This week, we discuss something that British McDonald’s have that American ones don’t; we also compare school potatoes, and I say the word “metadata” a lot. Then, after a brief foray into a list of some words that have different meanings in our two countries, my mum returns to the quiz. It’s a close match, finally decided by the most gripping round of Rock Paper Scissors ever recorded. Oh: the Flanders & Swann song that mentions an omnibus is here.
This week, after briefly discussing the terrible weather Britain is having, we chat about the exchange rate between Scottish and American tooth fairies. Then, we list some surprising phrases in common use that were written by William Shakespeare. Later, my big bro Jon takes the quiz, and tries to guess what a “tagalong” might be, while Johnson sets a new record for going below the waist with his guess for “wetting the baby’s head” (2.3 seconds.)
Scott’s sitting in for Johnson this week who’s up a mountain; and following last week’s hiatus, we catch up on the Superbowl final (!) and Groundhog Day, then discuss British people’s aversion to ice. Then we chat about CVS expediting its cigarette disposal, and read some listener mail, most of it disturbing. Then Jordan takes the quiz, and tries to guess what a “menorah” might be, while Scott tries to imagine what a “cricket box” might be for.