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UK and Commonweath specific meme from cmcmck
1. Marmite- love or hate?

Hate it, though we have it in the house because Inamac loves it.

2. Marmalade - thick cut or thin cut?

Thick cut and home made.

3. Porridge- made with milk or water?

I use half water, half semi-skimmed milk.

4. Do you like salt, sugar or honey on your porridge?


5. Loose tea or teabags?

Normally tea bags, high quality single tea ones, and made in a pot.

6. Where on your door is your letterbox?

We have two. One on the central bar of a two part glass door, the other in the wall of the house - this is because we put on a new porch some years ago.

7. What's your favourite curry?

Chicken Tikka masala or chicken pasandana - both mild and both rather... er... British.

8. What age is the place where you live?

The house was built in 1967. The village has a few houses dating back to the middle ages, though the church is Victorian. And, of course, the Parish of which it is a part dates back much further. Mentioned in the Domesday book further.

9. Where do the folks running your local corner shop come from?

I think they are Indian in origin.

10. Instant or fresh coffee?

Instant, mostly.

11. How far are you from the sea?

About 30 miles.

12. Have you travelled via Eurostar?


13. If you were going to travel abroad, where's the nearest country to you?


14. If you're female (or possible even some males) do you carry a handbag?


15. Do you have a garden? What do you like growing?

We do. We try to keep it low maintenance.

16. Full cream, semi skimmed or skimmed?

Semi-skimmed. (Occasionally Channel Island whole milk for a treat.)

17. Which London terminal would you travel into if going to the capital?

I'd go by tube -- the Central Line -- but the nearest terminal is Liverpool Street which is my escape route if the tubes are out and I am in London.

18. Is there a local greasy spoon where you live?

No. This is the posh part of Essex. The local baker has a few tables and serves coffee, otherwise, it's pubs. Rather good ones.

19. Do you keep Euros in the house?

We have some, but only because we're lazy.

20. Does your home town have a Latin, Gaelic or Welsh alternative name?

No. The first mention of my home town - not the one where I currently live - is in Chaucer.

21. Do you have a well known local artist or author?

Well, the most famous of our local pubs was frequented by Churchill, Dickens and Dick Turpin. We have a lot of 'celebs' and probably a number of artists and authors (if rich enough) but I have no idea who they are.

22. Do you have a favourite Corrie character?

No. Don't watch soaps.

23. Are your kitchen sink taps separate or a mixer?


24. Do you have a favourite brand of blended tea?

Don't drink blended tea. Our usual is an Assam.

25. What's in your attic if you have one?

No idea. It used to be full of water tank...

26. If you go out for a cream tea, what jam do you like on your scone?

Strawberry or raspberry, if I have a choice.

27. Talking of scones- scon or scown? Jam or cream first?

Scown. I'm a northerner. Jam first.

28. Barth or bath?

Bath. (See above.)

29. Carstle or castle?

Castle (see above)!

30. What flavour of crisps do you favour?

Sea salt. Don't like other flavours.

31. If you go to the chippie, what do you like with your chips?

Nowadays, chicken. My old wonderful Greek chippie used to so a mixture of battered scampi and prawns. Yum. (And I have very, very fond memories of Doyles on the Beach in Sydney and their deep fried battered Moreton Bay Bugs. I could live on those.)

32. Take away, take out or carry out?

Take away. Though ours tend to deliver.

33. If you have one, what colour is your wheelie bin?

Green for green waste, black for rubbish, a blue box for glass and plastic bags for rest of the recycling.

34. What colour skips does your local skip hire use?

Depends on the company. There are a number.

35. Do you celebrate Guy Fawkes?


36. Dettol or TCP?


37. Do you have a bidet in the bathroom?

We would if we had the room.

38. Do you prefer courgettes or aubergines?

Corgettes, though neither are on the list of my favourites.

39. In the 'real world' Do you have friends of other nationalities? Which nationalities?

Not a question I find it easy to answer as most of my 'real life' friends of other nationalities were those I met through SF fandom.

40. Do you have a holy book of any sort in the house?

Several, because we are interested in myth. Also a number of books on the psychology and origins of religion.

41. Do you prefer a hankie or tissues?

Tissues. I lose hankies.

42. Are you a fan of crumpets? What do you like on them?


43. Doorbell, knocker or both?

Doorbell. Two, actually.

44. Do you own a car? What sort?

Yes. A Skoda Fabia estate. We take delivery of a new one tomorrow.

45. What sort of pants do you guys prefer? Y fronts or boxers?


46. Anyone still a fan of suspenders?

No. But I like a man in braces.

47. Do you have a favourite quote from the bard?

Loads. I like using insults from Henry IV Part I.

48. Do you like toasted muffins?

Take them or leave them.

49. Do you think a traditional trifle should contain jelly?

Yes. Though my mother used to make a separate trifle without sponges because neither my brother nor I liked them.

50. Do you attend regular religious worship? Of what kind?

No. Militant atheist here.

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Lol I don't think Yfronts are attractive on anyone :-)



ROFL! :o)

Okay, so I'll admit to being a Maid of Kent! :op

Born East of the Medway? Much posher than the part of Kent (Dartford) where I was bought up. My sister is a Kentish Maid (and I'm a Cockney). When Lil says the posh part she means Chigwell rather than Canvey Island.

West, please!

Them there eastings is Kentish maids and we don' talk of they.

Everyone know Stroods got tails, dunn'em? :o)

Have I got it wrong? I always used the 'second letter' mnemonic. wEst = kEntish, eAst = mAid. But the internets seem conflicted on the issue. Rats :(

The split point is the River Medway.

South/West of the river (Rochester side) one is a Maid (or Man) of Kent, North/East of the river (Strood side) a Kentish Maid (or Man)

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