FOWC with Fandango: Fool

Who would have thought that we Swiss are one of the main producers of spaghetti. I remember this film from 1957 when I was 11 years old. We were watching it on the BBC in England and mum was really astonished.

“Fancy that” she said “I never realised that spaghetti grew on trees” Neither did I, because at the time it came in tins with tomato sauce in England. No British person would have cooked their own spaghetti. And so my mum was convinced that spaghetti grew on trees, along the most of the population of Great Britain.

FOWC with Fandago: Fooly

17 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Fool

  1. Oh Pat, that‘s such an oldie…. I wonder where you found that one – and incidentally, one of the BEST(est!!!) EVER 🙂
    This year, I LOVED the Google Tulip, well worth a look on YTube 😉

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  2. I still find it VERY difficult to believe that your mum thought so. It shows the differences in our cultural understandings….. I remember when I lived in Canada as a young woman and I saw people putting cans of pasta (incl spaghetti and ‚spaghetti hoops‘ – what the …..?) in their shopping carts. I then thought: What could be easier (and cheaper too) than boiling a pot of water, add some salt and toss in your spaghs….?!!!! Maybe they truly didn‘t know How to cook (was going to say ‚grow‘..) their pasta? At that time I never thought of that!

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