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Kim Shook

The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)

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10 hours ago, liuzhou said:

Standard practice in China. Either a box of tissues or little packs of tissues bearing the restaurant's name and address.

 And I thought I knew everything. :P   I admit that I had never really thought about it but simply assumed that napkins, either paper or cloth, were de rigueur all over Canada and the world.  I am so very often brought up short by my assumptions.   Thank you so much for enlightening me on this one.    

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19 minutes ago, chromedome said:

LOL Don't you mean "serviettes"?

 You say tomato I say tomato. I’m comfortable with napkins.

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When I was a kid I only saw the word "napkin" in conjunction with the word "sanitary," so that was a bit of an adjustment for me when I got older and moved away from Atlantic Canada.

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14 minutes ago, chromedome said:

When I was a kid I only saw the word "napkin" in conjunction with the word "sanitary," so that was a bit of an adjustment for me when I got older and moved away from Atlantic Canada.

 

Serviette can also refer to sanitary products in French, but the primary translation in most dictionaries is “napkin“.

 

 

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Yeah, I know. It felt weird at the time, is all.

 

This sort of thing is fading, along with many other regional distinctions in vocabulary and usage, but it was still common when I was growing up. Now it's mostly something one brings up in fun (that was the original intent of this little digression), usually in conversation with Americans like my late wife. She was amused by "serviette" and "settee" and various other anachronisms I don't recall off the top of my head.

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 Well I have certainly heard paper napkins called serviettes but I have never heard a linen table napkin called that.  I have a mixed linguistic heritage —  English in many iterations. 😂

   

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Just at cross purposes, I suspect. We got off on that tangent because you'd spoken of having a box of tissues on the table in lieu of napkins, so mentally I extrapolated that to paper napkins specifically (since tissues would be a more intuitive replacement for the paper kind than the linen kind).

 

It was a flippant throw-away remark in the first place, which I perhaps might not have made if the blood level had been a bit lower in my caffeine system. :P

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 Yesterday my daughter and I had lunch together at a restaurant that had been hiding in plain sight about a kilometre from my house.  I had noticed the Bamboo Legend in a mall where I used to shop.  I had never been there nor had I ever heard of anyone who had been there.   But my daughter and her friends had discovered it.   It just celebrated its 12th anniversary! 

 

 My normal habit is to have lunch with @Kerry Beal who’s responsibility it is to make sure there are photographs taken. Without Kerry things went to hell in a hand basket.

 

 We were each served a very beautiful salad before our main dishes were brought  but these were eaten before I remembered about the photographs. There were also drinks. My daughter had ginger tea and I just had water which arrived in one of those handled Mason jars (which I hate). 

 

Perhaps it was the sight  of the hated Mason jar that jogged my memory about photographs. 

 

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My daughter had the Creamy Coconut Curry with beef.

 

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I had the Drunken Noodles with beef.

 

My dish was very tasty but I could only manage less than half of the noodles before I was too full to move.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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As @Kerry Bealand I curse and rage against this interminable winter, we embraced the warmth of both the welcome and the ambience of The Bombay Grill for our lunch today. 

 

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Chai for Kerry. 

 

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A new (to and for me) beer. This is brewed in nearby London, Ontario. 

 

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Appetizer platter. 

 

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Chicken curry and dhansak lamb. 

 

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 Their  always amazing basmati rice. 

 

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 Their  are even more amazing naan. 

 

 Of course there was far more food than we could possibly eat and I was the lucky one to take home the doggie bag. 

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 Yesterday, @Kerry Bealand I found ourselves too near to Kenzo to resist the siren call of good ramen. 

 

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Takoyaki. 

 

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King shoyu ramen for Kerry. 

 

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Tonkotsu ramen for me. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, heidih said:

Gotta love those dancing bonito shavings. 

 And these really danced!   I think they were all wearing tutus.

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3 hours ago, Anna N said:

 And these really danced!   I think they were all wearing tutus.

Quite entranced with the notion of bonito shavings in tutus.

 

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I went out to lunch today with a few ladies to a pub style place, White Harte Pub.  

Two of us had the fish & chips and we both chose the salad as our optional side:

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I had a 21st Amendment Blood Orange IPA, which was neither red nor orange in color and didn't particularly taste of orange but was an excellent partner to the fish & chips.  My friend had a Harp Lager.

 

The lady to my left ordered bangers & mash which came with a side of garden peas that didn't make it into the photo. She chose a Strongbow Hard Apple Cider.

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The lady to my right ordered the 1/2 lb White Harte Burger with sweet potato fries, accompanied by a glass of Austerity Cellars Monterey Pinot Noir. She declared this the best burger she'd ever had.

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The last member of our group ordered the Windsor Scramble from the breakfast side of the menu.  No photo but it included scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, smoked ham, potatoes, toast and roasted tomatoes.  

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