Welcome FF-UK Midlands to your very own boards!

Discussion in 'Midlands and Wales' started by Jairen, Jul 10, 2005.

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  1. jangofett9 Force Ghost

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    mmmm opal fruits/.....good memories.....until they became starburst...what was that about?
  2. Jairen Manager Emeritus

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    Mmmm Opal Fruits... made to make your mouth water!
  3. veritasuk Jedi Master

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    Sep 8, 2004
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    my GOD! WHAT ARE YOU BLOKES LIKE? The midlands forum has turned into a issue of Bella or something
  4. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    We really are just simple folk... o_O
  5. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Simple seems to sum it up which ever way you take it.

    Anyway Mark take your 'I'm overweight, I live with my parents, I'm not a catch' over to Phills advice thread where I'm sure you'll be put straight.
  6. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, I have to go along with on the Pants thing there - Let's all get it clear, Pants are what Superman wears on the outside of his tights. Pants are not jeans, trousers, etc... :)

    As for the Marathon - actually that's just a British thing, as the "Marathon" has been known as Snickers all over the world for many, many, years. So, really, that's just the British being awkward there calling it something different. o_O
  7. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    Yes !

    Look we invented everything that's any good, the Marathon was first produced In Slough, which if I'm not mistaken is in BRITAIN or more to the point ENGLAND, so I think we're allowed to be just weenie bit awkward about stuff.

    Bloody colonials ! 8-}
  8. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, Martin, I've been doing a bit of research, and have found that the "Snickers" bar was actually first introduced in 1923 (without the chocolate covering) and was named Snickers after the Mars families favourite horse. In 1930 it was then mass-produced with the bar covered in chocolate, and it cost a nickel (5 cents). In fact, Mars Inc. itself is not British, but was founded in Tacoma, Washington by Frank and Ethel Mars in 1911 when they first made a Milky Way -- Which is what we call a Mars Bar (although, we called what we know as a Mars Bar, a Mars Bar in Australia, too...It looks like we are both guilty on that score!) - I couldn't find out when the UK branch of Mars Inc. started calling the Snickers Bar a Marathon Bar.

    I also found that a Marathon Bar in the states is actually a Curly Whirly over here, and was around in the 70's, but was discontinued due to poor sales.

    So, the upshot is, Snickers was invented in America and was sold around the world as Snickers, but was named in the UK as a Marathon for unknown reasons until 1990 when it was changed for global continuity. What we know as a Mars Bar is called a Milky Way in the United States, and what we know as a Milky Way is actually called 3 Musketeers (and that used to be called a Mars Bar!) in the United States.

    Confusing, I know. But, that's the deal! :)
  9. Lord-Wiz Jedi Master

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  10. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

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    All this talk about chocolate!!!!!

    *Grabs a handful of Lindt's Truffles* :D
  11. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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    Aahhhh! Stick it in your ear you frelling Limey!!! :p ;)
  12. rebeljediknight_88 Force Ghost

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    Jun 15, 2005
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    i feel sick!

    *looks around; spots beer:runs to beer; drinks beer*#

    thats better
  13. Happy Ninja Jedi Grand Master

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    You shouldn't be drinking...Not old enough! :p

    Back to school with you! :D
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