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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:10 PM
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I am not familiar with the term "skip me." I would say I let someone "go ahead of me." Must be some regional American term.>>

or "overtake" me - perhaps this person who you thought was looking at you as if you had 2 heads simply didn't understand what you were saying, Dobby.


Peter - Dobby sadly isn't worth getting wound up about.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:13 PM
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I've never head "skip me" either.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:14 PM
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mlgb: <i>hahahaha </i>

Ditto

Dobby has been living in England for some months, why shouldn't he pick up some "Englishisms"?
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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I never actually said skip me, I said ''you can go''
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:36 PM
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The British are good at standing in a queue (or a line for our USA brethren). It is something of a national sport, I believe.

So the concept of volunteering for someone to move in front of you may elicit a certain amount of surprise. Giving up your hard-won place.

Dobby, I congratulate you on your courtesy and consideration for others.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Peter,

it is by no means unknown in the UK for someone to give up their place in a queue eg at the supermarket checkout or in a bank - not so often in a pub but I have known it happen! we get extra marks for being considerate.

i suspect that Dobby has yet again misinterpreted the intentions of someone he's met.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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I'm very impressed that someone your age has both time and means to be planning a similar adventure for next year. It's a long flight to Australia.
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Dobby, Australia is a fantastic country, but too big to base yourself in one place. I have been there twice, travelling in NSW, Qld, and NT. You will find it difficult to stay for more than 90 days, and enforcement is very strict. See http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_p...s/cis_954.html
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Old Jan 17th, 2013, 11:45 PM
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Hmmm, cold was contemplating Australia. I think that may have been a clue.
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 04:19 AM
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oh really seehag? hmmmm...
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 05:38 AM
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although at times dolby the turtle sounds a little like our beloved thin gorgous!
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 08:47 AM
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And cold does love the emoticon.
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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nannbee, I don't get that at all. Thin can write. Thin can laugh at himself.
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Because "skip me" makes no sense. You would say - go ahead of me to the person you are ceding place to.

You could say "skip me" to the clerk or whatever - but how would they know what for and when to "unskip you".
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 11:05 AM
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"Because "skip me" makes no sense. You would say - go ahead of me to the person you are ceding place to."

You've skipped right over Dobby's explanation that he did not say "skip me" to the person. Dobby's post read "I never actually said skip me, I said ''you can go''
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 11:17 AM
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I think Dobby's post did say somethink like "I said to the guy to skip me." But later Dobby said he didn't say that -- and I take that to mean in the real conversation in London (or whereever it was) he said you can go. Maybe the guy was upset because maybe the guy thought he was saying you can go to h***.
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 11:19 AM
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Ah here it is Dobby's exact quote from earlier:

>>Btw is it rude to let someone skip you in line? I didn't have my money ready so I let this other guy skip me, when I SAID HE COULD SKIP ME he looked over at me like I had two heads.>>

No mention of "you can go."
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Oh please, nannabee. He may not have expressed himself well but he came back and explained that he said, "you can go." It is very common to use a different expression in the exposition of a story. He wasn't writing the actual dialogue.
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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 11:33 AM
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suki, isn't that what i said as well?

"I think Dobby's post did say somethink like "I said to the guy to skip me." But later Dobby said he didn't say that -- and I take that to mean in the real conversation in London (or whereever it was) he said you can go..."

how is that any different from what you said?

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Old Jan 18th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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still wondering suki....
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