Plonk is derived from “vin blanc,” so technically it should refer primarily to white wine. But yeah it is generally used to mean cheap red.
Response to 21 Kids Who Sold Out Their Parents:
all fake. no kids use ellipses between contradictory clauses (I love you… but if you etc etc).
Response to Iconic NYC Music Venues, Then And Now:
Yes I was hoping to see Tonic on there. Also what was that club on 13th St in the late 90s that went through a few redecorations including one where it was all white in the side room? Before that the entryway had TVs on the ceiling and it was mainly hip-hop. Then it turned into some weird half-assed fake rock club once the Strokes et al started to happen in the 00s. Also Lotus Lounge.
London’s public transport system SUCKS compared to NYC’s. I’d rather be unaware but have the train arrive in 2-3 minutes, as here, than be told it’s not coming for another 12 as there. Also ours is 24 hours. Havingamajor city’s subway lines close down just after midnight is ridiculous. Trifle and English brekkie though — yes all the way. BTW the myth of English having no or poor cuisine would be like judging American food on the basis of corn dogs and Twinkies. They have crap, we have crap. But the UK does also havearepertoire of great historical dishes, many explored in fresh ways by chefs like Fergus Henderson (a Scot but London-based),ahugely innovative new wave of chefs andaunique cuisine they’re defining. And the assimilation of dishes from Britain’s former colonies, such as curries and West Indian food, makes itarich place for eating. They also don’t have the type2diabetes epidemic we have here, so people are also eating more sensibly in the UK.