller version of those Tesco burgers make great horse d'oeuvres.

BTW: Have you tried Tesco Meat Balls? — They’re the dog's bollocks!
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Old 15 February 2013, 07:32 AM
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I can't eat those beefburgers - I'm on a low Shergar diet.
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Old 15 February 2013, 11:07 AM
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Friend: This trend of horse mislabelling started with Seabiscuit.
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Old 15 February 2013, 11:11 AM
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My English brother-in-law used to live in Belgium, and he said it is common. A bit tougher but still ok.

Dad ate it during the war, and I've had my share of camel, goat, and buffalo.

Horsemeat(chervaline) is very common here, mainly in the form of mince or steak cuts.
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Old 15 February 2013, 11:42 AM
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Horsemeat(chervaline) is very common here, mainly in the form of mince or steak cuts.
Must be a regional thing. I grew up in Montreal and still go back often and I don't remember ever seeing horsemeat on any menu or in any store.
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Old 15 February 2013, 01:19 PM
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This Tesco meat is really expensive, I had to pony up quite a lot.
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Old 15 February 2013, 01:38 PM
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Some people eat it raw.
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Old 15 February 2013, 01:41 PM
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I had that when I was in Japan.
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