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Thing People Say.....

Postby Unicorn » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:46 pm

I was in Carrefour today, buying one of their cooked chickens. The woman behind the counter insisted in answering my Spanish with English and, interestingly, she described the bigger'Gallo' chickens as 'country' chickens.

Does that mean the smaller counterparts are 'urban', town' or 'city' dwelling chickens? :think:

It brings to mind the Basil Fawlty line of 'stating the bl***ing obvious'

like, 'architect-designed' house - as opposed to, say, a 'butcher-designed' one....

Any things anyone else has noticed?

Just for a bit of fun.......... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby chrissiehope » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:00 am

I've always wondered what the alternative method of cooking is to 'pan-fried' - 'toaster-fried' perhaps ;-) ?
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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby markwilding » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:51 am

I suppose what she really meant was free range chicken.
I like 'Combinated plate', which I saw written in a bar once.

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby Wicksey » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:11 pm

I understood that 'campo' chickens were free range so she is literally translating it to a country chicken I guess. I always hate it when I am handed a menu in English as some of the translations are so odd I cannot fathom them. I can understand a Spanish menu much more easily as some things just don't translate very well.

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby Devils Advocate » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:04 pm

Walking around Malaga last October looking for a place to settle down to dinner. This place looked nice but its outside menu put the OH off it :mrgreen: Thought it was worth a pic.

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby firsttango » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:37 pm

I'd give the Pineapple & Tocino de cielo a miss

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby Unicorn » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:49 pm

Hahaha :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby Mike Lytt » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:26 pm

I recently saw in a fruit n veg shop in Murcia a sign for Platano translated to "Curved Yellow Fruit"

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby detourer » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:34 pm

Whilst in Morocco I sent one of our local staff for a couple of fresh chickens………Before setting off he confirmed that I preferred Wild over Electric chickens………that would be free-range instead of battery.
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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby markwilding » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:03 pm

Devils Advocate wrote:Walking around Malaga last October looking for a place to settle down to dinner. This place looked nice but its outside menu put the OH off it :mrgreen: Thought it was worth a pic.

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On the other hand, better slaughter pig croquettes than a living pigs ones.
Although I can see why you wife was put off.

Some years back, I made the mistake of ordering a double portion of patatas fritas with a steak not realising that the Patatas fritas as on the menu were actually crisps. I ended up with a massive plate of steak and crisps. :(

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby PeterSwede » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:30 pm

Quite recently I saw a hostel that had rooms for rent with worm water in the bathrooms :lol:

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby Unicorn » Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:57 am

I seem to remember someone describing years ago taps in French hotels
One of the taps was 'c' and the other 'f' - standing for 'cold' and 'freezing'......

Maybe the worm water would provide more comfort...........

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Re: Thing People Say.....

Postby olive » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:53 pm

Estate agents in Torre del Mar today.

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