Started by maren, September 11, 2015, 11:27:32 AM
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on September 20, 2022, 04:12:56 PMThat's what I always say about your arguments.
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on September 20, 2022, 08:10:18 PMYes, but that's shorthand for you not understanding the argument being made. There's no shame in that, well, there is a bit. [/quoteshortlllQuote from: Yorkshire pud on September 20, 2022, 08:10:18 PMYes, but that's shorthand for you not understanding the argument being made. There's no shame in that, well, there is a bit. Shorthand is, actually impressive. Various methods, some of which apparently patented. But stenography a dying art. Like a good tea service. Or like your new King who can't handle quills and must fire some people. Having said that, though cursive gone the wayside, I like the attempt. And do like how, in vaulted circles, one's signatures done with flourishes and odd personal touches. My guess is foreshadowing of AI and the awful 'prove you are not a bot.' I reckon there is code in protocols and such. Keep the hoi polloi down. Or, at least, id them?
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on September 20, 2022, 08:10:18 PMYes, but that's shorthand for you not understanding the argument being made. There's no shame in that, well, there is a bit.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on September 20, 2022, 11:22:34 PMThat's what I always say about the British.
Quote from: albrecht on September 20, 2022, 11:41:22 PMYou are aware there a new Jerusalem in that land of Satanic mills. A pleasant land in which lack of flossing, and brushing, is a source of pride. Braces are a thing only for rickets. Not teeth, somehow when Cromwell let 'them' back in it wasn't the dentally bases tribe members, just the banker ones. I don't know why. Probably some interecine, old book, dispute of which is clouded in intrique and hushed over.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on September 20, 2022, 11:56:12 PMThen they best get right with the Lord.
Quote from: albrecht on September 21, 2022, 12:08:28 AMThey reckon they have. Quite stirring when things like cricket etc and singing breaks out. Really an excuse to drink for days. Skip work n such. And weird. Ashes. They so odd. At least the Muzzies have a space rock. N Irish got some stone to kiss. I think Brit had stone, but under seat and purloined from Scots? We Vikings just left stuff around like stones for markings or tie up ships. 'Leave the stone, take those women. Kill those others.' I kid
Quote from: Yorkshire pud on September 20, 2022, 08:08:34 PMThanks for blowing my cover. My handlers at MI5, CIS, MFI, CBI, LTR and UPS will not be best pleased. But when I'm not engaging in 'deep cover' for HMG my cover employment is being gainfully employed in a technical capacity which brings me into contact with natives from all walks of life and on the whole they're okay..some are funny folk, but I'll come to that. After almost six years here I've met the lot!Memsaab of course is above reproach but even she says the locals can be dubious. I get asked at least once a week if I'm from London. (It doesn't get trite after the first hundred times); My reply is usually; "Oi, do I look like that sloe gin swilling southerner, SV? Well, do I?" At that point their eyes dart left and right and they're trying to work out if a) they do know you, b) if there's been a police bulletin when you might have been mentioned c) Did you appear on 'The Voice' or somesuch 'talent' contest. When it's clear they haven't heard of you (I know, I know) I explain I'm from the only county worth mentioning in England, that no, it isn't near London, no it isn't near Edinburgh either, or Paris, or Dublin. I was asked if I was Irish once, and when I said no, I'm English, she asked if I was sure...Generally if you're a Brit you get treated with more respect and it's assumed you're better educated. Seeing as the FED spend less than 1% of GDP on public education, it isn't difficult to believe. But there's no incentive to make it better because...well, draw your own conclusions. But having said that I'm working among some very capable people who really know their stuff. The stereotype that most Americans don't really know much about anything outside the four corners of their garden (Or tarp if you're homeless) isn't without merit. And it's obvious when I meet those who have been out and about (Usually have a military background or quite wealthy). It took me a while to realise why that is. It isn't entirely a lack of curiosity or being insular and not caring, it's mainly financial. Unlike the UK, vacation days are not mandatory, and many (Not all) jobs require a full year's employment before qualifying for any leave. Sick days are not paid everywhere. And if you do get leave, it's fewer days than the 28 enjoyed in the UK. Which explains why most Americans who holiday in the UK are retired. In California they have an 'easy in/easy out' deal with jobs, you can be fired on the spot without redress, but likewise you can leave without notice too. The 'funny folk' tend to have a weird sense of reality and if you dare to dig down, are trumpers. I haven't met many, because it's northern CA, and the one's I have met are frequently from out of state. A few weeks ago I was at a customers place and one guy had his phone playing Alex Jones..and he was relaying to his colleague what the good lord Jones was selling, I mean conveying his wisdom. He blamed the wildfires in the state on Communists, yes really. Although most are not arson and those that are, the political leanings of the crim isn't usually made known. I didn't venture the question as to how he knew and why they would because his eyes bulged and I wasn't sure of his emotional containment. I quietly muttered 'Ooookaaayyyyy' and backed out of the room. But fear not old man and when my boys get my private jet back into civilian configuration after it was pressed into service dropping food parcels to the peasants in Pacific Heights me and the fragrant Laura will take a visit to the home counties. I think we're still allowed to drop into Brize Norton, even though the copybook was blotted somewhat with that little jape 'Badger' Harris-White had on his thirtieth birthday bash back in 1993. Enough said.
Quote from: SredniVashtar on September 21, 2022, 04:22:56 AMSix years is a long time to go without a decent cup of tea.
Quote from: SredniVashtar on September 21, 2022, 04:07:12 AMOur paths crossed, unbeknownst to us, back in 2005, as I was there in Trafalgar Square cheering the boys on. You miss all this, being an uneducated scoundrel who is unable to appreciate the laws of cricket.
Quote from: K_Dubb on September 21, 2022, 09:23:46 AMThey should hide it in the same place in Edinburgh Castle where Sir Walter Scott "discovered" the Scottish crown jewels, i.e. put it in a little room and wall it off and tell everyone don't go in there the crown jewels are in there and then a hundred years later stage some big Al Capone's vault reveal where you bust it open to great fanfare, seemed to work before. The Scots are not too curious or persistent, I guess.
Quote from: K_Dubb on September 28, 2022, 06:59:22 PMhttps://twitter.com/ChudsOfTikTok/status/1575287402779869184