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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Speaking of sprouts.... Reply with quote

How did Barry come into being? I mean why a Brussels sprout and not a turnip or a cabbage? Is it because the sprout is supposed to be the only real British thing in a Christmas traditional dinner? (According to something I read somewhere else everything else was imported.)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe it's because Robert hates the things, and was therefore somewhat traumatised by them as a child. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, sprouts are just funnier. That's not to say turnips and cabbages aren't amusing at all, it's just that sprouts are funnier.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and you would never get a turnip or cabbage to fit in your
ear no matter how hard you try Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

unless you liquidise it first
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: to sprout or not to sprout Reply with quote

I guess with peas you would need a pod or two to equal the force and intelligence of a sprout?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:16 am    Post subject: Re: Speaking of sprouts.... Reply with quote

julihaha wrote:
How did Barry come into being? I mean why a Brussels sprout and not a turnip or a cabbage? Is it because the sprout is supposed to be the only real British thing in a Christmas traditional dinner? (According to something I read somewhere else everything else was imported.)

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Im sure god needed a veg with multiple fruitage, since cabbage and turnips are root veg and only give a one off yield, he obviously did the math and went for the easy option (lazy bstd only ever did six days work in his life)

Peas could work but lets face it, who takes peas seriously

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that there were other holy guardian vegetables, but for some reason, we always get landed with the sprouts.

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Is it because the sprout is supposed to be the only real British thing in a Christmas traditional dinner? (According to something I read somewhere else everything else was imported.)

You mean they don't come from Brussels?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="nursewhen"]I thought that there were other holy guardian vegetables, but for some reason, we always get landed with the sprouts.

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ohh yes i forgot about larry the radish

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