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Re: Americans
« Reply #50 on: 18/05/2004 20:58:37 »
Yes, thanks Robert for putting it all in perspective.

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« Reply #51 on: 19/05/2004 01:59:41 »
C'mon guys, you make me blush. I only wrote what everyone already knows. When you look past the politics and the cr@p spewed out by the media in all it's forms, and get down to an individual level, most people just want the same things. Laughter, enough stuff to live, friends, family, not too many worries and lots and lots of sex and beer. Well, maybe not everyone (particularly Neil) wants beer.
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Re: Americans
« Reply #52 on: 19/05/2004 02:01:29 »
Hi Rob

when's the next fishing trip ? I'm aching to get on the water !

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« Reply #53 on: 19/05/2004 02:12:42 »
Hi Chris,

It's still undecided and I haven't been around to chase it up. I'll see what I can find out. I've been trying to arrange it for early July. It means I've got to go to the pub (damn), so I'll try and get down there tonight. The main problem is the bloke that arranges the trips has normally stumbled home by the time I finish work. I'll let you know.
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Re: Americans
« Reply #54 on: 19/05/2004 02:18:13 »
Beer....euchh !!!...Beer, ale, lager...yuchh !!..I can't taste the difference. One thing I have noticed though in my humble few years as temporary resident of this planet is that as a teen I found most kids were saying that it's an acquired taste !!...I don't get it...if you don't like it in the first place why continue to sample said yucky stuff...still...I suppose it's a social etiquette kind of thing initially eh ?  I never did the pub thing...while all the lads were down the pub I was playig with the girls !! (hee hee)

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« Reply #55 on: 19/05/2004 02:27:57 »
Didn't you attend university, Neil. The consumption of large quantities of beer is normally a requirement of most courses and will result in higher grades (particularly for part time students, like I was).
How do you keep hydrated, anyway. Have you seen what fish do in water?
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« Reply #56 on: 19/05/2004 02:51:39 »
Roberth !!...you are the voice of reason yet again, cos that's it !!..That is why I do not drink...I never went to Uni....Now I know why students leave Uni with so much debt...it's to repay the loans they got to buy alcohol !!....*sigh*....am I the only tea-totaller on this site ?

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« Reply #57 on: 19/05/2004 02:56:39 »
That's why students drink beer. Because it's cheap and when I went to uni there was no course fees (ahh, I loved the 70's) so you had to spend your money on something. And yes, you probably are the only tea-totaller in the entire world.
It's no wonder you don't sleep very well!
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« Reply #58 on: 19/05/2004 11:45:17 »
LOL...good one !!..I asked for that didn't I ?

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Re: Americans
« Reply #59 on: 20/05/2004 03:32:20 »
Hi Rob

we leave in mid July, and my brother, Richard, is here until the beginning of July (I think he leaves on the 3rd). Therefore a fishing trip around that time would be ace.

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Re: Americans
« Reply #60 on: 20/05/2004 19:12:32 »
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....am I the only tea-totaller on this site ?

Nope, I don't drink either.  I used to, but most commercial beer and wine gives me a raging headache before I get to the bottom of the glass.  Hard liquor is an open invitation for candida.  No fun, so I just don't bother.  Like you, I don't need booze to behave ridiculously and have a good time.
 

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« Reply #61 on: 20/05/2004 19:50:41 »
Donnah...we are kindred sober spirits !!

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Re: Americans
« Reply #62 on: 21/05/2004 00:09:35 »
Hi Chris,

I think the next trip will be on the 3rd July. It's gunna be hard if Rich is returning that day! Let me know what you think. Are you still interested? I've already tentatively included both your names on the list. What about Sarah?
 

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Re: Americans
« Reply #63 on: 21/05/2004 04:04:23 »
quote:
Originally posted by neilep

...*sigh*....am I the only tea-totaller on this site ?




I can't say I don't drink, but the six pack I bought last summer still has 4 in it.  I enjoy a beer or glass of wine once in a while, but usually it's too expensive and too much hassle to bother with.  And then I forget I even have any at home.

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Re: Americans
« Reply #64 on: 21/05/2004 20:19:00 »
quote:
Originally posted by tweener



I can't say I don't drink, but the six pack I bought last summer still has 4 in it.



*Gasp!*

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« Reply #65 on: 22/05/2004 03:03:22 »
qpan, you can have it if you want to come over and pick it up. :D

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« Reply #66 on: 23/05/2004 13:13:03 »
lol- i'll be right over!

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Re: Americans
« Reply #67 on: 26/05/2004 19:45:02 »

I'm from the liverpool in england
I've worked in philadelphia for a year on
pharmaceutical plants. most people are really
nice and i made alot of friends.

but the daftest thing i ever got asked was

"when's your independance day"

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« Reply #68 on: 26/05/2004 21:17:09 »
Daftest thing that has happened to me:

got refused to buy beer in Wegmans because my id was supposed to be fake. The "licence" in driving licence was spelt wrong.... :D
 

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Re: Americans
« Reply #69 on: 27/05/2004 05:12:35 »
So, Dan, where did you buy that licenSe?  Could you get your money back?

ebz, at least they didn't ask you "When is your 4th of July?".  I've heard that question in a little different phrasing.

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Re: Americans
« Reply #70 on: 27/05/2004 16:07:51 »
Our "Independence Day" used to be called "Dominion Day" and is now called "Canada Day", celebrated on the 1st of July.  It's very nice that the country has fireworks to celebrate my birthday.[8D]
 

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Re: Americans
« Reply #71 on: 27/05/2004 16:28:43 »
I was behind an American today at a Post Office, he was queuing to buy a stamp for a post card, he knew he wanted a 30 Pence stamp, when he got to the counter....he asked 'How much is a 30 pence stamp ?'......ho hum !!...we all kinda giggled !!

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Re: Americans
« Reply #72 on: 08/06/2004 22:55:04 »
haha was i just insulted?  Im proud to be american, but i try to educate myself with some outside culture......But unfortunatly it is true, alott of americans are clueless:(   I knew where Cambridge is, BOO YAH

But then again do people in the UK know theres a cambridge in the USA as well??

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« Reply #73 on: 09/06/2004 02:55:14 »
Of course. In Massechusettes, home of Harvard and MIT.
Also one in Ontario Canada too!

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Re: Americans
« Reply #74 on: 09/06/2004 03:34:03 »
What's 'America' - sorry, I've never heard of it, I thought the world ended at the shores of Europe. Silly me. ;)

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