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Old Jun 13th 2009, 11:12 am
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I knew you'd be here at some point!
Anyway - i don't get sick in taxi's. Anxious / shocked / terrified, yes often, but sick no.
I just never catch taxis thank you very much
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The reason I "did" Arabic is because my English is a bit p1sh
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The reason I "did" Arabic is because my English is a bit p1sh
Ah.. right... it's just me and no I'm defiitely not preggers! At least I hope not... Himself has had the snip so I'd be in serious trouble

I've been running round Manama in taxis, so I can chill between appointments and not worry about getting lost... And I'm a big girls blouse about driving on the right, yeah, yeah I know you can all do it.

Amazing what a simple typo can throw up! So it's not sook either then, as in sooking soor plooms?
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So it's not sook either then, as in sooking soor plooms?
Are you, by any chance, Scottish?? Do you call everyone hen?? Just wondering because I had the feeling my mother-in-law was whispering in my ears then and I always have to ask her to speak English please
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Are you, by any chance, Scottish?? Do you call everyone hen?? Just wondering because I had the feeling my mother-in-law was whispering in my ears then and I always have to ask her to speak English please
Obviously I am Scottish and have never called anyone Hen in my life... I've called a few cowards chicken mind you. My Grandfather, who fought in both world wars for his country, did use that rather odd term of endearment, he spoke beautiful english, with perfect pronunciation but prefered his native Gaelic.

I have the good manners to respect different languages and dialects. That's why I'm capable of catching a taxi.
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Obviously I am Scottish and have never called anyone Hen in my life... I've called a few cowards chicken mind you. My Grandfather, who fought in both world wars for his country, did use that rather odd term of endearment, he spoke beautiful english, with perfect pronunciation but prefered his native Gaelic.

I have the good manners to respect different languages and dialects. That's why I'm capable of catching a taxi.
It was meant as a joke dear heart; my darling dude is Scottish though his accent has now become rather mallow with all the years he's been away. The "hen" thing is a joke between because the first time he took me there, on the plane he warned me that a lot of people will call me hen, including at supermarkets etc and I promptly replied that if anyone called me a hen, I would slap the living daylights out of them.

The funny thing was that everywhere we went people spoke to me and I kept having to turn to my dude to "translate" because I couldn't make out any word they said at all !! The Glaswegian was probably the worse for me to understand and we had some good laughs with the salesgirls etc.

Remember also that English is a foreign language to me
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Stop saying 'dude' its uncool beyond belief..

Hen is used all the time in Glasgow
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It was meant as a joke dear heart; my darling dude is Scottish though his accent has now become rather mallow with all the years he's been away. The "hen" thing is a joke between because the first time he took me there, on the plane he warned me that a lot of people will call me hen, including at supermarkets etc and I promptly replied that if anyone called me a hen, I would slap the living daylights out of them.

The funny thing was that everywhere we went people spoke to me and I kept having to turn to my dude to "translate" because I couldn't make out any word they said at all !! The Glaswegian was probably the worse for me to understand and we had some good laughs with the salesgirls etc.

Remember also that English is a foreign language to me
Since we are on the subject.....a few quotes from around Gods country, with translation

Scottish - Come hither tae yer mither cause yer fayther disney want ye.
English - Please child, come to your mother as your father is really not interested at all!
Scottish - Gin awa' doon the toon n git mi a bottle o thon ginger, n dinnae hing aboot neither.
English - Please could you make your way down to the local shop and get me a bottle of pop and don't delay!
Scottish - Whits fur ye'll no gin by ye
English - What's meant for you will not pass you by.
Scottish - It tacks a lang spoon tae sup wi' a Fifer.
English - It takes a long spoon to eat with a person from Fife. i.e. it's difficult to get to know them.
Scottish - Heh neebr, goat a rotry airm fur ma fordie?
English - Excuse me friend (neighbour), have you got a rotor arm for my Ford motor car?
Scottish - Go ben i skullery n git mi thi pepper.
English - Could you go to the kitchen and bring me the paper.
Scottish - hinka cumfae cashore canfeh, Ahl hityi oar hied 'caw taughtie.
English - Do you think just because I come from Carronshore I cannot fight? I shall hit you over the head with a cold potato.
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Since we are on the subject.....a few quotes from around Gods country, with translation

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If you all think Scotland is so great, why do so many Scots leave?

Not trying to be contentious - genuinely interested.

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If you all think Scotland is so great, why do so many Scots leave?

Not trying to be contentious - genuinely interested.

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If you all think Scotland is so great, why do so many Scots leave?

Not trying to be contentious - genuinely interested.

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same reason we've been leaving for hundreds of years, economic migrancy
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you're pregger...!
My ex used to feel sick in taxis here when she was pregnant - mostly due to the smell of the drivers and the fact that they can't drive in a smooth and reasonable manner.

N.
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Since we are on the subject.....a few quotes from around Gods country, with translation

Scottish - Come hither tae yer mither cause yer fayther disney want ye.
English - Please child, come to your mother as your father is really not interested at all!
Scottish - Gin awa' doon the toon n git mi a bottle o thon ginger, n dinnae hing aboot neither.
English - Please could you make your way down to the local shop and get me a bottle of pop and don't delay!
Scottish - Whits fur ye'll no gin by ye
English - What's meant for you will not pass you by.
Scottish - It tacks a lang spoon tae sup wi' a Fifer.
English - It takes a long spoon to eat with a person from Fife. i.e. it's difficult to get to know them.
Scottish - Heh neebr, goat a rotry airm fur ma fordie?
English - Excuse me friend (neighbour), have you got a rotor arm for my Ford motor car?
Scottish - Go ben i skullery n git mi thi pepper.
English - Could you go to the kitchen and bring me the paper.
Scottish - hinka cumfae cashore canfeh, Ahl hityi oar hied 'caw taughtie.
English - Do you think just because I come from Carronshore I cannot fight? I shall hit you over the head with a cold potato.
See what I mean? It's a totally different language!! Thank God my dude doesn't speak like that.

Sorry Commander - Dude is what I call him to his face - that's his name and has been for 14 years .......... I can't deal with this crap Dh, DD, DS BS etc
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See what I mean? It's a totally different language!! Thank God my dude doesn't speak like that.

Sorry Commander - Dude is what I call him to his face - that's his name and has been for 14 years .......... I can't deal with this crap Dh, DD, DS BS etc
Sorry Smoochy, I mistook you for a Sasenach, my depest apologies for this slur on your character . I was taking your comments tongue in cheek or I'd have told you to awa an' bile yer heid.

The Scots Dispora are famous for our love of dosh. We built Hong Kong just to look after all the lovely dosh we can make abroad and make even more of it. We've been leaving Scotland to make money since we got there. We're generally made out of a mix of the most adventurous, mercenary, Gaels, Celts, Picts, Vikings and even shipwreaked survivors of the Spanish Armada.

I don't know a fellow Scot who hasn't got a sibling, uncle/aunt or a few cousins living abroad.

The Jocks are so good at leaving Scotland to make a bob or two that many of our folk songs are about how much we miss Scotland. We love to sing these songs with deep melancholy, even while still in Scotland. We also love singing that we belong to Glasgow, even though most of us weren't born there and how much we miss the lights of Old Aberdeen, despite not having been there since the early nineties and having no intention of visiting the granite city ever again.

We are a fiercly patriotic race, right up to the point when you show us the greenbacks...

I'm fairly sure that every Scot on this site, and you may have noticed, there's rather a few, are in ME purely for the money and have great plans to chuck it all in as soon as they've amassed a nice big pot of lolly to retire on.

Personally, my dream is a wee croft on the Isle of Arran but more likely to be a villa somewhere with direct flights to Scotland as the tax implications of going home are really offputting and maybe a wee But n Ben for when we're in Scotland.

Anyone feel I'm being unfair to my fellow countrymen and women? Are we a bunch of mercenaries, or is it just me ?
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Why do I get car sick in taxis here? I was fine in the suicidal Egyptiam taxis but every time I'm in a cab here for more than a few minutes I feel awful. I had a meeting near the sooq today and almost threw up when I got out of the cab. Is it just me?
Smell of the taxis...and, are there a lot of roundabouts? We have them here...and it took me about a year to get used to them...
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