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Milton the Sausage
17-12-08, 11:45
Cocks! Speak English, you're not fucking American (not that there's anything wrong with being American)!

BHB 10.6.6
17-12-08, 11:57
Says the Taffy b'there

Mister Bump
17-12-08, 12:02
Can I get?  You mean could I have.  Oh and please would not go amiss either.

quintessential Quin
17-12-08, 12:40
fair dinkum

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 12:46
Can I get it Skinny?

Xenu The galactic roola of the confederacy
17-12-08, 13:03
bite me!

Harry Soufflé
17-12-08, 13:08
yeah, like so whatever!!

Bobby Charlton
17-12-08, 15:08
"You do the maths".  At least Brits use the plural but even so still deserve punching to the ground and kicking unconscious.God bless America, though.  Rather to be the 51st state than European.

Bobby Charlton
17-12-08, 15:10
Sorry, forgot to ask, when would you use "bite me"?

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 15:12
Just after you have paid the pimp.

Milton the Sausage
17-12-08, 15:13
Say you were being tromboned by your missus but it felt a bit uncommited - you could use it then.

Bobby Charlton
17-12-08, 15:14
No, come on be serious.  I really want to know.

Xenu The galactic roola of the confederacy
17-12-08, 15:30
what the hell, i cant even post now.

Xenu The galactic roola of the confederacy
17-12-08, 15:31
BITE ME!

Ti29er
17-12-08, 15:51
However, if you take the time to read Bill Bryson'sbook it might surprise you to learn how many American expressions, words, turn of phrases and sentence construction is more accurate that you might otherwise suppose. Oddly enough we here on these islands look rather more like the barbaric neandathals with the language than our much ridiculed cousins across the Pond.Tim

Free Wheelin Franklin
17-12-08, 15:55
BITE ME!=Suck my c*ck

Xenu The galactic roola of the confederacy
17-12-08, 15:59
Not really Ti29er.Its just that if one of us went to america we would probably end up sued due to saying the wrong thing cause of all the politically correct bollox over there. 

Ti29er
17-12-08, 16:02
Not really Ti29er.Yes. Really.Tim

Xenu The galactic roola of the confederacy
17-12-08, 16:03
BITE ME!

Ti29er
17-12-08, 16:05
I'm not well. Nor am I hungry. But a kind offer n'er the less, kind Sir, and one that I may consider at a future juncture, if I may.Tim

Mister Bump
17-12-08, 16:07
Bill Bryson is a cock.  Fact.

Mike Davis
17-12-08, 16:12
I like his books. I can't bear to hear him speak, though. STOP WHINING, DAMMIT.

Mister Bump
17-12-08, 16:20
I can't put my finger on what it is but I don't like his writing style.  I have tried more than one of his books but just can't get on with them.

BHB 10.6.6
17-12-08, 16:22
Bill Bryson is a cock.  Fact.Quit with the Dylanisms already

Mister Bump
17-12-08, 16:22
We havea 19 year old girl from LA staying with us at the moment and every sentence she says includes "like y'know".  Well I might possibly know if you actually said something rather than "like y'know" all the time

Milton the Sausage
17-12-08, 16:23
Didn't think much of his recent book on Shakespeare

BHB 10.6.6
17-12-08, 16:23
like y'knowIs she fit? I love 'nobbing a bird' with an american accent

Mister Bump
17-12-08, 16:24
William Earl Of BlackHeart wrote (see)Bill Bryson is a cock.  Fact.Quit with the Dylanisms already Where is he these days?  I was really expecting some kind of comment about women and relationships now that I am going to be a dad.

Free Wheelin Franklin
17-12-08, 16:24
Quit with the Dylanisms already

Mister Bump
17-12-08, 16:25
William Earl Of BlackHeart wrote (see)like y'knowIs she fit? I love 'nobbing a bird' with an american accent If there was a fit 19 year old staying at mine do you think I would be here talking to you?

BHB 10.6.6
17-12-08, 16:28
If there was a fit 19 year old staying at mine do you think I would be here talking to you?You could be reloading.

BHB 10.6.6
17-12-08, 16:28
I was really expecting some kind of comment about women and relationships now that I am going to be a dad.Not even Dylan would be that stupid.

Mike Davis
17-12-08, 16:47
If there was a fit 19 year old staying at mine do you think I would be here talking to you?You forgot to say "Do the math" at the end there. 

Ti29er
17-12-08, 16:52
He lives with his family in Norfolk somewhere. It's mentioned on the Wikki site.He's one author that can make me laugh out loud. I've just finished Notes From a Big Country for the 2nd time.I think his early work is the most observant and acerbic.Tim

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 16:53
I rather fancy he is a a most cromulent writer.

Mister Bump
17-12-08, 16:56
Mike Davis wrote (see)If there was a fit 19 year old staying at mine do you think I would be here talking to you?You forgot to say "Do the math" at the end there. Like, yeah, whatever.

Ti29er
17-12-08, 16:58
I had to look that one up. Now I have but 24hrs in which to use it. That's the law .Tim

Mike Davis
17-12-08, 17:02
He lives with his family in Norfolk somewhere. It's mentioned on the Wikki site.I believe that P-Ness was in fact enquiring as to the whereabouts of Dylan, not Mr Bryson And if I may be an appalling pedant for a moment, "the Wikki site" to which you refer is called Wikipedia and is but one of very many sites based on a particular kind of content management system called a "wiki". There is no "the wiki site", there are hundreds of them. Even Google incorporates a wiki now.

Mike Davis
17-12-08, 17:03
Trevor, you used "cromulent" the other day, you need some fresh material

Ti29er
17-12-08, 17:13
When used,  the term Wikki, as I did, is in this case used as a proper noun, hence the capital W, and as such it is not intended as a generic term, more a specific shortened name to inform the reader in a friendly manner that the Wikki web site, were it to be accessed, might reveal more information within.Tim

Mike Davis
17-12-08, 17:16
I'm not referring to the capitalisation, or indeed the misspelling. It's called Wikipedia. Why not refer to it as such?And your comic pomposity doesn't work, it's too similar to how you usually post  

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 17:16
What are you, some sort of sardonic stalker?

Harry Soufflé
17-12-08, 17:17
Still bloody spelt it wrong though, didn't you?

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 17:18
Aye, its Wiki, one k. And Wiki refers not to the content contained within (see …pedia), but rather to the nature of how that material is contributed.

Ti29er
17-12-08, 17:23
And if I may be an appalling pedant for a momentAny collaborative website that users can easily modify via the web, typically without restriction. A wiki allows anyone, using a web browser, to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the site, including the work of other authors. This has been found to work surprisingly well since contributors tend to be more numerous and persistent than vandals and old versions of pages are always available.Text is entered using a simple mark-up language which is then rendered as HTML. A feature common to many of the different implementations is that any word in mixed case LikeThis is automatically turned into a link to a page of that name, which may or may not exist (similar to the linking in this dictionary).In contrast, a web log, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments.Wiki wiki means "quick" in Hawaiian. The first wiki was created by Ward Cunningham in 1995.wiki.org.(2005-07-21)Tim

Nobby
17-12-08, 17:30
According to www.wikindex.com there are some 3332 'wiki' sites.

Ti29er
17-12-08, 17:37
And yet, without actually saying so in my original post, you naturally gravitate to the meaning, be it Wiki or Wikki. That's where having a capital at the front of a proper noun always helps. It's mentioned on the Wikki site.Tim

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 17:38
Wiki wiki wah wah. A wiki wiki wah wah. Wiki wiki wah wah. A wiki wiki wah wah. Wiki wiki wah wah. A wiki wiki wah wah. Wiki wiki wah wah. A wiki wiki wah wah. Wiki wiki wah wah. A wiki wiki wah wah. Wiki wiki wah wah. A wiki wiki wah wah.

Ti29er
17-12-08, 17:39
(repeat!)

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 17:40
Sorry, I was listening to Will Smith.

Nobby
17-12-08, 17:43
Which Wiki site?  There are over 3,000!

Ti29er
17-12-08, 17:45
Is that William Smith?Of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air Smiths?Or am I being pompus?Tim

Trevor Olling
17-12-08, 17:46
Pompificate away. Your right.

Ti29er
17-12-08, 17:51
And your comic pomposity doesn't work, it's too similar to how you usually post I think I should have suffixed my last posting with "again"!Tim

Dirty Karlos
17-12-08, 19:40
Trevor Olling wrote (see)I rather fancy he is a a most cromulent writer.PMSLI don't mind a bit of Bill, notes from a small island is ok but I preferred 'A walk in the woods'.

Ti29er
17-12-08, 19:54
Personally, the first couple of books, when he was at his most observant, were his best.I was very disappointed with the Notes as he'd all but been assimilated into British culture and visa versa by this prolonged stay in the UK, meaning he was no longer on the outside looking in, so his prose was not as cutting nor observed as it had been.The Woods I thought was hugely padded, funny and observed but the walk was just that, and so the padding seemed to take up much of the book.For me, this is his seminal work Just my own view, and the order in which they were published was pretty much how I read them, meaning I have a vague connection with his chronological time line & his development as both a writer and his movements, which in turn seems to have given me some connection with this body of work.  I want more travel stories to be honest from him now!I hope for more to come as he's living somewhere in Norfolk I think. And it's law out there that you have to marry your sister or some-such isn't it?Tim

Dirty Karlos
17-12-08, 20:15
He lived in the Yorkshire Dales for about twenty years but then moved back to the States, I had no idea that he had come back here again to live, Norfolk! gimme strength.

Ti29er
17-12-08, 20:28
Or it will be fun to see what he makes of our slightly distant cousins out there in Flat Land. Or maybe he'll have to hold his tongue 'til the kids have flown the nest so they can once again move before he publishes "The Book of the Damned & other horror stories from beyond the A12" for fear of being prematurely frog-marched to the county boundary by a lynch mob!Tim

Mike Davis
18-12-08, 09:48
I remember liking Walk in the Woods, but I haven't read it for ages - they're all on a shelf up there. It was definitely more about the woods than the walk, but I'm not sure I'd consider that padding - more that the walk was the thread about which his comments about the Appalachians (and the environment in general) were woven.Books are great.  

Stephanos Wephanos
18-12-08, 10:23
I quite enjoyed Niether Here or There, though I'd never call him a great writer...He does come over as a bit of a whining tossbag though.

Mike Davis
18-12-08, 11:01
He does come over as a bit of a whining tossbag though.I wish I'd never heard his actual voice, because now I hear it whenever I read his words and it rather spoils things.  

Ti29er
19-12-08, 11:05
I've never heard his voice, but his Notes from a Large Island (?) which are snippets from his MOS days, are  little critical of the US. Funny though! His family, however, loved the States!Tim