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May 19, 2024 - 7:11:23 AM
62129 posts since 12/14/2005

Mary and I were watching an episode of  Brit mystery show "DCI BANKS".
The cops were searching for clues to a murder, including (but not limited to) the cabinets in Kyle's mum's kitchen.

The one cop says something along the lines of
"Nothing in THAT one except pulses and beans. So at least we know Kyle is regular!"

May have been PLUSES and beans.

Anyway, I have a pretty good idea of what BEANS are.
But what the food is/are "pulses"??

May 19, 2024 - 8:01:17 AM
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18662 posts since 8/17/2008

Pulses are the edible parts of legumes, i.e. lentils, peas, beans. Why he also said "beans" is unsure. It's redundant.

May 19, 2024 - 8:17:30 AM

Owen

Canada

15162 posts since 6/5/2011

And furthermore ^^, from the more-than-you-need-to-know department, I suspect there's a pulse growers' association anywhere pulses are grown:  https://www.manitobapulse.ca/ 

But more importantly, are they leg-you-mms or luh-goomes?  I was taught the former, but nowadays I'm hearing more of the latter.  devil

Edited by - Owen on 05/19/2024 08:21:10

May 19, 2024 - 11:29:50 AM

3049 posts since 2/4/2013

Beans might be pulses but it was probably tinned baked beans (in tomato sauce) which are very popular here. Pulses found in cupboards are typically dried beans, lentils chickpeas and the like.

May 19, 2024 - 1:39:24 PM
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rinemb

USA

16289 posts since 5/24/2005

We keep in the pantry cans of “Heinz” beans, Batchelor’s mushy peas, and Ambrosia Devon Custard. One can create a meal quickly, if a piece of meat is around. Brad

May 19, 2024 - 1:49:45 PM

4774 posts since 4/29/2012

quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

We keep in the pantry cans of “Heinz” beans, Batchelor’s mushy peas, and Ambrosia Devon Custard. One can create a meal quickly, if a piece of meat is around. Brad


If you want to be really authentic you need a tin of Birds custard powder.

May 19, 2024 - 2:34:56 PM
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62129 posts since 12/14/2005

Thanks for the prompt reply.
Since I do NOT speak fluent British, I'm going to make a WILD GUESS!

Maybe, just MAYBE, they put in "beans" so that, when the show got to THIS side of the big wet thing, mere Yanks would recognize BEANS and not worry about the whatevers.

I've always been curious about what words mean, elsewhere.

Just imagine the snickers among me and my teenage pals, first time we heard some lady on a British show asking to be awakened in the early morning:

"Could you knock me up around six?

May 19, 2024 - 2:52:16 PM

41240 posts since 3/5/2008

I once promised Jonty...
Some dirty Bird..(seasoning)

He said he did not think his Better half would aproove...

I did not understand untill he explained.. :0/

May 19, 2024 - 4:17:07 PM
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383 posts since 6/20/2020

Someone once told me that 'mushy peas' is Gaelic for 'the cats been sick again'.

May 19, 2024 - 5:44:54 PM
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7690 posts since 7/24/2013

I have no idea why the Brits have chosen to bastardize the America language.

May 19, 2024 - 7:20:57 PM
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rinemb

USA

16289 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by South Jersey Mike

I have no idea why the Brits have chosen to bastardize the America language.


laugh

May 20, 2024 - 4:55:04 AM

794 posts since 11/9/2021

I always bring a bumbershoot or a broly when I go out and enjoy a fag.

May 20, 2024 - 5:37:30 AM

41240 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by South Jersey Mike

I have no idea why the Brits have chosen to bastardize the America language.


Now...

That's funny... :0)

May 20, 2024 - 6:39:22 AM
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rinemb

USA

16289 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by AndrewD
quote:
Originally posted by rinemb

We keep in the pantry cans of “Heinz” beans, Batchelor’s mushy peas, and Ambrosia Devon Custard. One can create a meal quickly, if a piece of meat is around. Brad


If you want to be really authentic you need a tin of Birds custard powder.


I have seen that on Amazon, but never ordered any.  Folks in our "parts" consider us weird, because we like British, Scottish, and Irish cuisine.   (Many of then can spend weeks on those Islands and never eat any local foods.)   Brad

May 20, 2024 - 9:05:13 AM

3800 posts since 4/5/2006

The beer is very good, the Whisky is outstanding. smiley Pub food is tolerable. However, I found British cuisine, on the whole, to be rather bland. In fact, the ethnic restaurants seem to be quite popular among the locals. laugh The Scot's, Irish, Welsh, even the Aussie's & Kiwi's are easier to understand than are the Londoner's.

May 20, 2024 - 8:24:47 PM
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donc

Canada

7449 posts since 2/9/2010

One thing you will find in today's U.K. ... a wide variety of ethnic restaurants. The bland food reputation is [I believe] something experienced from world war 2. Getting the favorite foods and drinks across the water from Europe or North America was a dangerous game for about 5 years.

May 20, 2024 - 9:23:48 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

72106 posts since 10/5/2013

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