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Pudding, sweet or dessert?

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marthamoo Sun 06-Feb-05 15:37:32

As prompted by Lonelymum's pancake thread.

We say "afters"! How common is that?!

nerdgirl Sun 06-Feb-05 15:38:06

Dessert here.

Moomina Sun 06-Feb-05 15:38:45

LOL martha - we've all gone very Debretts this weekend, haven't we?

Pudding for me. There's posh.

Lonelymum Sun 06-Feb-05 15:39:13

Very. I think pudding is to the point and unpretentious. Dessert maybe for a lighter dish. Sweet is just pretentious IMO (despite the fact my father uses it, or maybe because of it?)

edam Sun 06-Feb-05 15:39:40

Pudding here too - although we don't really eat it at home. Dessert is restaurant-ese, isn't it?

marthamoo Sun 06-Feb-05 15:39:42

I wouldn't sat "afters" in public - I'd say pudding

fredtbad Sun 06-Feb-05 15:39:45

Dessert, I think. Or point and say "that cake there please"

NameChangingMancMidlander Sun 06-Feb-05 15:39:49

nowadays it's pud. when i was a kid it was afters

Elf1981 Sun 06-Feb-05 15:40:38

I put pancakes firmly in "necessity" category!. I trasped around three supermarkets to find pancake mix one night. And I'm not even pregnant yet!!
Though, if I have to conform, I'll say dessert.

Joolstoo Sun 06-Feb-05 15:41:31

I use all of them!

Moomina Sun 06-Feb-05 15:42:03

LOL @ Fred. 'Can you see it on the trolley?'

Ameriscot2005 Sun 06-Feb-05 15:42:18


fredtbad Sun 06-Feb-05 15:42:55

No I ate in the time you posted & it was fantastic!! LOL

roisin Sun 06-Feb-05 15:45:27

Pudding! The boys always insist on 3!

(In my defence one of the three is fruit and one is yoghurt, and they're skinny as rakes.)

fisil Sun 06-Feb-05 15:45:39


At uni where I learnt very little about history and a lot about eating & drinking & dressing up, I discovered that dessert is actually just fruit, nothing deliciously calorific or chocolatey!

marthamoo Sun 06-Feb-05 15:47:09

"Would you like a sweet?" is what you say if you're offering someone a Fruitella, isn't it?

TinyGang Sun 06-Feb-05 15:47:45

Pudding usually, or sometimes 'pud'

Dh's father calls it 'Duff'!

lou33 Sun 06-Feb-05 16:02:41


Gobbledigook Sun 06-Feb-05 16:05:10


'Afters' as a kid I think (not that we ever got one - JT was too skint, too mean and too scared of having chubby kids !)

Love ya really Mummy!

Joolstoo Sun 06-Feb-05 16:06:07

its a bad habit to get into ....

Gobbledigook Sun 06-Feb-05 16:06:48

Today for pudding we are having apple crumble and custard - yum-meeee!!!!

marthamoo Sun 06-Feb-05 16:07:16

Are you two mother and daughter????

How the hell did I miss that?

noddyholder Sun 06-Feb-05 16:07:59

pudding sweet is chocolate etc and dessert is on a restaurant menu

Joolstoo Sun 06-Feb-05 16:08:43


Gobbledigook Sun 06-Feb-05 16:08:51

Marthamoo - how did you???!

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