My God I am so lazy weekend open thread


by Clairwil
17th February, 2007 at 3:23 pm    

Afternoon,
Or morning as it is to me having only got up at lunchtime. My weekend plans include more decorating and clearing of clutter, fannying about the internet and maybe the odd stroll. There will also be red wine.

I haven’t so much as glanced at newspaper or switched on the TV today. Has anything interesting happened? On second thoughts don’t tell me I’m rather enjoying my total ignorance.

I’ll also be getting about this weekend if only online. For those that are interested I’ll be hosting The Scottish Blogging Round Up tomorrow. Do drop in if you have a moment.

That’s more than enough about my plans. Let’s hear yours as well as your jokes, amusing links, prison survival tips, hilarious stories about elderly relatives and anything else frivolous you’d like to share with the group.

Cheerio


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  1. Katy Newton — on 17th February, 2007 at 3:26 pm  

    You just beat me to it!

    I plan not to do any work, and to get more than three hours sleep a night, and to not do any work. And I think I’m going to give myself some time off work. And I’m not going to do any work.

  2. Sunny — on 17th February, 2007 at 3:34 pm  

    Hello! I have nothing BUT work to do today :(

  3. Clairwil — on 17th February, 2007 at 4:10 pm  

    Sorry Katy,
    I wasn’t sure if you were going to be posting. Do you want to do next week?

  4. El Cid — on 17th February, 2007 at 4:20 pm  

    God, what an awful game I just sat through at The Emirates with my daughter. Luckily, the Kola Kubes and the promise of chips afterwards kept her going.
    Jesus it was TERRIBLE. Anyway, I saw Mr Kumar senior. I was tempted to ask him whether he thought the best way to Clapham from Highbury was via Waterloo, Blackfriars, or London Bridge?

  5. Leon — on 17th February, 2007 at 4:34 pm  

    Finally recovering from most off the week ill, I am going to relax this afternoon, go see a mate in the evening, then home for more DVD watching. Tomorrow, more relaxing and no money spending…roll on pay day! :D

  6. ZinZin — on 17th February, 2007 at 4:41 pm  

    El Cid, How much did todays game cost you today? It was on the telly think of the money you could have saved.

  7. ZinZin — on 17th February, 2007 at 4:44 pm  

    prison survival tips

    If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime. Don’t pick up the soap is a useful tip.

    My weekend will be spent watching the prison drama Oz on DVD.

  8. El Cid — on 17th February, 2007 at 4:53 pm  

    I have season tickets

  9. Leon — on 17th February, 2007 at 4:58 pm  

    My weekend will be spent watching the prison drama Oz on DVD.

    Very cool! I’m getting that as soon as I’m done buying the original series of Star Trek (should I even admit that on here??).:)

  10. Jag — on 17th February, 2007 at 5:26 pm  

    The only thing exciting that happened today is when Flickr had a bit of a hiccup and started randomly replacing Flickr users photos with pictures showing other people’s private (read pornographic in many cases) photos.

    The discussion thread on Flickr support pages is here:

    http://www.flickr.com/forums/help/33657/

    It seems to have been fixed now, but it was exciting while it lasted. Now I’m just getting back to descaling the kettle.

  11. Clairwil — on 17th February, 2007 at 5:43 pm  

    ‘started randomly replacing Flickr users photos with pictures showing other people’s private (read pornographic in many cases) photos.’

    I shouldn’t laugh but I can’t help it!

  12. Anas — on 17th February, 2007 at 5:46 pm  

    I went to see Tariq Ramadan speak yesterday. At the end I asked him about some of the accusations I’ve seen levelled against him on here by, amongst others, Zinzin. He said: “oh zat Zeenzeen, I ‘ave been writing books for 20 years now, and he goes on ze google and zinks he’s an expert”.

    OK, I didn’t ask him that, and Zinzin wasn’t mentioned, but he did make the point about people believing something on the internet on the basis of its being repeated a lot of times.

  13. Leon — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:02 pm  

    people believing something on the internet on the basis of its being repeated a lot of times.

    Yep the echo chamber effect…

  14. ZinZin — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:13 pm  

    Anas
    If you want to talk about Ramadan write about it on your blog. Another thing don’t make fun of anyones accent ever otherwise you have El Cid on your case.

  15. Leon — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:15 pm  

    One more thing, this is the weekend thread: no politics allowed!

  16. Anas — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:16 pm  

    Sorry, I just thought it was funny, ZZ, and I remembered you when TR made the comment about the internet. His accent is OK actually, but as this is meant to be a lighthearted thread, why not take the piss, I thought.

  17. ZinZin — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:19 pm  

    Come on Anas your going to have to do better than that. I still have that image of Arial Sharon mounting Golda Meier in my head. You sicko.

  18. William — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:24 pm  

    This is a happy song. That is, makes yer feel happy.
    He says he is a worried man but how can the song be
    about worry if it is happy. It is happy!!!

    http://www.fishinabox.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/samples/mylovelyelizabeth.mp3

  19. Don — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:41 pm  

    Weekend? pah, This is half term! My only concern is coming up with a plausible reason to get out of stripping the textured bloody wallpaper off the staircase.

    Plans for the week; at least a day in Edinburgh just kicking around, a visit to Barter Books in Alnwick (a huge second hand book shop in the old railway station)and maybe a run up to Craster for some kippers and sea air.

  20. El Cid — on 17th February, 2007 at 6:48 pm  

    good grief zz, or should that be zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    actually anas, is that tariq fellow french?

  21. Clairwil — on 17th February, 2007 at 7:15 pm  

    Now now play nicely.

  22. Anas — on 17th February, 2007 at 7:19 pm  

    If you thought that mental image was disgusting then check this out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F7Q7BkAbCk

  23. El Cid — on 17th February, 2007 at 7:19 pm  

    pleeess don heet me mista foltee

  24. Anas — on 17th February, 2007 at 7:24 pm  

    He’s Swiss, El Cid, but I think he’s spent a lot of time in France. I actually had a lecturer at Uni who was a French Arab and his accent was really funny.

  25. ZinZin — on 17th February, 2007 at 7:27 pm  

    Anas
    I’ve heard that one. I’m not a prude and i do love a purple veined dick joke, but that image still haunts me.

  26. ZinZin — on 17th February, 2007 at 7:31 pm  

    Anas#24
    Careful now. Thats racism against the Arabs and the French.

    Anyone ever heard of the 70s sitcom Mind your language?

  27. El Cid — on 17th February, 2007 at 7:38 pm  

    you’re shit, and you know you are — anyone familiar with that tune?

  28. Amrit — on 17th February, 2007 at 8:57 pm  

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ9sJVJMiYM

    Science fiction meets wildlife documentary meets the Pope. There are various other great videos from Adam & Joe; if you like this, you should REALLY watch the one titled ‘Remembrance on Xantiar.’

  29. Sahil — on 17th February, 2007 at 9:20 pm  

    Hope everyone has a good weekend so far, I came across this conversation between Tom Schelling and Michael Spence, both Nobel prize winners, about international cooperation and nuclear weapons. Considering North Korea and probably Iran is going to get them, its quite an interesting article:

    http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110009680

  30. El Cid — on 17th February, 2007 at 10:06 pm  

    Very interesting article Sahil and very pertinent.
    There’s certainly a greater chance of a state being rational with nuclear arms in its possession than say a rag-bag of guerrillas. But when you put religion into the mix, how can you be sure? Regimes also don’t last forever — despite the encouraging precedent set by the relatively ordered fall of the Sovier Union.

  31. Leon — on 17th February, 2007 at 10:57 pm  

    you’re shit, and you know you are — anyone familiar with that tune?

    Sung to the tune of Go West by the Pet Shop Boys?

  32. Kismet Hardy — on 17th February, 2007 at 11:18 pm  

    So I ruined my daughter’s life today. She’s got Hannah Montanna as her friend on one of those chat things (she’s in some american show and she talks to her fans, I’ve checked, it’s the real deal). Anyhoo, she signed on around 3am last night (she’s in America you see) and I thought it was one of her friends so I’m like: ‘Why are you awake at this time of the night? Go to bed or I’ll spank your bottom’ and, well, the upshot is, she’s blocked my daughter now. In years to come, when I ask her why she won’t attend my wedding, she’ll cite this as a reason I just know it. Until then, I’m happy to blame Americans

  33. El Cid — on 17th February, 2007 at 11:58 pm  

    Kismet,
    don’t worry about it. Does your daughter not expect you to have issues given the circumstances? Tell her to judge you when she has kids.

    I forgot to say I went to see Pan’s Labarynth with da missus this Friday — 7/10 I would say. It was ok. Wonder what my mum would have made of it.

    Anyway, WTF?
    http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article2278078.ece

  34. Kismet Hardy — on 18th February, 2007 at 12:10 am  

    It’s cool el cid. I’ve drugged her so the pain will subside. Pan’s labyrinth. I don’t like movies with subtitles cos I can’t watch and read at the same time, but the dialogue was kept to a minimum and the imagery maximum so I loved it

  35. Kismet Hardy — on 18th February, 2007 at 12:11 am  

    Forced divorces?

    Now I really have seen everything

  36. Sahil — on 18th February, 2007 at 12:53 am  

    #30, well I think that’s what Schelling was pointing out. That even if you have mad team America type idiots, or mad mullah, or mad Bushes, they all need to learn the importance of detente and non-proliferation. That way, any response can be modelled or predicted more accurately and avoid nuclear war by accident. Just remember back to the Cuban missle crisis where there was almost nuclear war because the actors were not really acting all that rationally. Once they talked on their hot phones, the issue was resolved and the situation turned cold again.

    BTW interesting article about the forced divorce, I’ve heard similar things in Nothern Pakistan, my friend’s got some rell horror stories about family feuds and how couples lives were totally ruined. Not to mention the little pups already born.

  37. sonia — on 18th February, 2007 at 12:55 am  

    hey all. i just realized today a building fell down on commerical rd..which has meant the temporary closure of a cafe im rather fond of..

  38. Sahil — on 18th February, 2007 at 12:57 am  

    BTW read the responses to the article at the bottom of the page, I think you’ll have a great laugh. :D

  39. Sahil — on 18th February, 2007 at 1:03 am  

    #37 AWW, well just pop down to your local starbucks ;) okay I’m off.

  40. Leon — on 18th February, 2007 at 1:22 am  

    Oh gods Highlander 4 is a terrible terrible film. So bad in fact that there should be a UN resolution against any country showing it on TV…

  41. Sahil — on 18th February, 2007 at 12:37 pm  

    This is supposed to be funny:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCl_–E3T2c

    BTW Leon, did you ever see the Highlander TV shows, I thought they were brilliant. But I can’t find the DVDs anywhere in the UK. I’m thinking I may need to get them from the states.

  42. ZinZin — on 18th February, 2007 at 12:44 pm  

    I watched sex lives of the potato men last night. It wasn’t that bad.

  43. El Cid — on 18th February, 2007 at 2:35 pm  

    Oh, I forgot to say:
    Kung Hei Fat Choi!

    This is supposed to be the prosperous one right – the year of the pig? But maybe it’s a year late.
    I don’t know about the rest of the country, but London is def booming, big time. It’s like a state within a state. And all because of the City, the relative decline of New York, and our bond with Russian and Middle-Eastern petrodollars and the long-overdue rise of the Indian economy.
    It feels too good to be true.
    I hope it doesn’t all end in tears, soon.
    For those of you interested in this kind of stuff, I came across this incisive article yesterday:
    http://news.independent.co.uk/business/comment/article2278129.ece

  44. BevanKieran — on 18th February, 2007 at 9:04 pm  

    Had a fantastic Chinese New Year’s meal yesterday. We had a wok full of heated water in the middle of the table while chucking in squid, prawns, vegetables and soya (over 4 hours) and ate with the usual condiments including chilli oil (a richer version with dried scallops and no sesame seeds).

    My friend’s parents elaborated on why the derogatory term for Chinese was “chinkie”. It was meant to insultingly ascribe people the heritage of the Qing dynasty when in fact most Chinese people say the are from the Han dynasty. Interesting theory but doubt a basic knowledge of Chinese history is the strong point of people who use the term.

    Went to see Fulham vd Tottenham. Not much more to say on the matter.

    As a non-City working Londoner, I’ll thank the City for their wide-ranging philanthropy in helping London’s deprived areas and for supporting London’s cultural and academic institutions. When they do it of course.

  45. bikhair aka taqiyyah — on 18th February, 2007 at 9:16 pm  

    Anas,

    One question… Is Tariq Ramadan as handsome in person as he is in picutres? dont worry about answering the question, I will not think u are gay. lol.

  46. William — on 18th February, 2007 at 9:19 pm  

    El Cid
    I saw Pans Labyrinth a few weeks back, thought it was brilliant. Still not as good as the Devils Backbone though.

    I was supposed to have gone to an inter-faith meeting last week but instead went to the cinema. I was definitely the best option. The film was Harold an Maude which was made in the 1970′s. It was wonderful and is now on my list of favourite human films. Driving lessons with Julia Walters was based on this. Again it was about an old woman who befreinds a young boy and changes his life. I found it far more touching and uplifting than Driving Lessons. I feel a warm glow everytime I think of it.

  47. William — on 18th February, 2007 at 9:20 pm  

    El Cid

    I saw Pans Labyrinth a few weeks back, thought it was brilliant. Still not as good as the Devils Backbone though.

    I was supposed to have gone to an inter-faith meeting last week but instead went to the cinema. I was definitely the best option. The film was Harold an Maude which was made in the 1970′s. It was wonderful and is now on my list of favourite human films. Driving lessons with Julia Walters was based on this. Again it was about an old woman who befreinds a young boy and changes his life. I found it far more touching and uplifting than Driving Lessons. I feel a warm glow everytime I think of it.

  48. El Cid — on 18th February, 2007 at 9:39 pm  

    Bevan, I think you misunderstand me.
    I was just stating a fact — that the London economy is booming.

  49. BevanKieran — on 18th February, 2007 at 10:01 pm  

    Bevan, I think you misunderstand me.
    I was just stating a fact — that the London economy is booming.

    El Cid
    Yes, I was just being a bit ratty. Perhaps it as the result or visiting Ashford, Middlesex yesterday. It’s my old home town and is beside a huge B.P

  50. El Cid — on 18th February, 2007 at 10:09 pm  

    I’m intrigued now. BP? British Petroleum?

  51. William — on 18th February, 2007 at 10:26 pm  

    Apparently New York is worried that London is going to overtake it as the the financial centre of the world.

  52. BevanKieran — on 18th February, 2007 at 10:42 pm  

    El Cid

    whoops….

    Yep, British Petroleum. It has a huge business park (not sure how much business, how much research) in Sunbury, which is visible from my house. My gripe is that it’s presence hasn’t improved the local area greatly. It’s a dull dull place. I think it sounds like special pleading to expect B.P to do a lot raise the whole area (there are many many other factors), but at the very very least you would have thought it would help the local science departments in nearby schools and colleges. (Not asking for golden, diamond-studded bunsen burners or anything). I think it is staggering that my local 6th form college would advise kids to go to another college in a neighbouring town because the science departments weren’t good enough. (This was back in 1997). That I have spent 8 years of my life doing chemistry (4 year degree and nearly 4 years Phd….I will finish soon!!..) has had nothing to do with B.P.

    I’ll say it will be a case of glass houses if universities in London don’t open up a bit more and interact with the local communities; they are starting to. There are more mentoring schemes done and we go around schools giving science lectures, targeting areas where Chemistry has ceased to exist (ie. in Southwark, there wasn’t a single student last year who went on to do Chemistry).

    With regards to business, I would imagine Travelex has garnered plenty of good will with the subsidising of Theatre tickets to the National.

  53. El Cid — on 18th February, 2007 at 10:59 pm  

    Sounds like a great idea.
    Why don’t you write to their PR people?
    Could be a waste of paper and ball point ink, but you never know.

  54. BevanKieran — on 18th February, 2007 at 11:03 pm  

    El Cid

    Things might have changed since my day, but I’ll talk with my old Chemistry teacher and the local college to see if they are doing anything. If not, I’ll get in contact.

  55. BevanKieran — on 18th February, 2007 at 11:07 pm  

    Actually it’s start even younger. I’ll track back to my secondary and middle school to see if B.P and most of the other schools in the area, and give it a catchment area of a few mile radius.

  56. Anas — on 19th February, 2007 at 12:48 am  

    Yes, bikhair. I’ve seen him talk twice now and he is very handsome. Perhaps even more so in real life than in the photos.

  57. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 3:50 pm  

    I don’t know about the rest of the country, but London is def booming, big time. It’s like a state within a state. And all because of the City, the relative decline of New York, and our bond with Russian and Middle-Eastern petrodollars and the long-overdue rise of the Indian economy. It feels too good to be true.

    Yeah and everyone else is priced out! Nurses and teachers and everyone else.

  58. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 3:52 pm  

    Yes, bikhair. I’ve seen him talk twice now and he is very handsome. Perhaps even more so in real life than in the photos.

    Cool — have you thought of asking him out for a date? Or at least a kiss?

  59. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 3:53 pm  

    BevanKieran — I had squid at a Chinese restaurant too a while back. The thought of eating that kind of stuff usually isnt very appetising me but the way it was cooked was delicious.

  60. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 3:56 pm  

    I mean El Cid London is amazingly unbelievably expensive. If it just becomes like Monaco or Switzerland it’ll be so boring.

  61. Anas — on 19th February, 2007 at 3:57 pm  

    Nah, he’s not really my type, Jagdeep.

  62. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 3:58 pm  

    Awwww Anas you’ll find someone swarthy and handsome one day. Love will find a way.

  63. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 4:00 pm  

    One thing I learned this weekend, especially pertinent to all men. Strategically timed Interflora deliveries of Orchids and roses can cancel out almost any crime you commit against your wife. Women are not really complicated at all.

  64. Chairwoman — on 19th February, 2007 at 4:41 pm  

    Your ‘crime’ must have been of the forgivable variety, Jagdeep :-)

  65. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 4:47 pm  

    Crime in this instance means not taking Lady Jagdeep shopping on demand as well as neglecting to fix some wardrobes :-)

  66. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 4:48 pm  

    And drinking beer with my brother and his mates instead.

  67. El Cid — on 19th February, 2007 at 5:30 pm  

    yeah, true Jagdeep, but that’s partly a function of the fact that there is too much demand for too little physical stock of housing.

    btw, are you on speed? are you grinding dem teeth? the posts are coming in thick and fast man

  68. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 5:33 pm  

    Not speed just Monday afternoon timewasting. What else is there to do? Do you know a better blog to waste time on than this? Squid, sexual fantasies about Tariq Ramadan, house prices in London, all these things beg for responses!

  69. El Cid — on 19th February, 2007 at 5:41 pm  

    those little eau de toilette/soap packages from L’Occitane or Space NK also work well with Lady C

  70. Chairwoman — on 19th February, 2007 at 5:50 pm  

    Mm. L’Occitane very good indeed.

    Bags marked Chanel or Christian Dior are always exciting even if there’s only a mascara inside.

  71. Chairwoman — on 19th February, 2007 at 5:54 pm  

    Just to let you know a little about my more frivolous side, I have been asked to write a post about Guerlain’s Shalimar for a New York perfume blog.

    Now that’s a far cry from Pickled Politics.

  72. Jagdeep — on 19th February, 2007 at 5:57 pm  

    Yo Sunny Hundal! Are you related to this guy?

    Raj ‘The Hitman’ Hundal

    One of the top pool players in the world is a Sikh guy from West London with the same surname as our boy here. 2005 World Champion. What a hustler.

  73. El Cid — on 19th February, 2007 at 6:09 pm  

    a pool table in a den with wall-to-wall tunes and a massive digital tv — i have a dream!
    one day, Cid, one day

  74. Chairwoman — on 19th February, 2007 at 7:25 pm  

    El Cid – Sounds like every boy’s dream.

    Do you also want a recording studio?

  75. El Cid — on 19th February, 2007 at 7:34 pm  

    Ha! I’ll only embarass myself, though a set of twin decks would be cool.
    it’s all on the computer these days although i do have some classic disco and electro 12-inches
    Player’s Association — Turn the music up
    Shannon — Let the music play
    Quality

  76. El Cid — on 19th February, 2007 at 7:44 pm  
  77. justforfun — on 19th February, 2007 at 9:59 pm  

    El cid

    Lets deal in specifics and not statistics that are too vague and no calcs shown.

    Next time you go to your children’s school ask how much per head does your children’s primary school get towards its budget. Budgets are based on the pupil role. So its easy to work out, but the LEA should be able to give you the exact figure. There is additional money available based on the age and state of the buildings and is meant for maintenance but this is not the major factor.

    This would be a specific example and we can compare. I can find out the London weighting and then we compare OK?

    Our rural school gets £2,505 per head per year. This has to pay for everything, staff, books, etc – the full monty including PFI payment of £44k per year. As a PFI school we get no maintanence help.

    Justforfun

  78. El Cid — on 19th February, 2007 at 10:08 pm  

    This is out of character jff, but I’m bang to rights.
    No effort, no credible response.
    An unsatisfactory situation, I know

  79. justforfun — on 19th February, 2007 at 10:16 pm  

    In your own time El Cid – I would genuinely be interested to know the primary school funding from a parent who actually asks. The data we get from Government sources is so unfathomable that I would not like to base my rants on it :-)

    Justforfun

  80. El Cid — on 19th February, 2007 at 10:20 pm  

    OK, i’ll give it a go (any guidance on how would be appreciated)

  81. justforfun — on 19th February, 2007 at 10:34 pm  

    Jusk ask one of the governors at the school. They should know the amount. A Governor on the finance committee should know for certain – if they don’t then show your disappointment. You should have at least some Parent Governors that you can ask if your not on speaking terms with the headteacher :-) . Its not confidential information, or at least I hope it isn’t because I tell any parent who cares to ask me. Afterall they make up the minds on who to vote for based on this sort of information – or at least I like to think they might.

    In fact I would recommend anyone who is concerned about their children’s education to become a governor at their school. There are usually places vacant. One gets a good insight into how it all works and one can make a difference, especially when it come to hiring new staff.

    Justforfun

  82. Desi Italiana — on 19th February, 2007 at 11:49 pm  

    Is this the Tariq Ramadan that all of you are salivating over?

    http://www.swissinfo.org/xobix_media/images/sri/2005/sriimg20051111_6233092_1.jpg

    Cause I think he’s ok. He’s got a slender nose.

    Oh, speaking of noses, for the past two days I’ve been watching celebrity shows on plastic surgery. One of the shows was called “Plastic Surgery Laid Bare” (morbid curiosity got the best of me). The other show was on people celebrities who got surgery. And yet another show was on Extremely Skinny famous people, like Posh Spice and another UK model who was a size 14 and now is a size 6.

    All of the commentators had British accents- like they were editors of fashion mags in the UK, etc. All of the by passers they interviewed were British women who said, “If my bum was a bit droopy, I’d get surgery.”

    We don’t say “bum” in the US.

  83. Anas — on 20th February, 2007 at 1:05 am  

    LOL! I missed this particular Sun front page:

  84. Don — on 20th February, 2007 at 1:11 am  

    Desi,

    ‘We don’t say “bum” in the US.’

    Well, you should. By all means keep ass, butt and can; but add bum for those special moments.

  85. Anas — on 20th February, 2007 at 1:11 am  

    And here’s Tariq wearing the more traditional angry scowl of the Islamic scholar as portrayed in the Western media.

  86. Desi Italiana — on 20th February, 2007 at 8:05 am  

    “He’s got a slender nose.”

    I say this because I look at everyone’s profiles, especially noses. And he has a nice nose. But he’s not all that, though.

    “Well, you should. By all means keep ass, butt and can; but add bum for those special moments.”

    Ok. And I will also incorporate “knickers,” “fag,” and “loo” into my vocabulary.

    So, the next time I talk to my American friends, I will say, for example:

    “Are my knickers sagging at my bum? Oh, god, they are. I’m so stressed that I need a fag. Let’s go to the loo for a quick fag.”

    Did I do ok?

    Hey, if I ever come to England, I’d fit right in!

  87. Katy Newton — on 20th February, 2007 at 8:53 am  

    I thought that you did say “bum” in the US, but it meant something different?

  88. justforfun — on 20th February, 2007 at 10:49 am  

    In this country bumming fags has now been outlawed under certain circumstances. What other liberties are to be taken away from us.

    Is this the case in the USA as well.

    BTW – did anyone see the Sunday before lasts Top Gear? – their Florida-New Orleans road trip.

    Justforfun

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