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*rolls eyes*


SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
9 Sep 2009 12:21AM
Just when you thought it was still safe to make infantile jokes about traditional puddings, Flintshire Council goes completely barking mad .

Doh! or rather, dough! tsk ...

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spaceman 10 5.2k 3 Wales
9 Sep 2009 2:01AM
Yeah, but imagine working in the canteen and hearing the same inane remarks day after day after..........How long would it be before you punched someone?
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2009 5:08AM
They can change the name on the menu - but I doubt if the jokes will stop - this is likely to make matters worse.

A bit like putting "Wet paint - do not touch" on a park bench..... how many people just have to touch it? Smile

If the staff are that touchy - make another pudding. I can recommend the award winning "Amazing, Impossible Pie" - I wonder what they would call that? Smile
skeletor 11 1.6k England
9 Sep 2009 9:33AM
Isn't "Richard" rhyming slang for...er...?? :-/ snigger snigger
Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
9 Sep 2009 12:29PM
ttsssshhhhhh, he he
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2009 12:47PM
I would have thought renaming it "Sultana Sponge" on the menu as reported in the link could easily imply to some that it is made from the wives of Sultans.

Where does the lunacy stop? Smile

I'm only raisin' a point here on the currant situation concerning sultanas.
stolzy 9 3.8k 7
9 Sep 2009 1:14PM
Interesting article if you deconstruct it a little. it appears to criticise the council:

Quote:The new name for the dessert, with another alternative Sultana Sponge, has appeared on the menu at Flintshire Council headquarters in Mold.

but in fact the change appears to have been made by "canteen staff" which could have been anybody from the director of catering to Doris who writes the chalkboard menu.
nevertheless, it is presented as another "political correctness gone mad" issue.

More spin than content.
macroman 11 15.3k England
9 Sep 2009 1:22PM
Next in line 'Aniseed Balls' ?
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2009 1:59PM
Would they feel embarrassed to serve "Millionaires Shortbread" I wonder or would they re-name that as well?

I bet they would sell lots of "Star Gazy Pie" - they would feel quite at home with that one Smile

"Horn of Plenty" probably wouldn't make the menu either
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
9 Sep 2009 2:41PM
And don't even mention chicken breasts. Or chicken thighs. Or ox tongue. And as for sweet and sour prawn balls, they'll get Doris throwing kitchen implements about.

It's a minefield.

Anyone for a jam tart? Oh, wait ...!


Quote:I'm only raisin' a point here on the currant situation concerning sultanas.


Snicker
Tooth 9 5.8k 227 Ireland
9 Sep 2009 2:54PM
Knickerbocker Glory??
SuziBlue 12 16.2k 10 Scotland
9 Sep 2009 3:04PM

Quote:Knickerbocker Glory??


shields eyes
simont 10 2.2k 4 England
9 Sep 2009 3:09PM
Old School Tart!
Fishnet 10 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2009 4:20PM

Quote:Old School Tart!


Yes?

Oh sorry, thought you were calling me.
montechoro 12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2009 7:15PM
Would "Coq Au Van" take Doris back to a lustful, teenage Memory Lane perhaps?

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