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The English Language (and all that...)

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The English Language (and all that...)

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Re: The English Language (and all that...)

Maybe the supermarket was unaware of the recent changes to "Cookie law" requiring an opt-in for third part cookies !
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Maybe John Ford of High Wycombe should get a life Roll eyes Roll eyes Roll eyes
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Well I'm going to stick up for biscuits and refuse to have that which I dunk in my cup of Tetley's americanised. Tongue
And contrary to the wishes of my spell checker I wont start americanised with a capital 'A' Tongue

Ahhh...that feels so much better. Time for tea Smiley
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Re: The English Language (and all that...)

Cream Cracker cookies?
Rich Tea Cookies ?
Jammy Dodger Cookies?
Ginger Cookies?
Nah.... somehow doesn`t have the same ring to it....  Cheesy
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I've just finished re-reading Eats, Shoots and Leaves, and feel re-energised to defend the English language Wink
In fact, I have a life, but feel the need to correct poor grammar, spelling and punctuation where I find it.  So many professional writers these days seem unable to make themselves clear, through an inability to use English properly  Angry
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Well their 'aint nuffing rong wiv my spellin an' grammer Lips are sealed
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Re: The English Language (and all that...)

Strictly speaking I think a cookie is a type of biscuit Wink
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Quote from: Wikipedia
In the United Kingdom, a cookie is referred to as a biscuit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cookie
However as our English is the chosen language of our cousins across the pond....
In the United States a biscuit is referred to as a cookie Tongue
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Jeez that really does take the biscuit  Wink
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Well, that's just the way the cookie crumbles Grin

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It's crackers Cheesy
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Crumbs, these puns certainly take the biscuit Cheesy

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Don't mess with our biscuits FOOL !
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Perhaps biscuits are called cookies in the US because there a biscuit is something different, we would call it a scone I suppose.
US biscuits are usually served with gravy
Pictures of biscuits and gravy