Fred Basset by Alex Graham

Fred Basset

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  1. Chickweed Fan

    Chickweed Fan said, over 1 year ago

    Because it’s summer in Australia. Of course, you can do that in December in California and other places.

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, over 1 year ago

    Yep, it’s all upside down Fred…We do have a day here and a day there we could BarB Q here in So. Cal, but you better not plan ahead…It’s tricky

  3. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 1 year ago

    “Shrimp on the barby?”
    Nah, they’re prawns…

  4. tom_wright

    tom_wright said, over 1 year ago

    What they refer to in Oz as barbecue is not barbecue at all, it’s char-broiling. The din-din never comes in proximity of the heat source in true BBQ. Look up the etymology of the word “barbeque”, or “barbacoa”.

  5. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago


    barbecue |ˈbärbiˌkyoō|
    a meal or gathering at which meat, fish, or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a portable grill.
    • a portable grill used for the preparation of food at a barbecue, or a brick fireplace containing a grill.
    • food cooked in such a way.

    verb ( -cued , -cuing ) [ trans. ]
    cook (meat, fish, or other food) on a barbecue : fish barbecued with herbs | [as adj. ] ( barbecued) barbecued chicken.

    ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Spanish barbacoa, perhaps from Arawak barbacoa ‘wooden frame on posts.’ The original sense was [wooden framework for sleeping on, or for storing meat or fish to be dried.]

  6. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 1 year ago

    “In Texas, they barbeque everything except ice cream”.
    - Bob Hope

  7. Just4Kixx

    Just4Kixx said, over 1 year ago

    I’m in eastern Canada and I barbeque all year. In fact I might just grill up a nice slab of deer meat tomorrow afternoon….

  8. Tigerchik32

    Tigerchik32 said, over 1 year ago

    However you define it, BBQ is big chunks of red meat that taste like smoke and no thank you. And if I liked cooking outdoors, which I don’t, today would be good, since in the SF bay area, it is currently 65 degrees.

  9. PurpleIris

    PurpleIris said, over 1 year ago

    Sounds like the 4th of July.

  10. AmyGrantfan51774

    AmyGrantfan51774 said, over 1 year ago

    bar be cue mmmmmmmm!!!!!!

  11. Just4Kixx

    Just4Kixx said, over 1 year ago

    TrueCanadianLiberal: Just north of Halifax, in Middle Sackville. And your forecast is spot on: My outside thermometer is showing -10.4. And my BBQ tank is warming up as I type this (propane doesn’t flow well at low temperatures, so I bring the tank inside the garage a while before I’m ready to cook so it warms up)

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