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David Ossitt
494800.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:37 pm Reply with quote

In the latest edition of QI; Stehen Fry mentions that artificial raspberry jam was made in 'past hard times' using cheaper fruit and vegetables. One of his guests asked about him 'What about the seeds' and Stephen explained that these were made out of wood. This took me back nearly 60 years; then there was a very popular radio show called 'Have a go', this was hosted by Wilfred Pickles who would invite members of the audience to come on stage to answer general knowledge questions to try to win a small cash prize. But first he would ask a few personal questions of these one was always 'what do you do'? The answer to this question that had him and the audiance most perplexed was ' I make raspberry seeds out of beech wood at the jam factory'. We had it hard in those days.

 
JumpingJack
494828.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:58 pm Reply with quote

Welcome to QI, David.

Always nice to see our book learning confirmed by real life experience...

 
Prof Wind Up Merchant
494855.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:22 pm Reply with quote

Hey doin' David Ossitt.

 
Posital
494859.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:29 pm Reply with quote

Hi David - welcome aboard.

JumpingJack wrote:
Always nice to see our book learning confirmed by real life experience...


I think he's talking about TV - not real life. The two are easily confused...

 
suze
494913.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:00 pm Reply with quote

Hi David, welcome aboard!

When the elves were discussing this little matter before its use on the show, there was some skepticism expressed. As Mr Jack says, it's always good to have more support than the Fortean Times and the Fruit Group Newsletter of the Royal Horticultural Society! (Those esteemed journals having been the "proof" of the matter until now.)

 
Jenny
494930.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:36 pm Reply with quote

Welcome David :-)

 
JumpingJack
494946.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:53 pm Reply with quote

Ah yes, the Fruit Group Newsletter...happy days.

Times were simpler then, before the Great Margarine Controversy.

As for you, young Posital:

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I think he's talking about TV - not real life. The two are easily confused...


You think he's talking about TV, and I don't doubt that for a moment. But that's because you and a pot plant are easily confused.

Mr Ossitt and I were talking about the wireless...

 
Posital
494961.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:10 pm Reply with quote

lol - It's oh so easy to confuse radio and real life - my mistake. I apologise unreservedly.

Please continue "talking" - don't let me interrupt.

 
PDR
494968.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:20 pm Reply with quote

Posital wrote:
Please continue "talking" - don't let me interrupt.


So David gets a point for an incorrect challenge and keeps the subject.

David - you now have 42 seconds on "Fake Raspberry Pips", starting NOW...

PDR

 
samivel
494995.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:27 pm Reply with quote

Welcome :)

 
zomgmouse
495024.  Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:40 pm Reply with quote

Welcome David!

 
The Great Prickly of Pear
495406.  Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:42 am Reply with quote

Hi :)

 

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