Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

How do I know Im back in Blighty?

How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Old Jul 2nd 2011, 9:15 am
  #1  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
CAdreaming's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,696
CAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond repute
Default 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...
CAdreaming is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 9:46 am
  #2  
Yeah that guy.
 
Captain Cheesestick's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 6,922
Captain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Cheesestick has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

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.
Captain Cheesestick is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 10:16 am
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
CAdreaming's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,696
CAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex View Post
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...
CAdreaming is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 3:07 pm
  #4  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 983
jemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to beholdjemima55 is a splendid one to behold
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by CAdreaming View Post
...I can hear the rag n bone man crying out "Ragbone" coming up our street.
O to be in England...
Where are you? I havent heard that since 1960 something!
jemima55 is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 3:10 pm
  #5  
 
Poppy girl's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Reno Nevada
Posts: 15,917
Poppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond reputePoppy girl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

made me think of this!!
Attached Thumbnails How do I know Im back in Blighty?-3496515984_c69b14e5af_z.jpg  
Poppy girl is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 3:11 pm
  #6  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
CAdreaming's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,696
CAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by jemima55 View Post
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
CAdreaming is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 3:11 pm
  #7  
BE Enthusiast
Thread Starter
 
CAdreaming's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 1,696
CAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond reputeCAdreaming has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by Poppy girl View Post
made me think of this!!
Too funny!
CAdreaming is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 4:59 pm
  #8  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Location: CHELTENHAM, Gloucestershire, England
Posts: 1,494
Lothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond reputeLothianlad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex View Post
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!
Lothianlad is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 5:05 pm
  #9  
Peace onion
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Denver
Posts: 5,686
Octang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond reputeOctang Frye has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex View Post
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.
Octang Frye is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 5:11 pm
  #10  
Lapine Member
 
snowbunny's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas in my own little world
Posts: 21,691
snowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
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.
snowbunny is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 5:36 pm
  #11  
A lion in your lap
 
elfman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: Sparta NJ
Posts: 7,605
elfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond reputeelfman has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by Herpes Simplex View Post
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).
elfman is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 6:27 pm
  #12  
Lapine Member
 
snowbunny's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas in my own little world
Posts: 21,691
snowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond reputesnowbunny has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

Originally Posted by elfman View Post
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"?

Mind you I don't think this country is in much better shape.
snowbunny is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 7:08 pm
  #13  
BE Forum Addict
 
lisa67's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Toasty in Texas
Posts: 4,240
lisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond reputelisa67 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

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
lisa67 is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 7:20 pm
  #14  
Spouse of Resident Alien
 
White-ishRose's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: cloud cuckoo land
Posts: 241
White-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud ofWhite-ishRose has much to be proud of
Default Re: How do I know Im back in Blighty?

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!
White-ishRose is offline  
Old Jul 2nd 2011, 7:47 pm
  #15  
BE Forum Addict
 
Egg and Cress's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Memphis
Posts: 1,277
Egg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud ofEgg and Cress has much to be proud of
Default 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 nobody saying "you're not from around here, are ya'?" 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.
Egg and Cress is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.