Forum posts made by daniellex

Topic 'American English'
Posted 25 Jul 2016 23:43



I say arse, a lot. Am evidently a bloke! angel7

evil4

Topic 'American English'
Posted 25 Jul 2016 13:19

Here at LUSH, there are two very noticeable UK/US usage variations which almost always toss me out of a story, usually with a laugh.

knickers -- panties
arse -- ass

What I find interesting is the large number of differences in transportation related items: boot/trunk, motorway/highway, car park/parking lot and on and on.

Still, it's all proof that English remains an ever evolving language. As dem frogs are always saying, Vive la difference.

glasses8

Arse is British but it's very much a man's word. We tend to say bum!

D x

Topic 'American English'
Posted 20 Jul 2016 13:18



i believe a lot of that has to do with the fact that our pop culture is more heavily intangled with yours. our music, movies and tv shows are quite popular there so it would make sense that you all understand more of our 'speak'.

Yes, possibly. A reasonable theory

D x

Topic 'American English'
Posted 20 Jul 2016 12:30

My perception is that the British are more 'fluent' in American English than the other way round.

Probably not authors, but the general public.

D x

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 20 Jul 2016 12:12



We've used the nematodes. They are expensive, but they're easy to store (in the fridge in the container) until the next treatment, and easy to apply (with a watering can). They made a huge difference, and recommend it to our friends. sunny

Edit: You can also go out in the evening after rain, or when you've watered, and collect them. I put them in the green bin, so they can nom away to their hearts' content until they go to the composting place. Death comes to us all, but at least they go happy.

Ah thank you. The thing is, I hardly ever see the slugs, but I can plant lupins and withing two days they're munched to nothing! crybaby I'm deffo goona try them. I assume the local garden centre will sell them

D x

To be honest, if your garden is (like mine) a very slug and snail infested place because of the orientation and soil make up then I think that the answer is to not grow lupins or hostas or anything else that they will eat and then you're home and dry.

My garden gets no sun at all for 6 months of the year but is a sun trap in summer. This is caused by the height of the surrounding buildings and there's nothing I can do to stop my garden being shady from equinox to equinox. Combine this with a very heavy soil and the whole place is nirvana for gastropods. For that reason I gave up planting things that they really like and leave them instead with things like Euonymus and Sarcococca which they can't be bothered to chew through :)

I love lupins, so not giving up... yet. Unless the Scouse snails are a bit more tenacious than regular ones! f-hihi

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 19 Jul 2016 13:49



I Googled this and came up with Nematodes book

Hmmmm... I like the idea of a natural solution. I'll give the little nemmies a go!

Thanks Katie

Big Hugs

D x

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 19 Jul 2016 12:49



Me? Silly? Never! :-"

Seriously, Google it and see xxx

Okay! computer

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 19 Jul 2016 12:41



http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Garden-Slugs

Usually they like wet/humid places, remove those places and trim your grass that surrounds your flowers. I've got problems with them as they ate my strawberries, there was nothing that I've could do except make way for the sun to 'shower' the ground (I dislike using pesticides and artificial means). Also, they attacked few vegetables (cabbage) so I've removed any and every green plan (other that vegetable) from that area (i.e. weeds). From what I know, snails reproduce themselves by laying eggs in ground when it rains and in the humid season. Slugs and snails need humidity as they need humidity for them to breath (something similar to how worms work).

I'm not sure but, you can try to throw some salt or ash around the area (make a circle around the flower bed) ?

Good luck!

Okay, Thank you! x

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 19 Jul 2016 12:41



Sluggo is an effective slug and snail killing bait that can be used around pets and wildlife. Use Sluggo for organic gardening to control slugs and snails in vegetables and ornamentals. You can also use chewing tobacco, but Some dogs like chewing tobacco, and chewing tobacco does not like dogs!

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I don't want to kill them, hence no pellets Read it

Thanks anyway x

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 19 Jul 2016 12:40



I Googled this and came up with Nematodes book

I never know when you're being serious!

Topic How do I stop slugs eating my lupins?
Posted 19 Jul 2016 10:31

I've tried everything - coffee grinds, beer, grit, but nothing works. I can't put down glass cos of my pooch and don't want to use pellets. Any ideas?

Thanks

D x

Topic Danielle X's What's the Odd One Out Quiz - A prize to the winner!
Posted 14 Jul 2016 14:19



You deserve somewhere between high fives and a kick up the bum!

D x

Topic Danielle X's What's the Odd One Out Quiz - A prize to the winner!
Posted 14 Jul 2016 13:55

*snorts* like Katie wears panties, lol.

kekekegay

Topic Danielle X's What's the Odd One Out Quiz - A prize to the winner!
Posted 14 Jul 2016 13:31

Okay, my pass at this

1. New York
2. Bronze
3. Angel Cabrera
4. Sarah Brown
5. John Paul II
6. Virginia
7. Galapagos Penguin
8. Washing Machine
9. Banana
10. Guinness


Sorry, I should have said. You have to say why or someone could win by randomly guessing. Again, sorry. I'll edit the OP Fugly

Topic Danielle X's What's the Odd One Out Quiz - A prize to the winner!
Posted 14 Jul 2016 10:43

Look at each section below and say which is the odd one out, and why . I'll write a flash erotica story for the winner!


1
St. Paul
Jackson
Montpelier
Lincoln
New York
Richmond
Raleigh
Topeka


2
Tin
Bronze
Iron
Magnesium
Gold
Silver


3
Tiger Woods
Dustin Johnson
Justin Rose
Phil Mickelson
Rory Mcilroy
Angel Cabrera


4
Winston Churchill
Margaret Thatcher
Dennis Thatcher
Gordon Brown
Sarah Brown
David Cameron


5
Rita Ora
Pope John Paul II
Mother Teresa
King Zog
Elvana Gjata


6
Indiana
Illinois
Kentucky
North Carolina
Virgina
Wisconsin


7
King penguin
Galapagos Penguin
Emperor Penguin
Rockhopper Penguin
Adélie Penguin
Gentoo Penguin


8
Freezer
Fridge
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Food blender
Washing machine


9
Peach
Banana
Coconut
Cherry
Mango


10
Champagne
Sherry
Guiness
Cognac
Absinthe
Chardonnay


Rules

The judge's decision (i.e.) me, is final Read it
The deadline to have your answers (in this thread) is 15th August, 2016
I retain the right to confiscate Katie's panties
In the event of a tie, a tie breaker/spanking will be used to decide the winner

Danielle X

Topic Cops out of control - part 2
Posted 09 Jul 2016 00:39

As someone who is on this side of the Atlantic, looking at the TV images and listening to the news reports, I come to two conclusions. I could go into detail, but I haven't got time. So I shall distil my thoughts thus:

1. There is a deep seated problem within some of the USA, which relates to skin tone and the status of African Americans. This expresses itself with the hostility and intemperance of their cops. How they solve this, I don't know. It's only in my nan's life time that black people had to give up their seat on a bus to a white person. That's so shockingly fucked up, that I don't even have the vocabulary to express my anger. I don't think we can expect that in that short time, the USA can be where it wants or needs to be.

2. The USA need to sort out their gun culture. They really do. This isn't a dig or a political swipe, it's just a common sense perspective from this side of the pond. I don't have a gun, I don't know anyone who has a gun, and I don't know anyone who knows anyone who has a gun. I'm sure a lot of Americans can say the same thing, but I understand about 26% of the population in America own a firearm. That's just not right.

My 2 cents

Topic Has the UK replaced the US as the political laughingstock of the world?
Posted 08 Jul 2016 23:57



I better not say what I want when I think about that DanielleX and that filthy mind of hers.




I'm pretty sure I can read your mind on that one and I second that.



Filthy mind, moi? kekekegay

Embarassed

Topic Britain to have another female Prime Minister
Posted 08 Jul 2016 10:57



There are many, many, maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany ways to criticize Thatcher. From marginalizing unions, initiating the new kind of anti-european british nationalism that has today led to Brexit and insane levels of centralization of power. But are you really going with "Britain needs more coal"? An industry that was outdated and unsafe even in the middle of the last century? The way Thatcher handled its downfall was pretty horrific, stocking up on riot gear and sacrificing the workers for the sake of a more liberal labour market, but the downfall of coal was inevitable. There is no alternative in the preservation of coal mining in a G5 economy...

I mean, except when you're Germany and turning off nuclear power plants to restart coal power plants for environmental reasons...

I was born around the time Thatcher resigned so can only go on what my Mum has told me, which is that all of the problems in society can be traced back to Thatcher's policies. A woman with no sense of humour, who was totally detached from the reality of every day people and didn't understand the concept of civic participation.

Topic Britain to have another female Prime Minister
Posted 07 Jul 2016 11:47

An impetus for the americans? I think you far overestimate your political influence over the colonies...

But it is interesting, first because you guys won't get Boris Johnson or Michael Gove ( and thank the sweet lord for that ), but mostly because that would put women in charge of two of the three foremost european powers. My personal bet is on Theresa May. Leadsom would be a weaker bet, which makes sense politically if the conservatives wanted to draw the Brexit thing out in time, but it doesn't seem like things are taking this direction. I can easily see Theresa May as PM with Leadsom in charge of negociations with the EU though...

Still, is it just me, or do you guys have a type for your female Prime Ministers? The cold-hearted, merciless kind. I mean, Theresa May or Andrea Leadsom after Thatcher?

To be fair, Leadsom has her nickname at the ready. "The Lead Lady" will be a thing.

Yup! We're taking over!

Topic Britain to have another female Prime Minister
Posted 07 Jul 2016 10:09

So, it's a straight fight between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsome (sp?)

Will this give impetus to the USA to elect Hilary Clinton?

D x

Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
Posted 04 Jul 2016 10:15



This is humour too and yes, Danielle, I would love to kiss it but not before I punish you!

evil4

Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
Posted 04 Jul 2016 03:23



When an arrogant airhead insults my homeland and deeply offends me with an attack on something she knows nothing about, obviously, and then pretends that it is humour then no, Danielle, I will not play nicely.


bootyshake

Topic Has the UK replaced the US as the political laughingstock of the world?
Posted 03 Jul 2016 13:40



You first... Then I will think about it long and hard and give a very detailed thought out response with sources and everything. I will spend my whole day on it. I will take it really seriously so I can engage some moron on the Internet in a very serious debate about why American politics is so much stupider than everyone else on the planet yet they still look to us to hold their hands when the shit hits the fan. That's what I'll do.

Ok go.

I wanna like button!

evil4

Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
Posted 03 Jul 2016 02:16


Amy... Fuck off!


Can we all play nice, please!

Thank you

D x

Topic Gas Prices Need to Go Up!
Posted 02 Jul 2016 04:03

British Gas can kiss my ass! They screw me for gas and electricity enough as it is!


Oh hang on... you meant petrol?!

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 02 Jul 2016 03:55



But that would make little sense in the context of this tournament. You might as well say that France is the biggest country in France ;)

Again true, but I didn't actually do any research into this stuff. It's meant to be funny!

D x

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 02 Jul 2016 03:19



Either one measures only the parts that are within the European continent for all the countries or one doesn't, again for all the countries. If parts outside of Europe are counted then France is fourth after Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey. If one measures only the parts within Europe than France is third behind Russia and Ukraine.

A good point. However, I would like to draw your attention to the following:

By Europe I meant the European Union - sorry I should have said.

Section 2, paragraph 3 of the Danny Handbook: ' Danny is always right .'

bootyshake

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 02 Jul 2016 01:37

So everyone's excited because Wales are through to the semi-finals of the Euros.

A few facts about Wales:

Welsh is one of the oldest languages in Europe

Statistically, Wales is more likely to be compared with a random area than any other country, e.g. a forest fire in Australia is the size of Wales

The national vegetable of Wales is the leek

St. David's in Pembrokeshire is the smallest city in Britain

Famous Welsh people include Catherine Zeta Jones, Shirley Bassey and Gareth Bale

A typical Welsh woman:

https://velvetcoalmine.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/welsh-national-dress.jpg



Topic Look who's 100 years old, today!
Posted 01 Jul 2016 14:15

Miss Mellie got good genes!

Ha ha icon_biggrin

Topic Look who's 100 years old, today!
Posted 01 Jul 2016 09:42

The Hollywood film star, Olivia de Havilland. One hundred years old! The bottom photo was taken in June! Blinking flip! I hope I can look that good at 100!!!

The top photo is from about 1938. That's before any of my grandparents were born!





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