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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 07:12pm on 17/03/2011 under , ,
In order to incorporate an element of Irishness into our dinner, we broke open a bottle of HP Sauce with Guinness. [livejournal.com profile] qidane and I tried some with our food. Then [livejournal.com profile] kateaw opened the bottle lid and tentatively sniffed at the contents. As it was a squeezy cap, there wasn’t much to smell at, so she gently squeezed the bottle. And promptly shot HP Guinness Sauce up her nose.

Oh how we laughed.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
tobyaw: (Frogmarch 2002 - Whitby)
posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 07:12pm on 17/03/2011 under , ,
In order to incorporate an element of Irishness into our dinner, we broke open a bottle of HP Sauce with Guinness. [livejournal.com profile] qidane and I tried some with our food. Then [livejournal.com profile] kateaw opened the bottle lid and tentatively sniffed at the contents. As it was a squeezy cap, there wasn’t much to smell at, so she gently squeezed the bottle. And promptly shot HP Guinness Sauce up her nose.

Oh how we laughed.
location: St Andrews, Scotland
tobyaw: (Frogmarch 2002 - Whitby)
posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:27pm on 13/03/2011 under , , ,
location: St Andrews, Scotland
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 10:27pm on 13/03/2011 under , , ,
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:38am on 22/01/2010 under , , ,
For those who Spotify, you may wish to listen to Marty Feldman singing the French words from the side of an HP Sauce bottle, from his 1969 album "I Feel A Song Going Off."

http://open.spotify.com/track/21k9B0ilZqzpIQL5sBLbRS

Apparently the French text appeared on HP Sauce bottles from 1917 to 1984; when it was removed there were widespread protests. Or at least a letter or two to national newspapers. Perhaps the removal of the French text was the beginning of the end of HP as a British cultural institution, a process that culminated in production moving from Aston to the Netherlands in 2007.
location: KY16 8JY
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posted by [personal profile] tobyaw at 11:38am on 22/01/2010 under , , ,
For those who Spotify, you may wish to listen to Marty Feldman singing the French words from the side of an HP Sauce bottle, from his 1969 album "I Feel A Song Going Off."

http://open.spotify.com/track/21k9B0ilZqzpIQL5sBLbRS

Apparently the French text appeared on HP Sauce bottles from 1917 to 1984; when it was removed there were widespread protests. Or at least a letter or two to national newspapers. Perhaps the removal of the French text was the beginning of the end of HP as a British cultural institution, a process that culminated in production moving from Aston to the Netherlands in 2007.
location: KY16 8JY

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