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Old 11-29-2013, 04:45 PM   #36751
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:13 PM   #36752
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I've read that in many Jewish households, going out for Chinese food is a tradition on Christmas Day. Makes sense. I assume it's the least crowded day of the year for all restaurants, and since many of the owners of Chinese restaurants are also from backgrounds that don't celebrate Christmas, it's just another work day for them.
It seemed to be somewhat of a tradition for Jews to go out for Chinese food on ordinary Sundays too, and the restaurants in the Jewish neighborhoods of my childhood would all do a booming business on Sunday evenings. But this begs the question;
If Jewish culture (and it IS a culture as much as it is a religion,) is 6,000 years old, and Chinese civilization is 5,000 years old, where did Jews eat for a thousand years?


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Old 11-29-2013, 07:16 PM   #36753
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:01 PM   #36754
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I've read that in many Jewish households, going out for Chinese food is a tradition on Christmas Day. Makes sense. I assume it's the least crowded day of the year for all restaurants, and since many of the owners of Chinese restaurants are also from backgrounds that don't celebrate Christmas, it's just another work day for them.

But getting back to the day after Thanksgiving; Chinese food would be an excellent choice except for all the leftovers we need to eat before they go bad.
My dad had a junior associate law partner who was Jewish that used to joke that pork wasn't really pork when consumed in a Chinese restaurant
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My dad had a junior associate law partner who was Jewish that used to joke that pork wasn't really pork when consumed in a Chinese restaurant
My grandmother kept a Kosher home, but loved what she called 'white beef' and 'sea chicken' (lobster) and would always eat them in the Chinese restaurants... and ONLY in the Chinese restaurants.

(Is it possible she knew that what was served as pork was really cat?)

I can't remember a single Sunday dinner as a child that wasn't in either a Chinese restaurant or my father's country club.


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Old 12-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #36757
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Thinking about the English language...

"All the faith he had had had had no effect upon the outcome of his life."

... and the grammar is correct too! How do I explain why to my wife?


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Old 12-01-2013, 08:43 AM   #36758
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Thinking about the English language...

"All the faith he had had had had no effect upon the outcome of his life."

... and the grammar is correct too! How do I explain why to my wife?


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My Dad used to tell us one about how to get five "ands" in a row in a single sentence, and still make sense. It's about a painter who is commissioned to make a pub sign. The name of the pub is "The Pig and Whistle". The painter asks the pub landlord if there should be any hyphens in the name, to which he replies,

"Yes, put a hyphen between Pig and and, and and and Whistle."

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:08 AM   #36760
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My Dad used to tell us one about how to get five "ands" in a row in a single sentence, and still make sense. It's about a painter who is commissioned to make a pub sign. The name of the pub is "The Pig and Whistle". The painter asks the pub landlord if there should be any hyphens in the name, to which he replies,

"Yes, put a hyphen between Pig and and, and and and Whistle."

There was a 'Pig and Whistle' pub in Kyoto that was a popular watering hole for many of the ex-pat teachers and and and and and all of them were native English speakers. My wife is Japanese and doesn't speak all that much English, and certainly with little appreciation of the finer (and not so fine) points of grammar. On the other hand, the word 'ma' spoken in all five tones of the Thai language and thus having five different meanings, can be put together to mean 'the new silk is burning' with "ma ma ma ma ma!" Unless, of course, it's me trying to say it, in which case it translates to 'burning silk new new new.' I'm too deaf to deal with the tones... Nu?

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I'm thinking it's my lucky day. I have a box of Bassets Liquorice Allsorts. My favorite is the Berrtie Basset sweet. In most boxes there's one, maybe two of them. We haven't got through the box yet and I've already found seven!

Living the high life.
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Today, we cleaned another bit of the room (a big room) we use as storage. We found several pieces children's furniture and toys that are in too good a condition to just throw away. So we have decided to clean them and put them in our store window to sell. Whatever they make we will donate to Serious Request at the end of the year, this year they're raising money to help prevent diarrhoea.

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I'm thinking it's my lucky day. I have a box of Bassets Liquorice Allsorts. My favorite is the Berrtie Basset sweet. In most boxes there's one, maybe two of them. We haven't got through the box yet and I've already found seven!

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Rumpelteazer - I just picked up an on sale wireless all-in-one printer/scanner/copier also. It is suppose to be able to print from my phone also and it was cheaper to buy a new printer than to purchase the ink for the old one. (The old printer was having trouble printing well)

That was a wonderful idea to donate the money from the sale of the children's furniture and toys.

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I'm thinking it's my lucky day. I have a box of Bassets Liquorice Allsorts. My favorite is the Berrtie Basset sweet. In most boxes there's one, maybe two of them. We haven't got through the box yet and I've already found seven!

Living the high life.
I've never tried, or seen these, but they seem to be liquorice and fruit?
How do you know which is the Bertie Basset one?
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Right now, I'm trying to get up the energy to get dressed and go out to my parents in order to help with some stuff today.
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