Not sure it's worth it. How much was this? Like £12, I think. And how many doughnuts am I going to have to eat now? I know it's 12 but my point is how quickly am I going to have eat these? So like how many per day would probably have been a better question.
How long do they last? Two days is the typical response. But I think they're still fine after three days. Four days is starting to push things.
And they're not even good. They're just very sweet.
I just got caught up in my lady friend's passion for them. And sweets in general. It's weird seeing somebody passionate about food. I don't give two shits about food. That's perhaps why my lady friend probably outweighs me despite my having a foot height advantage on her.
We were in Ayr and in passing I said, "This is an olde tyme candy shoppe" and she said, "Ooh, yes. Let's go in" and she bought a small bag of pick 'n' mix and reminisced about Woolworth's.
That place actually does say "candy" on it's signage. Not "sweets".
There was something else I noticed about how Scottish English is closer to American English but I can't remember now. Maybe it's the pronunciation of "schedule". Most people here seem to say "skedule" like Americans do. But English people say "shedule".
I was watching a Gilligan's Island vs Batman special episode of Family Feud. I think it's called Family Fortunes in the UK. But this episode was from 1981.
The guy who played the Professor said, "the telly" as an answer for something you'd bring to bed. But why? Did people use British terms more often back then? Was it some kind of trend? Did it make you sound sophisticated? Was he saying it because the host was originally from England?
I've noticed a lot of British terms being used by Americans now. "Mobile" instead of "cell phone" being the most egregious. What the hell was wrong with "cell phone"? Short for "cellular phone". It references the cellular...I don't know...towers. Something.
"Queue" is another one. Americans saying "queue". "Line" worked for at least 30 years. But now it's "queue". Taken from games, I guess. Some games would put you in a "queue" to join an online game.
Oh wait. The Daily Mail suggests that it's due to Netflix.
The BBC also gives a list. Some look dubious, other's plausible.
I never considered "autumn" a British word, though. People have been saying that in the US for the entirety of my life, certainly. Perhaps "fall" is more common, though.
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