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Apr 16th 2007, 9:17 pm
Replies: 1,259
Views: 30,957
Posted By Rompers

Re: 22 dead at Virginia Tech

Haven't been here for a while...I just saw the news today and it made me think of my old BE friends.

I hope that none of you are directly affected.

God help the family and friends of those who...
Jan 7th 2007, 6:47 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 12,063
Posted By Rompers

Re: 5 reasons why you want to come back to the UK - Part 2

Why do you want to move? Some countries have higher taxes than the UK, some lower, some are colder, some warmer, some have an relaxed attitude to work, some a brutally harder one; it depends on where...
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 6th 2007, 5:45 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By Rompers

Re: Happy Epiphany

I think you're getting "Catholic" and "lazy cow" mixed up. :D
Forum: USA
Jan 6th 2007, 5:43 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 6,349
Posted By Rompers

Re: Will Never Feel Homesick again

at least we've managed to export one racist little bigot to California so things aren't all bad.
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2007, 8:17 pm
Replies: 170
Views: 6,349
Posted By Rompers

Re: Will Never Feel Homesick again

At this point, I would like to thank God, once again, for the fact I live south of Watford Gap.
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2007, 6:50 pm
Replies: 141
Views: 34,792
Posted By Rompers

Re: Handgun grip - what is the best way to hold a gun

Now I'm back in England, withering sarcasm is my weapon of choice.
Forum: The Lounge
Jan 2nd 2007, 8:44 pm
Replies: 676
Views: 22,655
Posted By Rompers

Re: Expat LookyLikees

Why would she owe Liz Hurley money :confused:
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2007, 5:11 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,281
Posted By Rompers

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

A couple of villages round here still have the traditional red ones.
Dec 31st 2006, 4:26 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By Rompers

Re: Brits LIKE to get drunk

I know if I ever found myself at a party with Ms Blears (God forbid) I would be getting drunk as fast as is humanly possible.
Forum: USA
Dec 31st 2006, 3:20 pm
Replies: 574
Views: 21,260
Posted By Rompers

Re: "Britain's Special Relationship With US Is Just a Myth"

Much of the US was taken by war or genocide from its original owners in what would be regarded today as a war crime. I post not to criticize the pioneers but to highlight the double standards of then...
Forum: USA
Dec 31st 2006, 12:08 am
Replies: 574
Views: 21,260
Posted By Rompers

Re: "Britain's Special Relationship With US Is Just a Myth"

Dakota - another great post.

I'm always amused when Americans refer to the Falkland's as "disputed territory" because Britain took it by force nearly 200 hundred years ago.

Using the same...
Forum: USA
Dec 30th 2006, 10:21 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,046
Posted By Rompers

Re: LL Bean

Why don't you stick them on ebay where everyone else puts unwanted Christmas presents.

Would you like to buy a jumper? Its got pictures of reindeer on the front.
Forum: USA
Dec 30th 2006, 10:12 pm
Replies: 125
Views: 23,971
Posted By Rompers

Re: Funniest / Most Ridiculous Questions You've Ever Been Asked?

If it makes you feel any better, we could have a "most stupid question asked by a bird" thread. I'll start...

Driving over the Manchester ship canal, Mrs Rompers, eyes wide with amazement asks...
Forum: USA
Dec 30th 2006, 10:02 pm
Replies: 574
Views: 21,260
Posted By Rompers

Re: "Britain's Special Relationship With US Is Just a Myth"

Interesting post Dakota.

The US was not legally bound to help the UK in 1982 just as the UK was not legally bound to help the US in 2003 (but we did anyway).

In the case of the Falklands, a...
Forum: USA
Dec 26th 2006, 6:11 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By Rompers

Re: Best and worst Christmas since living here.

My condolences for your loss.

I hope that after a while you can draw comfort from the fact that your father spent his last day enjoying Christmas.
Forum: USA
Dec 26th 2006, 5:11 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,603
Posted By Rompers

Re: UK Identity Card

I think you and I have similar views on civil liberties and ID cards. Have a think about the article you linked to though,


Its in the Telegraph and is built around a quote from the shadow Home...
Forum: USA
Dec 26th 2006, 3:04 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,506
Posted By Rompers

Re: The Queens speech

Thank you Tony for the biggest laugh I've had all Christmas!
Forum: USA
Dec 22nd 2006, 8:17 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rompers

Re: No End In Sight For Heathrow Flight Chaos

And longhaul pilots tend to be more resourceful (and better looking, more charming and better in bed.) ;)
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 10:24 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rompers

Re: No End In Sight For Heathrow Flight Chaos

LHR is currently 450m in freezing fog :(

A cynic would say that BA cancels the domestic flights first because they are the least profitable....not me you understand, but a cynic. ;)
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 9:59 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 10,356
Posted By Rompers

Re: Stopped for shoplifting (stealing, not trying to lift the shop up ;))

Yes its a hard one isn't it. I imagine that police officers all over the world (well maybe not in Iran) struggle with the same dilemma but its the price of living in a free society.

Here's what...
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 6:46 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rompers

Re: No End In Sight For Heathrow Flight Chaos

Clearing up to 6000m visibility in haze from 10am onwards.
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 6:20 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rompers

Re: No End In Sight For Heathrow Flight Chaos

Forecast for Manchester tonight:

EGCC 211801Z 211904 VRB03KT 3000 BR SCT025 TEMPO 1904 0200 FZFG FG BKN000

= 200m visibility in freezing fog......sorry :(
Forum: USA
Dec 21st 2006, 6:17 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 10,356
Posted By Rompers

Re: Stopped for shoplifting (stealing, not trying to lift the shop up ;))

I'm amazed by the number of people who think that a jumped up little #%&* from Walmart should have powers - stop, search and arrest without probable cause - that the forefathers saw fit to deny law...
Forum: The Lounge
Dec 21st 2006, 2:51 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,324
Posted By Rompers

10 Reasons why Christmas is better in the UK

1. Hot mince pies and carol singers.
2. HOA "guidelines" for decorations.
3. The Queens Speech and Guns of Naverone not Bush then NFL.
4. People wishing you "Merry Christmas" not "Happy Holidays"....
Forum: USA
Dec 20th 2006, 6:03 pm
Replies: 266
Views: 11,281
Posted By Rompers

Re: What would make you move back to the UK?

Just watched the BBC news (had to get that in for Rushman) and shorthaul has been worst hit. People flying from the US should still be OK, albeit a bit delayed.
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