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Aug 5th 2012, 3:33 am
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

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Hi All

Don't know if anyone is still here who remembers me, but you lovely people got me through my eight years in the USA. You also suggested that if I continued to be so unhappy, and my husband...
Aug 18th 2011, 5:07 am
Replies: 345
Views: 28,497
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: American words you HAVE adopted

I use American words but I am always conscious of doing it deliberately to fit with the person I am talking too, if you know what I mean.....I THINK in English!

The one thing I will do sometimes...
Jul 5th 2011, 2:13 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

I'm Going Hoooome!

...Not permanently, mind! :D

Those of you who have followed my Chronicles of Whinging Homesickness on here will appreciate that this is a good thing for me!

Sadly one of the reasons I am off...
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 5th 2011, 2:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

My Country 'Tis of Thee (Brit Expat Version)

(to be sung to the tune of My Country 'Tis of Thee/God Save the Queen)

My country, 'tis of Thee
Much as I love to be
In with my friends,
Here as we sing and play
Songs of the USA
Now, on...
Forum: USA
Jul 5th 2011, 1:56 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 6,867
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: What Brit things has your American embraced (or not?)

Right, lets see...

My American hubby likes Doctor Who, Primeval, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder (see hes doing OK!)

I make Beef and stilton cornish pasties, and my own sausage rolls (though the...
Forum: USA
Jul 5th 2011, 1:49 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 11,301
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Wow, its bizarre to me that anyone would dread a trip, I would give anything to go home! Those negative things people have listed are all the things I hate about the town I live in here in...
Jul 5th 2011, 1:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Independence day?? Pah!!

Hang on, why would we want America BACK??!:D
Jun 27th 2010, 5:06 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,048
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: What if it were your home... [Oil Spill]

Fantastic. Just wiped out this horrible horrible little town I live in here! What a shame! :thumbsup:
Forum: USA
Jun 27th 2010, 4:58 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: American ethnic food supermarket section

Wow, that is pretty close to what I see in the supermarket (though not everything obviously!) and just shows how all the healthy stuff comes from here, doesn't it? ....lol

The bottled 'cheese'...
Jun 27th 2010, 4:45 am
Replies: 258
Views: 13,798
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: When 'friends' come to stay!

I guess I'm pretty lucky! My Mum and Dad come over and my Mum literally asks me to make a list of stuff and she'll go shopping for me (this includes clothes from stores I miss over there, which I...
Jun 27th 2010, 4:35 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,406
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Foods not mentioned

Ooh, good list!

I have found cornish pasties and pork pies in one shop in Plymouth, which is in the same state but nowhere near me really!

But I now make my own cornish pasties, sausage rolls...
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 23rd 2010, 8:09 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 8,380
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Odd things that we brits eat..

Ah bless you!

Forum: The Lounge
Jun 23rd 2010, 7:22 pm
Replies: 116
Views: 8,380
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Odd things that we brits eat..

At fIrst I thought 'no, love thats just you'....but then you said about making everything into a sandwich....YES!!

Its only right. Be nice to get some decent bacon and proper chippy chips here...
Jun 23rd 2010, 7:19 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Being far away at difficult times

I can totally relate to this . My Uncle's funeral was on Monday. I did get to see him last time I went over, but he was told he had a year to live and it turned out to be a couple of weeks after he...
Jun 13th 2010, 3:23 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,904
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: USA Biscuits in the UK

If I ever escape from America I will never eat anything American again!
(Ok, so I will probably eat McD's and KFC, but I knew them from England first! Likewise Starbucks!...:rofl:)

Jun 13th 2010, 3:21 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,050
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: A guide to the world cup for our American friends

hmm, was going to link to it but am so sick of hearing negative crap about England here that I don't need to give them ammunition! (How the hell do you KNOW English food is horrible if you've NEVER...
Jun 13th 2010, 3:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 4,190
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: ASDA Online


I have ordered flowers from Asda in England, from here in Massachusetts, to be delivered to my Mum in England, a couple of times. Paid with my Bank of America cards with no problem at all. So...
Mar 23rd 2010, 6:03 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Arrow Re: Looking for Support


I just re read this thread, wow, so long ago now, but for the person who asked for an update, last September, here goes...lol

Firstly, yes, I am still here, still homesick and will beat the...
Mar 23rd 2010, 5:12 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,991
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Four million ex-pats "want to return to the UK"

Ah, the Daily Mail, always so cheery...lol

Personally, I'd give anything to go back to England, because Ihate it here, and if I escaped, I would never set foot on American soil again as long as I...
Jan 26th 2010, 4:22 am
Replies: 175
Views: 15,953
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Reasons For Returning

Just because its home. It might have its problems, but more than anything else in the world, I want to go home, and I want to get out of this horrible, horrible country that I was stupid enough to...
Jan 23rd 2010, 5:14 am
Replies: 395
Views: 16,574
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: “Just say no to government run.............

I am justso sick of the whole healthcare thing. I am sick of being insulted before I even speak by Americans who choose to launch into the conversation just because I'm English - for example, my...
Jan 23rd 2010, 4:52 am
Replies: 96
Views: 12,556
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: English accents on TV

Why do Americans have so much trouble understanding us? I have that standard southern medium -posh (parents fault, posh schooling!) accent that people here seem to think is the only English accent...
Dec 31st 2009, 4:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Doctor Who - Waters of Mars

Did anyone else notice that Wilfred Mott is an anagram of
WTF TimeLord?.....:blink:..(Donna's Grandad)

Ruth x
Forum: USA
Nov 22nd 2009, 4:38 am
Replies: 166
Views: 9,915
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Re: Thanksgiving

I am still trying to establish what our own 'tradition' is here, because I want to do a 'proper' thanksgiving for my husband, who is American, but I would also like it to be something meaningful for...
Nov 10th 2009, 6:30 am
Replies: 91
Views: 4,837
Posted By EnglishTeaDuck

Red face Re: Bonfire night...

Aw, I'm so sad reading this. Want to go hooome!

I used to live in the same road as my Uncle and Aunt and they had a huge field behind their house, down the end of our road.

Every year we had...
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