Hello From The Other Side Of The Pond :)

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  1. Spinach

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    Hello everyone!

    I stumbled across this site while surfing for a safe place to enjoy conversations in English. I look forward to getting to know all of you!
     
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    Welcome to the Baptist Board.
     
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    Well it is a safe paddle I assure you. Not so sure about t' English, but we shall give it a go. Will Cockney do?

    Cheers, and bless,

    Jim
     
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    Sure..... but do y'all sound like my 5 little kids? LOL!
     
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    you mean you want to rabbit on about teapot lids? Are you saying you are in East London? Well, wife and I are both from West Ham; she from Stratford and me from Plaistow, and both in Canada many years now.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    No, but we are called Brits on a regular basis, especially when walking my goat on a leash. I suppose that's something they think Brits would do? Then again, any Caucasian is considered a Brit here.
     
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    Hi Spinach! I've read some of your posts. Welcome! I currently live in North Carolina USA with my husband.

    I hope you enjoy it here. Give it some time. I've made some great friends on the BB over the years.

    Bitsy
     
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    Welcome from the Great Pacific Northwest.:wavey:
     
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    I'm still puzzled about where over the pond is.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    We are in Europe. We have 5 kids, a dog, 4 cats, and a pregnant goat. We're an odd, happy bunch!
     
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    Well, congrats on the upcoming little goat herd.

    How many goatlets are you expecting? ;)

    I have two children - both boys. They are grown and one is married to a wonderful girl!
     
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    I'm not a goat expert, but the shepherd says there are two.

    Mcdirector, I see you made it through the teen years. I may have to glean from any teen wisdom you have aquired! My oldest is a stinky feet 12 year old.
     
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    Hello and welcome from England :)
     
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    Hi Sheila from this side of the pond. Happy Christmas!

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Bless your heart! Ask away when the time arises. I hope I can remember ;)
     
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    I'm in the UK as well, assuming you are in the U.K.?
     
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    It seems I have misused a figure of speech?

    My family in the States often ask how things are "on the other side of the pond", meaning the ocean. Up until this thread, I didn't know it was a British phrase. I guess it's true, you do learn something everyday :)

    I live in a quaint little village in Eastern Europe. We speak to the people here using several different languages. Occasionally we will have conversations with the British that live here----usually in the grocery store. One day, not long ago, an older gentleman was following me and my youngest child through the store. I didn't really take notice of him until my little one said that he was in every aisle we were in. It was then that he made himself known. He said, with a smile, "It's been so nice hearing you both talking. It's nice to hear a bit of English again. Have a nice day!" Sir, I completely understand! :)

    I'm mistaken for a Brit daily, but I'm not. One day the cow shepherd and the goat shepherd saw me coming down the road and began an argument as to whether I was American or British. They were yelling their thoughts to one another across the field. When I got close enough, I spoke to them in their native tongue and said that I was American. The one was pleased that he was right. The other was shocked (perhaps had never met an American) and began to ask questions about fruit trees in America. That topic comes up often. Everyone wants to know about the fruit trees. They seem shocked that no one grows quince. LOL!
     
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    Well, now I know where you are from and roughly where you live, but I aven't settled yet whether you are a bloke or a bird. I'm guessing a bird..........silly me!

    Cheers, once over there, but now over 'ere,

    Jim
     
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    You may call me ~Sister Spinach~ :)

    The word "spinach" makes me laugh. I don't know why. However, when you put a "Sister" in front of it, it's even funnier. Now you know more about my odd sense of humor.
     
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    Welcome to the BB! You sound like a very busy lady!
     

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