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« Reply #135 on: April 12, 2012, 02:17:39 PM »

I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. police

I think there is no shame in admitting to the truth: we Americans cannot compete with their accents. True, Americans do have a superior understanding of vocabulary and spelling... yet in oral discussions this is hardly helpful.
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I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. police

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« Reply #137 on: April 12, 2012, 05:23:33 PM »

I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. police

QFT!

Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.
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« Reply #138 on: April 12, 2012, 06:24:38 PM »

Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.

As for Glasgow:
Heard? Maybe.
Understood? Not a chance (makes the eel munchers seem refined and sophisticated).
Stabbed by one? Likely.
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« Reply #139 on: April 12, 2012, 08:17:56 PM »

Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.

As for Glasgow:
Heard? Maybe.
Understood? Not a chance (makes the eel munchers seem refined and sophisticated).
Stabbed by one? Likely.

An American who understands what Scotland and the North of England are actually like. I like you.
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« Reply #140 on: April 12, 2012, 08:32:56 PM »

Never been to northern England, but I've seen enough Ken Loach films
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« Reply #141 on: April 15, 2012, 03:21:11 AM »

Sports...

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« Reply #142 on: April 15, 2012, 05:47:22 AM »

I'm not British, therefore I love British Rock music.



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« Reply #143 on: April 15, 2012, 06:18:34 AM »

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« Reply #144 on: April 15, 2012, 06:27:52 AM »

Well here is another one which might suit you better. police

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« Reply #145 on: April 15, 2012, 08:14:04 PM »

I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. police

QFT!

Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.

Or Chavs...
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« Reply #146 on: April 15, 2012, 08:22:15 PM »

I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. police

You've never been to Appalachia then... Some people have better "British" sounding accents than most Britons seem to today.
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« Reply #147 on: April 15, 2012, 08:46:43 PM »

Yes, thank you to the U.K. for so many great bands.  Smiley
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« Reply #148 on: April 23, 2012, 12:23:31 AM »

Not a bit Brit, but I especially love...

the glorious Alexander Pope


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the peerless Peter Sellers
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« Reply #149 on: April 23, 2012, 02:41:15 AM »

Never been to northern England, but I've seen enough Ken Loach films

I actually love it, but it's not all strolls through the Peak District.

Then again, most people who visit London don't make it to places like South Bermondsey (home of Millwall FC) either.

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« Reply #150 on: April 23, 2012, 04:21:55 AM »

I miss the quietness of my homeland, the beaches, the countryside, but not the weather!

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« Reply #151 on: February 23, 2013, 04:49:04 PM »

I am not British, therefore I love thread resurrections.


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« Reply #152 on: February 23, 2013, 04:55:25 PM »

The British love...

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« Reply #153 on: February 23, 2013, 05:51:21 PM »

The British love...



For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.
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« Reply #154 on: February 23, 2013, 06:02:04 PM »

The British love...



For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.

I like India.
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« Reply #155 on: February 23, 2013, 06:21:13 PM »

The British love...



For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.

Malaysia's nice.
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« Reply #156 on: February 23, 2013, 06:47:30 PM »

I wouldn't mind British Somaliland. It could be interesting to see how Northern Somali culture was back then.
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« Reply #157 on: February 23, 2013, 06:49:00 PM »

it's very interesting now (is autonomous country).
and the goat curry is good.
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« Reply #158 on: February 23, 2013, 06:56:15 PM »

it's very interesting now (is autonomous country).
and the goat curry is good.

But it could be even more interesting before influx of Fundamentalist Islam and (failed) attempts of creating unified nation without tribalism.
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« Reply #159 on: February 23, 2013, 06:59:54 PM »

The British love...



For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.
Funny, they feel the same way.

I'd like to get to Malta.
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« Reply #160 on: February 23, 2013, 08:05:28 PM »

I may have already said this, but even though I am not British, I love the BBC, U.K. soccer, mystery novels, all the great rock bands they've given us, and a bunch of other things too. Thank you. Smiley
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« Reply #161 on: February 23, 2013, 08:50:30 PM »

I am not British, but I love the traditional music, and am grateful for its enduring legacy across a wide range of US music

today's music from Leeds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5szmu-cAfw

From Pacific NW USA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1tbX_NJn98&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Some of those young men are Norwegian diaspora, and nearly right out of high school.

Wish they would get to a chanter's stand.


 
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« Reply #162 on: February 23, 2013, 08:58:46 PM »

I am not British, but I love the traditional music, and am grateful for its enduring legacy across a wide range of US music

today's music from Leeds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5szmu-cAfw

From Pacific NW USA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1tbX_NJn98&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Some of those young men are Norwegian diaspora, and nearly right out of high school.

Wish they would get to a chanter's stand.


 

Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.
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« Reply #163 on: February 23, 2013, 10:03:13 PM »

Well, being Scots-Irish, I have no reason to have any love for the Brits, but with that said...

Scots and Northern Irish are Brits.

Not sure what I was thinking, but my first reply to this comment was some sort of weird tangent.  Sorry.  Though Scots and Northern Irish are Brits, Scots-Irish are not typically thought as such.  If GiC had said 'Ulster Scots', then Riddikulus' comment would have been correct as  'Scots-Irish' almost always refers to Americans whose ancestors came from Ireland by way of Scotland.  'Ulster Scots' are Irish living in Northern Ireland and Donegal whose ancestors came from Scotland.  So, I guess y'all could say that 'Scots-Irish' used to be 'Ulster Scots'.
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« Reply #164 on: February 23, 2013, 10:04:21 PM »

I'm sure I said this before, but I love British candy bars. Those things are good.
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« Reply #165 on: February 23, 2013, 10:56:21 PM »

I'm sure I said this before, but I love British candy bars. Those things are good.

 What do they taste like and where do you get 'em? 
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« Reply #166 on: February 23, 2013, 11:12:48 PM »

I'm sure I said this before, but I love British candy bars. Those things are good.

 What do they taste like and where do you get 'em? 

Well, it varies. They have ones with raisin and caramel and wafers, and crumbly ones, and ones with bubbles in the chocolate... mmmm. They tend to be a lot creamier than U.S. bars.

I get them at the supermarket sometimes. There's a Sweetbay near me which has some of them. Also, there's a U.K. goods store in Tampa, about a half hour away from me. They have tons. MMMMmmmmm. Smiley
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Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 



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« Reply #168 on: February 24, 2013, 07:16:06 AM »


Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  Smiley

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.
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Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  Smiley

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.

Yes, I thought it would be a good idea because of Abraham. 

Ah, Denmark!  My godmother lived there for a time as a student, and she is fluent.  She said it wasn't too hard to learn and she really liked it there.  Every year at Christmas I want to go there for some strange reason.

Did you see the documentary about the old man who wanted to donate his house to make it a monastery in Denmark?  It shows the Russian Orthodox nuns coming to try and fix up the house.  It's really wonderful, partly because the man has to overcome so much in himself to do that one thing.  I wonder if the monastery is still there?   I'm pretty sure that was Denmark, hmmm.

I have to get going right now, and I can't recall the name of it.  Maybe it will come to me later.

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Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  Smiley

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.

Yes, I thought it would be a good idea because of Abraham. 

Ah, Denmark!  My godmother lived there for a time as a student, and she is fluent.  She said it wasn't too hard to learn and she really liked it there.  Every year at Christmas I want to go there for some strange reason.

Did you see the documentary about the old man who wanted to donate his house to make it a monastery in Denmark?  It shows the Russian Orthodox nuns coming to try and fix up the house.  It's really wonderful, partly because the man has to overcome so much in himself to do that one thing.  I wonder if the monastery is still there?   I'm pretty sure that was Denmark, hmmm.

I have to get going right now, and I can't recall the name of it.  Maybe it will come to me later.



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"The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun." Very good movie.  angel
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« Reply #171 on: February 24, 2013, 02:18:11 PM »

I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. Grin
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« Reply #172 on: February 24, 2013, 02:53:32 PM »


Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  Smiley

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.

Yes, I thought it would be a good idea because of Abraham. 

Ah, Denmark!  My godmother lived there for a time as a student, and she is fluent.  She said it wasn't too hard to learn and she really liked it there.  Every year at Christmas I want to go there for some strange reason.

Did you see the documentary about the old man who wanted to donate his house to make it a monastery in Denmark?  It shows the Russian Orthodox nuns coming to try and fix up the house.  It's really wonderful, partly because the man has to overcome so much in himself to do that one thing.  I wonder if the monastery is still there?   I'm pretty sure that was Denmark, hmmm.

I have to get going right now, and I can't recall the name of it.  Maybe it will come to me later.



Yes I have watched it.  Smiley

I have heard rumors that the nuns have moved back to Russia due to financial problems, but I can't confirm anything. I hope it's only rumors.

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« Reply #173 on: February 24, 2013, 07:38:42 PM »

I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. Grin

Are you exactly sure you're a Greek? You sound more British than Fish & Chips.
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« Reply #175 on: February 24, 2013, 07:44:56 PM »

I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. Grin

Are you exactly sure you're a Greek? You sound more British than Fish & Chips.

 Cheesy Most of them I liked even before I moved to the UK. I'm an old-school goth with a degree in English, after all. Some, like pubs and curry, I learned to love here. (I'm on the fence on fish and chips, but then I'm picky. Not every corner chippy is up to Magpie standards!) And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe, but that's for another thread. Wink
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« Reply #176 on: February 24, 2013, 07:50:26 PM »

And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe

The true test of Britishness is whether you actually enjoy baked beans.
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« Reply #177 on: February 24, 2013, 07:57:22 PM »

And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe

The true test of Britishness is whether you actually enjoy baked beans.

I do, but they have to be Heinz. Bring in the own-brand stuff, and the ball is dropped instantly.

My so-English-it's-ridiculous husband hates them. What's the verdict?
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« Reply #178 on: February 24, 2013, 08:01:47 PM »

And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe

The true test of Britishness is whether you actually enjoy baked beans.

My priest (Who is English) was very happy to find Heinz Baked Beans at World Market here in town.  That will be one less product they have to buy from Amazon UK.  He said the English baked beans have less sugar than American baked beans.
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« Reply #179 on: February 25, 2013, 04:59:42 AM »

I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. Grin

I'm with you on just about everything but the tea (can't stand the stuff I'm afraid) and the goth subculture. Like you I'm not a Brit, though I've lived here most of my life. I do find myself getting suspiciously proud of God's own county, though, so I think I'm a sort of non-English Yorkshireman. To your list I'd definitely have to add both Yorkshire pudding and parkin (not that substandard Lancastrian cake that shares its name), and Blake's 7 - the special effects may have been poor (I swear I remember them re-using a Vosene bottle as a gun) but that aside the series was brilliant. Paul Darrow's character Avon remains one of my favourite characters from any SF series.

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