traveling in the UK

Old May 9th, 2008, 06:13 AM
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traveling in the UK

I will be spending two nights in York and then two nights in Bath the first part of June. Can anyone recommend a clean, well located place with private baths in either or both of these locations? As always, price muxt be taken into consideration. The sky is not the limit.
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Old May 9th, 2008, 06:15 AM
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You've p[osted this on the US board. You'll probably get more help on the Europe board. Good luck!
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Old May 9th, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Abram, maybe the OP hasn't heard that we're no longer part of the UK. ;-)
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Old May 10th, 2008, 03:47 PM
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I think if pickle had thought that the US was still part of the UK, s/he would have posted on the Europe side of the fence.

According to the logic here, the UK would need to be part of the US.

Having fought two wars to get rid of the Red Coats, I am not anxious to acquire a new state or territory.

Around these parts the only acceptable Red Coats are those who carry musical instruments in and around Sanford Stadium.

Besides the UKers would insist on bringing their own currency and that would just cause inflation. Egads, can you imagine the price of gas if we suddenly had to pay UK prices --
$8.00 a gallon???

And then what would we do with the Queen and her court?
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LOL - sorry, can't resist sending this, which was sent to me by an American! Hope nobody takes offence - it's a joke - written by John Cleese (of Monty Python, I'm sure you know)!

Britain is Repossessing the U.S.A.

A Message from John Cleese

To the citizens of the United States of America:

In light of your failure to nominate competent candidates for
President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will resume monarchical
duties over all states, commonwealths, and territories (except
Kansas , which she does not fancy).

Your new prime minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a governor for
America without the need for further elections.

Congress and the Senate will be disbanded.

A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any
of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following
rules are introduced with immediate effect:

You should look up "revocation" in the Oxford English Dictionary.

1. Then look up aluminium, and check the pronunciation guide. You
will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter 'U' will be reinstated in words such as 'favour' and
'neighbour.' Likewise, you will learn to spell 'doughnut' without
skipping half the letters, and the suffix -ize will be replaced by the suffix -ise.

Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to
acceptable levels. (look up 'vocabulary' ).

3. Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises
such as "like" and "you know" is an unacceptable and inefficient form of

There is no such thing as US English. We will let Microsoft know on
your behalf. The Microsoft spell- checker will be adjusted to take
account of the reinstated letter 'u' and the elimination of -ize. You will
relearn your original national anthem, God Save The Queen.

4. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday.

5. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns,
lawyers, or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and
therapists shows that you're not adult enough to be independent.

Guns should only be handled by adults. If you're not adult enough to
sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then
you're not grown up enough to handle a gun.

6. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything
more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if
you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

7. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for
your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what
we mean.

8. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will
start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time,
you will go metric with immediate effect and without the benefit of conversion
tables. Both roundabouts and metrication will help you understand the British
sense of humour.

9. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been
calling gasoline)-roughly $6/US gallon. Get used to it.

10. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call French
fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling
potato chips are properly called crisps. Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal
fat, and dressed not with catsup but with vinegar.

11. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not
actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be
referred to as beer, and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be
referred to as Lager. South African beer is also acceptable as they are pound for pound the greatest sporting Nation on earth and it can only be due to the beer.
They are also part of British Commonwealth - see what it did for them.

12. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as
good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors to
play English characters. Watching Andie McDowell attempt English dialogue in Four Weddings and a Funeral was an experience akin to having one's ears removed with a
cheese grater.

13. You will cease playing American football. There is only one kind
of proper football; you call it soccer. Those of you brave enough
will, in time, be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American
football, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty
seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a bunch of nancies). Don't try
Rugby - the South Africans and Kiwis will thrash you, like they regularly thrash us.

14. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to
host an event called the World Series for a game which is not played
outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world
beyond your borders, your error is understandable. You will learn cricket, and we
will let you face the South Africans first to take the sting out of their

15. You must tell us who killed JFK. It's been driving us mad.

16. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty's
Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all
monies due(backdated to 1776).

17. Daily Tea Time begins promptly at 4 pm with proper cups, never
mugs, with high quality biscuits (cookies) and cakes; strawberries in

God save the Queen.

Only He can.

John Cleese
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Old May 11th, 2008, 08:51 AM
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I love this! Too bad Cholmondley Warner doesn't frequent this board. He'd undoubtedly have something cynical to say using British slang (chuffed, chavs) that we Yanks don't understand.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:04 AM
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$6/US gallon? I wish. I paid $9 this weekend. I don't think we will reoccupy, the situation is irretrievable now. You can have our prime minister if you want though.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Oh yes - please take him (the PM) - although a swap deal isn't on the cards; you can keep George ... but I wouldn't mind Tony back if you have him over there!
And, yes, I don't know where the $6 came from either - it's £5.20 here in SW England now! (just popping off to currency converter) $10.13.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 09:32 AM
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$9 per US gallon, $10 per imperial gallon. I don't want Tony back.
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Old May 11th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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All you U.S. Americans, meet me in Boston next Thursday and bring all the tea you can lay your hands on.
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