More Danish Women Get Their Periods From FOX News Than Any Other Source

Here is how ladies around the globe talk about their time of the month. Dissing other countries and referencing food seem to top the list. Also, Japan just officially became one giant Hello Kitty store.

  • The Netherlands: “The tomato soup is overcooked”
  • Brazil: “I’m with Chico”
  • China: “Little Sister has come”
  • Many parts of Latin America: “Jenny has a red dress on”
  • Australia: “I’ve got the flags out”
  • Denmark: “There are Communists in the funhouse”
  • Ireland: “I’m wearing a jam rag”
  • England: “I’m flying the Japanese flag”
  • Japan: “Little Miss Strawberry”
  • France: “The English have arrived”
  • Germany: “The cranberry woman is coming”
  • Puerto Rico: “Did the rooster already sing?”
  • South Africa: “Granny’s stuck in traffic”
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Lalalalalalala I can’t hear you!!!!
* runs screaming from the lady parts aisle of the drug store *

Actually, I don’t have any problems with that most natural of cycles except that my smart ass persona is not appreciated nor tolerated at a certain time of the month.

I just received a visit from Aunt Flo.

What happened to “I got my letter this week”? That’s what my sisters always say.

Please, no more entries — we have our Headline of the Week.

@Tommmcatt Loves The Giant Floating Head: I prefer “It’s that time of the month.” It’s unambiguous and understated.

Wonder how they say “crime scene sex” in Britain?

@blogenfreude:

Back in the Eighties they just said “Downing Street” and left it at that.

Wearing a jam rag sounds like one helluva party in your pants.

Double recipe of this on the stove right now … freezes well, and goes great with meatballs – I’m slow-cooking it for 3 hours or so:

For the Soffrito:
2 TB Olive Oil
1 Medium onion, run through the food processor until fine, like a paste almost.
1 Shallot, same as the onion
2 Garlic cloves, same as the onion
1 Carrot, same as the onion
1 Celery stalk, same as the onion.
2 Bay leaves
¼ cup tomato paste

Run the onion and shallot through the food processor. Set aside. Run the carrot and celery through the food processor. The garlic can be pushed through a press.

In a large skillet heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the onion/shallot mixture. Stir for two minutes until the onions are sizzling. Add the garlic in a hot spot of the pan, as the aroma is released, stir into the onions so that the garlic doesn’t burn. Add the carrot/celery mixture. Stir together and cook for 4-6 minutes, until everything is starting to dry out. Lower heat to prevent burning, if necessary.

For the Sugo:
1 can (14 oz) of whole, peeled tomatoes, run through the food processor to form a thick sauce.
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
2 cups chicken broth
Salt/Pepper
1 Cinnamon stick
1 tsp dried thyme
Pinch or two of red pepper flakes

At this point in the soffrito, add the processed whole tomatoes and tomato sauce, broth, cinnamon stick, thyme, red pepper flakes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Allow pan to simmer for an hour, stirring every 20 minutes. I left the pan covered, but slightly ajar to allow the sugo to reduce.

“Jam rag,” leave it to the Irish to come up with the most brutal, nasty euphemism of all. They like those words like “snot” and “gob.”

Japanese flag, thats just too photographic, red circle in a field of white.

Whatever happened to “riding the cotton pony?

That’s it, I’m moving to Denmark.

Clearly none of you are WASPs. I was raised in a WASP household and there were no euphemisms because it wasn’t discussed — period.

When I got my first period my mother handed me a “kit” and went back to her card game.

@blogenfreude: Take pictures so I can see what it looks like plated. Please?

Have we made it this far without Mr. Garrison?

“I just don’t trust anything that bleeds for five days and doesn’t die.”

@karen marie: not making the meatballs until the weekend, but sure … I might even make fresh pasta. And seriously – you can’t go wrong w/ this sauce … cook sausage in it, cook meatballs in it, use it plain … wonderful. Slight bastardization of a Lydia Bastianich recipe, but endlessly useful.

@flippin eck: Me too. If the rest of the country is anything like Copenhagen airport it will be too fab for words. Bang and Olufson with duty free.

@karen marie: That was my experience as well. When I went to a new doctor and he wanted to know things like when maternal relatives went through menopause, I had no idea. It just wasn’t discussed.

I may have won headline of the week, but Bloggy should get something simply for choosing this post’s comments to write about tomato sauce.

@RomeGirl: I was surprised nobody pointed that out before you, RG. Fortunately it wasn’t followed by Chainsaw’s “Tuna Surprise”.

@Mistress Cynica: I learned about ladybits by reading through Pa Nabisco’s med journals. Never got “The Talk”.

i had my factory removed and replaced with a playground.

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