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Re: What do you call this?

That would be the perfect example of a currant teacake Smiley

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Re: What do you call this?

@plusnettony  Currently (!)..... teacakes, as far back as I can remember, even before we ran tea rooms... ALWAYS have had currants in them....

 

Of course... some shyster tea rooms, serve up "current buns" and try to pass them off as tea cakes...  so maybe that is where you are getting confused.

 

Currant Bun

 

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Toasted Teacake

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You may notice... the bun is much more round like a ball, than the Teacake, which is flat in profile, thus making it more suitable to put into a toaster.

 

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Re: What do you call this?

@shutter  I'll have four of each, and a pot of tea for four.

Just put the food on one plate, and bring one cup.

Milk but no sugar.

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Re: What do you call this?

@Minivanman, I thought iced buns were what we used to get in the winter before we had heated car seats.

@shutter, if you're a Cockney, a currant bun is a popular red-top.

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@Jonpe  No... Cockney`s are born in London.!... I was born in York.... ( as mentioned, earlier in this thread! )..

 

However... I thought that cockney rhyming slang, "currant bun" referred to "the sun"  ... as in shining from he sky,  it does also refer to  the newspaper ! .

https://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/slang/currant_bun_1_2

 

 

Currant Bun

Currant Bun is Cockney slang for Sun.

"Must be true cos I read it in the Currant Bun."
Not only does Currant Bun indicate the solar sun - and is thus used in descriptions of weather and climate - it's also widely used as the nickname of the popular national UK newsaper The Sun. In fact The Sun itself and its readers commonly refer to the paper as the Currant Bun.

 

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Re: What do you call this?

With a population of some eight million one thing is for sure, there are not that number of cockneys in London.

To be a true cockney you not only have to be born within the sound of Bow Bells, but they have to be ringing at the time. That's always been my understanding of it anyway and much like to be a true Liverpudlian, your Mam had to have been eating a jam butty as you were being born.

No sure what it means to be a Yorkie though. Smiley

 

 

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@shutter, I meant you in the sense of one; i.e. "if one's a Cockney, ..."

I know that the Cockney term refers to both the sun and The Sun, but I've only ever heard it said about the newspaper.  Back in the dial-up days The Sun even provided an internet service called CurrantBun .

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@RobPN wrote:

A chip butty for me would be one slice of buttered bread folded over the chips to hold them in better.  Wink


 

Agreed. Conny Onny butty for afters anyone?

A.Scouser

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Wrong. It's a bread cake Smiley


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