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Old Apr 1st 2007, 10:27 pm
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Originally Posted by iused2liveinflorida View Post
why are americans called septics????
THis was answered a few posts earlier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Septic tanks = yanks
Very appropriate in my opinion
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Originally Posted by Rushman View Post
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.
Er, thanks............
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Originally Posted by Irn-bru View Post
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
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)
This is more like it!
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Old Apr 1st 2007, 10:36 pm
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......I thought it was John Cleese that was married to a psycholigist.
Don't know, but Billy Connolly is definitely married to Pamela Stephenson. She even wrote his biography.
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Old Apr 2nd 2007, 12:12 am
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Originally Posted by elfman View Post
You can thank the Swiss for that:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velcro
someones gone and bloody checked it too!!! God forbid giving the yanks too much praise!!! hehehe. I bet the americans invented the elastic waist band tho!!!
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1. Very friendly
2. Can do attitude
3. work hard, play hard
4. very polite
5. great teeth
That's about the people, here's a few about the place

6. Four seasons (where I live)
7. Generally empty roads (ditto)
8. Amazing scenery
9. All the animals I've never seen before...chipmunks, racoons,coyotes,elks etc.
10.Disney World (Yes I love it there, prefer the one in Paris. I want to be Minnie Mouse in the parade)
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
Don't know, but Billy Connolly is definitely married to Pamela Stephenson. She even wrote his biography.
You're both right - Pamela Stephenson is now a psychologist.
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Originally Posted by Irn-bru View Post
Very true and if I had children I would be the one that shouts etc

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!)
I agree. You don't notice as many screaming, crying children here and yelling, harrassed parents. Perhaps everyone is sedated?
Where I live everyone spends a lot of time ...and money...on their children. I know more stay at home mums here than I did in the UK and that goes right up to 12th grade. It seems to pay off because all the teenagers I know are very polite and very good company and very comfortable in adult company.
Sadly a lot of my childrens UK friends, who I love to bits because I have known them all their lives, are the complete opposite.
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Default Re: The entirely optional \"Lets say 10 nice things about Septics\" thread

Originally Posted by iused2liveinflorida View Post
why are americans called septics????
Good question........

Here is one:

Rather a tasteful choice in shirts.......no?
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........and here is another one with an amazing weapon.
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Old Apr 2nd 2007, 12:39 am
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Originally Posted by Lord Lionheart View Post
On a similar theme, can someone explain why Ruby Wax is so popular in the UK Obnoxious cow
sorry I am a fan - I luv her
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Originally Posted by jumping doris View Post
I agree. You don't notice as many screaming, crying children here and yelling, harrassed parents. Perhaps everyone is sedated?
Where I live everyone spends a lot of time ...and money...on their children. I know more stay at home mums here than I did in the UK and that goes right up to 12th grade. It seems to pay off because all the teenagers I know are very polite and very good company and very comfortable in adult company.
Sadly a lot of my childrens UK friends, who I love to bits because I have known them all their lives, are the complete opposite.

But sedation - that could be it!
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I agree. You don't notice as many screaming, crying children here and yelling, harrassed parents. Perhaps everyone is sedated?Where I live everyone spends a lot of time ...and money...on their children. I know more stay at home mums here than I did in the UK and that goes right up to 12th grade. It seems to pay off because all the teenagers I know are very polite and very good company and very comfortable in adult company.
Sadly a lot of my childrens UK friends, who I love to bits because I have known them all their lives, are the complete opposite.
Actually, you'd be surprised

http://www.ablechild.org/newsarchive...g%204-3-04.htm
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That will be the next thing to cross the pond.
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6. Four seasons (where I live)
Motel 6 is a heck of a lot cheaper.
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