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Old Apr 8th 2005, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by SANDRAPAUL
Its a simple matter of respect. If the house you enter has carpets which cost any amount of money which has been hard to come by, by the owner, it is not very nice to leave marks on them with dirt from the outside. If the floors are hard or perhaps tiled the emphasis would be lessoned. If you approach a home and the owner hesitates at the door, glances at your feet, looks awkward etc it is often a sign of wanting to ask but not wanting to upset...

Simply pick up on the vibes being given out - its respect.
I normally take my shoes off now automatically, when I come into a house without thinking about it.

At home, I sometimes hit the kitchen without the shoes coming off, but only because it's from there that the carpet starts. In the UK, I never took my shoes off at all....
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Old Apr 8th 2005, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by SANDRAPAUL
Its a simple matter of respect.

Simply pick up on the vibes being given out - its respect.
Ouch!! What I say!!

LOL!!

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Old Apr 8th 2005, 2:00 pm
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Originally Posted by SANDRAPAUL
It seems to be rude to ask someone to remove their shoes when entering our home in the UK. Most people who we do not know who enter our home look shocked when we ask them politely to de-shoe due to carpets etc. We think it must be part of the social fabric generally and yet friends always de-shoe!

It's also polite to have clean underwear before you sit on the furniture.
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Old Apr 8th 2005, 2:01 pm
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Originally Posted by flashman
It's also polite to have clean underwear before you sit on the furniture.
I'm not even going there, flashman!!

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Originally Posted by flashman
It's also polite to have clean underwear before you sit on the furniture.
Flashman's worried about underwear?




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Old Apr 8th 2005, 2:12 pm
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Flashman's worried about underwear?

Over to you, flasher!!
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Old Apr 8th 2005, 6:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Scouse
Over to you, flasher!!
Depends what it cleaner. Your feet or your arse?

Maybe start a poll eh?
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Old Apr 8th 2005, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by flashman
Depends what it cleaner. Your feet or your arse?

Maybe start a poll eh?
Not in this lifetime!!
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Old Apr 8th 2005, 8:05 pm
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Originally Posted by Sarah Farrand
I normally take my shoes off now automatically, when I come into a house without thinking about it.
Some women own a suede or quilted bag in which to carry a spare pair of indoor shoes into which to change when they reach their destination. I don't do this when I pop into a friend's home on a casual basis. In that case I just slip off my shoes and walk around in socks. However, if I'm attending a smart casual function, such as a dinner party, I do take spare shoes.

I also leave a couple of pairs of indoor shoes in the office for the duration of the winter. Usually one black pair and one navy pair suffices. However, I sometimes have had female co-workers who have kept half a dozen or so pairs of shoes in the office closet (cupboard). Obviously the purpose of the indoor shoes at the office is to have footwear into which to change when you remove your snow boots. In theory you could carry the shoes from home every day, but it feels easier to keep a couple of pairs at the office.

When my kids were at school, they also used to have indoor shoes that stayed behind at school throughout the winter, while they wore boots to get from home to school and back.
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oh oh....Ive just read every post to this thread only to learn dispite my living in the uk for the past 23 years I have lost very little of my canadianess!!! so my hubby has just pointed out..... I guess I will slip right back into the lingo eh?
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Old Apr 9th 2005, 12:21 am
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Originally Posted by babyblue
That is totally awsome!

right on Buddies!

this is starting to be a funny thread EH!
Well isnt this GrAND!!!!

I think its all GARBAGE,,

or is that rubbish, No thats what you get on the pavement in Uk not the SIDEWALK!!

but i certainly dont miss my STICK SHIFT either,

Tim Hortons and doughnuts hmm
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Old Apr 9th 2005, 12:34 am
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Ask for quarters instead of a looney,
Start a conversation with Hi, How you doing?
Complain when people hog the sidewalk,
Start putting Cheese Whiz on everything,
Call rude people 'Jerks' instead of 'Tossers'
Say 'holy sh*t' when surprised instead of 'flaming nora!'
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Old Apr 9th 2005, 12:41 am
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Default Re: You know you're becoming canadian when you...!

Originally Posted by seacreature
Ask for quarters instead of a looney,
Start a conversation with Hi, How you doing?
Complain when people hog the sidewalk,
Start putting Cheese Whiz on everything,
Call rude people 'Jerks' instead of 'Tossers'
Say 'holy sh*t' when surprised instead of 'flaming nora!'
Yep its great

I cant wait to be back over there, came back in feb and this thread has cheered me up should have PR for sep and then BON VOYAGE

But at least i can vote in the next government and leave england with knowledge knowing that some idiot is runing the country and i hopefully voted them in,

I miss the friendly-ness of canadians and the relaxed driving and actually knowing your neighbours and having bbqs without the rain, 2 days back in the country (uk) and road rage is creeping in! lol

The only good thing ive got coming back here is the exchange rate!

but want to make people in canada laugh just ask for a fag!
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Old Apr 9th 2005, 1:39 am
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Default Re: You know you're becoming canadian when you...!

When you never watched Coranation Street for years living in the UK but Now it is talked about by Canadians every where that you feel the need to watch so you don't look silly!
or
when the animal planet or discovery become the most interesting channels on TV.
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Originally Posted by babyblue
when the animal planet or discovery become the most interesting channels on TV.

That's so true!
Discovery and the Weather Channel are the only ones worth watching!
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