University of Edinburgh

BSL Glossary - Crowded Cottage

Food - example

I arrived at this rather posh do - there were lots of people going to it. It was a real suit and tie job. I began to feel rather hungry, but nothing was happening and we were just standing around. After a while, it was announced that the food was ready, but when I went into the room, it all looked rather strange. It was the oddest-looking food I had ever seen. It was all strange shapes and sizes - I wasn't convinced it was real food at all! However, I took a chance, held my nose and took a bite of something. Well, it tasted all right, but I would much rather have had a proper homemade dinner. This was just an excuse for food!