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London Calling...

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
Dodging cars going the "wrong way" is like a sport, after all. Leaving tomorrow, spending a few days in Bournemouth (hopefully without either the IRA or Baroness Thatcher but with a bunch of cremationists not from "Six Ft Under"), then about 7 weeks in London. Probably will have web access after I settle in London.

Toodles till then...

Dante non ha mai immaginato questo cerchio dell'inferno!
post #2 of 10
Have a great time!
post #3 of 10
Lisakaz, over here, the cars go the right way. It's you lot who have it wrong.

Nice to know that we have such a great reputation and image over there - "the IRA and Baroness Thatcher" being the symbols of our once great empire.

Hopefully your stay will give you better memories than that!

What are you doing over here? 7 weeks. Work? Personally, I don't much care for London but there certainly is a lot going on there.


post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 
Grazie. Oh -- JB -- the reference was specifically to Bournemouth; most people have only heard of the town from the Tory conference where an IRA bomb planted a bomb meant for Thatcher. Think that was 1986.

Mary Shelley is also buried there, along with her parents, having moved them from St Pancras when the London rails were going in.

It seems I am really good friends with a lot of dead people...hmm. The conference thus should be swell....?


Dante non ha mai immaginato questo cerchio dell'inferno!
post #5 of 10
Have fun! Easy on the chips. Do they serve cold beer yet?
post #6 of 10
Have a good time.
post #7 of 10
Please stop at my favorite pubs and have a pint for me!
post #8 of 10
I'm just a Seppo (Stupid yank -> septic tank -> seppo) but I can guess at a few...

Q1. I don't Adam and Eve it!
Believe -> Adam & Eve

Q2. I’m just going for a steffi
Draft -> Steffi Graf (it _IS_ Wimbledon this week)

Q3. The 'lastics gone in me alans

Q4. I've tried that new apple but I prefer my salmon

Q5. Hey, mum. Can I have some Uncle Fred with this?

Q6. He just sat on his kingdom all day
Bum -> Kingdom Come

Q7. I'm going for a ruby
Bread -> Ruby Red

Q8. I’m going down to the fatboy
What is this... rec.skiing.alpine?

Q9. Have you just horse & carted?
Started->horse & carted

Q10. That geezer is a right jam roll
post #9 of 10
OT: Lisakaz, check out a thread in http://www.hyperchangecafe.com callled Teacher Training. There is a reply by JR to someone named David that has an interesting history of sport.
Back on topic: Hope you meet some Hugh Grant type who will whisper sweet nothings to you in a British accent. Hmmmmmmm

Be Braver in your body, or your luck will leave you. DH Lawrence
post #10 of 10
DB, where did you get these from?! I'm British and can only get a few. To add to previous correct answers,

A Steffi (Graf) must be a bath.

Uncle Fred is bread.

Ruby (Murray) is a curry. But I have to admit I don't know who Ruby Murray is or was.

FatBoy (Slim) - is that the gym? I like that one.

A horse and cart is a fart.

But on the others I'm stumped.


Pass me a bottle, Mr Jones...
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