Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(via Obscure Store)   Sales of spotted dick way down   ( divider line
    More: Amusing  
•       •       •

2334 clicks; posted to Main » on 27 Aug 2001 at 11:28 AM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

31 Comments     (+0 »)
2001-08-27 11:46:37 AM  
"They still loved the taste of spotted dick...."

How quaint.

[image from too old to be available]
2001-08-27 11:47:45 AM  
Tee hee, spotted dick, thats hilarious. I mean, how funny can you get!? It has the word spotted!!!!

(BTW, just to test out the Boobies filter, im gonna write it down) boobies
2001-08-27 11:49:49 AM  
Damn right it's funny. You should try ordering it sometime:

Waitress: "Can I get you anything else?"
Me: "Yes, I'd like the spotted dick please."

-awkward pause-

Me: "The dessert, I mean."

It really is hard to order! :)
2001-08-27 11:55:16 AM  
Ah yes, the Boobies filter is still the same. We need some more creativity
(i'm sorry if this sounds strange to anyone who remembers me from the thread in which I possibly could have earned the award for "Most Obvious Newbie" a couple weeks back. Since then, I have (I think) become a little more respectable. I need to learn photoshop so I can gain some much needed dignity.)
Any moderators or whatever who can give me a tip on earning som Fark self-respect, please give me some tips sometime soon in this thread. I am so embarrassed
2001-08-27 11:56:09 AM  
I find a dialog along the following lines works well for embarassing American waiters.

waiter: "would you like any desert?"
me: "do you have a spotted dick?"
2001-08-27 11:56:34 AM  
I need my life back
2001-08-27 12:19:03 PM  
So they're considering changing the name from "Spotted Dick" to "Leprous Bunghole."
2001-08-27 12:24:15 PM  
What is it with the British who think every dessert is "a pudding". We Americans know there is a world apart between pudding and cake (and we don't put meat or most of the other crap in desserts)
2001-08-27 12:37:10 PM  
oh please help me, oh please! I am going into a depression, no dignity and now new Mr. Rogers Neighborhood! Please make it stop and help me!
2001-08-27 12:38:18 PM  
Oops I meant NO MORE new Mr Rogers' Neighborhood. No matter, I am in a downward spiral
2001-08-27 12:47:56 PM  
I had spotted dick once.

It's no big deal these days - one shot clears it right up.
2001-08-27 01:44:36 PM  
Why won't anybody help me? I want attention. :(
2001-08-27 02:03:35 PM  
" Officials at the Pudding Club, which promotes traditional British desserts, were left choking on their custard
creams." They were too embarassed to say spotted dick, but they werent too embarrassed to say that?
2001-08-27 02:15:10 PM  
Man, i'm really missing out on life, i stock groceries and i've never seen this stuff- jar's of lambs' tongues, yes, but spotted dick? fellow employees must be hoarding the stuff in preparation for the second coming

"jesus demands your spotted dick!"
2001-08-27 02:56:20 PM  
Here's another good line...

"spotted dick has always been spotted dick and there is no reason to change that."
2001-08-27 03:17:35 PM  
"They still loved the taste of spotted dick..."
Who doesn't?
2001-08-27 03:21:44 PM  
As long as the Brits are revising their food terminology, how about calling things 'cookies' instead of 'biscuits?' And what's with the whole sweatbreads/sweetmeats thing? How did sweetbreads come to represent glands, and sweetmeats confections? Many an unsuspecting American has ordered sweetbreads and been presented with a platefull of vile-tasting objects.
2001-08-27 03:31:26 PM  
"They still loved the taste of spotted dick, they said, but found the name too saucy."

I think it's shagalicious, Baby.
2001-08-27 03:34:47 PM  
Jjorset, I agree. Those wacky Brits confuse us all the time with their lingo. They call a cigarette a "fag". In the U.S., if you are a fag smoker, it means something, uhhh... entirely different.

Of course, they had the language before we did, so I guess they can do what they want with it.
2001-08-27 04:51:33 PM  
Try the striped coont. Mmm mmm good.
2001-08-27 04:52:17 PM  
Fag smoker = Peter puffer
2001-08-27 05:13:52 PM  
The Brit's eat spotted dick, and France surrenders........
CHUNKY O'MONKEY...go get yourself some pudding......
2001-08-27 05:18:20 PM  
Which one of these is more embarrassing, asking for spotted dick or asking a bartender for an orgasm(the drink)?
2001-08-27 05:39:12 PM  
Niether, Legman. A bartender will know what you're talking about.
2001-08-27 06:30:03 PM  
"In an age where incestuous kisses on EastEnders barely elicit a flushed neck"

What the hell else are the British watching?!!!

Thank god for more American TV for me...
2001-08-27 06:31:51 PM  
It's a suet pudding?!Suet is beef fat!That is soooo wrong...
2001-08-27 06:40:03 PM  
Any man who ask a busy bartender for a drink with more than two ingrediants in it deserves to get the mat.

I chuckled over this little bit of word play as a kid.
It's just a vanilla pudding with raisins.

Hey, I wonder if the Python writers considered this instead of the giant flamange (sp?).
2001-08-27 07:19:44 PM  
Ever tried Black Pudding? Another British treat (though probably German). A tasty little sausage made from CLOTTED BLOOD. Arrrggghhhh. Sweet Jeezie.
2001-08-27 07:34:58 PM  
I love Yorkshire pudding, with roast beast of course.
Boiled dinner, with a big chunk of corned beef, turnips, carrots, cabbage, potatoes.
How about steak and kidney pie? Yum-yum!
Damn. Now I'm hungry.
2001-08-27 08:46:52 PM  
Bigpeeler: The Germans have something called "blood sausage", where they take a pig intestine, fill it with blood, tie of the ends, and wait for it to congeal... probably the same thing.
2001-08-27 09:17:19 PM  
We sell the Heinz brand of Spotted Dick at my store in Michigan. It flies off the shelves, and I always hear giggles from that aisle.
Displayed 31 of 31 comments

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.