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"I want to learn the ways of the U.K. and be a nutter like my father"

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by F16WarBird, Feb 18, 2005.

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  1. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    It's quite simple. I've never been to the UK, and I make it a point to never perpetuate the stereotype of the "ugly American".

    But this is a two way street. Some of you may never have traveled to the USA, or have but may be confused about what you perceived/heard.

    I'll try to answer any questions you may have, if you will answer mine. Some may be stupid questions that will make you groan, others may be brilliant, yet still you will groan. Either way, I don't anticipate it being overtly boring. ;)[hr]
    I shall start.

    As a tourist, what is the best area for me to visit/stay at? Also, brewing beer is one of my hobbies, so I definately want to visit some public houses. :D
     
  2. orn-free-tada

    orn-free-tada Jedi Knight star 6

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    To visit? London

    to Live? as far from London as you can :p
     
  3. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Just visiting. This isn't limited to just England.
     
  4. Darth_Daver

    Darth_Daver Jedi Knight star 5

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    LOL!

    Great Idea for a thread.
    I went to Florida when I was 11,my only ever visit Stateside.I have relatives in West Virginia and Denver.

    What I want to know is,don't you think it makes far more sense to write the date day/month/year rather than month/day/year? What's up with that?
     
  5. Enji

    Enji Jedi Master star 6

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    I've been wondering that too... it's very confusing!
     
  6. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    What do people see in England?

    The weather is cloudy & often wet, London is old & grey and modernising too slowly, and if you don't like art galleries or museums then there's nothing to do.

    So why is everyone so interested in visiting?
     
  7. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Well, I'm probably the wrong person to answer that question since I'm military.

    I usually write the date like this: 05049 (Julian) or 051802 (m/d/y) when I'm "at the office".

    I'm sure if you "googled" it, you'd find some custom that was passed down. It's like crossing 7's. I do it but most American's don't. I also cross my zeros. It's important in what I do that someone can accurately read the lattitudinal/longitudinal lines.

     
  8. orn-free-tada

    orn-free-tada Jedi Knight star 6

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    i got a Question ( a silly lighthearted one though.. not to be taken seriously)


    Do all American's behave like they do in " Curb your enthusiasm"??

    If so, i am gonna get worried when i visit america later this year [face_worried]
     
  9. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    Is it really true that the Constitution states that every American must own a gun?
     
  10. zacparis

    zacparis VIP star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Do you hate LA? Once I was telling this guy from Chicago (in Chile of all places) how much I hated LA, LAX especially, and he said even he hated LA.
     
  11. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I just realized why this thread seems to familiar. I had this conversation back in November when I got hammered with two blokes from Manchester.

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    To answer your question;

    Some do, some don't. I know a few that act like Viv from "The young ones". LOL!

    The Constitution does not say ever American "has to own a gun". The 2nd ammendment gives every American "the RIGHT to keep and bear arms". That written from when we declared our independence from England. Except for Texas, not every American owns a gun. :)
     
  12. orn-free-tada

    orn-free-tada Jedi Knight star 6

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    How many times have you visited England, warbird?
     
  13. Stormtrooper_fan

    Stormtrooper_fan Jedi Master star 5

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    As a tourist, what is the best area for me to visit/stay at?

    In all seriousness you might like to come see Jodrell Bank not far from me which is the Biggest Radio Telescope in the UK (and I THINK Europe). NASA uses it... there's a fantastic visitors centre attateched to it and it's well worth a look.

    Gods where to start, there's so much to see here for someone who hasn't been here but it depends on what you want to see... I love things like Standing Stones and historical places :)

    I'd love to visit the US sometime and would actually love to see some American Indian sites and I don't mean the Casinos. I'm interested in American Indian spirituality you see so do you know of any good places to see?
     
  14. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    you might like to come see Jodrell Bank not far from me which is the Biggest Radio Telescope in the UK (and I THINK Europe).
    T'is a thing of great beauty [face_love]

    The 2nd ammendment gives every American "the RIGHT to keep and bear arms".
    Then one day I must move there :D
     
  15. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I don't hate L.A. I've been to California a few times but never been to Los Angeles. I do hate driving in NY. I love the town and it's people but driving around there sucks!

    The worst place I've driven in is Kuwait. You are taking your life in your own hands driving around downtown Kuwait city. As a nation, they have only been driving since 1979, and there are no formal requirements for a driving course in order to get a license. Yikes!
     
  16. Darth_Daver

    Darth_Daver Jedi Knight star 5

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    "Is it really true that the Constitution states that every American must own a gun?"

    - LMAO!!!


    Ever seen any super-heroes in NYC?
     
  17. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I've never been to England.

    The only time I was in the UK was to top off our tanks at Shannon on our way to Oman after we crossed the pond.

    I really want to visit "jolly old England", as well as all of the other surrounding countries/provinces. For some reason, I seem to get on well with drunken Brits & Irish in pubs. LOL!

    The last super hero I saw in NY was this guy:

    The Naked Cowboy

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    Tim will recognize Will & Kris on the left.

    BTW, listening to Jimmy Nail singing "What might have been" from the "Still Crazy" soundtrack.

    "Karen will get plane tickets, just give her your credit card number."
    "I don't know my credit card number."
    "It's on your credit card, Ray."
     
  18. Darth_Daver

    Darth_Daver Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm unfamiliar with the Naked Cowboy.What are his powers?

    On 2nd thought,don't answer that!
     
  19. Darth_Asabrush

    Darth_Asabrush Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Is it the law in America that every second child has to be obese?
     
  20. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    dd/mm/yy makes MORE sense IMO, as it works better for putting dates in numerical order. eg consider 4th July and 3rd August. July is first, but in British numerical order 4/7 comes AFTER 3/8, but in America 7/4 comes before 8/3, just as 4th July comes before 3rd August

    Ideally it would be yy/mm/dd though

    It comes down to how you speak the date. Do you say July the 4t, or the 4th of July
     
  21. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Hal, we say both. But usually we say "Happy Independence Day". ;)

    What is the biggest misconception people have about the UK?
     
  22. nathan_sith

    nathan_sith Jedi Youngling star 3

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    the UK is great!! why? i've still ot seen all of it! i've only been on a plane once and that was to go to gay paris, and how unbelievably like london that place is!!

    but hey, you wanna come to the uk, try County Antrim in Northern Ireland, Carrick-a-Rede have a rope bridge straight out of indy movie. (i haven't been here either, saw billy connelly on it the other day) but its a must for the summer!
     
  23. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    What is the biggest misconception people have about the UK?
     
  24. Darth_Asabrush

    Darth_Asabrush Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That its quaint, that people still adhere to the rules of fair play and everyone is still willing to queue without making a fuss.
     
  25. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

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    What is your favorite export from America?
     
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