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Date: 03/25/13 01:24 PM

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    March 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    Link: Stop Being A Bunch Of Pussies, UK - A UK school has banned *THIS* from its cafeteria because of the possibility of poked-out eyes. Forks or Knives? Nope.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    March 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm
    The corner!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    In the US, a flapjack is a soft pancake. At first I didn`t get it. Who cuts a round pancake into a triangle? But then I googled them. Y`all need to learn to speak American.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    March 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    As much as I LOVE the title of this post, I think the US schools are just as stupid.

    My nieces school is having a dance. I asked her if anybody has asked her to go. She told me that the school has banned the kids from asking each other to the dance because somebody`s feelings may get hurt if they aren`t asked.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
    2166 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    wow, just when I though the world couldn`t get any dumberererer.

    also, is that thing in the picture a flapjack? I think of pancakes, that doesn`t look like a pancake. Could someone educate me?
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm
    To be fair, it`s one school in the UK. If one school in the USA did this (say, in Iowa), Americans wouldn`t say `Stop Being A Bunch Of Pussies, USA`. They`d say `Stop Being A Bunch Of Pussies, Iowa`.

    So yeah. Pedantic, I know, but y`all motherdraters don`t even allow Kinder Eggs, so get yourselves in order before you judge us.

    Trust.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
    2357 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm
    My Invasion of the UK Shopping List:

    Steel Cut Oats
    Butter
    Brown Sugar
    All-Purpose Flour

    Now I can add these to the rest of my list:

    Pint Glasses
    Kitchen Knives
    Kites
    Bumper Cars
    Tennis (in the rain)
    Monkey Bars
    Football (unless ball is made of sponge)
    Sack Racing

    Ha - probably just that damn slippery slope fallacy though! =)
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1930 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm
    This is just another symptom of a great disease infecting society and it certainly ain`t limited to one side of the pond.

    What the heck is a kinder egg btw?
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1930 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm
    @turdy...so the kids just go to the dance by themselves? And when they get there are they allowed to dance? I mean really...wtf?
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    Okay- a badly baked flapjack can cause SERIOUS injury... but they just substituted three sharp corners for four. Teach the kitchen staff to go easy on the golden syrup and heavy on the marge...
    A flapjack is a goodly dollop of marge ( butter for the rich)a big spoon of syrup, stir in porridge oats until gloopy- put into baking tray and bake on medium heat until golden brown...
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    March 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    How can you have your triangle shaped flapjacks if you don`t eat your meat?- Just doesn`t have the same ring to it.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Such a half baked idea.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    March 25, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    DormEd - Yes they are allowed to dance with each other when they get there. Still pretty dumb IMO.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    March 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm
    @JacobTrue13
    Kinder eggs are now allowed (albeit in modified form). Shame on us for not wanting our kids to choke on small toys. Besides, there are some montherdraters in the UK that want them banned there as well.
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    March 25, 2013 at 2:49 pm
    I always though flapjacks were just another name for pancakes - which are normally round and rarely cause injury - So I was a little confused.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3489 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    Wow, the UK used to teach kids the "play up and play the game" ethos and generate people like Adrian Carton de Wiart. Now a triangle shaped flapjack is a major security risk. Not judging anything but the irony is palpable.
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    pazerlenis Male 40-49
    1380 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm
    Those things are death traps!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    March 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm
    turdburglar-"Yes they are allowed to dance with each other when they get there."

    Sooo they don`t want anyone`s feelings to get hurt if they`re not asked to the dance, but have no problem with them being devastated by being at a dance and no one dancing with them.

    Dude, that`s f`d up.

    We`re just `that` much closer:
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    Makes sense, everyone knows rectangles are less aerodynamic.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    It`s amazing our government has had to make a Health and Safety department job with the specific role to reply to media and say "we think it`s fine this is not a health and safety issue, they`re doing it themselves..." Usually to save money on something or do less work
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 4:35 pm
    Well, at least I learned the difference between a North American flapjack and a British flapjack. I never knew...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32825 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    In Canada "flapjack" is a pancake. I trust some smart IABer will clue me in on what a "British Flapjack" is, and why it`s so DANGEROUS!

    @madduck: To the rescue! Thanks!

    @DromEd: It`s an egg shaped chocolate with a plastic capsule inside. Inside that is a toy of some sort! You usually have to put it together, which is most of the fun!

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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    March 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm
    @5cats, I had to go google it cause I thought it was a pancake, turns out it`s a rolled oats bar.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    so a pupil`s pupil huh?

    I didn`t read it because that came immediately came to mind
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36693 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    @ ForSquirel - I thought the same thing and looked it up. Apparently what they call a flapjack we call a granola bar. Which if you think about it is a pretty hard little brick. Could hurt if you got hit in the eye.

    I wish they`d learn to speak American.
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    xoterra Female 18-29
    88 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 7:42 pm
    "Critics have pointed out that a square flapjack has more sharp corners than a triangle shaped one."

    I just...what...why are there even critics for this? Why is this even a thing?
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1793 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 8:21 pm
    laugh all you want... half my family was wiped out by a stack a little taller than the picture. ok not wiped out but hurt really bad, ok not injured but we were sore for weeks...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    March 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm
    Liberals ruin everything they touch.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7565 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 12:31 am
    Bloody hellfire- I even gave you the recipe...
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 3:17 am
    I watched this on the BBC and just gave up on life itself
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2013 at 3:49 am
    5Cats, I`m just wondering how anyone could accidentally swallow/choke on the big plastic container inside the eggs.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 3:50 am
    I can see a large cultural gap between the UK and the US here.
    This story comes from Essex, land of the UK`s toughest breed of men. Flapjacks are kept for up to 6 weeks in a school-desk, to mature and harden-up. They are then used as weapons, (known to martial artists as `Shuriken`), and are part of the arsenal of the well-trained Essex school-child. The use of more than three sides to the flapjack reduces the penetrating power of the corner spikes. `Flapjack` comes from the old Saxon `flipjack`, translatable as `up yours sailor`, accompanied by the casting of stale cake-shop produce at over-amorous sailors. (Yeah, you`re right this is bullshirt).
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36693 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 5:35 am

    They should ban Assault Flapjacks!
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1930 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 6:10 am
    Let it sit for a few weeks and then I`ll give it a coat of black spray paint. Folks will run away at the sight of my assault flapjack. It`ll be like 1066 all over again.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    March 26, 2013 at 6:11 am
    Told you the UK is on it`s way to only allowing its people sporks to eat with and all plebs must remain in their saftey bubbles at all times!
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6174 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 7:03 am
    "Critics have pointed out that a square flapjack has more sharp corners than a triangle shaped one."


    So, obviously the only REAL solution is...

    SPHERE!!

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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 10:07 am
    US lexicon, "Flapjack"- a flat circular breakfast item, cooked from batter often including eggs for eyes and bacon for a mouth. ;-)

    Actually this reminds me of a recent Leno where one of his guests (can`t remember who) told everyone about a trip to Australia where he referred to "cotton candy" in the presence of said Australians and got complete silence in return. Only later did a camera man ask him what he was talking about and after the explanation (spun sugar) the Aussie replied, "Oh ya mean "Fairy Floss"? Such lovely chaos XD
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    March 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm
    ooh essex shut up oohh haha f()ck offfff

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