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Post by halfwise on Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:29 pm

Doesn't the term 'soft biscuit' refer to a scone type item in parts of Scotland?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:31 pm

{{ Not a term Ive ever heard Halfy- could be an east-coast thing though, sounds like the sort of effete thing they would say on Morningside! Mad }}}

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Post by David H on Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:33 pm

I'll bet "soft biscuit" comes from an area with a seaport or fishing community.  I've always known the old meaning of "biscuit" to be what's sometimes called "ship's biscuit" for clarity. "Hard tack" is another name and it's hard as oak Mad .

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Post by azriel on Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:43 pm

Very Happy You guys & your tummy's. Next will be the old debate on whether a Jaffa Cake is a cake....or not ? I call Maryland cookies just that Mary....land. My son eats them by the sack load, he is the cookie monster, has been since he was 4 or 5yrs old. I have noticed Cookies are becoming more of a feature in places like "Subway" & other fast food eateries. But fir me If you can dunk it IL eat it Smile As for Soft Biscuits, isn't that when they've gone a tad manky ? left in the tin too long ? Smile

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:03 pm

Amarië wrote:Mare-uh-land, ey? You live in Ponyville!!!! I love it!!!! Very Happy

Well we do have feral ponies on Assateague Island. Just be careful when bringing food to the beach. Razz

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:07 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{On a terminology note Cookie is stupid- sorry US. Biscuit comes from the French and it literally means 'twice cooked' because originally making biscuits was a two stage process. Cookie on the other hand derives from the Dutch meaning for small cake, and should properly refer only to cakes not biscuits. }}}

It's not like the Dutch themselves use cookie (koekje) to refer to cakes either. Dutch immigrants were the ones who introduced the term (and its meaning) to America.

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:24 pm

azriel wrote:I call Maryland cookies just that Mary....land. My son eats them by the sack load, he is the cookie monster, has been since he was 4 or 5yrs old.

I have been feeling hungry for chocolate chip cookies since starting to talk about them here. Though I could also go for the actual Maryland speciality of Berger cookies. Very Happy

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Post by halfwise on Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:34 pm

mm, Berger cookies. The trick is in the quality of the wonderfully thick chocolate - it's halfway between a chocolate bar and a brownie.

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Post by azriel on Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:02 am

OMG, they look just what I want !!! Very Happy I might skip past this thread, its dangerous ! makes you into a slathering, ravenous desperado Very Happy

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Post by halfwise on Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:09 pm

they are on amazon, at least in the USA. Not cheap, though.

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Re: Tales of Home [7]

Post by azriel on Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:08 pm

Autumn has kicked in quickly this year I think. Trees are losing their leaves rapidly & there's that certain whiff in the air Smile




Cant find a way to flip pics over Sad Dang nab it !

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Post by azriel on Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:09 pm


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Re: Tales of Home [7]

Post by halfwise on Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:43 pm

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Cant find a way to flip pics over Sad  Dang nab it !

Find yourself a free image editing app. If a mac I'd suggest imagetricks, don't know if it has a version for windows.

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Post by azriel on Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:05 pm

Thanks Halfy Very Happy yeah your right, Ive had long enough to look for one, just been a bit lazy there Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:12 pm

{{{ GIMP will as soon as you try to open the picture ask if you want it realigned if its sideways- then when you save it again it will always be the right way up- its also multiplatform so should work on your mac too Halfy}}

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Post by halfwise on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:40 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:{{{ GIMP will as soon as you try to open the picture ask if you want it realigned if its sideways- then when you save it again it will always be the right way up- its also multiplatform so should work on your mac too Halfy}}

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I'm not the one who's having the problem flipping pictures. I have Gimp, but prodding Az to download Gimp to flip pictures is like buying a forklift to flip pancakes.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:55 pm

{{{Well yes, but there is lot of fun to be had with GIMP- and many of its settings- turning your photo into an 'oil' or adding some other filter effect is very simple to use. In short Azriel might find, once she has it, that she wants to try making more than pancakes!}}}}

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Post by halfwise on Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:15 am

Much easier with a simpler app. Just looking at the control panel in Gimp for the first time can taste like defeat.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:05 pm

|Great Bee photo Az Very Happy

cant say I recommend GIMP, I didn't like it one bit. I use Photobucket Editing tool for simple flipping, cropping and colour/contrast stuff. it does the job.

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Post by azriel on Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Thank you Figgles Smile I used to like Photobucket until it got all money grabby. I like this time of the year, I like watching the changes in Nature Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:43 pm

{{ If you are used to using any sort of art program Azriel GIMP should not present many problems. And GIMP will do everything photoshop does only completely free. Plus to flip pictures doesn't require any skill- soon as you open it in GIMP it will ask if you want it rotated the right way up then you just save it- its that simple}}}

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Post by azriel on Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:50 pm

Righty, Ive found & downloaded Gimp Smile Will play around with it later on Smile IL have a snoop on Photobucket also, I'm wondering if I can retrieve some pics from that ? Ive a feeling they wont let you ?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:59 pm

{{You should still be able to download any pictures you uploaded to photobucket back to your pc }}

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Post by halfwise on Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:08 pm

I can't test since I don't have PC, but photoscape is free, and is supposed to be easy to work with.

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{{If you need any help with GIMP just let me know Azriel and Ill pop up a short simple tutorial for whatever you want explained, assuming I know how to do it! }}}

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