We just wish we'd come up with it first...
That must have left you feeling distinctly crabby. Still, you managed to winkle out a few puns.
Today is National Fish and Chip* Day, and tech giant Microsoft has wasted no time wading in with the police to school the UK about phishing scams. In what must be one of the industry's most tenuous links, the City of London Police has urged internet pond life to "mullet over" before falling victim to a phishing email on …
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As a dieter you should go to my local chippy. I went in their last Wednesday and the following occurred.
Me : "Haddock and chips twice, please."
Chippy : "Sorry mate, we've run out of fish."
Me : "But i'm hungry, Haddock and Chips twice, please."
Chippy : "Told you mate, we've no more fish left to fry."
Me : "I'm starving, i suppose we could share a portion, Haddock and Chips just the once then, i've got all the right change."
Chippy : "Look matey, i'm getting annoyed now, i've told you we've no fish left. Here, spell Haddock for me with an F."
Me : "But there is no f in haddock"
Chippy : "Precisely, that's what i've been telling you, now go away."
Except he wasn't so polite.
There's at least one chippy in the old US of A. On the Florida coast near St Augustine. The guy who owns it said his Dad was from London, and went over there to go somewhere warmer and ply his chip-tastic trade.
Fish was lovely and fresh and the chips were good. What was odd was sitting on a beach eating fish and chips while actually being warm - with a gentle breeze and gorgeous sunset. Not an accustomed feeling on a British seaside. Which involves a biting wind and psychotic seagulls trying to nick your chips.
Also that chippy sold wine. So we shared a lovely bottle of it. I've never seen wine in a british seaside chippy - and it would take a braver man than me to drink it, if I did...
There's even a chain (at least, there was) - I came across Arthur Treacher's Fish and Chips when I was working in Atlanta.
Nowhere near as good as the local chippie (It was sliding towards the MacDonalds end of the spectrum), but a valiant effort, none the less.
I bought fish and chips in the Harry Potter dining hall in Universal Orlando.
What I received was battered fish fingers and chips. No huge cod fillet overhanging the plate.
So no real fish and chips experience, which is to be tempted in by the smell and then fell a bit dirty after you've eaten it.
Not quite seaside, but L’Alba D’Oro in Edinburgh has a good wine list, and any of the sit-in plaices like The Ashvale in Aberdeen, or most Harry Ramsden's, offer decent wines to go with your supper.
Yes, I like my wine in pint glasses =>
I was in a Chippy last night in Inverness (the one in Scotland) and it even sold a 'wee dram' as well as bottles of St Andrews Ale. The latter went down a treat with a 'fish supper' (Haddock and Chips. Cod was extra!). Too bad that is was on an industrial estate but you can't win them all.
Hoping for even better tonight as I'll be in Ullapool.
The Fishmarket at Edinburgh Newhaven Harbour is licenced and you can get wine or craft beer to go with your fish and chips.
They do some posh stuff too like crab claws, squid or battered monkfish rather than your normal haddock. I opted for a pot of mussels when I was there and they were tasty. On the expensive side for a chippy but very nice.
The choice of beer was Tavey Porter 5.2%, Longman Long Blond or Bass 4.5% all at £3 a pint.
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In Kiwiland it's the same except the crinkle cut in a foil packet variety are usually called chippies (not to be confused with the purveyors of fried goods). Either that or context renders which variety you mean. For example you would not, ordinarily, put a hot chip in a home made dip whereas home made dips for chippies are legion in NZ. The classic one takes a packet of brand onion soup, mixes it with a can of reduced cream, adds a modicum of vineger, mixes and refrigerates for a period and you have an onion dip ideal for the crinkle cut variety or some crudities.
Sadly since I became gluten intolerant in about 1990 this delight has been denied me except in very small amounts. Flour in the onion soup. The reduced cream should be okay with my lactose intolerance.
But the SPF record for the DVLA _still_ exceeds the permitted number of DNS operations so it can't ever give a 'fail' result.
And the SPF record for the Land Registry exceeds it by even more than the DVLA's does.
And I've been trying to tell them both, every way I can, for literally YEARS.
So to all you phishers out there: Quick! Forge DVLA and Land Registry mail right now! Your chance might be gone in - oooohhh - less than a few years!
You can try forging mail from the BBC too - they send mail from servers which aren't listed in their SPF record, so you'll probably get away with it!
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