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Scone is to Biscuit as Crumpet is to.....

Posted by on Friday, January 22, 2010,


Of course you know what a scone is. Or do you? It was George Bernard Shaw, I think, who said "England and America are two countries separated by a common language". Well, he said it. I didn't. But, I have to say something for the number of times I've been asked why the "scones" at certain fried chicken joints were presented on the menu as "biscuits"?, and for the fact that I've eaten and love both.

Now just what would someone who's neither British nor American know about biscuits or scones? ...


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Oranges and Lemons

Posted by on Wednesday, June 17, 2009,


Oranges and lemons,

Say the bells of St. Clement's

You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's

When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey.

When I grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch.

When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney

I do not know,
Says the great bell of Bow

Here comes a candle to light you to bed
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!


This British nursery rhyme, as are many nursery rhymes, is thought to be disguised social and political commentary rather than jus...


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