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Post by fish on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:15 pm

The Chad wrote:Hop on the Memberlist and check out the locations, it's pretty cool to see the variety. We are a scattered bunch, that's for sure. Very Happy

I enjoy our UK members especially, mainly because my Wife was born and bred in England and I've come to really appreciate the culture. We live in Pennsylvania so we don't get a lot of folks that speak "the Queen's English" around, so the UK phrasing, slang, and sense of humor on here is good to read (coming from people other than my Wife).

Wo row ma mon, ah bist,

nar gawkl er aer kid, yow yanks mus think war alf baerked er, bet yar misis don't cum frum the Black Cuntry ar even Brum, ar erd not speek as good as us.

Black Country joke......
Aynuk and Ayli are standing in Aynuks back garden, Aynuks next door neighbour is running up and down his back garden pretending he's riding a motorbike, Ayli says, whats up wi im?, Aynuk says, tek no notice he's saft in the yed he thinks he's in the Isle o mon in the TT rerces. Ayli says, but he ay got a bike yo orter tell him, bugger off says Aynuk he pays me a fiver a wik to clean it. Laughing

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Post by Barry on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:35 pm

The Chad wrote:...We live in Pennsylvania so we don't get a lot of folks that speak "the Queen's English" around, so the UK phrasing, slang, and sense of humor on here is good to read (coming from people other than my Wife).
They don't talk proper like wot we do over 'ere in the Colonies!

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Post by corsair on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:42 pm

(Affect Aussie accent..)Strewth, mate - fair suck of the sav.... actually that's more Aussie than NZ.. but you get the picture, eh; she's a great language, is English as she is spoke around the world!! Laughing

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Post by bowenjaybee on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:45 pm

The Chad wrote:we don't get a lot of folks that speak "the Queen's English" around,

I'm from Bradford UK and believe me we don't get many people who speak "the Queen's English" here.

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Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:09 pm

Anyone north of Watford Gap is a foreigner lol!

As they say on Eastenders(load of bollx) "We gotta talk" and then pick up a mobile phone cheers

I feel like a foreigner down here, might as well live in f 'king India scratch

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Post by richardlpalmer on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:00 pm

Well, while I didn't understand quite a bit of the above posts that's not going to stop us from visiting the UK soon (most likely this summer). We've never been abroad and figured we should go there first. Besides, I like the brown alcohols and can't think of a better place to "sample" them!

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Post by The Chad on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:34 pm

lol! Oh man, you all just made me laugh out loud reading all this! My Wife says that she's sick of everyone over here saying that she has an accent because she speaks "the propah Queen's English" and that they speak a foreign dialect. Laughing

We found a great tea shop in Lancaster PA (home of the Amish) that's owned and operated by authentic Brits that make as close to English food as possible. Ploughman's lunch with Branstons pickle, cornish pasties, pork pies, bangers and mash, cream cakes, PG Tips, Typhoo, etc. Makes her feel a little closer to her homeland when we're there. Very Happy

Now finding a good fish n' chips shop in this area is nigh impossible! Mad Crying or Very sad

For any other yanks reading this, you must check out the British comedies.

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Post by corsair on Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:10 pm

OK, then - how about a straw poll....
Nationality at birth and current country of residence...

Me; I'm a New Zealander living in the Channel Islands - by way of Australia and Singapore... for 1 more year!!

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Post by fish on Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:20 pm

richardlpalmer wrote:Well, while I didn't understand quite a bit of the above posts that's not going to stop us from visiting the UK soon (most likely this summer). We've never been abroad and figured we should go there first. Besides, I like the brown alcohols and can't think of a better place to "sample" them!

Translation: I bet your wife doesn't come from The Black Country, or even Birmingham, or she would speak as good as me.

Now your talking Richard, Brown alcohol's :?: Beer, this deserves a thread of its own but here go's.

The best Ale as far as I'm concerned is ''Bathems'' brewed behind the Vine Inn at The Blessing of your Hart. or Banks Ales.
http://www.bathams.co.uk/history.php Very Happy http://www.bankssbeer.co.uk/verify-age.aspx

I'm sure your wife will be able to explain all about The Black Country to you but briefly, it received its name because, before the Industrial Revolution Coal literally stuck out of the ground in outcrops, so, along with the Iron Bridge area it lived up to its name becoming the cradle of industry, then really became Black What a Face

I'm sure you & your wife will enjoy your visit to England, there are a lot of, so called themed Pubs selling average Beer so do your home work...drunken http://www.camra.org.uk/ cheers

Corsair said, OK, then - how about a straw poll....
Nationality at birth and current country of residence...& ale preference ???

I'm AN ENLISH man living in ENGALAND, & Bathems is top's. drunken


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Post by bowenjaybee on Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:37 pm

Born in Bradford, England , Raised In Bradford, and unfortunately I still live in Bradford...I have Welsh parents who moved to Bradford to find work in the late 60's.. so really I should be a Welsh-man.


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Post by Iceman on Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:28 pm

Born in Iowa but got out when I was 3. Been bumming about Minnesota since. (yah sure, you betcha) Speaking strickly about Englishman beer my favourites come from Tadcaster brewed at Samuel Smith's. If one is looking for a taste of the UK up here you usually end up at.....

http://www.britspub.com/ for Premiership matches

http://www.the-local.com/ for whisky sessions (that's right, whisky......not whiskey)

and sadly there no longer is a link to the best cask conditioned ale in the Midwest, Sherlock's Home

If you people start a beer thread then THE GOOD LORD help us.... I'll never log out. drunken

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Post by Barry on Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:04 pm

corsair wrote:OK, then - how about a straw poll....
Nationality at birth and current country of residence...
  • English
  • Canada

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Post by Steve777 on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:42 am

" Bostin" !!!

I worked in Brum and Wolverhampton during my formative youth and had a supervisor who came from Upper Gornall (Fish will know where that is). I hadn't a clue what she was saying most of the time. Oh, she made tea with sterilised milk, the most disgusting taste known to man.

However, I do remember traveling out with pals in our GT6's to the Dry Dock Inn in Netherton to sample their Desparate Dan cow pies ! The bar was made out of the front section of a barge. Brilliant, and the beer was Ruddles.

Now then, I hail from Coventry and although Brum is only 20 miles away, it might as well be a different country. "Ner the twain shall mix".

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Post by fish on Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:03 am

Steve777 wrote:" Bostin" !!!

I worked in Brum and Wolverhampton during my formative youth and had a supervisor who came from Upper Gornall (Fish will know where that is)

I even know where Lower Gornal is Steve, if she had come from there, (just down the road) you certainly would not have understood a word she said, might have used Pasteurised in the tea though. Did you ever go to the Crooked house, its a Banks's house? Rudle's is good drunken

Hey, you'd have known the Alvis Works on Hollyhead Road Coventry, before they turned it into a Shopping Mall What a Face

Anyway back Corsair's pole.... Anglow Saxon probably with a bit of Anglo-Danes, Norse, Cymru, Viking and even Norman, etc. living in Worcestershire. Very Happy

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Post by corsair on Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:30 am

Steve777 wrote:I worked in Brum and Wolverhampton.....

For those befuddled by the reference to Brum, this would be Birmingham; the UK's 2nd largest city and home to the largest Asian population outside Asia.... Very Happy

Fish wrote: Anglo-Saxon probably with a bit of Anglo-Danes, Norse, Cymru, Viking and even Norman, etc. living in Worcestershire.

OK... but where were you born?? Laughing

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Post by fish on Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:02 am

corsair wrote:
Steve777 wrote:I worked in Brum and Wolverhampton.....

For those befuddled by the reference to Brum, this would be Birmingham; the UK's 2nd largest city and home to the largest Asian population outside Asia.... Very Happy

OK... but where were you born?? Laughing


Oh sorry, sunny Worcester Very Happy not far from Gods own acre in the beautiful Theme Vally, the Shelsely Walsh hill climb, the oldest motoring speed venue in continuous use the world Twisted Evil http://www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk/about/content.asp?s=54&p=124

Correction, London has the largest Asian community, as Westbone said its like living in f...ing India, yes Birmingham has the second & Bradford the third & so on & on, sorry Corsair pale


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Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:20 pm

fish wrote:

..... the EU is systematically ruining this country, Vote UKIP affraid


Wot??? I was under the impression that all you lads and lasses over in the "old world" were getting along smashingly. I had no idea..... Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

(saith with tongue firmly planted in cheek)

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Post by corsair on Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:23 pm

Careful with the politics, lads... I know this is the Non-Westone forum but it is still primarily a guitar discussion... albeit with diversions into motorsport and - at the minute - beer!! Laughing

I've just found that discussing politics on forums like these leads to acrimony and ill feeling, eh.... Smile

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Post by Westbone on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:05 pm

Two things not to mention while in a strange pub drinking beer, politics and religion.

France ,Lancashire, South Africa, London. Back and forth ever since.

Been a foreigner all my life. In SA I was an alien :alien: of the UK colonies. Left there when I was conscripted but still not allowed to vote. Oh the good old days. affraid


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Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:06 pm

I stand here now properly chagrined with both wrists firmly slapped. After re-reading my post it really was poorly executed. No offense was meant and I do apologize sincerely if any is taken. Embarassed

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Post by corsair on Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:27 pm

Westbone wrote:France ,Lancashire, South Africa, London. Back and forth ever since.

So; you're a Frenchman by birth? Or a Lancastrian?

Iceman wrote:I stand here now properly chagrined with both wrists firmly slapped. After re-reading my post it really was poorly executed. No offense was meant and I do apologize sincerely if any is taken.

No offense taken by anyone I'm sure!! We all need to vent at times, but we also have a burden of care to keep this place as friendly as possible, far from the ordinary cares of the world!! Cool Smile

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Post by richardlpalmer on Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:23 pm

  • Born in Nebraska, USA
  • Live in Washington, USA


fish wrote:
richardlpalmer wrote:Well, while I didn't understand quite a bit of the above posts that's not going to stop us from visiting the UK soon (most likely this summer). We've never been abroad and figured we should go there first. Besides, I like the brown alcohols and can't think of a better place to "sample" them!

Translation: I bet your wife doesn't come from The Black Country, or even Birmingham, or she would speak as good as me.

Now your talking Richard, Brown alcohol's :?: Beer, this deserves a thread of its own but here go's.

The best Ale as far as I'm concerned is ''Bathems'' brewed behind the Vine Inn at The Blessing of your Hart. or Banks Ales.
http://www.bathams.co.uk/history.php Very Happy http://www.bankssbeer.co.uk/verify-age.aspx

I'm sure your wife will be able to explain all about The Black Country to you but briefly, it received its name because, before the Industrial Revolution Coal literally stuck out of the ground in outcrops, so, along with the Iron Bridge area it lived up to its name becoming the cradle of industry, then really became Black What a Face

I'm sure you & your wife will enjoy your visit to England, there are a lot of, so called themed Pubs selling average Beer so do your home work...drunken http://www.camra.org.uk/ cheers

Corsair said, OK, then - how about a straw poll....
Nationality at birth and current country of residence...& ale preference ???

I'm AN ENLISH man living in ENGALAND, & Bathems is top's. drunken
My wife is a complete, 100% born and raised, American -- so will have no idea about the "Black Country". But thanks for the explanations!

As for alcohols, thanks for the suggestion of beers. I'm not a huge ale fan (although as with anything, I think if you find an excellent specimen, it'll be delicious). I'm a fan of Pilsners & Heffewizens.

Otherwise I'm looking forward to sampling whiskey/whisky & scotches. My favorite "daily drinking" whiskeys are Jaimeson & Bushmills. And in the world of scotch I enjoy pretty much any Speyside & have ventured into these at the moment. My understanding is there are quite a lot of scotches that just don't reach my local liquor store, so I'm very excited to try as many as I can!


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Post by Iceman on Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Oh mommy I'm home!!!! If you have not had the pleasure yet Richard do your palate a huge favor and have a go at the 18 year old Highland Park.

I love Jameson as well but my man John Powers and his son keep getting in the way. Wink

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Post by richardlpalmer on Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:20 pm

Iceman wrote:Oh mommy I'm home!!!! If you have not had the pleasure yet Richard do your palate a huge favor and have a go at the 18 year old Highland Park.

I love Jameson as well but my man John Powers and his son keep getting in the way. Wink
Well so far I've only had the 10 year Talisker (which is really good -- just about my limit of smokey/peaty though). I'll be trying the 12 year Highland Park next though.

I'm not sure how the age of scotch affects the complexity/flavor. I'm currently reading a book on the subject but am just at the beginning. But if it's like other alcohols I might not like the "better" years if it makes it overpowering to my weak palate...

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Post by Iceman on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:27 pm

richardlpalmer wrote:
Iceman wrote:Oh mommy I'm home!!!! If you have not had the pleasure yet Richard do your palate a huge favor and have a go at the 18 year old Highland Park.

I love Jameson as well but my man John Powers and his son keep getting in the way. Wink
Well so far I've only had the 10 year Talisker (which is really good -- just about my limit of smokey/peaty though). I'll be trying the 12 year Highland Park next though.

I'm not sure how the age of scotch affects the complexity/flavor. I'm currently reading a book on the subject but am just at the beginning. But if it's like other alcohols I might not like the "better" years if it makes it overpowering to my weak palate...

As we are all aware if you do not use it you chance losing it Wink . That being said there is nothing like practice, practice and yes, more practice to strengthen that"weak" palate.

Talisker holds a special place in my palate ( my initial foray into the world of Scotch), but it is really a breed unto itself rather than an expression of a style.

Your mission Jim, should you choose to accept it, is to put the following "to the test".........

Cardhu
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Shoot for 12 years old all and compare side by side if possible

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Post by fish on Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:38 pm

Sorry Richard, I was sure I read you said your wife came from over here, must have dreamt it, just put it down to age, along with
brown alcohol Embarassed

I'm not a Scotch drinker, even single malt's, getting back to wife's, my pals wife likes that dreadful smokey/peaty stuff & gave me a good measure to try, I tired to drink it but slipped it into her glass while they were out on the room, think she went to bed happy, if not it would have been acid indigestion. Very Happy

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