I need to make this!!!
I personally wish the word boffin would be banned from use in the british media. Seriously irritates me. Whats wrong with saying scientist? Or biochemist, or even molecular biologist in the making. Its rude and derogatory.
No wonder a poll showed most of the general public dont trust scientists and what they say, because they think theyre hiding something and dont understand what it is they do.
The media have a lot to answer for - boffin and scientist are one size fits all labels for a very diverse field. Not treating the general public like theyre too stupid to handle words like biochemist, would probably breed understanding.
So this article has been sent into us and it’s made me realise that as I’m going to be in Fremantle for five months soon there will probably be quite a few British foods I won’t be able to get my hands on.
So if like me you were going abroad for a fairly decent length of time, what would be the British foods you’d want to take with you?
When I lived in Sicily for 4 months doing a lab placement, I really missed real milk, tea, bread for making decent toast and having drinkable water from a tap (shops all closed on a sunday, so if you had a hangover and ran out of water….well lets just say it wasnt pleasant).
I think because Im N. Irish, but have been living in Scotland 7 years, Im getting used to missing foods/things I like (honey and yoghurt wheaten bread, decent coleslaw, vegetable roll, Mi wadi sugarfree, nutty crust bread and golden cow butter. Combined they make the best toast ever!!) and just adapt to whats available. Since living in Sicily (4 years ago now) I have an espresso and nutella addiction I cant shift.