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Offline Andrewf

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #315 on: February 20, 2014, 05:08:45 PM »
Root beer and Ginger beer are completely different.   ;D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #316 on: February 20, 2014, 05:10:29 PM »
 :o :o

Get outa town!!

I thought they were the same, what's the difference mate?
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #317 on: February 20, 2014, 05:14:11 PM »
Well...  Ginger beer is made with ginger...   and Root beer, isn't   :D ;D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #318 on: February 20, 2014, 05:15:12 PM »
I thought RB was made of sasparella? I think the 'ginger' in 'Ginger-Beer,' may be a clue for what's in it?  ::)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #319 on: February 20, 2014, 05:16:01 PM »
'great minds,' and all that, Andrew.  ;D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #320 on: February 20, 2014, 05:18:26 PM »
Ginger beer is a culture and I thought root beer was too.

http://www.forgreenies.com/how-to-make-old-fashioned-ginger-beer

What does it taste like then?
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #321 on: February 20, 2014, 05:22:39 PM »
root beer isn't beer... it's a fizzy soda pop drink...  and it tastes like root beer  :P

it's a unique taste. just the same that Dr Pepper is a unique taste too.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #322 on: February 20, 2014, 05:24:54 PM »
Ginger beer isn't beer either, its a soda as well. You can to an alcoholic version.

Sorry so many questions, I really thought they were the same  :D

You used to  make a ginger beer plant as below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginger_beer
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #323 on: February 20, 2014, 05:30:13 PM »
Ginger beer is alright, ginger ale is better.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #324 on: February 20, 2014, 05:34:05 PM »
See? 'GB,' is a GB product.  ;D Ginger Beer used to come in an earthen jug, two toned in colour. Dark brown on the bottom half and creamy-brown on the top. Usually it had a cork stopper. My Grandad would heft the bottle up and swing it over so the weight of it rested on his arm, then he'd chug away at it. Greedy owld git!  ;D It was that strong though, only the hardiest of North Eastern men could drink it. You don't get either, these days it seems?  :)
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #325 on: February 20, 2014, 05:34:55 PM »
Root beer over here is called ginger beer. No one would know what a root beer was

I beg to differ, Fly. Root beer is disgusting, and an entirely different product than ginger beer!

To me root beer always tasted like a liquid version of the glue on the back of envelopes. Ginger ale is ok - but if you're talking homemade ginger beer, that's even better  ;D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #326 on: February 20, 2014, 05:37:58 PM »
 :D :D :D

I guess I am not tempted to try now Sunny.

Ginger beer is the only soda/soft drink I have.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #327 on: February 20, 2014, 06:20:17 PM »
Just read this thread - watch out FF. Don't know where I've been tho'.

So...
Togs = bathers, swimmers
Crook = sick, told my grandma she was crook when I was five she thought I meant she was a thief.
Packing a sickie + taking a day off work by telling the boss you are ill when you are not.
Jandels = Thongs, flipflops.
Fizz = softdrink

Man those damn Aussies need to learn to speak proper!
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #328 on: February 20, 2014, 06:24:59 PM »
 :D :D

Sue I remember the first Kiwi I met, with that super weird accent and talking about his jandels, I thought he was on something  ::)

We chuck sickies  ::)

The rest are similars but different areas here call soda cordial, we always called it soft drink or a glass of fizzy.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #329 on: February 20, 2014, 10:06:16 PM »
Ahh ... chuckin' a sickie  ;D I used to try that every time the school sports carnival came up  ::)
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