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Old Dec 14th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Yes, walking is seen as a good thing in the UK especially amongst the middle aged and older.
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Old Dec 14th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I find whenever I'm working with Americans in the UK how much they always assume that journeys occur in cars. Similarly when I work in the US it seems to be a natural thing.

I remember, I was down in Georgia one time and staying in a hotel on a line of hotels. Each morning a cop car would drive up and two fat boys would waddle out and pinch donuts from the breakfast bar and do the same hotel after hotel. Given how close these hotels where I would have walked, while these lard bellys drove between each one. Made me laugh.
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Old Dec 14th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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"<i> . . . and he cried at the airport when I left, same with my mom.</i>"


Tears of pure joy no doubt. . .
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Old Dec 14th, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Oh Janisj...how could you be so callous???...Poor, poor Dobby!!! He/she will probably tell you to "buzz off"..
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Old Dec 14th, 2012, 02:01 PM
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hehehehe
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Old Dec 14th, 2012, 11:11 PM
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<i>Only time I see a huge crowd of teenagers or people in the early or mid 20s is on the weekend late at night.</i>

Yes, on workdays they are probably at work or in school, lol!
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Old Dec 15th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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So American are not differnt than English? Have you been out o fyour house at all?

And only the "elderly" - presumably anyone over 30 are visible during the day. Perhaps it's a town in habitited by young vampires. So the youngest people gather in groups only in the evening!!! Wow - how weird!

And I want to know how was talking to a man "On my laptop". Was this a tiny little man sitting on top of it? Perhaps an alien visitor - which would account for the strange accent - since naturally everyone else in the UK (wherever Dobby is hidden) speaks exactly like an American.

And how is the "currency too high"? Is it floating through the air so far above the ground that you can't reach it? Or could you perhaps be referring to the rate of exchange?

Agree - that the parents tears were undoubtedly tears of joy - to get the weirdo out of town before they had any more complaints from the neighbors. (Especially if Dobby walks around naked everywhere.)
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Old Dec 15th, 2012, 02:03 PM
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This village is beginning to sound either like St. Mary Mead or the one featured in The Prisoner.
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Old Dec 15th, 2012, 03:29 PM
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more like Royston Vasey or little Britain.
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Old Dec 15th, 2012, 10:09 PM
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"And I want to know how was talking to a man "On my laptop"

Skype, I imagine.

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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 04:43 AM
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ny- I was in George and Dragon and let a man use my laptop.. -.- The place was crowded and he had one leg and needed to sit down. So he sat at my table with his wife. And when I say elderly I mean 50+. And no they don't speak like Americans, at least not here. The young women have the most annoying accents ever. It sounds like their noses are clogged. A lot of the men talk so fast that it sounds like they're speaking a different language, and I have to keep saying ''huh, huh''. Maybe you're confusing ''sounding like Americans'', to Australians aha!

emily- No it's not, but I Googled and it looks similar.

bilbo- How else am I suppose to get from one place to another? Walk?! I'm not walking 20 miles and back just to prove I'm not a lazy American.

I don't even know why I bother to come here anymore. You guys have been bullying and nitpicking at every single thing I say. You're rude and judgmental. BYE
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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I guess there ought to be a word that is a bit like the difference between hearing and listening for reading and .... I thinking comprehending or understanding is not perfect.
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 07:23 AM
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And when I say elderly I mean 50+. And no they don't speak like Americans, at least not here. The young women have the most annoying accents ever. It sounds like their noses are clogged.>>

and WE'RE rude and judgemental!
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 08:06 AM
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"The young women have the most annoying accents ever. It sounds like their noses are clogged. A lot of the men talk so fast that it sounds like they're speaking a different language..."

That ought to help you Brits narrow down the location. Where is CW when we need him?
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 08:17 AM
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Nikki - Liverpool is my bet.

it does sort of describe the accent AND they do tend to speak fast.

that is, of course, if Dobby is actually there and not just enjoying him/herself from some canadian garret.

it was the 50+ = elderly that got me.

I'm in my prime!
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 08:21 AM
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He/She could be near Birmingham, or the west Midlands
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 08:25 AM
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He/She could be near Birmingham, or the west Midlands>>

they tend not to speak fast, though, tipsygus, and are generally comprehensible.

i thought of Newcastle too, but the description does not sound like Geordie.
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 09:24 AM
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The saddest part iof this ongoing whine that is supposedly a travel update is that our young adventurer has yet to post anything positive about his experience living abroad. Everything is negative or distressful because it is not like home. Why bother is the question?
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 09:28 AM
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social - I've asked him/her that a number of times but no answer as yet.
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Old Dec 16th, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Dobby dear . . . "<i><blue>The young women have the most annoying accents ever.</i></blue>" . . . I hate to break this to you, but wherever you are, it is YOU that has the annoying accent.
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