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    pierce and ping

    I heard a woman said, "stock up on pierce and ping ?" when I was watching The Lewis, I googled "pierce and ping" and some cooking articles are found. Through the articles, I understand that it means "ready made" but why ?

    And is it common expression ?

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    Re: pierce and ping

    Quote Originally Posted by langue View Post
    I heard a woman said say "Stock up on pierce and ping?" when I was watching The Lewis. I googled "pierce and ping" and I found some cooking articles. are found. Through the articles, I understand that it means "ready made" but why?

    And is it common expression?

    Thank you.
    I'd never heard it before but I can easily work out where it comes from. The kind of "ready meal" it's talking about is one that comes in a plastic tray, covered with a clear plastic film lid and which is designed to be cooked in the microwave. The instructions on those meals is that you "pierce" the thin plastic film lid before putting it in the microwave, switch the microwave on and wait for it to "ping", indicating that the cooking time is over and your (very lazy) meal is ready.

    Note my corrections above. "u" is not a word. Use full English words on the forum. Also remember that we don't put a space before a question mark.
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    Re: pierce and ping

    You live and learn- this was new to me.

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    Re: pierce and ping

    My mother would understand. Her microwave has always been the 'ping oven' to her.

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    Smile Re: pierce and ping

    Thank you so much for your reply, i would never have that clear explanation, I also greatly appreciate your correction of my writing . no English teacher here corrects grammar /writing.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Oct-2016 at 08:22. Reason: Removed unnecessary quote of post #1

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    Re: pierce and ping

    Quote Originally Posted by langue View Post
    Thank you so much for your reply. I would never have worked that out myself. clear explanation, I also greatly appreciate your correction of my writing. No English teacher here corrects grammar/writing.
    You're welcome, though please note that there is no need to write a post to say "Thank you" to anyone. Simply click on the "Thank" button.

    Take care with your punctuation and your spacing around punctuation.

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