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Old 5th Dec 2008, 15:07
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Originally Posted by Scumbag O'Riley View Post
The problem with drinking tea Stateside is that it's almost impossible to get a decent tea-pot.
The defining standard for me is the quality of the local water. Take your favourite tea anywhere in the world and it will never measure up to the brew you can make at home. It's just a case of what you are used to. Although I did get a nice pint of Boddingtons in a sports bar near the flatiron building in New York a few years ago.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 15:54
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Again, Churchill.
Churchill also said:
The Americans can always be relied upon to do the right thing, but only after they have exhausted every other possibility.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 16:30
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I believe he also called one American, "Mommy."

Not that she was shining example of decorum.
 
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 18:16
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I was living in England when the song 'Battle of New Orleans' (Johnny Horton) was released. I received the record from US sources and like the song very much. Then the song was released in England and very curiously the words in the song had been changed from the original to the following.

In 1814 we took a little trip
down the mighty Mississip.
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody Rebels in the town of New Orleans.

[Chorus:]
We fired our guns and the Rebels kept a'comin.
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began to runnin' on
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

We looked down the river and we see'd the Rebels come.
And there must have been a hundred of'em beatin' on the drum.
They stepped so high and they made the bugles ring.
We stood by our cotton bales and didn't say a thing.

[Chorus]

We could take 'em by surprise
If we didn't fire our muskets 'til we looked 'em in the eye
We held our fire 'til we see'd their faces well.
Then we opened up with musketsand really gave 'em ... well

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.**

We fired our cannon 'til the barrel melted down.
So we grabbed an alligator and we fought another round.
We filled his head with cannon balls, and powdered his behind
And when we touched the powder off, the gator lost his mind.

[Chorus]

Yeah, they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go.
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico




Yup, they tried to make people think that the British won the Battle of New Orleans. Not that it mattered who won the Battle of New Orleans, as the war of 1812 was already over before the battle started.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 18:37
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T'wer they B--- French, them'n allus bin a right pain.

I was in the US of A visiting Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The whole history was presented beautifully and we will be going again next year to see the rest. Highly recommended. Well apart from the rather quiet references to the civil war, a sad but probably necessary experience in a growing country. We have many happy memories, especially of Smithtown, well worth a visit.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 18:45
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And while on the subject of hamsters (well, if the mods will change a thread title it might attract a different type of reader...), how long can hamsters live and do they hibernate? Due to a certain incident in ES family history, think an answer to this could be interesting.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 19:18
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And while on the subject of hamsters (well, if the mods will change a thread title it might attract a different type of reader...),
Warping and distorting reality by censoring and editing words is a very cheap and easy trick and is actually an indication of intellectual capitulation by the tricksters who manipulate words by such distortion.

It makes reasonable people wonder why the tricksters feel a need for the trickery.
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Old 5th Dec 2008, 19:34
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Con: I have an uncertain memory that the Lonnie Donegan version was banned on the BBC for using the original words.
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Old 6th Dec 2008, 01:29
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Not to mention Japan, Latvia, Czech Republic, Singapore, Tanzania, Israel and Canada among others, and freedom loving people even in the United Kingdom.
What about that other European country?

PS: I like the new thread title...
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Old 6th Dec 2008, 01:57
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Warping and distorting reality by censoring and editing words is a very cheap and easy trick and is actually an indication of intellectual capitulation by the tricksters who manipulate words by such distortion.
Gud dam, that's purty.
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Old 6th Dec 2008, 13:35
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Yup, they tried to make people think that the British won the Battle of New Orleans. Not that it mattered who won the Battle of New Orleans, as the war of 1812 was already over before the battle started.
But for us you guys would have been speaking Dutch! Don't mention it, you're welcome!
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Old 6th Dec 2008, 13:44
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Jutes, Angles, Saxons...

So perhaps we are speaking a descendant of Dutch.
 
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Old 6th Dec 2008, 13:55
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Good riposte, brick.

Not sure about you chaps over there (particularly those down south), but over here we're speaking a mixture of Greek, Latin, Farsi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Saxon, Angle, Jute, Norse, Gaelic, Celtic and a few others including Yoofspeak and Txtspeak.

The teen has picked up some more from her boyfriend, who, when one asks, "How are you?" responds "I'm good". One is tempted to respond "I didn't ask how you behaved - I asked how you are".
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