A Conversation for The Armadillo

Crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside.

Post 1

Bluebottle

Armadillos!

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Crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside.

Post 2

FairlyStrange

Yeah...and from what I hear, the hides make wonderful baskets when they've been sundried!smiley - winkeye

NM


Crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside.

Post 3

msmonsy

yea, talk about curled up and died smiley - winkeye...
though i must admit that i don't think i would be at all comfortable with an armadillo basket....just something about it makes me a bit smiley - ill
Monsy smiley - winkeye


Crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside.

Post 4

Bluebottle

Hmm...
Do you have Dime Bar adverts in the US?

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Post 5

h2g2 Musicians Guild

Dime Bar adverts? No. At least, not here in Colorado.

But here's one for you. I went to elementary school (kindegarten through 5th grade) in Austin, Texas. Our school mascot was the armadillo. I remember it was tremendously embarrassing. When confronted with other schools with mascots like tigers and bears, we could only shout, "I'll give you rabies!!"


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Post 6

FairlyStrange

Fragilis!! OUCH!!!! Whos' crazy idea was that!LOL I can only imagine the other kids' comments!!!

Bluebottle....here it comes...one of my DUMB questions!smiley - winkeye

Just what is a "Dime Bar"? That line has had me confused since yesterday!

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Post 7

Bluebottle

A Dime Bar is or was a chocolate bar in the UK. I can't remember what they taste of now - I haven't eaten one for years, I don't know if they still make them or not. But back in around 1993 they started advertising them. The television advert on ITV showed an interviewer asking a yocal "Do you like dime bars?", and after a blank response from the yocal, asked again "Dime... Bars....???"
to which the yocal replied "I like armadillos! Crunchy on the outside, smooth on the inside. Armadillos!" and started eating an armadillo.
Then the advert said "Dime Bars. Smooth on the outside, crunchy on the inside".
Whilst the interviewer said to the armadillo eater "You're a bit thick, aren't you?" to which the yocal replied "Ymmm".

It was one of the best adverts I've ever seen - second only to R-Whites smiley - smiley - and soon became considered a classic.

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Post 8

FairlyStrange

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

I'm scared to ask about the "R-Whites"!!!!smiley - bigeyes

OK...I've got the connection, and I now know what a "Dime Bar" is. It sounds a bit like our "Two-Fer-One" bar. Chocolate outside and a sugar waffer core.

Good stuff!!!! Tastes much better than armadillos....I think!smiley - winkeye

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