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Old 06-18-2008, 05:25 AM   #1
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feeling all patriotic
Just a thought i had.

I realised that these forums, and another entirely unrelated forum i use make me very proud to be British. Perhaps because the majority of posters here are from USA, it makes me think about all the lovely things i have hear (like the tea thread in general knitting) and things which for me are so quintesentially English or that i take for granted are seen differently by people over the atlantic. Makes me feel all content (although that warm feeling could also be the cup of tea nd piece of toast i have just had!).
So, and with no disrespect to people from other countries at all:
YAY FOR BRITTAIN!!
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:30 AM   #2
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My Grandmother came from England as a little girl.
Although she didn't like being English for some reason and lost the accent. I never questioned her not having an accent until recently.
She lived to be 101.

I hope you're having some milk in your tea. I like just a spot (which is why it makes no sense for me to buy milk to use a dab before it goes sour). My Grandmother would put the whole cow in the cup if it would fit.
Fill the cup with tea then overflow with milk and drink the overflow from the saucer. (I guess I'm American because I don't do that anymore and drink from mugs.)

Luckily she didn't keep the bad things like pies that weren't pies or pudding that wasn't pudding. I've heard a lot of bad things about boiled meat but her chicken was the best.
Never had spotted **** so I guess she didn't keep all the good things.

I would like to visit England sometime but I doubt if it ever happens. I would probably like it better from over here anyway. I'd want to go to a pub but I don't really drink. I don't like cities or crowds.
But I like the accent and Watney's Creme Stout.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:38 AM   #3
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I do love my cup of Tetley's in the morning. milk one sugar. lovely.
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I totally understand the whole being patriotic thing! I'm Canadian and it's nice to remember all the good things about my country and how it's different from others. Actually, I've always had a desire to be English. My family is English and we still have a lot of English traditions, but I always wanted that accent! I watch so much BBC Canada- Trinny and Susannah, Location Location Location, Relocation Relocation, Hotel Babylon.....
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I totally understand the whole being patriotic thing! I'm Canadian and it's nice to remember all the good things about my country and how it's different from others. Actually, I've always had a desire to be English. My family is English and we still have a lot of English traditions, but I always wanted that accent! I watch so much BBC Canada- Trinny and Susannah, Location Location Location, Relocation Relocation, Hotel Babylon.....
I'm an American and love my land, but I too, have always wanted to see England and enjoy the culture. I watch sooooooo much BBC America that some terms (slang or otherwise) have now slipped into my regular speaking. For example, my DH and I are doing some renovations and needed to get a dumpster. For the life of us, we couldn't remember that we (Americans) called it a dumpster and kept asking for a "skip"! Crazy. I also shout "OY!" at the dog when she's barking. Even when I was a kid I could always "do" accents and can definitely still amuse my friends and family with my English accent (either Uppercrust or Cockney, take your pick). Good on ya being British!! Cheers from the Colonies!!
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I'm an American and love my land, but I too, have always wanted to see England and enjoy the culture. I watch sooooooo much BBC America that some terms (slang or otherwise) have now slipped into my regular speaking. For example, my DH and I are doing some renovations and needed to get a dumpster. For the life of us, we couldn't remember that we (Americans) called it a dumpster and kept asking for a "skip"! Crazy. I also shout "OY!" at the dog when she's barking. Even when I was a kid I could always "do" accents and can definitely still amuse my friends and family with my English accent (either Uppercrust or Cockney, take your pick). Good on ya being British!! Cheers from the Colonies!!
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Tea solves everything. It is literally my friend's answer to anything, "Oh dear, you failed an exam, I'll make you a cup of tea." Gotta love the tea! Tea is the very first thing I think of when I think of what it is to be British. I never used to like tea, then I started University!

Oh and can't forget Wimbledon, which starts on Monday (BBC2 just told me so).
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Tea solves everything. It is literally my friend's answer to anything, "Oh dear, you failed an exam, I'll make you a cup of tea." Gotta love the tea! Tea is the very first thing I think of when I think of what it is to be British. I never used to like tea, then I started University!

Oh and can't forget Wimbledon, which starts on Monday (BBC2 just told me so).
I know. I hate tennis, but god help the person who keeps me away from the Beeb when Wimbledon is on!
and as for the tea, it is midnoght here, i have had a horendously stressful week, largely because of the university society social i . was organising which was tonight. I have just got home form it and am ready to colapse (while everybody has headed of to pubs and clubs) and the first thing i though was a nice cup of tea and i can get onw ith those socks i just started!
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