PDA

View Full Version : Who is from the UK


The Count
03-28-2003, 09:08 PM
please?

Sivy
03-28-2003, 09:11 PM
i am

why... are we in danger??!!!!

:D


i live in the south-east of england

Darklighter
03-28-2003, 09:11 PM
*Puts hand up*

Me is:D

*Points at title*

Katarn07
03-28-2003, 09:12 PM
The_One and leXX are too.

*** While I'm here, could I ask you Brits if the word "Limey" is derogetory (SP?) or what?

Sivy
03-28-2003, 09:19 PM
not really..

the name came from along time ago when there was an enforced consumption of lime juice in the British navy to combat scurvy.

Katarn07
03-28-2003, 09:22 PM
Originally posted by Sivy B
not really..

the name came from along time ago when there was an enforced consumption of lime juice in the British navy to combat scurvy.

I knew of its origins, but people are so sensitive about words now a days... I was just curious. My friend called the British troops limeys and was just wondering. I don't care if you guys are pro or anti war, all I care about is that they help the US, even in WWII they were the only real helpful ally.

I wish I were British. Then I could have the accent! Then, I might not think women with the accent were any hotter than American women...

Sivy
03-28-2003, 09:25 PM
well i wouldn't be offended if someone called me limey.

speakings of accents...

Instant Jamaican accent

beer can = bacon

:D

swphreak
03-28-2003, 10:02 PM
LOL ahhhh Have you seen Cool Runnings? That movie is hilarious.

I'm not in the UK. I live at America's Wang! :D

El Sitherino
03-28-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
LOL ahhhh Have you seen Cool Runnings? That movie is hilarious.

I'm not in the UK. I live at America's Wang! :D [jamaican accent] we know of your excursions in florida man[/jamaican accent] anyways ..... i wish i lived in london. that place is cool. anyways back to my raggae.

BigTeddyPaul
03-29-2003, 12:11 AM
I heard the Queen of England lives somewhere around there.

BigTeddyPaul

Chewbacco
03-29-2003, 01:07 AM
I have a cousin that was born there (he is almost one) But is a US citizen. Forgot why.

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
03-29-2003, 02:21 AM
Wow a UK thread and no Clem???


He must be ill. I'm from the UK, well actually my great great grandparents lived there for a year after moving from Sweden. I change my answer... I am not from the UK but I hear it's nice. :D

nova_wolf
03-29-2003, 04:42 AM
Im from the UK....

Why? We in trouble?

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
03-29-2003, 05:17 AM
I hope not because I have friends in London and Liverpool.

Higginson
03-29-2003, 07:29 AM
I'm frm London, and yes, the queen does live sumwhere around here :D

Darklighter
03-29-2003, 07:33 AM
No we're not in trouble, I'm sure he just meant it as a little general discussion for us British folk:)

Termie and Clem still haven't dropped by yet...I'm sure there were more people from the UK than this:snear:

Amazing so many people wanna be one of us:D;)

Lost Welshman
03-29-2003, 07:52 AM
*sniff* :( You guys forgot to mention me.

Im from the UK, check the name its not hard to guess where in the UK.

Oh and I dont mean to be nasty but for some of you Americans Wales is NOT in England. I hate when people say 'Wales? Isn't that in England?'

Really annoys me. :mad:

Darklighter
03-29-2003, 08:20 AM
Sorry I left you out Lost:(I forgot Bilbo too, he's from Scotland I think.

And don't worry, if no one else knows, I know that Wales isn't in England;)




(It's in Scotland, right?)




:p hehe

StormHammer
03-29-2003, 08:23 AM
Count me in. :p Born in Essex, England...raised in Wales...with Irish somewhere in my ancestry. Hell, I'm a mongrel. :eek:

About accents...which one? We have so many different accents across the country. Unfortunately we seem to be stereo-typed as the stiff-upper-lip English gentleman "How now brown cow", or the cap-tipping "watch-yer-guv" cockneys... :rolleyes:

We have regional accents, just like the US. ;)

Hekx
03-29-2003, 08:30 AM
I live in England. ;)

Lost Welshman
03-29-2003, 08:40 AM
Stormhammer! Remember Me, I used to be Annoying, But I changed. Im good now :).

anyway.....

Thanks Darky, and about the accents, its the same in wales. Most people think of the welsh accent like 'Oh I'm going down the valleeeeeys now in'i' '

Oh and I found out that people say welsh people say things like, 'I'll be there now in a minute' which I found out I used all the time. :D

Darklighter
03-29-2003, 08:46 AM
I consider my accent as just, well, normal:)I'm on the border of Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. My accent is just regular; not posh, not cockney-like lol.

Hekx
03-29-2003, 10:11 AM
I think I have a London-type rip off accent. :p

Good old South East Hertfordshire. :D

Kstar__2
03-29-2003, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak
LOL ahhhh Have you seen Cool Runnings? That movie is hilarious.

I'm not in the UK. I live at America's Wang! :D

are you dead?

Ya man!
:rofl:

The_One
03-29-2003, 11:54 AM
Yeah, I'm a Brit. Born and raised (and still living) in the South East of England. Canterbury to be specific :)

Originally posted by Katarn07
even in WWII they were the only real helpful ally.

Sorry, but am I the only one that felt sick after reading that? Which history books did you read?

You didn't join the war effort until 1942 - and only because it came knocking on your door step! Us, the French, Russia and other countries were fighting on the front lines - with many countries occupied, like France. I think you were a slightly helpful ally to all of us, not just that the UK were the "only" helpful ally to you.

Sorry, but I couldn't let that one pass without comment. Don't want to start a historical debate.

dvader28
03-29-2003, 11:58 AM
/me waves hand.

Katarn07
03-29-2003, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by The_One
You didn't join the war effort until 1942 - and only because it came knocking on your door step! Us, the French, Russia and other countries were fighting on the front lines - with many countries occupied, like France. I think you were a slightly helpful ally to all of us, not just that the UK were the "only" helpful ally to you.

Sorry, but I couldn't let that one pass without comment. Don't want to start a historical debate.

OK, that was poorly written on my part. Technically, from my point of view, UK was the only helpful ally to us (us = US troops of WWII. I guess we did help you instead of the other way around, but what about Pacific theatre? WWII is not limited to Europe, you know...)

But what you said about the French was worse than what I wrote about UK being the only good ally. French Resistance maybe. French army? :rolleyes:

Did you ever see that auction XERXES posted for a rare French Battle Flag? It was white...

*** I don't wanna discuss this anymore. I was wrong and I'll admit that, but this is getting to much like those Senate Chambers for my liking...

swphreak
03-29-2003, 12:30 PM
Originally posted by kstar__2
are you dead?

Ya man!
:rofl:

you do get it right? America's Wang?

lol, good ol' Simpsons

Lost Welshman
03-29-2003, 12:53 PM
I dont know how this got from saying im from the UK to speaking jamacan, so I'll mix the two.

Try saying 'Beer Can'

Without sounding like a jamacan sayin bacon.

Its impossible, he he.

git_sum_stuka
03-29-2003, 01:05 PM
i've visited England and it's a pretty nice city.

leXX
03-29-2003, 02:06 PM
Yep, born and raised in the best capital city in the world...LONDON. :D I love it here, wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

Agen
03-29-2003, 03:31 PM
:wazup: from Glasgow in Scotland :D

The Count
03-29-2003, 04:21 PM
The One it was actuially December 1941 when America joined the war (sorry I'm a History student) and Katarn07 if Britain did not beat Hitler at the battle of Britain then the whole planet would be speaking German by now. I just wanted to know how many people are from England here because it does seem like a predmoinantly an American forum.

dvader28
03-29-2003, 05:01 PM
but what about Pacific theatre?

British troops fought in the Pacific too....my grandfather fought in Burma and Java.

Katarn07
03-29-2003, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by Count_D00ku
The One it was actuially December 1941 when America joined the war (sorry I'm a History student) and Katarn07 if Britain did not beat Hitler at the battle of Britain then the whole planet would be speaking German by now. I just wanted to know how many people are from England here because it does seem like a predmoinantly an American forum.

No, The_One is technically correct about America not doing anything until '42, they did declare war on Japan and Germany in December.

Also, the British nor the Americans beat Hitler, he killed himself, as did most of the Nazi Officers.

And I might not have said it above, so I'll say it here. I know nothing about Pacific Theatre! And since they did fight there, that is why I am complementing you guys. It's not like I am critisizing you... Grr, like I said, to much like the Chambers.

*runs*

*** Battle of Britain? That was in 1941. WWII ended in '45. What does that have to do with the defeat of Hitler? Oh yeah, and if Hitler were smart and decided to work more on the A-Bomb and produce more Jet Meschermits (SP?), the Allies would have been whooped by the Axis. They had far superior technology. Just look at the size of their tanks, planes, and guns compared tot he Allies' weapons...

Higginson
03-29-2003, 05:17 PM
U hav sum gd points there k07

Katarn07
03-29-2003, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by Higginson
U hav sum gd points there k07

I would like to consider myself a WWII "buff", but do not know alot about the Pacific.

You might be able to call me a American European Theatre WWII Buff.

What is a buff anyhow? :confused:

dvader28
03-29-2003, 05:44 PM
If Operation "Sealion" (the german invasion of Britain) hadn't been stopped by the RAF in the Battle of Britain, where would the US be able to base it's forces to attack Europe? Would they have even bothered to join the war at all?

Katarn07
03-29-2003, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by dvader28
If Operation "Sealion" (the german invasion of Britain) hadn't been stopped by the RAF in the Battle of Britain, where would the US be able to base it's forces to attack Europe? Would they have even bothered to join the war at all?

We could argue about all battles winning that war. All battles played their own role in the taking of Germany and the Pacific. As long as they were won, then it is good.

And why are you all arguing with me! I am agreeing with you. Leave me alone!

"Why do I keep coming here then?"

Sivy
03-29-2003, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by The_One
Yeah, I'm a Brit. Born and raised (and still living) in the South East of England. Canterbury to be specific :)



wow, thats like 40 minutes from me.. i was there last week in fact.. i brought road to perdition & bourne identity in HMV :D

Darklighter
03-29-2003, 06:28 PM
Originally posted by git_sum_stuka
i've visited England and it's a pretty nice city.

Hmm, last time I checked, England was a country;)

StormHammer
03-29-2003, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by dvader28
British troops fought in the Pacific too....my grandfather fought in Burma and Java.

Really? My grandfather fought in Burma too, but I'm not sure which regiment. To be honest, he has refused to speak about his experiences over there...but I have it on good authority he woke up screaming for a few years after the war had ended. :(

Sadly, I don't know how much longer he'll be with us...he's in hospital with a broken hip, partial kidney failure and God knows what else. I guess he's been lucky to make it to 90 years old.

Anyway...enough about the war. Let's try and keep this thread on track, shall we? :)

The_One
03-29-2003, 07:54 PM
Yeah, lucky it's a while since I studied WWII then - there are some very interesting areas of history, totally neglected by national curriculums and such - everything seems to be centred around WWII these days.

I'm very interested in the Cold War, and the Russian Revolutions - then later the rise of Stalin, all fascinating.

Anyway, Sivy B, where is it you live then?

Sivy
03-29-2003, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by The_One

Anyway, Sivy B, where is it you live then?

Broadstairs in Thanet

The_One
03-29-2003, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by Sivy B
Broadstairs in Thanet

Ah, Planet Thanet - the sh**te hole of England. Just joking :D

Sivy
03-29-2003, 08:13 PM
Originally posted by The_One
Ah, Planet Thanet - the sh**te hole of England. Just joking :D

oh no, you're right.. Thanet is a hole
i can't wait until i have enough money to move away.

The_One
03-29-2003, 08:25 PM
Yeah, I put the "Just joking" bit in, incase you liked it there - just gotta cover all angles :p

git_sum_stuka
03-30-2003, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by Darklighter
Hmm, last time I checked, England was a country;) oops! Made an error I visited London.

shukrallah
03-30-2003, 10:48 PM
i was born in England, Highwycomb (might be misspelled) but i left when i was 4 my mom and sister were born there too. my dad is lebonese...so im like 50% brittish and 50% lebonese..lol

my dad came to us when he was 6....then he joined the military.....they sent him to england and he met my mom, then they came to the usa.