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gruffbrown Apr 1st 2007 5:07 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Triumphrob (Post 4589358)
1. Their humbleness
2. Their sense of humor
3. Their lack of racism
4. The sincerity of "have a nice day"
5. The fact we would all be speaking German if not for them.
6. Irony
7. Bringing the world junk food
8. Their knowledge of the rest of the world...
9. That they self appointed themself policeman off
10. Their complete lack of arrogance

I'm feeling a lot of 2 and 6 in this post. :rolleyes:

Triumphrob Apr 1st 2007 5:10 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Elvira (Post 4589375)
To my uneducated mind, # 10 looks synonymous to #1... Did you run out of sarcasm? :p

:D
:D

Yes I did!! :-)

Lord Lionheart Apr 1st 2007 5:16 pm

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1. They are winning most nobel prizes in Science and medicine wheres a century ago it would have been the Brits.
2. Silicone implants
3. Cheap Electronics
4. The internet was invented by the US
5. The weather in CA is nicer than Birmingham
6. Rock and roll
7. PBS and NPR
8. The A-bomb and some serious war machines :confused:
9. California wine without pretentious & hard to pronounce French names
10. All this;
http://britishexpats.com/blogs/lionh...bout+Lucy.html

happynz Apr 1st 2007 5:22 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 
I'm here in the SF Bay Area for another couple of months, been here a month already and...

1. Most Americans generally look both ways before pulling out of the driveway, unlike New Zealand (arrggghhh :curse: )

The other nice things have been covered already...

Irn-bru Apr 1st 2007 5:22 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 
Not having children - I'm interested in the posters that said US likes children...does the UK not?

Just for the spirit of the thread I will mention mine (again, so sorry for the repeat!)

1) Garage door openers
2) Air conditioning
3) Patriotic (though as an OP said this does wind me up
just cause we are not like that)
4) Initial friendliness
5) Variety and cheap restaurants
6) Used to be cheaper housing (but not where I live!!)
7) Abundance of car parking spaces everywhere
from libraries - shops etc
8) Usually FREE (or a lot cheaper) car parking :thumbsup:
9) Cheaper taxes (well, where I live)
10) Emphasis on family
11) How they talk to the children and discipline them
(well what I've seen)

gruffbrown Apr 1st 2007 5:23 pm

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1. Putting men on the moon.
2. Inventing Velcro.
3. Lending us a few bob during WWII.

Triumphrob Apr 1st 2007 5:26 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Irn-bru (Post 4589412)
Not having children - I'm interested in the posters that said US likes children...does the UK not?

Just for the spirit of the thread I will mention mine (again, so sorry for the repeat!)
:thumbsup:
)
10) Emphasis on family
11) How they talk to the children and discipline them
(well what I've seen)

And I though I was being sarcastic!

Irn-bru Apr 1st 2007 5:38 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Triumphrob (Post 4589418)
And I though I was being sarcastic!

:D Well maybe I have been fortunate in what I've seen!

Has no one seen mums asking their 6 month old child what they want? (not that they will understand but you get the gist) And in the supermarket in a soft voice to their temper filled 2 yr, if you keep this up you wont get your treat while allowing them to cry etc, then ignoring them.

And my friend in VA was disciplining her 6 yr old, but spoke to her softly and nicely, with her arm around her, led her to her bedroom explaining what she was doing and why, telling her she loved her.

While there has been the odd negative example here and I'm sure there are loads of good examples in the UK sadly I haven't see it, just the walloping of back sides and the 'I'll give you something to cry about'. And the yelling to children or being angry with them when they have done wrong.

Well as I said maybe I've just been fortunate here what I've seen or live in that type of neighbourhood!

Deedee13 Apr 1st 2007 5:43 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Irn-bru (Post 4589446)
:D Well maybe I have been fortunate in what I've seen!

Has no one seen mums asking their 6 month old child what they want? (not that they will understand but you get the gist) And in the supermarket in a soft voice to their temper filled 2 yr, if you keep this up you wont get your treat while allowing them to cry etc, then ignoring them.

And my friend in VA was disciplining her 6 yr old, but spoke to her softly and nicely, with her arm around her, led her to her bedroom explaining what she was doing and why, telling her she loved her.

While there has been the odd negative example here and I'm sure there are loads of good examples in the UK sadly I haven't see it, just the walloping of back sides and the 'I'll give you something to cry about'. And the yelling to children or being angry with them when they have done wrong.

Well as I said maybe I've just been fortunate here what I've seen or live in that type of neighbourhood!

well in the uk we dont call our dads "SIR"

my friend is like ur friend in VA - and boy is she paying for it today!!! I dont believe that having to explain my NO to a 6 year old. My kids know i love them that is why i tell them NO!

I dont agree with smacking kids in public and arguing with kids like some do. I just seem to have that "stare" which means u have gone too far now child and if u dont stop it u wont like me later!! Seems to work for me. Worked for my parents. If i ever got the stare from my dad it could stop hurricanes in thier tracks !!! And at 41 still does. !! So he must have done something right in raising me.

I find we all bring up our kids how we think best. Might be wrong but its our way!.

Irn-bru Apr 1st 2007 5:50 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Deedee13 (Post 4589459)
well in the uk we dont call our dads "SIR"

my friend is like ur friend in VA - and boy is she paying for it today!!! I dont believe that having to explain my NO to a 6 year old. My kids know i love them that is why i tell them NO!

I dont agree with smacking kids in public and arguing with kids like some do. I just seem to have that "stare" which means u have gone too far now child and if u dont stop it u wont like me later!! Seems to work for me. Worked for my parents. If i ever got the stare from my dad it could stop hurricanes in thier tracks !!!

I find we all bring up our kids how we think best. Might be wrong but its our way!.

Very true and if I had children I would be the one that shouts etc :o

But my friend in VA was strict, no messing but she was the 1st person I'd seen that didn't believe you have to shout etc to show you are upset with them. No amount of pleading or crying from her kids would turn her from the punishment area but did it in a soft way and she said no loads lol (which I was so jealous as I'm a hothead!)

AmerLisa Apr 1st 2007 5:58 pm

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Originally Posted by Lycanthrop (Post 4588645)
Seeing as July 4th is just around the corner (depending on which calender you use) Might it be nice to list 10 nice things about our post-colonial cousins here in this slightly oversized country? Just for a change......

Starter for 10:

1. They are quite friendly
2. They like children
3. They are interested in foreigners
4. They like English accents and its therefore easier to get laid
5. They give good service at restaurants
6. They like to discuss cars, fishing, hunting and recreation in general
7. They love/hate politics and like to complain about Government
8. They shower a lot and are pretty interested in personal hygene
9. They actually do produce some decent humour (Colbert show, Robin Williams, Jim Carey........)
10. They let off fireworks when it isn't pissing down with rain........IN THE SUMMERTIME.........duh!


Oh please.....grow up....please:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Confucius Apr 1st 2007 5:59 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Triumphrob (Post 4589358)
1. Their humbleness
2. Their sense of humor
3. Their lack of racism
4. The sincerity of "have a nice day"
5. The fact we would all be speaking German if not for them.
6. Irony
7. Bringing the world junk food
8. Their knowledge of the rest of the world...
9. That they self appointed themself policeman off
10. Their complete lack of arrogance

That's the criteria for "Septic(s) of the day"...

Rushman Apr 1st 2007 6:25 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Deedee13 (Post 4589348)
OBJECTION TO NR 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


No one does it as good as the Europeans!! ...

If you like them all taking hurdy gurdy I suppose. Bloody European porn....could be talking about a pair of shoes she bought that morning for all I bloody know. :rolleyes:

Rushman Apr 1st 2007 6:27 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by gruffbrown (Post 4589413)
1. Putting men on the moon. Alledgedly
2. Inventing Velcro. Velcro??? FFS
3. Lending us a few bob during WWII. At such a good rate that it only took the whole country 60+ years to pay it off


What thoroughly decent chaps what what!!!

Rushman Apr 1st 2007 6:31 pm

Re: The entirely optional "Lets say 10 nice things about Septics" thread
 

Originally Posted by Triumphrob (Post 4589358)
1. Their humbleness
2. Their sense of humor
3. Their lack of racism
4. The sincerity of "have a nice day"
5. The fact we would all be speaking German if not for them.
6. Irony
7. Bringing the world junk food
8. Their knowledge of the rest of the world...
9. That they self appointed themself policeman off
10. Their complete lack of arrogance

Very very rarely I happen upon a post on BE that I genuinely wish I had posted myself.....this would be one of those rare little gems.

I shall now start a similar thread on a similar forum and use this as my own work.


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