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Old 06.01.2015, 14:24
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Re: A little warning to parents of very small children about "three kings bread"...

Good lord canaswiss! What is wrong with you? Calling all Americans stupid. Why are you trying to pick a fight with all of us? Are you too stupid to realize the diversity of a country of a few hundred million people? Your one angry bitter person. Step away and take a deep breath and make sure this is really how you want to portray yourself. You can't be this nasty in person can you?

I suspect I'll earn my first groan for this; about time I suppose. I have never commented on this board about some of the condescending and negative attitudes that I see here, but you got it out of me. I guess I just fed the troll.
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Re: A little warning to parents of very small children about "three kings bread"...

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I just ran into a neighbor/friend of mine in the laundry room who almost lost her baby boy yesterday after she had given him a piece of bread that's popular here right now called "Dreikoenigskuchen" (Three Kings Bread). Baked somewhere inside each loaf of this bread is normally a tiny plastic king figurine (apparently, whoever gets that piece is supposed to be "king for the day")...
Lol....don't even think of selling European style King cakes in United States ... or you could get into serious trouble...

See here (in French)

http://www.lematin.ch/societe/feves-...story/13158569

and here (in English):

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-surp...all-1420414798


“The tradition isn’t well known at all here,” said Julia Feydel, Maison Kayser’s U.S. manager. She said that shortly after Kayser set up shop in the U.S. in 2012, the bakery chain ran a few trials, offering galettes des rois [King cakes] with a favor inside to some customers. “People were like, ‘What is this thing doing in my cake?’ ”
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Good lord canaswiss! What is wrong with you?

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Nuff said.
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Old 06.01.2015, 14:43
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Nuff said.
Ha! I married one. The key is too feed them Tim Horton's donuts and tell them hockey is the best sport on the planet. That usually calms them down.
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Does anyone know the time required for a foreign body to progress through the grown adult dietary system; and if the gold kings are really gold, once located and rinsed?
Well, apparently it takes food an average of 55 (!) hours to complete its travels through the adult digestive system. I'd imagine that it would take about the same for a foreign object. Who knows...

I had a friend whose little brother once accidentally swallowed a pinball. He had to poop on a paper plate for a few days, and his poor mother had to dig through it to ensure that it was "properly" passed.
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Good lord canaswiss! What is wrong with you? Calling all Americans stupid. Why are you trying to pick a fight with all of us? Are you too stupid to realize the diversity of a country of a few hundred million people? Your one angry bitter person. Step away and take a deep breath and make sure this is really how you want to portray yourself. You can't be this nasty in person can you?

I suspect I'll earn my first groan for this; about time I suppose. I have never commented on this board about some of the condescending and negative attitudes that I see here, but you got it out of me. I guess I just fed the troll.
He(she) sounds alright to me. I am going to ask him/her out for a pint and a bun off my Dreikönigsküchen

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Well, apparently it takes food an average of 55 (!) hours to complete its travels through the adult digestive system. I'd imagine that it would take about the same for a foreign object. Who knows...

I had a friend whose little brother once accidentally swallowed a pinball. He had to poop on a paper plate for a few days, and his poor mother had to dig through it to ensure that it was "properly" passed.
Any chance of a selfie?

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this thread reminds me of Homer Simpson putting together his grill with only french instructions

"le grill? WHAT THE HELL IS LE GRILL????"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDOnBv0gCKg

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This thread reminds me of those American movies when a marriage proposal is usually done by hiding the ring in a cake, or a glass of champagne. Just out of curiosity, do people do this kind of stuff in real life? I mean, it looks like you'd rather want to kill your girlfriend than marrying her.
seriously? you have a young child and that I would expect a mom to read the packaging of something she had never seen before prior to giving it to her 3 year old makes me in dire need of a reality check? WOW. this isn't my being bitter or angry. It's called incredulity as in, I cannot believe how common sense has gone out the window

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I think most expats here have encountered, after moving to CH, numerous (perhaps endless) brands and products that we had, previously, never encountered. If you honestly expect each of us to take the time to read all the details on the label on every single product that we buy, then, again, I think you are in dire need of a reality check.

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Re: A little warning to parents of very small children about "three kings bread"...

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Good lord canaswiss! What is wrong with you? Calling all Americans stupid. Why are you trying to pick a fight with all of us? Are you too stupid to realize the diversity of a country of a few hundred million people? Your one angry bitter person. Step away and take a deep breath and make sure this is really how you want to portray yourself. You can't be this nasty in person can you?

I suspect I'll earn my first groan for this; about time I suppose. I have never commented on this board about some of the condescending and negative attitudes that I see here, but you got it out of me. I guess I just fed the troll.

Calm down or you get groans and you have none so far so you are lucky. Hide your feelings straight away and don't say anything bad that goes through your mind.
Just some funny pics to relax the angry spirits.
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Re: A little warning to parents of very small children about "three kings bread"...

When someone starts off with the "when you have a kid you'll understand" or "you don't know what it's like to have a child" or whatever other annoying segue I have to speak up. I can't stand excuses, I wouldn't accept them of myself nor would I of others.

how did anyone think I was a man based on my posting?? oh well

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Wow. If I was a man I would have married you. Seriously.
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I thought that he was a man and would snap him up anyway. Not too keen on sandwiches for lunch tho`but one has to compromise.
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I thought he was a man too and was wondering if I could trade him in for mine.
Can't complain though as mine is a great cook ( and he doesn't feel the need to tell everyone how good he is) and the only household chore he can't do if necessary is ironing and I don't actually mind doing that. On reflection I think I'll keep him.
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When someone starts off with the "when you have a kid you'll understand" or "you don't know what it's like to have a child" or whatever other annoying segue I have to speak up. I can't stand excuses, I wouldn't accept them of myself nor would I of others.

how did anyone think I was a man based on my posting?? oh well
I had no doubts you were a woman after reading you baked some scones and cleaned the kitchen afterwards.
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Re: A little warning to parents of very small children about "three kings bread"...

As this has escalated from a general heads up and into a pissing contest, I think it's run its course.

Time to call it a day before someone has an eye out.
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