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Babybel

Must be MC; they have a waxed jacket, says @heidistephens

Mini M&S 99p cheeses

Compelling

Personalised gifts

Always luggage, never towels. Distinction c/o @ohchrisburton

Cheese toasties

Need a more grown-up name, says @Gary_Bainbridge

America's "grilled cheese"

Not good enough. Implies there's no bread involved

Croque Anglaise

Possible winner from @Robins_Books

Supermarket pasta salads

Always, always rubbish

Andrex's "rollaphobia" campaign

No, we do NOT leave loads of rolls around the house!

Gladioli

Grand and colourful; very MC

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    Friday
    Jan112013

    CHATTERING CLASS: THE WEEK, TORN AND DRESSED

    The week, torn and dressed

    When did 'torn' foods become so upmarket - torn basil, torn chicken etc?

    Reckons @marmitetoast: Twin factors of Nigella's nonchalant "kitchen suppers" and Jamie's rustic Tuscan aspirations

    The growing tendency for Tarquin (groom) to deliver his speech as a west end multi media show production

    Take note, all. Thanks for the heads up, @headancer

    Academies accused of cherry picking middle-class pupils

    Surely not

    What to do if you find something tedious & predictable that everyone else likes

    Don't go on about it; just ignore it (Sound advice from @CharlieBeckett)

    Perfectly nice salty snacks being coated in silly flavours eg bbq, honey roast

    Ghastly. Time for simple salted peanuts to make a comeback

    Using a hash symbol to mean 'number' instead of the abbreviation 'No.'

    Horrible Americanism. @RichardBratby, we have been told

    Eating breakfast in Jamie Oliver restaurant on way to ski holiday

    Can't really get more MC than that, @gfreeb

    @SarahTregear haggled over a brace of pheasants at local farm shop at the weekend

    Oh wait, maybe you can

    The word 'phablet'

    @will_lowe is not alone in his disgust

    The VirginAirlines advert feat. him as pilot, her as air hostess

    We seem to have regressed to the 1970s (indeed, @MiddleAgedCred)

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