Thursday 17 November 2022

Irish Brussel Sprouts?

 

I saw them advertised in a Lidl brochure the other day.  

I suppose they mean they are Irish Brussel sprouts grown here in Ireland?  

Brussel sprouts originate in Brussels in Belgium.  Am I just nit-picking?

This is rich coming from me.  I once went in a Chinese Takeaway and didn't then know what to order.  So I looked at the Menu and heard myself say:  "Beans and Sprout" soup please".  I should have asked for Beansprout soup!

I also walked in an Argos store and purchased a digital camera and asked the girl on the till: "What film does it take?"  She said: "It doesn't it's a digital camera" and everybody laughed.

Have you ever made a plonker out of yourself out shopping?



10 comments:

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    1. My most frequent embarrassing moment is trying to get into the shop in the first place. Why do I always push instead of pull or the other way round, and even worse try to open the fixed door that doesn't even open!

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  2. I know how you feel. Why do I always get the supermarket trolley with wheels that have a mind of their own? Plus I have to be careful not to trap my fingers in department stores when I se LIFT.

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  3. Irish sprouts can probably dance like Michael Flatley and sing "Danny Boy" like Daniel O'Donnell... And no, I have never made a plonker of myself while out shopping though once in a late night fish and chip shop I insisted that i wanted a pukka pie, not meat and potato or chicken but pukka-flavoured!

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  4. Oh for a trip to Lidls. I wonder what wonders they'll have in store for us this Xmas. I'll take any Brussels. They're hard to find around here.

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  5. Pukka means genuine or original YP. Imagine asking for an original and genuine pie?

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  6. It's funny what we miss when we live in another country Linda. I miss Holland pies and English bitter like Newcastle Brown Ale. We use to be able to buy them over here. But since Brexit we can't get them. I like Brussel sprouts when the frosts been on them.

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  7. Plonker too often with mobile & smart phone, internet Apps,Texts, Whatsap and the choice of service that I pay for.

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  8. Hi Anonymous. I think we have all be led up and down the road with those things.

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