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Old 09-03-2022, 07:41 AM   #2326
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Chopsticks is one of the reasons why the Chinese never invented custard.
Good old Spike, he was always good for a laugh.
 
Old 09-03-2022, 09:16 AM   #2327
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Old 09-05-2022, 09:29 AM   #2328
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Old 09-05-2022, 10:19 AM   #2329
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Originally Posted by Spike Milligan
Chopsticks is one of the reasons why the Chinese never invented custard.
Good old Spike, he was always good for a laugh.
Not true actually. Plenty of custard in China - they just don't eat it with chopsticks.

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It's the little thongs that matter in life” (Pig / Pastis)
Or commas: "I find inspiration in cooking my family and my dog."

PS: Oh, we have the same comic provider in our biggest newspaper. Usually one of the funnier ones.

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Old 09-05-2022, 10:21 AM   #2330
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Not true actually. Plenty of custard in China - they just don't eat it with chopsticks.
The Chinese didn't invent custard so the quote holds true. It was also a joke from a comedian.
 
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The Chinese didn't invent custard so the quote holds true.
If you mean the word custard, fine.
If you mean the food - a liquid thickened by adding eggs and low heat, usually sweet - then I challenge you to find me some article that says where that was invented, because I couldn't find one.
And it seems to me that the joke was about the latter, not the former.
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It was also a joke from a comedian.
Just not a very good one.
 
Old 09-05-2022, 10:33 AM   #2332
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If you mean the word custard, fine.
If you mean the food - a liquid thickened by adding eggs and low heat, usually sweet - then I challenge you to find me some article that says where that was invented, because I couldn't find one.
And it seems to me that the joke was about the latter, not the former.
Just not a very good one.
You're way over analysing this. I think it was a funny joke.
 
Old 09-06-2022, 08:51 AM   #2333
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It was a quote primarily. I didn't expect such analysis. Like all of Spike's jokes, how funny they are depends on which side of the bed you got out of. I really don't care if the chinese invented custard or not. If the thought of eating custard with chopsticks doesn't make you smile, pass on.
 
Old 09-06-2022, 09:07 AM   #2334
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... If the thought of eating custard with chopsticks doesn't make you smile, pass on.
Exactly!
 
Old 09-14-2022, 12:10 PM   #2335
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You're way over analysing this.
If by "this" you mean your post #2330 then you do have a point, however the same could then be said about you, too:
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The Chinese didn't invent custard so the quote holds true. It was also a joke from a comedian.
 
Old 09-14-2022, 12:26 PM   #2336
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If by "this" you mean your post #2330 then you do have a point, however the same could then be said about you, too:
"the same could then be said about you, too:"

What?
 
Old 09-14-2022, 01:34 PM   #2337
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This is a "Quotes" thread. It's not for nit-picking. Can you post your quotes pls?
 
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This is a "Quotes" thread. It's not for nit-picking. Can you post your quotes pls?
Agreed.

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