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(Scotsman)   39% of Brits who prepare food do not wash their hands after going to the loo   ( divider line
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2002-11-01 10:45:22 AM  
No wonder their culinary styling tastes like shiat.
2002-11-01 10:47:23 AM  
This should be tagged obvious. Its worse in America I'm sure.
2002-11-01 10:48:18 AM  
Cooks touch everything you eat.
2002-11-01 10:49:08 AM  
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2002-11-01 10:50:34 AM  
Neither do 64% of Americans, 84% of Mexicans, 100% of French.

So? I've caught no diseases yet.

Except for that vicious case of projectile leprosy, but that's different.
2002-11-01 10:50:44 AM  
Golly, does this only happen here in Britain?
2002-11-01 10:52:30 AM  
Oh, a little loo juice never hurt anybody.
2002-11-01 10:53:54 AM  
I believe the usual response to the hand-washing issue is:

Stop pissing on your hands and you won't need to either.
2002-11-01 10:54:02 AM  
"You don't boil pizza !!!!!"
2002-11-01 10:54:09 AM  
Americans have yet to learn how to prepare food.
2002-11-01 10:55:32 AM  
You just boil it, right Xane?
2002-11-01 10:56:46 AM  
We're going to the loo
We're going to the loo
hi-ho, the derry-o
we're going to the loo
2002-11-01 10:58:29 AM  
Americans eat Bar-B-Q, Brits eat Spotted Dick. 'nuff said.
2002-11-01 10:59:47 AM  
mmmmm, shiat and kidney pie, mmmmmm
can you catch syphilis form your spotted dick?
2002-11-01 11:00:43 AM  
Nothing like a little stinkpalm to spice up a meal..
2002-11-01 11:00:43 AM  
Check out what the Straight Dope has to say on this matter. Basically it is a matter of bacteria (which is there even after bathing) transferring from your private areas to your hands, where it can be easily spread. You may also want to see this, about the toilet aerosol caused by flushing toilets.
2002-11-01 11:01:23 AM  
Isn't spotted dick an endangered species?
2002-11-01 11:01:27 AM  
Americans have yet to learn how to prepare food.

Spotted Dick. Toad-In-A-Hole. Bangers and Mash.

Or my wife's favorite from growing up, bread fried in bacon grease.

Yeah, that's cooking.
2002-11-01 11:01:56 AM  
"Stop pissing on your hands..."

Not possible unless you're wearing gloves. Just because you aren't taking a whiz directly on your hands doesn't mean they aren't getting a nice dusting of the fine little mist that results from peeing in a latrine. I assume my food is 'tainted' and can live with it, most of the time (most of the time it's not harmful anyway). What concerns me more is office workers, especially ones that share workspace. If you're using a keyboard, particularly one that's shared with other shifts, etc and you don't wash your hands, you're a complete asshole. I should not need to sanitize my keyboard just because it's a real hassle (30 seconds) to run your hands under some water.
2002-11-01 11:02:01 AM  
If anything compared to the other ingrediants in British cooking the "loo juice" might actually enhance the flavor.
2002-11-01 11:03:09 AM  
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I always wash my hands, but that ain't pepper it's cigar ash.
2002-11-01 11:03:23 AM  
For Zygster:
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2002-11-01 11:03:56 AM  
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2002-11-01 11:04:31 AM  
2002-11-01 11:06:37 AM  
ROFL 51...reminds me of:

MASTER: The only use of Tae Kwon Leap is self-defense. Do you know who said that? Ki Lo Ni, the great teacher.

EG: Yeah? Well the best defense is a good offense, you know who said that? Mel, the cook on 'Alice'.
2002-11-01 11:10:27 AM  
Boot to the Head
2002-11-01 11:11:06 AM  
Obsessive-compulsive people are funny.

The next thing you'll be doing is stopping your kids playing outside in case they tread in some mud or something.

I mean, you know that soil (Am: dirt) consists almost entirely of various animal faeces & rotten vegetation, don't you?

Oh, and every time you fall to sleep, thousands of mites (Am: bugs) crawl up to the corner of your mouth to FEED FROM YOUR SALIVA.

Eeeeewww... gross!

Get over it.

"Nowt like good clean muck."
2002-11-01 11:12:41 AM  
Isn't the % much higher in USA? From what I've seen, it's probably like 90-95% of Americans don't ever wash their hands or even wipe their arses after a merry peepoo.
2002-11-01 11:14:02 AM  
OK, honest question: is Scotland considered part of Britain? I mean, they acheived self-rule several years ago. Wouldn't the proper 'headline' have been: '39% of Scots...?' Just asking.
2002-11-01 11:14:55 AM  
Save time, piss directly into your food.
2002-11-01 11:17:40 AM  
If you could see the state of our kitchen, you wouldn't give a flying funk if i'd washed my hands or not. I live with 3 lads.. thare are probably pwebs in that kitchen, dammit.
2002-11-01 11:17:56 AM  
Nobody eats english food and expect something good anyway.

2002-11-01 11:19:27 AM  
What if you doodoo your pants, but don't wash your hands and don't touch your pants? Does that count?
I do that a lot at Subway. Luckily the aprons we wear cover the brown stain.
2002-11-01 11:22:47 AM  
I may never eat or sleep again. DAMN YOU FARK!
2002-11-01 11:22:51 AM  
Goatman264 It's not obsessive-compulsive to wash your hands after using the bathroom, it's normal. After handling yourself or wiping your ass, it's common sense to clean your hands. If you wash your hands every time you touch anything, or constantly sanitize stuff for a fear of getting sick, then THAT is obsessive-compulsive. If Brits don't wash their hands after using the bathroom, remind me to never shake the hand of any of them.
2002-11-01 11:23:19 AM  
Well (retch) that explains (barffff) a lot (ackkk).

...or it could just be that hagus sucks.
2002-11-01 11:23:48 AM  
Gee. Now British cooking will get a bad reputation.
2002-11-01 11:24:05 AM  
Why would you need to? Unless you're in the habit of shiatting or pissing all over yourself.
2002-11-01 11:25:36 AM  

I assume you mean haggis ?

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2002-11-01 11:25:36 AM  
That is the most disgusting thing I've read in a long time. That they call it the loo, that is.
2002-11-01 11:26:12 AM  
Sos: I bet you're so prissy you get out of the bath to piss.
2002-11-01 11:29:53 AM  
American dont want any germs getting on that lard-o-burger with chemical-potato-substitute fries, it might affect their health.
2002-11-01 11:30:38 AM  
People don't wash their hands after going to the loo? What's so new about this? I was at the King's Head pub in Cupertino last night and I think I was the only guy who washed his hands.

Talk about gross.
2002-11-01 11:30:53 AM  
yep. My teachers always said I'd either 1) amount to nothing, or 2) waste my day on silly internet newsgroups. Well, they were right on both counts.
2002-11-01 11:32:42 AM  
...But the only thing more disgusting that Haggis is blood sausage. My girlfriend is Portugese, and apparantly it's a family favorite (bleh, bleh, bleh, ack, barf, icky-poo).
2002-11-01 11:33:01 AM  

Funny, my teachers said the same thing.
2002-11-01 11:33:27 AM  
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2002-11-01 11:35:48 AM  
Hey! Don't mess with me haggis!

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2002-11-01 11:36:25 AM  
The Loo? What the fark is the loo?
2002-11-01 11:39:22 AM  
I wonder if the guys who threw the tea in Boston Harbor washed their hands before throwing the tea in?
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