Cause Of Flooding (9,8)

We Brits are having a really wet year. June was the wettest June since records began in 1914. The last seven days have seen some truly excessive rainfall and there's no respite in sight. Bristol's been alright because it's mostly hills - just don't live in a trough. But less than fifty miles away, the town of Tewkesbury is all sandbags and insurance claims.

How many people know the nursery rhyme Doctor Foster Went To Gloucester? It's just dawned on me that different regions might have their own variants.

The worst surprise I had all week was that new Coke Orange doesn't taste much like Mezzo Mix, a popular coke-orange drink in Germany. It's also a product of the Coca Cola Company so why the difference? Coke Orange is being marketed as a limited edition with the slogan "get it before it's gone", to encourage consumers to get onboard faster than they did for Coke Zero. Canny stuff!

That's "canny" meaning "clever", not "it comes in cans".


Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

Orange coke? You what?! The world's gone mad. It'll be bottled water next.

Blogger Brad said...

i dont' get the (9,8) in the title. splain please

Blogger thisismarcus said...

I'd just done a crossword when I wrote this so (9,8) is the number of letters in the answer. The answer is "excessive rainfall". Sorry for being so obscure.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad I've left the world of pop/soda behind. Orange Coke sounds dreadful. I've had to finish off a bunch of pop I bought for my get together at my house, and I feel terrible.

Blogger thisismarcus said...

The strong reactions are surprising me... surely it's no weirder than chocolate orange?

Hey KitKat: do you have Terry's Chocolate Oranges out there? If not, I'll have to send you one. They're the best!

Did anyone ever hear of Doctor Foster or is it a West Country thing?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never heard of Terry and his/her chocolate oranges. What are they exactly?

Blogger thisismarcus said...

Delicious, that's what they are :) Wikipedia says this about them. We need to get your hands on one!!

Blogger The Paranoid Mod said...

They're not Terry's, they're Dawn French's. Just to clarify.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Food that you have to whack to eat? Sounds like my kind of fun :)

I wonder where I can find some. In FL, we had World Market stores that sold international candy, booze, etc., but I don't know where to go for that sort of thing here.


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