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    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 9th Oct 16, 4:07 PM
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    The chicken & the avocado, which comes first?
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:07 PM
    The chicken & the avocado, which comes first? 9th Oct 16 at 4:07 PM
    Went to get some brunch earlier & having looked at the menu asked for a chicken & avocado panini. I was looked at blankly and then heard him utter the immortal words "oh, you mean avocado and chicken!" Does this mean that the only way it can be made is that the avacado goes on first?
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    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 9th Oct 16, 4:14 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:14 PM
    Maybe it's to do with quantities?
    Avocado being cheaper than chicken & all?
    Like the ingredients list on all foodstuffs; greatest first.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 9th Oct 16, 4:23 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:23 PM
    You should have asked for bacon with it.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 9th Oct 16, 4:33 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:33 PM
    You'd probably confuse somebody at a chippy if you asked for Chips and Fish as well. They're just used to hearing it the other way round at that shop.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 9th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 4:42 PM
    Is it chips and egg or egg and chips.
    What came first the chicken or the egg.
    Tips x
    • Gettingtherequickly
    • By Gettingtherequickly 9th Oct 16, 6:15 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 6:15 PM
    You should have asked for bacon with it.
    Originally posted by Missli
    That was on menu also! I'm allergic to it anyway
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 9th Oct 16, 6:39 PM
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    You'd probably confuse somebody at a chippy if you asked for Chips and Fish as well. They're just used to hearing it the other way round at that shop.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted
    When I can remember yo do, I always ask for it that way round, and it does make them hesitate.
    I usually reverse other sayings as well, such as;
    Front to back, Downside up, & Outside in.
    • Sam Fallow
    • By Sam Fallow 9th Oct 16, 7:11 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 7:11 PM
    Is it chips and egg or egg and chips.
    What came first the chicken or the egg.
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    It was always egg & chips for me, until I heard Pauline Collins (in Shirley Valentine) say 'chips & egg.' It must have been her cute scouse accent that did it.
    • The Last Username
    • By The Last Username 9th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 7:31 PM
    You'd probably confuse somebody at a chippy if you asked for Chips and Fish as well. They're just used to hearing it the other way round at that shop.
    Originally posted by Jojo the Tightfisted

    Ah.
    Not a problem in Scotland.
    Where you would ask for a fish supper .

    (Often at a Fish & Chicken Bar, btw.)
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 9th Oct 16, 7:53 PM
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    It can sometimes be Fips and chish.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 9th Oct 16, 8:25 PM
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    It can sometimes be Fips and chish.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    You mean Chish and Fips
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 9th Oct 16, 8:28 PM
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Oct 16, 9:10 PM
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    When I were a lad in Lincolnshire it were a piece and four. (A piece of fish and four penn'oth of chips.)
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Oct 16, 9:13 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Went to get some brunch earlier & having looked at the menu asked for a chicken & avocado panini. I was looked at blankly and then heard him utter the immortal words "oh, you mean avocado and chicken!" Does this mean that the only way it can be made is that the avacado goes on first?
    Originally posted by Gettingtherequickly
    It may be as suggested that the greater ingredient is avocado, or it may be that you confused the server because you were facing him. Had you been facing the opposite way, it could well have been that your request was correct.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 9th Oct 16, 9:17 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Is it chips and egg or egg and chips.
    What came first the chicken or the egg.
    Tips x
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    The egg. Whenever a new species evolves, or is created, or mutates from a different species, it is always from an egg no matter what animal preceded it.
    The hen may have evolved from an animal without feathers, but its first occurrance would have started as an egg.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 9th Oct 16, 9:59 PM
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    It was always egg & chips for me, until I heard Pauline Collins (in Shirley Valentine) say 'chips & egg.' It must have been her cute scouse accent that did it.
    Originally posted by Sam Fallow
    You beat me to it. I found it really jarring when Shirley Valentine said "Chips and egg" was for dinner.
    • Missli
    • By Missli 9th Oct 16, 10:04 PM
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    I really fancy chips now!
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 9th Oct 16, 10:46 PM
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    We used to ask for crispy bits with our bag of chips.
    Tips x
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