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A question for the Americans!
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14 Jan 2009, 19:25
Transit
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I think Emma in our flat may be the exception, she is from Guilford, for Non-UKers that is south of London, she thought she was a northerner!
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14 Jan 2009, 20:12
Acid Fairy
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HAHA I'm from Stratford and was classed as a northerner when I was in Kent at uni... I swore I was a Midlander but they wouldn't have it. They all believe that the 'north' is anything above Watford Gap lmao.
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15 Jan 2009, 01:43
Transit
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I get that all the time too, but I'm in south Lincolnshire, thats not even halfway up the country!
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16 Jan 2009, 00:43
Estella
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HAHA - BUT 'NORTH' IS TOTALLY RELATIVE. IF YOU LIVE IN LONDON, EVERYONE NORTH OF LONDON IS A NORTHERNER, YO! TRANSIT, YOU ARE TOTALLY A NAUGHTY NORTHERNER - LIKE YOU EVEN USE NORTHERNER TERMS LIKE 'MARDY'!

GOSH, NOW I LIVE SO SOUTH THAT EVEN THE LONDONERS ARE NORTHERNERS! THE ENTIRE OF THE UK OTHER THAN ME IS A NORTHERNER, YO! I AM THE SOLE SOUTHERNER! ;D
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18 Jan 2009, 23:23
The Ryan
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Canada is marginally bigger than the US. After Russia, Canada is the largest country in the world! ;D
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19 Jan 2009, 02:15
Immortal Shadows
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smartass :p
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13 Jan 2009, 21:47
.love.struck.
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They sell them in the grocery stores and at sandwich places.
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13 Jan 2009, 22:18
Acid Fairy
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Ahh ok cool, must just be weird European countries that don't then! Hmm I'm trying to think of some more qs but can't... anything you've always wondered about the UK, anyone?
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14 Jan 2009, 02:25
Mnemosyne
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Actually, I do have one. Is it true that restaurants or stores don't sell iced tea? I read in an anthropology book that, in America during the revolutionary war, if you were caught drinking hot tea you were "in trouble" because that meant that you supported the British Empire. Americans still had to have their tea, though, so they started making iced tea (though the first recipe found, that had been written down, was from much later). I had only eaten in a restaurant twice when in the UK, so I never noticed.

I've always wondered if that was true, though the book was actually quite old. And I don't know which part of the UK you're from so sorry if my question has little relevance. :P

And now I want chips.
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14 Jan 2009, 06:43
Stbluesboy
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being the tea drinker that i am, most restaurants serve ice tea, but i dont see many with hot tea as an option for drink
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14 Jan 2009, 18:57
Acid Fairy
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Iced Tea isn't very common over here, sadly. I love it!! You will get the odd restaurant that serves it but it's rare :(
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14 Jan 2009, 19:06
Transit
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I've never seen Iced tea on a menu anywhere, here we have Lipton Ice tea which comes in a plastic bottle, so it isn't exactly something most people would be willing to pay for, to me thats a bit like going to a restaurant and asking for a panda pop.
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14 Jan 2009, 20:23
. Spoon .
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wtf is a panda pop LOL
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15 Jan 2009, 01:49
Transit
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It's a bottle of shit pop for like 25p
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15 Jan 2009, 21:21
Acid Fairy
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My cousin works in the Wacky Warehouse and a Panda Pop is over a pound ;D I think it's 1.50 lmao. She always has to tell the parents when they ask for one because she knows they will go mad.
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15 Jan 2009, 21:22
Transit
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No one likes having MUG on their forehead!
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14 Jan 2009, 20:27
starsmaycollide
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ick! Northern states in the US also sell Lipton like that, or worse, from the fountain-but that is just not right. :-P it tastes strange.
the south has real iced tea-though specifically we call it just 'sweet tea' and you have to specify if you want it unsweetened. :-P
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14 Jan 2009, 23:52
Lauren.
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Ah, how I do love my sweet tea.. ;). If you order tea in a restaurant here in the South, you're getting sweet, iced tea unless you ask otherwise! :P
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16 Jan 2009, 16:36
Tam I Am
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With lemon too!

I always tell people I like a little tea with my sugar. Yay for being southern!!
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19 Jan 2009, 17:23
kein mitleid
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With the exception of fast food, I think most restaurants here "in the north" serve normally-brewed unsweetened iced tea.
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19 Jan 2009, 17:26
starsmaycollide
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that's a good point. I didn't mean for it to sound as if they don't have the normally brewed stuff at all.
I had to deal with the Lipton and/or Nestea out of the fountain in NY and was not impressed with it :-P
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16 Jan 2009, 00:46
Estella
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ICED TEA IS NOT BIG IN THE UK, YO. YOU CAN GET IT IN A FEW PLACES, BUT IT'S NOT POPULAR. WE LIKE OUR HOT TEA! ICED TEA TASTES TOO ARTIFICIAL - IT'S JUST LIKE GETTING POP, YO! EXCEPT PEOPLE PREFER POP.
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15 Jan 2009, 06:43
i`m his lil bearrr.
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ooh, i wish they served sweet tea here on the west coast! if you order iced tea over here, you're getting exactly that. lol. no sugar involved!
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15 Jan 2009, 11:43
Minda Hey Hey™
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Hahahaha. Yep, exactly. Have to add your own damn sugar.
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15 Jan 2009, 21:22
Acid Fairy
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I love Lipton; I went to a Chinese supermarket the other day and they have imported Lipton and Nestea ice tea mix from the Philippines! ;D I bought me some :D
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