|Black Cavalier||26 May 2012 5:57 p.m. PST|
Watched the House of the Baskervilles from 2nd season of the new Sherlock recently. In it, Sherlock knows that an English scientist spent a lot of time in the US because he gives Sherlock is "cell phone" number.
What do people in England call it instead of a cell phone?
| Editor in Chief Bill ||26 May 2012 6:41 p.m. PST|
But I want to know: what do they call an English muffin?
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||26 May 2012 7:21 p.m. PST|
They don't, because the muffin can't talk!
|Photonred ||26 May 2012 7:25 p.m. PST|
|kreoseus2 ||26 May 2012 10:57 p.m. PST|
thats the belgravia episode
| Doms Decals ||27 May 2012 12:21 a.m. PST|
|Chris Rance||27 May 2012 12:44 a.m. PST|
Sorry gents, muffins and crumpets are different animals. Both bloody nice though :)
|GarrisonMiniatures ||27 May 2012 5:22 a.m. PST|
As long I can still manage to get the odd stotty cake or a helping of pease pudding I'll let all those Southerners keep their fancy foods!
|Paul B||27 May 2012 8:34 a.m. PST|
I love muffins but I can't stand crumpets. The only thing they have going for them is all the holes that fill up with melted butter, but I can't stand the chewy texture.
| 20thmaine ||27 May 2012 10:24 a.m. PST|
And an "english" muffin is not a crumpet – two very different things. I would call an "english" muffin a muffin.
|Martin Rapier||27 May 2012 11:08 a.m. PST|
We have mobile phones, or mobiles, or given the ubiquity of mobiles these days just 'phones'.
'English muffins' are called muffins, however they are different to the other kind of muffin.
Crumpets are very different. Personally I prefer them to muffins.
I prefer crumpet to either.
|Dropzonetoe ||27 May 2012 12:15 p.m. PST|
Isn't a crumpet a saucy lady?
|Mr Pumblechook||27 May 2012 2:45 p.m. PST|
That is what is known as a pune, or play on words
| 20thmaine ||27 May 2012 3:43 p.m. PST|
A crumpet is a bakery item, delicious toasted with butter and jam as well if you like.
Crumpet is a collective noun for attractive women.
A bit of crumpet (or even a nice bit of crumpet) is a lady one would like to get friendly with. Very friendly. If you can suggest to her that she is a nice bit of crumpet and she giggles rather than slapping your face then the odds are in your favour (in a nutshell – every Carry On film subplot involving Barbara "Babs" Windsor").
|Sane Max ||28 May 2012 2:20 a.m. PST|
And let's not start on Pikelets. You can almost start a fight in Northern Parts over what a Pikelet should look like.
I don't like Crumpets and Pikelets either – it's the texture.
|GeoffQRF ||28 May 2012 2:40 a.m. PST|
You can't find pikelets in the south any more
|Cerdic ||28 May 2012 2:46 a.m. PST|
Hot toasted teacakes with loads of melted butter
|Buff Orpington ||28 May 2012 11:57 a.m. PST|
I like muffin crumpets and tarts.
|Buff Orpington ||28 May 2012 11:58 a.m. PST|
What stikes me as odd is that the Germans call mobile phones "Handies"
|Last Hussar||24 Jun 2012 9:12 a.m. PST|
I like a nice bit of crumpet.