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Old Sep 23rd 2013, 8:13 am
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Yes. I should have been clearer.

It never crossed my mind before I came over - something to be aware of.
Yes, it is certainly something to be aware of although I'm not quite sure how well it fits into a thread whose title is "tell me the positives!" ...
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Originally Posted by dfrbrowne View Post
.... Can someone tell me all the positives, give me something to look forward to!

My children are young, with there whole life ahead of them, this could be a permanent move I want to base my decision on taking them to a better life.
I found that despite taking a "real value" paycut moving from London, what I could actually do with my salary was so much more. We bought a house that cost about two thirds of what our terraced house in London cost, but is four times the size, and sits on 1½ acres. I had only ever owned used cars in the UK, but have only bought new cars since I came here, including a V8 Mustang!
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Old Sep 23rd 2013, 1:06 pm
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already posted in your other thread, its ok to be nervous about a big move...
yes the TV is crap but you will be outdoors so not watching it
you can still find SOCCER
and there is football

there are plenty of options around Tampa, do you have to live in the City ? where is your wifes job located ? you will definitely get more house for your buck.......

stop looking for negatives look for positives
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Apparently you also have more money for fuel then
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Old Sep 23rd 2013, 1:08 pm
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at $3.29 a gallon that's a given ....the Mustang is a nice car.....woulda got one if we didn't need a bigger car for the dogs ...so I drive an Edge :-(
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Old Sep 23rd 2013, 1:09 pm
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The Job is located close to the airport so looking to purchase in the area towards the gulf coast? Pinelas county maybe?

Any pointers on that...
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Originally Posted by dfrbrowne View Post
The Job is located close to the airport so looking to purchase in the area towards the gulf coast? Pinelas county maybe?

Any pointers on that...
I have lived in Pinellas County for 12 years and love it. I sent you a PM about some of the issues you raise din your other post.
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I would definitely be looking at Pinellas, largo, St Petes Clearwater...there are some very nice areas
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you say purchase...why not rent for a while ...just in case....you may want to move, you may not want to stay...........just saying
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Originally Posted by christmasoompa View Post
Ok, so it's a minor thing, but I just thought I'd let you know that you can get these in the UK.
Yes but not in bags you could use to fill the average British bath tub.

Another plus point here the bath tubs are huge
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
Stop calling it British Soccer. It's FOOTBALL!!!
This one comes up periodically..

Soccer is a British word, first coined in the nineteenth century. It is NOT specifically an American word. Don't know about contemporary Britain, but when I grew up, folks called the game soccer as often as they called it football.
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Soccer is incorrect. The name of the game is Association Football.
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
Soccer is incorrect. The name of the game is Association Football.
"Incorrect?"
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
..... The name of the game is Association Football.
Not round here it isn't! ..... Oh, and it's a game best known for being played by girls.
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Originally Posted by civilservant View Post
Soccer is incorrect. The name of the game is Association Football.
So anyway, one of the ways the English language evolves is that folks coin words and those new words are widely adopted, or not. So the word "soccer" was coined back in Victorian times, and is now an accepted word in the language, has an entry in the Oxford English Dictionary etc.

Clearly the coinage has analogies to another word, rugger ..

Soccer = Association Football
Rugger = Rugby Football
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