...a bit of a flibbertigibbet....
Would never be allowed in the U.S. Sexual overtones, you know.:-)Pearl
Pearl: I'm surprised it's still being shown over here!SX
Gay candies? Fornicating fruit drops? What kind of sweet shops do you have over there, Scarlet?? ;-)
Ponita: And let's not forget sucking on Quilley's or a Fisherman's Friend... as demonstrated by Mrs Pouncer HERE.Sx
You have no idea how badly I want to use the phrase "sucking on a Fisherman's Friend"...
Pearl: Do they not have them in the States?I will have to send you some so that you can use the phrase.Sx
We have them in Canada... I don't know about the US. Personally, I don't like them.
Ponita: They are something of an acquired taste!Much better saved for when you have a stuffy nose.Sx
"sherbet fountain"I am almost afraid to ask if this is an euphemism...
Wherever... and whatever... they haven't been seen north of the borderNot that we need them, mind...
My dear Scarlet, I am quite surprised at you. When the disgusting advert appeared on television, I was just treating myself to a nice cream horn and I nearly choked on it. I had to have several sips of my favourite Redbush to recover.
Miss Scarlet:As we have no television we have not seen these advertisements and can only hope [if all standards of decency are not to be lost] that they appear after the nine o' clock watershed.Whatever happened to steadfast Spangles?!!!! No hanky panky with them.
bubblegummed....or gubblebummed?Of course, my innocent mind never noticed the sexual references until you pointed it out. Bad influence you are! (Either that or I'm just a gannet).Whateva!Bxxx
I'll have to watch it again. I missed the sexual overtones. Not for the first time.
ARe these called rubber caps?
Sex Sells!Now everyone can indulge in smutty little sweeties.
Mr Lax: Have you never had a Sherbet Fountain, Mr Lax?I should open a British sweet shop in the States.Macey: I think I'm the only twit that's noticed it.Ms Jessop: Did you know that Lakeland [retailer of all things essential] recently had a flood of customers struggling to find moulds for their cream horns.Do you make your own Camilla?The Top-Hats: Yes, what did happen to Spangles? But in all truthfulness, they weren't really very nice!Bux: Apologies!! Oh dear... and they are probably a joy to suck on as well.SxFag break... before it rains.
As a child, I remember being offered a finger of fudge with a personalised rendition of the memorable song... "a finger of fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat..."
Pat: I know, sometimes I can easily be distracted from sexual overtones with something as simple as a cup of tea and a Hob-Nob.Mr Mags: I think the name Rubber Caps was rejected, simply because it was suggestive of a type of poisonous mushroom.People think in mysterious ways.Princess: It just makes you wonder who these sweets are being marketed at!Sx
Wendy: I was never satisfied with a Finger of Fudge. I needed something bigger, like a Mars bar. Or a Double Decker.Sx
Pearl is right! The U.S. is full of such a bunch of tight asses that we'd never see that played over here. Maybe if they edited out the wink. Sad.
I always cut straight to the sherbert fountain, but have never mastered the art of sucking the sherbert through the liquorice tube. Always leaves me with sticky lips
I've never seen them before. I missed the sexual overtones too. And as they're both men, that would probably prevent a US showing as well. I think I'll settle for a nice cup of tea and a choccy digestive.
I need to make a list of candy to try the next time in the UK!
Sherbet fountain...Is that like a Vodka Fountain?
I was always fond of the sherbet dibdab. xx
Percy filth! I had sweets for tea tonight, a box of toffee poppets and a bag of rowntrees fruit pastiles sours. Delicious.For a skip down memory lane click here for the sweetie shop. I got quite excited after seeing fizzy lizzies and coconut mushrooms again. I'll have one of them, one of them, one of them, one of them...
I used to like 'Bonker Bars' as a kid! (They were local sweeties, for local kids!, I don't think they travelled.) :¬)xxx
Will be back later... dental work... which is quite fitting with this post....Sx
Mr Banish: I agree... that wink is definitely lascivious.Mr Bene: Only once have I managed to suck up all the sherbert And swallow. I see it as a personal failing.Nick: Yep, I'm gagging for a cuppa.Mr Lax: Lemon Bon Bons!!! Now they really do have something to do with the state of my teeth.MJ: I'm thinking that the Vodka and sherbet would be a good mix... an interesting cocktail.Lulu: Are dibdabs like the flying saucers... with rice paper? Oh, I loved those.Mitzi: Despite my teeth I am salivating. I want the retro Foam Sweetie Jar for Christmas.Mr Maps: Indeed, Mr Maps! I have searched and the Bonkers Bar does appear to be unique to Ireland!Sx
I look forward to full details of your dentist's toilet facilities.
Nick: Funny you should mention this because I visited the dentist's toileting facilities on my previous visit...and got locked in.Most embarrassing.Sx
How was the drill today?
Mr Mags: No drill today, just a major clean up. Still not a pleasant experience though.Big extraction in October.Thank you for asking.Sx
Another date to look foward to ...
You don't snort sherbet, do hyou?
One of my favourite things to do is to get a mouthful of sherbet from a fountain.
if our candy could fuck, it would be a much better world.
Two packs for a Euro today in our local Tesco, couldn't resist! YUM! :¬)xxx(WV = jailyes!)
The last time I attempted to indulged myself with a sherbet fountain I got banned from our local sweet shop...Perhaps I should have paid for it first...
Helo world. I'm back. You can start with the innuendo again now.
Hello, Dave, good to see you back.Unfortunately I am not blogging at the moment due to a general apathy that has set in since you have been away.And even if I had something to blog about, I can't be doing with the new Blogger interface, which is an irritation too far.Hope you had a good holiday and I look forward to reading about your adventures - blimey, this is reading like one of my standard resignation letters....Sx
Pull yourself together girl. Or do you want me to come down there and sort you out?Is that haystack still there? Ah, happy memories.
I am resting.I am languishing on my chaise longue with one hand carelessly resting in a bowl of grapes...Sx
Where is the other hand casually resting?
ps. I sent you a message on FB. Have you seen it? Did you get my postcard?
Oh yes!!! I did get the postcard - it was a bird with fangs?!But Facebook sent me an email today telling me that it was no longer emailing me with updates... and if Facebook no longer emails then I will forget to log into my account. So I will log in now.Thank you for the postcard.Sx
IN case FB hasn't told you, I've just replied to your comment.Most of what I said on the pastcard turned out to be rubbish, of course, but I hope it raised a smile of sorts.
Yes, your postcard did raise a smile. Still puzzled as to why the bird had fangs though?Sx
It was a puffin, and it had a few small fish grasped in its beak.
Oh... I see now.Am definitely logging off now.Sx
You are a funny lady!! x
I like the catonkey
Never mind sexual overtones, I'm just surprised I have any teeth left after the mountainous quantities of sugar-laden sweets I consumed as a child. I was even partial to spoonfuls of sugar for a while.
Hello M'dears, apologies for not answering your comments... but I will say that it's nice to see you Jane... you should pop by more often...And I also agree with Ms Norma about candy... I don't snort sherbert Mr Chairman... Mr Joey.... you are very naughty...and Mr Maps, were they nice? I really want to try them.Mr Logs...tut, tut... fancy getting caught. Miss Nurse, I want a catdonkey! A real one... not an ornamental one.Nick: Aargh!! Spoonfuls of sugar??? I uased to make honey sandwiches with digestive biscuits though... so who am I to criticise you?Right then, I am very busy at the moment. I seem to be a calligrapher/property finder all of a sudden and both roles are proving to be time consuming, but it's not forever. There will be low points of activity.Anyhow, I will be back when I have time.Luv you!!!Sx
Miss Scarlet, at some U-Bahn stations they have us mind the gap, in German and English!
"Please tell Scarlet that I said thanks, but I have done that and it didn't do me any good. When I run my malware software, it says I have no malware. I've done it twice."Message from Judy. Night night!
I like to pull this same maneuver on strangers at the market, "Consider yourself bubblegummed!"It's much more polite than screaming, "Surprise, buttsecks!"
Oooh... we don't have them there up our way, either.Mind you, our Tangfastics seem to be overpopulated with the little doodads that look like pustulated gonads.
I was the sherbet fountain champion two years in a row in the late 70s. I wonder if I could still do that...
Scarlet : in answer to your question about the tallest tree in 2011:-"Michael W. Taylor (born April 25, 1966, in Los Angeles) is a leading discoverer of champion and tallest trees - most notably Coast Redwoods. In 2006, Michael co-discovered the tallest known tree in the world, a coast redwood (sequoia) now named "Hyperion". He also discovered "Helios" and "Icarus", the 2nd and 3rd tallest."
Come back! Find me a house!
I used to have condensed milk and jam sandwiches .....yum . Do you remember tiger nuts ?
Please come back soon. I really miss you.
Tomorrow was today - was it "interesting"? I hope you are not in payne, my dear!
You're not still filing your nails, are you, Ms Scarlet? Your loyal readers are getting restless...
Looking forward to a picture of your toothy grin. :-)Ooooh!! wv is 'quicki'. How rude!!
Hello M'dears!Unfortunately I won't be back for a while, as I am house hunting next week. But I will be back, possibly with the FGES over my head.... and possibly in disguise....!Sx
Oooh! Are you moving to Norfolk?*Hides under desk*
The headline will read "Scarlet exposed!"