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Friday, 15 February 2013


There's a big fuss at present about horse-meat.

Rightly so if it has been sold as beef, mutton, pork &c. by bent meat processors and suppliers, and there is a slim chance that some of the horses that provided the meat may have been treated with a drug that is apt to disagree with humans.

Actually, I suspect that the English are more upset about the fact that it is horse - I have no reason for thinking this but I suspect that it is the case, and it is an ideal subject for the tabloid press to "get their teeth into"!

Nothing wrong with horse-meat; in France I ate it raw (Cheval Tartare) and very good it was too.

Until the next time


Anonymous said...

All the English have to do is to stop eating processed shit if they don`t want to eat horse.
On another "johnny foreigner" note.UK Abbatoirs are now using predominantly Halal slaughter methods because its cheaper than having separate production lines.

Scholars are still arguing over equine halal acceptability.

I remain yours `O

Paul said...

Yes, but my point was in part, that my objection is in buying horse when it's labelled as cow!

Halal - schalal Grrr don't make me angry; if those fuckers don't like it then they can fuck off to some foul middle-eastern hole like Arabia, Iraq or Afghanistan.

(I'm waiting to see if I've got that Foreign Office Job)

Anonymous said...

I take your point. but remember they used to sell Watneys Red Barrel labelled as beer.


Paul said...

Ha ha! That's very good

Paul said...

And I loved the lines:

Would like anything on your burger sir?"
"Yes please, a fiver each way."

Anonymous said...

"and a large portion of lies please"


Anonymous said...

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is looking to appoint an Arabic spokesperson who is also keen to learn Farsi.... £40,000 - £50,000 a year.

Paul said...

That's handy!

Anonymous said...

I went to see a Muslim tribute band last night. They were called "Bomb Jovi". They were brilliant. Their last song "Living on a Prayer Mat" almost brought the house down. Then this Muslim bloke started bragging about how he had the entire Koran on dvd. I was interested so I asked him, "Can you burn me a copy?" Well that was when the trouble started........

Paul said...

That is bloody funny - thanks