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I believe I speak for the rest of the world when I say, "I have no freaking clue what y'all are talking about!"


I believe they're talking about Guy Fawkes day, (16th century anarchist).
Having had a very properly British education, we celebrated this day in primary school every year.
It's a moment to revert back to your British accent and enjoy a touch of reserved stiff upper lip fun.
Very nice indeed served with soup and sticky cake.
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Old 08.11.2015, 17:46
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- And the fireworks! Spectacular, looks like Jim has blown his pension on them.
Curious - how much money did he collect for his Guy?
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Old 08.11.2015, 17:59
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I believe they're talking about Guy Fawkes day, (16th century anarchist).
Having had a very properly British education, we celebrated this day in primary school every year.
It's a moment to revert back to your British accent and enjoy a touch of reserved stiff upper lip fun.
Very nice indeed served with soup and sticky cake.
Although so much better with beige coloured chinese curry with chips (there is not a day goes by when I don't miss this - REALLY!!!). Have tried to re-create it in the kitchen, but without luck.

Wouldn't say it's for the stiff upper lip though. Prefer Pimms at Wimbledon.
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Old 08.11.2015, 19:12
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I can't think of anything worse.

A few years ago I attended a lovely British themed event organised by a very good friend of mine. I hated it, and left after a quarter of an hour.

The problem is that I wasn't really homesick for a place: I was homesick for a time. It wasn't enough to be waving union flags and drinking Pimms surrounded by English voices. I wanted it to be 1977 with my mom and dad and my aunties and my friends. I wanted cherryade and Spangles. I wanted to watch the Six Million Dollar Man when I got home. I wanted the Radio 1 Roadshow, battered sausage and chips on a rainy night, armies on the school field, minnows in the brook and fish fingers for tea.

I've never been to an expat event since.
Well here is something for you that will apply the old gut-wrench…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFdas-kMF74
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Old 08.11.2015, 19:24
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Well here is something for you that will apply the old gut-wrench…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFdas-kMF74
Fortunately, Radio 4 was never heard in our house (and still isn't!), so I'm immune to the effects of this music.
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Old 08.11.2015, 20:18
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Fortunately, Radio 4 was never heard in our house (and still isn't!), so I'm immune to the effects of this music.
What about the music at the beginning and end of this DB?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9v8KL52BhmE

Mind you, you are probably too young. Unlike some of us.

And this....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fwzVjsu9XvM
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Old 08.11.2015, 20:27
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What about the music at the beginning and end of this DB?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9v8KL52BhmE

Mind you, you are probably too young. Unlike some of us.

And this....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fwzVjsu9XvM
Thanks for this hannah'sauntie. And it probably wasn't even off-shored to cheaper locations.
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Old 08.11.2015, 20:42
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Re: Funny breed, the British Expats...

…and on topic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSwNHJHftAA
also we never failed to listen to…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z2V8AOa_Ks
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Old 08.11.2015, 20:49
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Old 08.11.2015, 20:50
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Loved the Goodies, and while I don't remember listening to "The Clitheroe Kid", I remember watching Jimmy Clitheroe in a comedy series on TV.
(I used to know his niece when I worked in Bolton.)
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Re: Funny breed, the British Expats...

I did some research about british expats in Switzerland, used EF generalization techniques and came to the conclusion that they only like theirs wives



ps. ok, the clip is about US but that shouldn't matter as Switzerland and US are very similar

ps2. i stopped watching the video after 30 seconds as it was terrible. everything else was probably not very interesting.
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Old 08.11.2015, 21:19
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Loved the Goodies, and while I don't remember listening to "The Clitheroe Kid", I remember watching Jimmy Clitheroe in a comedy series on TV.
(I used to know his niece when I worked in Bolton.)
I couldn't stand The Goodies at that time, however now re-playing it over this link, it may have been worth a Nobel Prize.
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I believe they're talking about Guy Fawkes day, (16th century anarchist).
Having had a very properly British education, we celebrated this day in primary school every year.
It's a moment to revert back to your British accent and enjoy a touch of reserved stiff upper lip fun.
Very nice indeed served with soup and sticky cake.

mushy peas most definitely not stiff upper lip!
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Old 08.11.2015, 22:02
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mushy peas most definitely not stiff upper lip!
Don't worry, have personally decided to just ignore it. They are only, well (no getting around it) Americans...
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Old 08.11.2015, 22:04
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More to be pitied than blamed.
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Old 08.11.2015, 22:13
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mushy peas most definitely not stiff upper lip!
Just had them tonight, along with real bangers and mash and Bisto, and on last Friday down t´ "Almighty Cod" chippy f´r a fish and chip supper, on request he will wrap them in the Times of Malta newspaper.
Now how´s that for a flashback?
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Old 08.11.2015, 22:19
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I made some Parkin yesterday and it was delicious.
If you made ot yesterday how do you it's delicious... Unless you ate it right away rather than letting it store for a few days... If that is the case Burn The Guy!
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Now that's more like it!
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If you made ot yesterday how do you it's delicious... Unless you ate it right away rather than letting it store for a few days... If that is the case Burn The Guy!
It was delicious yesterday and it will be even better tomorrow.
Had to taste it when I made it as quality control.

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I made parkin and also millionaire shortbread for hubby's colleagues when he retired. They loved the shortbread, but no one (noone?) mentioned the parkin.
No taste some people.
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