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Nugget Biscuit -13

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Inspired by this video [link] and a conversation I had with :iconwillsormiston: about the different uses of biscuits/scones (same food but different name) between the US and UK. Basically in England the biscuit/scone is eaten as a sweet dish (jam and cream) while in America the biscuit/scone is used as a savory dish (gravy and breakfast sandwiches). Once in a while we eat biscuits with butter and jam but not as often. I wonder how the transition was made.
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sis-of-5-boys's avatar
England's face is perfect in this picture. I imagine he frequently had to extract inedible matter from toddler America's mouth. I bet he thought he was long done with that! :D (and America is blissfully oblivious)
gsunny6's avatar
Chances are also high that he tried to extract something that was edible that Britain didn't know was edible only to find out that it was because New Continent™
MrMadManiac's avatar
So, what exactly is the most-adorable-America-you've-drawn eating in his scones?

Also, I know nothing about Tobuscus, but I do LOVE Tabasco. :iconderpplz:
andrielisilien's avatar
Tobuscus is my main choice of comedy :D He's like a stand up comedian yet he doesn't... stand up. I'm not sure how to describe him other than hilarious!
MrMadManiac's avatar
Ah, I see. Still, did I mention that is the cutest America you've ever drawn?
andrielisilien's avatar
hmmm, I don't know. I'm sure I have drawn some cute Alfreds before :aww:
mormongirlbyu's avatar
See, I always grew up eating biscuits with honey or jam. I mean, I like them wiyh gravy and as a sammich, but I think of biscuits as sweet first. *shrug*
andrielisilien's avatar
I guess it depends on the person on what they see a biscuit as "first" but either way isn't a shock.
HanaFa732's avatar
England's face is priceless. He looks as though he's hidden a message or gold (that's what I thought of for nugget) in America's snack.
andrielisilien's avatar
Nope, just dignity is hidden in the biscuit. :XD:
HanaFa732's avatar
If it'll make you feel better Iggy. *Deliberately offers a piece of roasted goose that was killed on college grounds.*
Willsormiston's avatar
What's doubly confusing is that what -we- call a biscuit is what you guys call 'cookies'. Divided by a common language indeed.

Love the comic! That would definitely have been my reaction!
andrielisilien's avatar
I couldn't help but laugh with this in mind when you described "the horror" you felt with biscuits and gravy! :lol: Glad you liked it.
mormongirlbyu's avatar
And then there's the trouser-pants transition, which I find especially amusing, not to mention a million other little different words and meanings.
Greygreenwolf's avatar
Interestingly, some bits of England (mostly around Blythe/Gateshead way) also call trousers pants- maybe that's where it came from?

(Terribly sorry for interrupting the thread. ^^;)
mormongirlbyu's avatar
Oh, it's fine. I'm just amused.
gsunny6's avatar
I'm pretty sure we got calling it soccer from Ireland.
sis-of-5-boys's avatar
Someone was hungry-thought it would he a nice vehicle for some meat! Biscuits are always soft, unlike scones- maybe they "evolved" from dumplings a bit, and that's where they got the idea!
andrielisilien's avatar
That makes sense because dumplings are very much like biscuits. Someone also must have thought, "Hey, I'm too lazy to cut the bread for my sandwich. I'll use a biscuit instead!"
sis-of-5-boys's avatar
Biscuits are faster to prepare than bread- you just need a fork to mix the dough, and something round to cut them out with! Necessity (or laziness) is the mother of invention! (My mom made biscuits for us pretty frequently, especially in the summer when it was too hot to bake bead)
Or maybe it is a Southern thing- 'Let's take some English food and do...things to it, to make those British gag'! :P I would bet that meat/biscuit combos were developed in the south, and look at what they do to tea! (don't get me wrong, I love sweet iced tea)
andrielisilien's avatar
Biscuits have baking soda/powder instead of yeast which I believe is the biggest difference. You don't have to knead biscuits as much (in fact you shouldn't) and you don't have to let biscuits rise. I agree. Biscuits and the South usually go together :)
canadianpolarbear1's avatar
Has America been on Youtube?
Tobuscus is awesome!! 8D
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