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Post by johnandeva on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:43 pm

i was watching the BBC weather and the forecaster told me to hunkerdown, i felt like stepping up to the plate and kicking my telly into next week, my blood is boiling just writing this.
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Post by RML on Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:21 am

.. I think you need to chill out and book a vacation..

Rich.. hugegrins
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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:24 am

johnandeva wrote:i was watching the BBC weather and the forecaster told me to hunkerdown, i felt like stepping up to the plate and kicking my telly into next week, my blood is boiling just writing this.

I agree with you there j, but we have the telly to blame for most, due to the large amount of cheap American programmes (not programs) the tv companies buy.

An Americanism that particularly annoys me is, we no longer serve food we 'plate it up' -and this is from a country that thinks it invented take away!

Why use one word when 3 will do? shrugg

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Post by johnandeva on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:16 am

Rich i agree so i have booked a holiday, until then i will keep out of coffee shops where english people ask if they can get a capucino instead of can i have, i wont let it get to me again i promise
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Post by RML on Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:18 pm

Don't get me started on coffee shops. My OH won't let me near the counter since the day we were in a glass and chrome place where I kept asking for a white coffee not a 'latte' whatever that is... I now have to find a table and stay out of the way.

Rich.. fedup
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Post by modelman on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:26 pm


I lived & worked in Califiornia in the late 70s & whilst at a supermarket the young girl at the checkout asked where I was from, 'England' says I,

'Gee' she says, 'you limey's sure speak english funny', 'No' says I, WE speak it right, YOU speak it funny. She just looked at me blankly hugegrins

Got to go before we have another power 'outage' hugegrins

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:14 am

modelman wrote:

Got to go before we have another power 'outage' hugegrins

Don't you mean what is now known in the States as 'Brown-out'? shrugg

Where in the 'wide world of sport' (americanism too) did that come from? scratch head

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Post by deckie on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:43 am

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modelman wrote:
Got to go before we have another power 'outage' hugegrins

Don't you mean what is now known in the States as 'Brown-out'? shrugg
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For a Country that uses Black for the "Live" wire ..... u think it would be "Black-Out" .... or does that make too much sense hugegrins

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:57 am

deckie wrote:
1b449 wrote:
modelman wrote:
Got to go before we have another power 'outage' hugegrins

Don't you mean what is now known in the States as 'Brown-out'? shrugg
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For a Country that uses Black for the "Live" wire ..... u think it would be "Black-Out" .... or does that make too much sense hugegrins

Yes Brian,

There must be some under lying reason why they dont use, 'black out', but then they also use 'gas' to mean petrol.

Trunk, hood, fender used on 'autos' make me smile, as does RV for motorhome!

For 'crissake' learn to speak English 'proper'. snigger

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Post by modelman on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:34 pm



Not forgetting that power switches are pushed 'up' to turn them on hugegrins

AND howcome their 'world-series' football is only played in the US scratch head

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Post by deckie on Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:51 pm

Hi All,

I think we are all doing "The Grumpy Old Men's Club" proud allthumbz

Yes Mike .... Thay shoud lern to speke propa Inglish lyke wot ow i dus hugegrins

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Post by johnandeva on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:21 pm

keep em coming lads, i'm glad it's not just me, did you watch the soccer last night.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:56 pm

deckie wrote:Hi All,

I think we are all doing "The Grumpy Old Men's Club" proud allthumbz

Yes Mike .... Thay shoud lern to speke propa Inglish lyke wot ow i dus hugegrins


Slightly off topic, but for a laugh, I once wrote out a service/ delap. report grossly rongly spelt.

However it sort of backfired on me, nobody noticed. (Or maybe they were just being Kind) Whistle1

Yes lets keep "T.G.O.M.Club" going, no end of subjects to be covered!

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Life's like that...

Post by RML on Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:18 pm

Have you ever, like me, accidently turned the cold tap on full only to discover a tea spoon in the basin that soaks you before you can turn the tap off ... where do these spoons come from?

Rich.. scratch head
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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:47 pm

...and you finish up looking like a refugee from a wet tee shirt contest.

I'm my own worst enemy, I leave spoons in the sink and..... well this is where we came in!

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Post by deckie on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:15 pm

What an excuse for lack of “Incontinence Knickers” hugegrins hugegrins

Just reminded me of “An ordinance with Billy Connolly’“ ……

If you haven’t seen how He handles the subject …… “You really should” lol4

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Post by Guest on Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:38 pm

Yes Brian,

I'm wearing my PVC trousers right now, great when you have a few bevvies before going to the disco.

Who the censored! do I think I'm kidding?

I can drink, I think I can dance, or I dance and think I can drink -Nurse! fetch my pills I'm halucinating again!! lets_dance

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Post by Tony F on Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:13 pm

I thought a "brown-out" referred to a power drop that caused a diminution of the lighting (hence browning it out) rather than a full-on "outage".

And I don't think there is such a thing as "world series football". World series baseball on the other hand produces a "World Champion" team, as does the Superbowl in American Football (which has very little foot-to-ball contact beyond the kick-off, goal kick and "punt"), but only American teams compete.

Go figure!!

T :scratch head:ny
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Post by deckie on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:20 am

1b449 wrote:Yes Brian,
I'm wearing my PVC trousers right now, great when you have a few bevvies before going to the disco.
Mike D

Hi Mike allthumbz allthumbz

I nearly wet myself every time I watch it ……

The audience are all in stitches ….. Only Billy could get away with it so Brilliantly

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Post by Guest on Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:42 am

Hi Mike allthumbz allthumbz

I nearly wet myself every time I watch it ……

The audience are all in stitches ….. Only Billy could get away with it so Brilliantly
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Hi Brian,

Better make sure you're wearing yours then!

Billy's is my kind of humour too. (Chris thinks its "rude". she doesn't like all the 'effing') So I have to watch in another room!

Strange fings wimmin. shrugg

Oh God what have I said now? hugegrins

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