British Culinary Specialty or Twee Slang for STD Symptom?

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Which of these is a neep? (Images courtesy Wikimedia Commons. List courtesy McSweeneys.)

Warning: don’t read this while you’re eating. Unless you’re a humble British chef.

Custardy lumplots? Head cheese? Either of those sound appetizing? If you can’t eat it in the company of your grandmother, then believe me: you don’t want it. See if you can tell which of these delights below are designed to be swallowed, and which will send you running to your doctor. We’re posting today’s inspired list from McSweeneys: see the full article for the answers …

BRITISH CULINARY SPECIALTY OR TWEE SLANG FOR STD SYMPTOM​?​

BY ELISE S. WIEN

  1. Treacle
  2. Mash
  3. Boilies
  4. Clapshot
  5.  Sticky Toffee
  6. Toad in the Hole
  7. Neeps
  8. Tatties
  9. Custardy Lumplots
  10. Wee Spotties
  11. Rumbledethumps
  12. Bubble and Squeak
  13. Black Bun
  14. Head Cheese
  15. Skirlie
  16. Spotted Dick
  17. Bloater
  18. Salted Swamp Custard
  19. Rag Pudding
  20. Lumpety John
  21. Red ‘n’ Crusties
  22. Crumbly Nib-nobs
  23. Groaty Dick

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Hat-tip to Jim, who assures me he wasn’t Googling symptoms when he stumbled on the list …

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