Friday, October 09, 2009

Seen in London - A cliché


As always, Click To Enlarge. Seen today, a jellied eel shop!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jellied_eels

A dish so hideous sounding, that a Northerner (especially a non fish eater like me!)is convinced of our superiority to our Southern bastard cousins ;)

A dish traditionally from the East End of London. A common mans food. And fucking awful sounding! :( lol Along with chi-mer-knee sweeps, pearly kings & queens, and "my ol' mans a dust man" and "Any old iron" are all classic cockney East End clichés. And I saw one today.

Small things amuse :)

5 comments:

Alexander said...

"Larks tongues! wrens livers! Chaffinch brains! Jaguars earlobes! Wolf nipple chips, get'em while they're hot, they're lovely!" ~ Life of Brian

Martin said...

haha - brilliant mate! :)

I half expected Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke to start dancing with some penguins ;)

dragonfly said...

And that is why my English is far from perfect. I don't get this post! :)

Martin said...

Your English is brilliant, so I wouldnt worry about that.

But this about the differences between Londoners and other parts of the country.

If youve ever seen Mary Poppins, or Oliver Twist, or even Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, then you might get an idea of the language and characters traits from this part of London.

And the local delicacy of Jellied Eels is particular to that part of London as well. Much to the bemusement of other Brits :)

dragonfly said...

Thank you for explanation! :)