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vivy1109 Post time: 2015-2-13 16:53
In Britain, it is not allowed to eat meat pie at Christmas. But it seems that British people do no ...

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1584austin Post time: 2015-5-11 22:48
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It's from the book Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain by John Brand, published in 1849.  Mince Pies used to be known as Christmas Pies and under the protectorate they were banned. Though the ban was lifted not long after the demise of Cromwell.
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It's from the book Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain by John Brand, publish ...

Thanks, just a pic of the wrong pie.

In fact that is known as a Cornish Pasty meat and potato inside.

AND you can only advertise that product as a Cornish Pasty is it was made in Cornwell

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1584austin Post time: 2015-5-12 00:38
Thanks, just a pic of the wrong pie.

In fact that is known as a Cornish Pasty meat and potato ins ...

I did peg that it was a Cornish Pastie and should have commented on it but lots going on here tonight.

British law has had some really interesting diversions down the years and some strange things still lurk on the more obscure pages of the statute books.  Most countries have their legal foibles though.
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Not feeing the pigeons in Italy comes from the fact that they are considered vermin in most European cities - aka 'flying rats'. Any food on sale for them is full of contraceptives as this is a more humane way of reducing the numbers than culling them.
some towns fly birds of prey to discourage them roosting.

Covering up in churches is a matter of respect - think of how you are asked to cover up in Mosques.
The law against chewing-gum in Singapore is an anti-littering measure: it is expensive to clean up from the streets.

the one about ear-rings in Spain is nonsense.
these seem to have been taken from the Chinese governments 2013 tourist handbook for those who are unable to use the internet before they travel outside of China.

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I did peg that it was a Cornish Pastie and should have commented on it but lots going on here toni ...

Most are just old 18th-19th Centaury laws

Like, until 1976 all Taxis in London must have carried a bale of hay.

Also carrying a ladder in the hours of darkness (do not now if that is still law or not)

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