English Breakfast Baguette or Rules Rule

Rules rule
Chiseled in stone
Impervious to the elements
No aberration, detour
Or wavering allowed
No hazy, fuzzy, grey areas
Written clearly in black ink
On white paper
No exceptions.

Picture the scene if you will
A cafe, Leicester, around lunch time
Full English breakfast please
We stop serving breakfast at twelve
But it’s only ten past twelve
No chance?
No chance
But I really fancied a full English breakfast
Stop serving at twelve
Have you got anything similar?
We’ve got an English breakfast baguette
And how’s that different from the full English?
It’s on a baguette
But what if I don’t want a baguette?
It comes on a baguette
What if I remove the baguette from the plate?
It’s your baguette
Do what you want with it
Give me the full English breakfast
On a baguette
On a baguette
4.25 please
In England rules rule.



About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to canmoorcroft@gmail.com or paul.zarraga@gmail.com
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2 Responses to English Breakfast Baguette or Rules Rule

  1. Nice one PHZ – You’ve been in Turkey for such a long time, you’ve forgotten 🙂

    A full English breakfast how wonderful. With baguette ‘a full continental English breakfast’ – don’t you just love fusion food?

  2. An English continental breakfast:) – oxymoronic or just moronic?

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