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  1. L-Izzle

    hahaha that’s so true (the cultural differences being even more astounding when they occur in a “familiar” country). when i was in the UK i was continually amazed by little things…ways of gesturing..mannerisms…attitudes…habits…just little stuff I didn’t expect to be surprised by.

    in a similiar vein to your story, i had to explain SO MANY TIMES to bartenders how to make a lemon lime & bitters. they’d NEVER heard of it and thought i was completely nuts for coming up with such a wacky combination. “uhh’s lemon…..and lime…..and bitters..?”

    1. whisperinggums

      I somehow think I’d prefer to stick with LLB over LLC – but the story is great … and I do remember the dark alley in Mauritius!

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe I’ve never heard of an LLC so thankyou for enlightening me! 😀 Hehe Splenda! One would never have guessed that! 😛

  3. E.TeacherLord

    Me wants this wondrous LLC beverage! Me wants it now!!!

  4. Hannah

    L-Izzle: I was similarly entertained to discover that Americans don’t know what it means to “shout” someone something, and also feel on a crusade to explain that kookaburra is pronounced more like “cook-ah-bah-rah” than “kook(as in kooky)-er-boor-er”. The road ahead has many obstacles.

    Lorraine: I don’t think many people have! It’s a niche American market 😛 Maybe one day I’ll make it for you and astound you with my potion-making skills. 😀

    E.TeacherLord: Methinks what you’d really want is the large bag full of different chocolates currently resting by my feet…

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