April 09, 2012

H is for...

Humor - compliments of Heinz

Apparently Spotted Dick is something common in the UK. The spotted part of the name comes from the use of raisins. The dick portion of the name seems to be a mystery with different conflicting stories of how it came to rise. No pun intended. ::giggle::

I promise I'm not making fun of anyone or anything. In fact, I thought long and hard about whether or not to post this (I crack myself up!). This is just another example of my warped sense of humor.

I was walking through the grocery store with my son when he suddenly stopped and said "That couldn't have said what I thought it said."

We had to backtrack to the previous aisle to see what it was that he saw. When I saw it too I almost hit the floor laughing. I might as well have been back in 8th grade with the way I was snickering and carrying on. I'm sorry, but I had never heard of it before. It was just a bit shocking, not to mention very funny!

All I could think was that it sounds like something that should probably be treated by a doctor - and really, don't they have a vaccine to prevent that? Oh my, I am going to be able to play some great practical jokes with this! Yes, I bought it, the photo is from my pantry. Yes, I'm still giggling.

Hasta maƱana!


41 comments:

  1. Oh yes, spotted dick is an old dish back here in the UK. I well remember my grandmother making it. Also had it a school dinners.

    Wonderful H post.
    Yvonne,

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    1. Is it good? I haven't tried it yet.

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  2. Don't worry, all us Brits find it hilarious too. It's funny the number of translation issues that happen; there's a lot of Americanisms that have us lot rolling round the floor laughing too! And who said we spoke the same language?!!

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    1. I've heard stories about some of the things here that make you guys really laugh too! It's all in good fun :)

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  3. I'll agree with what Angeline said - we find it funny too - but it tastes very nice with custard :-)

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    1. Wait - I thought it was some kind of custard or pudding, it says pudding on the can but looks like some kind of cake from what I can tell.

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  4. I'd never seen or heard of that before. Sure do think though that humor is a very important part of life. Hope you have a wonderful Monday!

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    1. Just hope I didn't go too far over the PG blog rating with this one ;)

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  5. Personally I'm not a big fan of spotted dick - take that whichever way you will ;)

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    1. I'll just take that both ways - we wouldn't want any spotted dick confusion!

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  6. LOL; I can see my hubby and son getting a kick out of this too; I'll have to look for it at the store and see if it is here :)

    Too cute Martha!!

    betty

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    1. It was in the ethnic foods section Betty. Glad you got a kick out of it :)

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  7. But what is it? Really? Because I'm sure as hell not going to eat it otherwise!

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    1. I have no idea Jaye! It says sponge pudding on the can but from the photo it looks like some kind of cake. Not sure I want to try it either way!

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  8. I'd heard of it, but I've never seen it here - too funny!!!!

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    1. I had never heard of it or seen it before. Leave it to a teenage boy to spot it on the shelf!

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  9. LMAO yeah I couldn't stop laughing when I first heard of the spotted dick too, so sounds like you got pimples or some sort of std down there..hahaha

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    1. Scary sounding isn't it?!! I'm still laughing about it!

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  10. I remember seeing spotted dick in The Adrian Mole Diaries. I didn't know Heinz was one of the makers.

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    1. No matter who makes it, it would still be funny to me!

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  11. My husband would get a huge kick out of this. Where did you get it? I would love to surprise him by putting some in the pantry for him to find!!!

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    1. I got in in my regular grocery store in the ethnic foods section. I had never seen it before so I don't know if you can find it everywhere. If you can't find it and really want some I can send you a can. Let me know :)

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  12. Oh, that is hilarious! I don't think I could walk by it without laughing either!

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  13. FUNNY!!!!! I recently saw the same exact item at our World Market and I thought, "What the heck is a spotted dick?!?!?" Lord, funny stuff! Love your funny H post!

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    1. Thanks TPC, I am just so immature when it comes to things like this. I warned you guys that i had a warped sense of humor!

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  14. Hilarious post! Thanks for the laughs :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Heather :)

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  15. :) Such a happy post!

    p.s., I'm waiting to see if you come out with a cookbook with 100 ways to prepare and serve Spotted Dick.

    Well spotted...

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    1. I don't think that cookbook will hit the market anytime soon! Definitely fun stuff either way :)

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  16. I'm going to have trouble asking my daughter if she saw this the three years she lived in England.

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    1. I know what you mean Paula, could be quite embarrassing!

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  17. Hi Martha .. certainly kids will have loads of fun with this name .. though I don't remember laughing about it .. not sure why - maybe it was always called something else .. like roly-poly with custard ..

    Recently they've been having these desserts/puddings in pubs - and they go down well - suet puds .. I don't remember my mother ever making a suet pudding - and she was a good cook .. so I was surprised when a friend made one for a meal one day - out in South Africa .. completely unexpected .. but they often ate them as kids - whereas we did when we were at school.

    Glad you could buy one and I can imagine your both roaring with laughter in the shop in that ribald way we have when we're laughing at something 'naughty' .. great read .. good Christmas present for someone sometime?? Cheers Hilary

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  18. Was there really no other names available when they were naming this dish eons ago - I mean really! You have to let us know what the tinned version tastes like...
    :-) Mandy

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    1. Thanks what I thought too Mandy - but then again, I suppose nobody thought a thing of it back when it was invented. I will let you know when we try it!

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  19. What a great sense of humor! This cracks me up!

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    1. Me too Pati, so glad you enjoyed it :)

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  20. Isn't that what happens after I get old? Damn liver spots.....

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    1. LOL! You are too funny Chris!

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