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Old Feb 8th 2007, 6:51 pm
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Ive been here since 1982, origionally Im from Manchester.
I came here on a wrestling scholarship..and at the time I didnt really know what that was, I was that made up with getting the offer, I didnt realy explore it as much as I should have done.
I thought I was just going to attend the University, and represent them at wrestling. It never occured to me academics was involved as such. I thought Id be involved in teaching PE classes.

I was at Temple Univ in Philly..in fact my CSE s gave me 6 months of credits!

In any event I ended up in PA( philly suburbs) I had 4 offers and the only reason I chose PA was I had a reasonable idea of what the other 3 states were like..or I thought I did. I had just left the Army, and as far as I was concerned I was going to live where everyone (at the time at least ) wanted to live...I actually wanted to be a stuntman!

I have to leave out some details here or Ill bore you to death.
I ended up representing Gt Britain in the World freestyle Wrestling ch'ships in Toronto, and won a silver at 74k.

My background was also in Rugby League, and for the past 16yrs, I have been the conditioning coach for the US National squad.
. Its enabled me to travel the world freemans!...so ive be home a lot, and to Aussie, and various other places.

Anyway..do I like it here? Sometimes...and sometimes I dont. Ill never stop missing M/cr(my mum and sister are still there)...but its the intangibles that jump out of nowhere for me and make me miss England when I least expect it.

Top of the list I think is the humour... the piss taking.....in England you can be with a group of men and women in a given situation...and you can all share the same piss taking thought without a word being spoken..you know like say at work when some managerial wally is giving you a pep talk or something..Over here that doesnt happen.

Both my kids were born here, but they have a northern England type sense of humour,courtesy of yours truly..and its them that make it bearable over here.

Anyway, Ill wrap up now..im talking more than a yank!

God Bless to all, and Rule Brittania..and piss on being politically correct!

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Old Feb 8th 2007, 7:00 pm
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..........its the intangibles that jump out of nowhere for me and make me miss England when I least expect it.

Top of the list I think is the humour... the piss taking.....in England you can be with a group of men and women in a given situation...and you can all share the same piss taking thought without a word being spoken..you know like say at work when some managerial wally is giving you a pep talk or something..Over here that doesnt happen.

Both my kids were born here, but they have a northern England type sense of humour,courtesy of yours truly..and its them that make it bearable over here.

Anyway, Ill wrap up now..im talking more than a yank!

God Bless to all, and Rule Brittania..and piss on being politically correct!
Hiya! Sharing the same piss is what we are very good at here at BE!
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Old Feb 8th 2007, 7:06 pm
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Hello Para22 what an interesting 1st post, it's good to have you on board
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I agree. Welcome and feel free to piss on here whenever you like
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Welcome, from one newbie to another .
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Top of the list I think is the humour... the piss taking.....in England you can be with a group of men and women in a given situation...and you can all share the same piss taking thought without a word being spoken..you know like say at work when some managerial wally is giving you a pep talk or something..Over here that doesnt happen.
Excellent point - you can look around and see that not everyone gets it over here in those sort of situations! Welcome to the site.
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Ive been here since 1982, origionally Im from Manchester........................God Bless to all, and Rule Brittania..and piss on being politically correct!
Good, another politically incorrect one........

Welcome............to the nuthatch.

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welcome to BE and piss on PC as much as you want
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welcome to BE and piss on PC as much as you want
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just don't go out and get a mac

Luckily I don't have to explain the joke I'm thinking about....
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Luckily I don't have to explain the joke I'm thinking about....
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Top of the list I think is the humour... the piss taking.....in England you can be with a group of men and women in a given situation...and you can all share the same piss taking thought without a word being spoken..you know like say at work when some managerial wally is giving you a pep talk or something..Over here that doesnt happen.

Both my kids were born here, but they have a northern England type sense of humour,courtesy of yours truly..and its them that make it bearable over here.

Anyway, Ill wrap up now..im talking more than a yank!

God Bless to all, and Rule Brittania..and piss on being politically correct!

God I miss that too and I hate the PC too. The nice thing is that most of them don't understand a lot of the slang. My husband has his boss programmed in his phone as "plonker" - still none the wiser. Welcome too from a newbie (well probably old now as I joined yesterday)
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