Friday, 30 January 2009

Translating the translation page

Evenin' all,

I've been asked to explain a few things to people who aren't English (we forgive most of you) - specifically the following:

1) A Septic = An American

Derived from the cockney rhyming slang 'Septic Tank', meaning 'Yank'.

2) Bubble & Squeak

Bubble & Squeak is (as far as I'm concerned) a Boxing Day meal. It's simply all the leftover cooked vegetables from Christmas Day finely chopped, mixed together and then fried in butter until browned on both sides. It's yum.

According to
this it can be had after any roast, but I've only had it on Boxing Day with cold turkey and HP Sauce. I made it for Mrs Red Squirrel when she was over - to my own recipe as I try to avoid eating anything green (so therefore Roast Potatoes, Roast Parsnips, Carrots and Cauliflower). It was well received.

3) HP Sauce

You can stick your 'A1 Steak Sauce' up your arse, because there's a new sauce Daddy in town:


I think that covers everything :)

I'll leave you with the advert/placard for yesterday's edition of the Bristol Evening Post. I don't know about you, but it made me want to find out what the hell it meant too!


Gorilla Bananas said...

Does Mrs Squirrel know you're living in a city whose name is a slang word for titty?

Anonymous said...

Oooh...Bubble and Squeak sounds very yummy!

The Evening Post thing is strange.

Nice job helping out us yanks Little Squirrel!


Mrs Red Squirrel said...

Of course she does... and she thinks it's hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs. Red Squirrel!

Hope you're feeling better!


Red Squirrel said...

gb - I think she answered that herself!

Sweet Cheeks - bubble & squeak must be had with HP sauce though. I insist :-P

Mrs Red Squirrel said...

Sweet Cheeks,
Thanks a lot! I am indeed feeling a bit better and worse at the same time. But things seem to be looking up. In any case my Mr is going to visit me soon and then all will be just peachy. :)