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December 9, 2016 5:17 AM   Subscribe

Restaurant reviews are a dime a dozen on Youtube, but what the world still lacked was a guy going around London chicken shops rating them on wing crispiness, chip consistency, burger buildup and value for money (anything over two pounds fifty is stretching it). Fortunately, now there's Chicken Connoisseur's The Pengest Munch to fill the gap.
posted by MartinWisse (18 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
funny and suave little guy

new words to like:
mandem: From the Latin 'Mandemulus', meaning a collection of less than reputable characters.

pengest: Awesome; nice, okay

sheggry: The non-swearing form of fuckery/fuckeries

bossman: And every Londoner knows that it would be hugely disrespectful to refer to the owner of a chicken shop or newsagent as anything other than bossman.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:34 AM on December 9, 2016 [5 favorites]


I watched this last night and spent the rest of the evening driving my wife nuts by referring to everything as a "ting".
posted by dis_integration at 5:42 AM on December 9, 2016


mandem: From the Latin 'Mandemulus', meaning a collection of less than reputable characters.

As etymologies go, that one is at least creative, if not correct.

The videos are great and make me hungry.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:56 AM on December 9, 2016


OMG this makes me miss PhoneShop soooo much..
posted by jmccw at 6:23 AM on December 9, 2016 [3 favorites]


This came over UK/London Twitter like a wave yesterday, and the kid who stars in the videos is obviously very charismatic.
posted by The River Ivel at 7:38 AM on December 9, 2016


This young man is great and will be going places. But as an American, I am disturbed by his referring to a chicken sandwich as a burger.
posted by feckless at 8:23 AM on December 9, 2016


This is my favourite thing today—watched all six videos about four times each and made everyone in my office watch them. The reviewer (who says he's "23 but I look like 15") has loads of charisma and his friend who films it has a real gift.

They'll go far. I've heard... rumours... of a BBC co-production.

CREP CHECK
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 8:26 AM on December 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


RAH!
posted by srboisvert at 8:27 AM on December 9, 2016


mandem: From the Latin 'Mandemulus', meaning a collection of less than reputable characters.

Same Urban Dictionary page: Man Dem is the term used for a group of friends or homies. This term originated from the carribean but found its way to the streets of the uk where it is widely used.

It seems I've been hearing Jessie J correctly after all.
posted by iffthen at 8:37 AM on December 9, 2016


The reviewer (who says he's "23 but I look like 15")

Holy moley. I had him pegged for about 12 and was amazed at his poise for his age. Now I'm amazed at his missing decade. "Oscar Wilde, red courtesy phone"....
posted by Quindar Beep at 8:39 AM on December 9, 2016 [2 favorites]


OMG this makes me miss PhoneShop soooo much..

Nothing else has summed up how London feels in the last 10 years like PhoneShop.

Here's The Best of Razz Prince (NSFW swearing).
posted by Coda Tronca at 8:49 AM on December 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Chicken Shop coffee table book.

Hen Cabin.
posted by Coda Tronca at 9:08 AM on December 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


EBCB, EBCB-revisited. glory in its most basic forms.
posted by dorian at 9:11 AM on December 9, 2016




Yeah, I mean he's talented and everything, but he lost me in episode 3 when I realised the Mirinda in Tennessee was a deliberate choice when he said it was the only good thing about Tufnell Park Dixy. Seriously, do they not have Rubicon in London or something?
posted by ambrosen at 1:42 PM on December 9, 2016


Got a problem with Mirinda, then? I mean, it isn't that orange stuff in the slim blue can, but I'll take it over Rubicon's syrupiness any day. But if it's all they've got apart from Vimto and doogh, I'll take the Rubicon over the anagram of vomit and the big bottle of oh-jeez-no.

But we can agree that if it's churrasco, it's gotta be Sumol, right? Skipping that would be like leaving off the Thums Up when you're out for kati roll.
posted by scruss at 5:04 PM on December 9, 2016


Same Urban Dictionary page: Man Dem is the term used for a group of friends or homies. This term originated from the carribean but found its way to the streets of the uk where it is widely used.

It comes from the Patois for "men," as in the plural of "man." One man, several man dem.

I like the humor of the fake definitions, it's just weird to google it and see that the fake definitions get cited as authoritative.
posted by Dip Flash at 5:47 PM on December 9, 2016


Man's chicken game is strong, fam.
posted by Coda Tronca at 1:31 AM on December 10, 2016


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