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CAdreaming Jul 2nd 2011 9:15 am

How do I know Im back in Blighty?
 
...I can hear the rag n bone man crying out "Ragbone" coming up our street.
O to be in England...:rofl:

Captain Cheesestick Jul 2nd 2011 9:46 am

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Don't forget that suddenly every inch of pavement wherever you go will be spattered in dog shit. It almost seems as if the local council has hired a man to wander the night chucking it all over the place.

CAdreaming Jul 2nd 2011 10:16 am

Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?
 

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex (Post 9470396)
Don't forget that suddenly every inch of pavement wherever you go will be spattered in dog shit. It almost seems as if the local council has hired a man to wander the night chucking it all over the place.

Oh that joy is yet to come!!! only been away 3 months so nowts changed - except maybe me feeling like America is becoming home...:thumbup:

jemima55 Jul 2nd 2011 3:07 pm

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Originally Posted by CAdreaming (Post 9470359)
...I can hear the rag n bone man crying out "Ragbone" coming up our street.
O to be in England...:rofl:

Where are you? I havent heard that since 1960 something!

Poppy girl Jul 2nd 2011 3:10 pm

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:wub: made me think of this!!

CAdreaming Jul 2nd 2011 3:11 pm

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Originally Posted by jemima55 (Post 9470755)
Where are you? I havent heard that since 1960 something!

Middlesbro - its a couple of men and a horse and cart!! We do have hot water and central heating up here tho :rofl:

CAdreaming Jul 2nd 2011 3:11 pm

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Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 9470762)
:wub: made me think of this!!

Too funny!

Lothianlad Jul 2nd 2011 4:59 pm

Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?
 

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex (Post 9470396)
Don't forget that suddenly every inch of pavement wherever you go will be spattered in dog shit. It almost seems as if the local council has hired a man to wander the night chucking it all over the place.

And any gaps in the spattered dog shit is taken up with flattened rock hard discarded chewing gum - so a pretty pavement pattern all round, really.

So all those hired local council men have plenty of work to keep them fully employed - one night spent wandering around slinging dog muck hither and thither and gobbing out spent chewing gum at the same time and then the following night clearing it all up again before a re-run the following night and so on and so on, and ably aided by the local neds and nedessed and chavs and chavettes and dog walkers of both genders all at the same time, not forgetting all the after-closing-time pissheads of both genders chucking all their empty take-away curry containers plus added vomit left right and centre just to add further flavour to the fun. Britain at its finest! :)

Octang Frye Jul 2nd 2011 5:05 pm

Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?
 

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex (Post 9470396)
Don't forget that suddenly every inch of pavement wherever you go will be spattered in dog shit. It almost seems as if the local council has hired a man to wander the night chucking it all over the place.

Do you have to be so crude? This is a family website. Faeces, excrement, even spoor would have sufficed.

You are so uncouth. I would recommend finding a finishing school. There are many in your area.

snowbunny Jul 2nd 2011 5:11 pm

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Originally Posted by Octang Frye (Post 9470890)
Do you have to be so crude? This is a family website. Faeces, excrement, even spoor would have sufficed.

You are so uncouth. I would recommend finding a finishing school. There are many in your area.

Britain - where Hyacinth Bucket and Vicky Pollard are neighbours.

elfman Jul 2nd 2011 5:36 pm

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Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex (Post 9470396)
Don't forget that suddenly every inch of pavement wherever you go will be spattered in dog shit. It almost seems as if the local council has hired a man to wander the night chucking it all over the place.

Not any more - Dave Cameron had all the poo-spreaders made redundant along with the librarians and care workers as part of his "big society" program. Might explain why I only saw two dog turds during my recent trip to London (and I was keeping an eye out for them).

snowbunny Jul 2nd 2011 6:27 pm

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Originally Posted by elfman (Post 9470937)
Not any more - Dave Cameron had all the poo-spreaders made redundant along with the librarians and care workers as part of his "big society" program. Might explain why I only saw two dog turds during my recent trip to London (and I was keeping an eye out for them).

How can one have both ASBOs and a "big society"? :blink:

Mind you I don't think this country is in much better shape.

lisa67 Jul 2nd 2011 7:08 pm

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Things that drove me completely insane on my most recent trip back to the UK:
Dog poop
Gum on pavement
Traffic, traffic and more traffic
The smell of pee when walking past bus shelters etc.
The rain (it rained for 12 days out of 14)
The miserable faces on the shop assistants
Crap hotel/pub food
Having to pay to park everywhere you go

I think that's about it...rant over;)

White-ishRose Jul 2nd 2011 7:20 pm

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sorry to continue taking this thread off-topic ... at least there are pavements, pubs and public transport - hence the bus shelters. Here you have to take your life in your hands and walk down the road and hope not to be hit by some outsize SUV.

By the way, if you want dog poop everywhere - go to Paris - filthy city!

Egg and Cress Jul 2nd 2011 7:47 pm

Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?
 
Per my ex-pat husband: Taxi drivers who know where they're goin':) People who understand what you're saying when you speak to them:fingerscrossed: nobody saying "you're not from around here, are ya'?" :p and the sound of a milk float going by in the early hours of the morning with the clinking of bottles. Always knew that nothing drastic had happened overnight and the world was still in one piece. Hearing the announcement that the "train is delayed" due to "the wrong type of snow" or leaves on the line or the late running of a previous service! The curse of the final bell at closing time - the smell of diesel fuel mixed with the scent of rape seed in bloom in the spring. And being told there's an 8-12 week wait for your new 3 piece suite.;)


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