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(Daily Mail)   Nanny State bans Marmite from school, and not just because it tastes like ass. Bonus: Even British papers have started using 'Nanny State' in headlines, just like us   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 201
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2008-10-09 11:06:36 PM
One mother - whose children attend Pontrhydfendigaid primary school in West Wales - said: 'It's ridiculous. Not everyone likes it but my kids love it.

Did the reporter's cat walk across the keyboard in the middle of that sentence?
 
2008-10-09 11:17:29 PM
They should make it illegal to use the term Nanny State.

It's disrespectfull and tarnishes the image of the country.
 
2008-10-09 11:18:51 PM
marmite rules, farkers. spread it thinly on toast with butter and achieve gustative nirvana!

/fark vegemite!
 
2008-10-09 11:33:25 PM
FlashHarry: marmite rules, farkers. spread it thinly on toast with butter and achieve gustative nirvana!

/fark vegemite!


Is there a radical difference? I've had vegemite...didn't like it, but it wasn't the awful shiat I was warned about. I though Marmite was a type of vegemite...a brand name or something.
 
2008-10-09 11:37:05 PM
Lionel Mandrake: FlashHarry: marmite rules, farkers. spread it thinly on toast with butter and achieve gustative nirvana!

/fark vegemite!

Is there a radical difference? I've had vegemite...didn't like it, but it wasn't the awful shiat I was warned about. I though Marmite was a type of vegemite...a brand name or something.


They are similar in appearance but very different in taste. And yes, Marmite on hot buttered toast is my perfect comfort food.
 
2008-10-10 12:39:39 AM
Oh for fark's sake - yes, the salt content is high, but you spread it thinly, you don't slather it on like farking peanut butter.

Retarted.
 
2008-10-10 01:26:57 AM
T.M.S.: They should make it illegal to use the term Nanny State.

It's disrespectfull and tarnishes the image of the country.


If that were illegal most of Parliament would be behind bars.
 
2008-10-10 01:27:45 AM
lajimi: If that were illegal most of Parliament would be behind bars.

And this is bad because...?
 
2008-10-10 06:39:16 AM
But, but, but Daily Fail! Their teeth are fine! Fat Americans!

/In before meekychuppet
 
2008-10-10 07:46:35 AM
Does anyone know if there are any plans to make more of the Guinness Marmite?

I'd love to get my paws on some o' dat!
 
2008-10-10 07:46:41 AM
'Nanny State' has been around for decades
 
2008-10-10 07:50:45 AM
GIS for Nanny was rewarding.

/even with safe search on
//not posting first result here
 
2008-10-10 07:52:58 AM
Pontrhydfendigaid

I'm pretty sure this word is unpronouncable by humans.
 
2008-10-10 07:55:46 AM
T.M.S.: They should make it illegal to use the term Nanny State.

It's disrespectfull and tarnishes the image of the country.


That's some really heavy-duty trolling, to the point that I'm not even sure if it really is trolling anymore. Misspelling "disrespectful" was a nice touch. 9/10.
 
2008-10-10 07:58:37 AM
Pontrhydfendigaid primary school in West Wales
How drunk/fark'ed up was the guy that named that?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2008-10-10 07:59:04 AM
Did the reporter's cat walk across the keyboard in the middle of that sentence?

*** Welshlike typing detected. If you are a human, please enter a vowel to enable keyboard input.

*** No, w is not a vowel, try again.
 
2008-10-10 07:59:22 AM
Marmite is for pussies.

/Vegemite for the win
//breakfast, lunch and tea
 
2008-10-10 07:59:51 AM
colinspooky: 'Nanny State' has been around for decades

I don't know about decades, but it was the British who started using it a long time before anyone in the States picked up on it.

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2008-10-10 08:01:38 AM
Wow, for some reason I thought this stuff was like a chocolate-based spread, but that was a big mistake on my part... from Wikipedia:

The British version of the product is a sticky, dark brown paste with a distinctive, powerful flavour, which is extremely salty and savoury with umami qualities, comparable to soy sauce. This distinctive taste is reflected in the British company's marketing slogan: "Love it or hate it." It is similar to the Australian Vegemite and Swiss Cenovis.


Yeast extract, yummy. Bonus is the mention of Umami, which isn't one of the taste buds that excite me at all first thing in the morning. I don't mind soy sauce at dinner time, or a good teriyaki marinade, but spreading that taste on my toast at breakfast? No thanks.

So how, exactly, do people come up with these food products, anyway?
 
2008-10-10 08:01:38 AM
Nanny state wasn't coined by Fark. All Fark did was turn it into one of the most tiresome cliches around, usually linked to some stupid non-story in the Daily Mail.
 
2008-10-10 08:03:57 AM
beve: Oh for fark's sake - yes, the salt content is high, but you spread it thinly, you don't slather it on like farking peanut butter.

QFT, and I never even had the stuff.

FTA "Anything served must be healthy and nutritionally balanced. Marmite is not included on the list of items as it does include a high level of salt."

Stuff like this just makes me facepalm. By that rule they should leave saltshakers off the table too, since you won't get a balanced meal by unscrewing the lid and pouring its contents on your tongue. Yes, a balanced diet is good. But that doesn't mean every item on the plate needs to qualify to be the ONLY item on the plate. It's up to the eater to create the "balance" that works for him/her.
 
2008-10-10 08:04:49 AM
Nick Nostril: Pontrhydfendigaid

I'm pretty sure this word is unpronouncable by humans.


Very true, it's only pronouncable by the Welsh :-P
 
2008-10-10 08:05:09 AM
LesserEvil: So how, exactly, do people come up with these food products, anyway?

It's made from the sludge left in the bottom of the vats beer is brewed in, and working near one of those places is not particularly fun for your nose.
 
2008-10-10 08:05:53 AM
Do I spread it thinly?
 
2008-10-10 08:06:05 AM
FlashHarry: /fark vegemite!

I will fight you.

/puts up dukes
 
2008-10-10 08:09:51 AM
Curious to know how subby knows what ass tastes like ...
 
2008-10-10 08:09:58 AM
Taken off the menu means banned only to the Mail and Americans it seems.
 
2008-10-10 08:10:48 AM
ThirdGenerationImbecile: Does anyone know if there are any plans to make more of the Guinness Marmite?

I'd love to get my paws on some o' dat!


Does it come with a free bar towel?

/still waiting.
 
2008-10-10 08:11:02 AM
Five girls, one jar (new window) Some NSFW language
 
OZZ
2008-10-10 08:11:22 AM
Marmite is awesome.
 
2008-10-10 08:11:46 AM
I know of a store in town that stocks it. I have yet to figure out what to do with it. The best luck I had with it, was by pairing it with swiss cheese. Any suggestions?
 
2008-10-10 08:12:20 AM
Vegemite FTW!
 
2008-10-10 08:12:56 AM
OZZ: Marmite is awesome.

No it isn't - it's the work of the devil appreciated only by the lovers of satin.



/yes, I know - I am not a moran.
 
2008-10-10 08:13:38 AM
Confabulat: One mother - whose children attend Pontrhydfendigaid primary school in West Wales - said: 'It's ridiculous. Not everyone likes it but my kids love it.

Did the reporter's cat walk across the keyboard in the middle of that sentence?


The Welsh language is about the same as having a cat walk across a keyboard.
 
2008-10-10 08:13:48 AM
My pet ferrets prefer Verminite, the rodent extract.
 
2008-10-10 08:14:59 AM
snuff3r: FlashHarry: /fark vegemite!

I will fight you.

/puts up dukes


I will join you in this fight!
/Puts up earls.
 
2008-10-10 08:15:27 AM
Isn't that school right next to Fhsdklghaklhfkladgyreugo University?
 
2008-10-10 08:15:58 AM
So what if schools won't serve Marmite? It's a free country and you can go to a shop and buy any cr@p the food industry wishes to push on you. But you don't have a right to insist that EVERY food outlet sells EVERY piece of cr@p.

Other food and drink items not generally sold in schools: deep fried mars bars; absinthe; sausage-and-pancake-on-a-stick; fugu. OH NOES! Think of the puffer fishes!
 
2008-10-10 08:16:39 AM
w_houle: I know of a store in town that stocks it. I have yet to figure out what to do with it. The best luck I had with it, was by pairing it with swiss cheese. Any suggestions?

Although I often have it on toast with just a bit of butter, one of my favorites is to take one wedge of the "Laughing Cow" cheese, split it between two pieces of toast and apply Marmite to each.

It's my second favorite breakfast.

/biscuits and sausage gravy = #1
 
2008-10-10 08:17:17 AM
colinspooky: 'Nanny State' has been around for decades

Very few people know it actually originated in the UK. They were trying to find a more PC term for "baby shaking psycho condition", and this was one of the more popular.
 
2008-10-10 08:18:57 AM
unicron702: colinspooky: 'Nanny State' has been around for decades

Very few people know it actually originated in the UK. They were trying to find a more PC term for "baby shaking psycho condition", and this was one of the more popular.


I don't care what anyone said, the phrase, "I'll shake you like a British Nanny!" NEVER got old to me.
 
2008-10-10 08:21:20 AM
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"You need half a pint of phlegm in your throat just to pronounce the placenames. Never ask for directions in Wales, Baldrick, you'll be washing spit out of your hair for a fortnight."
 
2008-10-10 08:21:43 AM
f*ck marmite

f*Ck vegemite

only thing i want on my bread is Nutella
 
2008-10-10 08:23:26 AM
at80eighty:

only thing i want on my bread is Nutella


It's good, but a pain the keep disabling the toast firewall every time you want it. Wait, what?
 
2008-10-10 08:24:04 AM
You guys are slipping.....

timesnews.typepad.com

Oh yeah!

/even nicer than regular Marmite
//haven't tried this one yet:

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2008-10-10 08:24:30 AM
T.M.S.

They should make it illegal to use the term Nanny State.

It's disrespectfull and tarnishes the image of the country.


I was going to say they should change the Wikipedia entry to make it a euphemism for England.

/perhaps the task shall be mine
 
2008-10-10 08:26:51 AM
From TFA:
"Pontrhydfendigaid primary school in West Wales..."

Did somebody sneeze?
 
2008-10-10 08:27:03 AM
Re Coining of Nanny State.

"That's the trouble with the french, they have no word for entrepeneur"
 
2008-10-10 08:27:44 AM
I notice that there is only one, anonymous, upset parent quoted.

The Daily Mail has essentially managed to manufacture a Nanny State story from a complaint from 1 person.
 
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2008-10-10 08:28:05 AM
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THIS!^
 
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