Go Back  British Expats > Introduction > The Welcome Inn
Reload this Page >

New Noob! Hello.

New Noob! Hello.

Old Apr 3rd 2019, 4:43 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: With my wife.
Posts: 3
HalfLimeyHalfWop is an unknown quantity at this point
Red face New Noob! Hello.

Hi, so this is my second tangible step in making the move to leave home, and already I'm terrified of the prospect!

Is that a good thing do you reckon?

Discussions are still on-going as regards final destination but it's looking increasingly likely to be southern Italy.

Looking forward to drilling down into your collective experiences and advice. Which will either increase the doubts or assuage them, either way.... Hello!

HalfLimey.
HalfLimeyHalfWop is offline  
Old Apr 3rd 2019, 4:55 pm
  #2  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 45,597
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Noob! Hello.

Hi HLHW, welcome to BE.

You will probably want to focus your attention over in the Italian forum area of BE as I am sure that the members active there will be happy to share their advice and experience of moving to, and life in Italy.

Please also take a moment to review the site rules linked in the top row menu bar above.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Apr 3rd 2019, 5:05 pm
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: With my wife.
Posts: 3
HalfLimeyHalfWop is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: New Noob! Hello.

Hi Pulaski, so in short, I must not be a rude, obnoxious, ignorant, aggressive, sexually explicit Troll?

Well that's no fun at all is it!

HalfLimeyHalfWop is offline  
Old Apr 3rd 2019, 5:10 pm
  #4  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 45,597
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Noob! Hello.

Originally Posted by HalfLimeyHalfWop View Post
Hi Pulaski, so in short, I must not be a rude, obnoxious, ignorant, aggressive, sexually explicit Troll?

Well that's no fun at all is it! ….
You are correct, but your "Limey side" might appreciate the fun to be had in sarcasm, facetiousness, and double entendres.

Joking aside, the mods all do sterling work to keep us in line and the atmosphere light-hearted, friendly, and helpful.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Apr 3rd 2019, 9:23 pm
  #5  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 42,381
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Noob! Hello.

Thank you, Mr. Pulaski, for doing my job

Sir, just to let you know that not all members are British. Some like myself are American and we have Asian and Canadian members as well.

I tell you this because in the US the term Wop is considered derogatory and yes, not politically correct. BE does not wish to limit your fun and games and if you like strong political debates, slinging matches, etc., the forum for you to participate in would be Take It Outside.

Please read the forum rules and I hope you find the answers you seek in the Italian forum.

Rete
Rete is offline  
Old Apr 3rd 2019, 9:28 pm
  #6  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 45,597
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Noob! Hello.

Originally Posted by Rete View Post
Thank you, Mr. Pulaski, for doing my job ….
You're slacking, so I had to fill in for you.
…. Sir, just to let you know that not all members are British. Some like myself are American and we have Asian and Canadian members as well.

I tell you this because in the US the term Wop is considered derogatory and yes, not politically correct. BE does not wish to limit your fun and games and if you like strong political debates, slinging matches, etc., the forum for you to participate in would be Take It Outside. ….
I think his use of "wop" falls under the "gangsta rap exemption" where a member of a racial or national minority can self-describe using an otherwise derogatory term. …. In the UK "wop" is most commonly understood to be a slang term for an Italian.
….Please read the forum rules ….
I think he has already, see post #3.
Pulaski is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2019, 9:15 am
  #7  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Apr 2019
Location: With my wife.
Posts: 3
HalfLimeyHalfWop is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: New Noob! Hello.

Hi Rete,
ok fair enough I'll see if I can change my username, if not I'll rejoin the site anew.
Apologies, no offence intended.

Last edited by HalfLimeyHalfWop; Apr 4th 2019 at 9:21 am. Reason: Spelling
HalfLimeyHalfWop is offline  
Old Apr 4th 2019, 3:07 pm
  #8  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 42,381
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: New Noob! Hello.

No need to change your nick and no, I was not offended. I just wanted you to know that in the US, where everyone is overly politically correct to the point that you fear opening your mouth or touching anyone, that WOP is considered a no-no just as the N word.

I grew up with that word and my Italian friends were never offended by its usage in the normal friendly dialogue. It was offensive only when it was said by someone who clearly meant for it to be an insult.
Rete is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

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