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Here's a bizarre question: I need to know if McDonalds in the UK sell Egg McMuffins.

That's all.

Disclaimer - I don't intend to eat one, just to write about one.
Thanks.

Now back to your regular programme.............
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I don't know, but I can tell you that you can't buy Canadian bacon in Canada (but back bacon is yummo.) You also won't see a Canadian goose there. You might see a Canadian Tire, though.
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I don't know, but I can tell you that you can't buy Canadian bacon in Canada (but back bacon is yummo.) You also won't see a Canadian goose there. You might see a Canadian Tire, though.
I know - you can't buy English Muffins in England either. I'm trying desperately to remember the name of those things that you get in England that are kind of like English muffins (not crumpets), but I'm absolutely stuck.

I'm trying to write an article on healthy eating, but am feeling the culture gap!
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Cool - thanks! They do have McMuffins. Now I just need to remember the name of those English muffin thingies............
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You don't mean scones, do you?

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You don't mean scones, do you?

No, not scones. They are things you buy, like crumpets or English muffins, but a bit different. They are not as commonplace as crumpets or scones. You toast them like English muffins..............
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I don't know, but I can tell you that you can't buy Canadian bacon in Canada (but back bacon is yummo.) You also won't see a Canadian goose there. You might see a Canadian Tire, though.
They are Canada Geese here.
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I don't know, but I can tell you that you can't buy Canadian bacon in Canada (but back bacon is yummo.) You also won't see a Canadian goose there. You might see a Canadian Tire, though.
I'm missing something...no Canadian geese in Canada? I'm slow, help me find the joke.

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I'm missing something...no Canadian geese in Canada? I'm slow, help me find the joke.
I think they're just supposed to be called "geese". Everyone I know calls them Canada geese though. Something like the joke "In China, it's just called food"
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I think they're just supposed to be called "geese". Everyone I know calls them Canada geese though. Something like the joke "In China, it's just called food"
Ahhh, I see. I switch back and forth, depending on how lazy I am. Pesky things though, we have millions of them near us.

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And what is up with English mustard? That stuff almost gave me a heart attack. I found it somewhat odd that the mustard was labeled "English mustard" - duh, we're in England, of course it's English mustard - but apparently that was meant as a warning to poor, unsuspecting tourists.
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We definitely have Canada geese, nasty buggers that they are.

I love the McDonalds commercial where the guy was like What are english muffins called in England and what if I want a regular muffin in England? And the guy says "Don't go to england."

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We definitely have Canada geese, nasty buggers that they are.

I love the McDonalds commercial where the guy was like What are english muffins called in England and what if I want a regular muffin in England? And the guy says "Don't go to england."
Oh, I missed that. I wish I'd seen it.
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Poor dh made a faux pas on one of his first visits to the UK. He'd had crumpets, and loved them. He then asked my mum for 'a bit of crumpet' and wondered why everyone at the table collapsed laughing.
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Mmm crumpets. You should have seen the news story here when the local crumpet bakery had a fire, and people couldn't get their crumpets nationwide.

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I know - you can't buy English Muffins in England either. I'm trying desperately to remember the name of those things that you get in England that are kind of like English muffins (not crumpets), but I'm absolutely stuck.

I'm trying to write an article on healthy eating, but am feeling the culture gap!
Are you thinking of Bannocks?

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Do they call them American Muffins in England?

My understanding of "Canada Geese" is that they live in Canada in the summer and fly south in the winter. I'm not sure if they're the ONLY kind of geese that ever live in Canada though. I do know that there are areas of the USA where the Canada Geese come down for the winter as other birds leave to go even furthur south.

ETA: I just checked the UK McDonald's link, and followed the link to ingredients. For the McMuffin, they referred to the English muffin as, wait for it 'English Muffin" and then gave the ingredients of the muffin, followed by information on the sausage, butter, and cheese, and then explained that the eggs are all free-range.

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No they aren't the only kind of geese we have.

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Are you thinking of Bannocks?
Never heard of Bannocks. What are they?
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We have just call muffins muffins. The toastable kind. The cake kind are also just called muffins in most places I've seen. They do quite often have starts and stripes on the packaing though.
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I know - you can't buy English Muffins in England either. I'm trying desperately to remember the name of those things that you get in England that are kind of like English muffins (not crumpets), but I'm absolutely stuck.
pikelets, they are like flatter crumpets
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still giggling about the bit of crumpet.

i just checked our local english shop and they call them "muffins" -- they have crumpets as well but it's not the same. they're muffins anglais here!
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I'm pretty sure we do have EggMcMuffins. I'll check with DH though, I don't go to MacDs but he regularly has breakfast there before work
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oh no need here you go on their site. http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/pages/eat...breakfast.html
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Yes we certainly have them here.

I love a sausage and egg Mcmuffin though it feels so wrong after you've eaten it but they're delicious.

I've never eaten or seen a sausage like the one they put in the Mcmuffin outside of McD's, I wouldn't even call it a sausage, not by my definition anyway, but I don't care it tastes so good.
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Poor dh made a faux pas on one of his first visits to the UK. He'd had crumpets, and loved them. He then asked my mum for 'a bit of crumpet' and wondered why everyone at the table collapsed laughing.

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I'm missing something...no Canadian geese in Canada? I'm slow, help me find the joke.
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They are Canada Geese here.
They're actually Canada Geese here, too.
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