Forum posts made by daniellex

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 30 Jun 2016 13:10

Christiano Ronaldo is a very beautiful man, but he looks at himself on the big screen every five minutes! So vain it's not true! I'd probably give him a full body massage though! Embarassed


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Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
Posted 26 Jun 2016 00:21

Not sure what good it will do but I have signed this, here is the link if anyone else wants to.

One can only hope Parliament will use this loop hole and that the people who voted out will realise their mistake and not vote so again if we are granted a second chance...which as I said is unlikely according to what I have read but we can hope.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/131215

I been talking to my Dad about this. He says there's no chance of another referendum. Reasons:

1. There's no constitutional arrangement that allows for a second referendum. Although theoretically parliament could pass one.

2. Despite the huge number of signatures, it would be massively unpopular with the electorate, as it would seem to be undemocratic.

3. Although it was a close run thing, 52% isn't a wafer thin majority.

4. The turnout of 72% is quite high for UK votes and legitimises the result.

5. The second referendum would probably return a LEAVE vote with an even bigger majority!

Yes, we made the wrong decision, but we have to live with it!

Danny x

Topic Brits: Please explain the 'Brexit' situation
Posted 24 Jun 2016 12:49

Okay, so here's what I understand (which is probably woefully inaccurate. Thanks, American media). The EU is pretty much a house of cards built in an RV that is on fire and being driven by a team of meth-addicts at 100 MPH down a road filled with pot-holes, economically speaking. Basically the decision for Britain is whether to jump and hope for the best (though they're almost certain to sustain life-threatening injuries in the tumble, while abandoning the rest of Europe to a certain firey crash, or to stay in the RV and maybe with the few other sober passengers in the vehicle, to try to wrestle the wheel away from the meth-heads, and at least slow it down so the damage won't be as bad, though the chances of completely avoiding a firey crash are pretty much nil. Whether or not Britain jumps or stays, everyone's bound to be fairly banged-up.

Is this about right?

I predict that the UK will vote to stay in the EU. While the EU is rather clumsy and very wasteful economically, it's better than the chaos that would exist without it. The UK would suffer economically by withdrawing, as they would still be doing the same business with the continent, just paying more to do so. How long before Russia joins?

There's a 4% lead for the "Remain" camp, at noon today. I suspected it would be around 60/40 in favour of staying, so it's closer than I thought.

I love this tweet: "I voted in pencil, in case MI5 need to change it later." laughing9

I think it was a mistake to leave the EU now. Everything is in flux

The very reason we had a referendum is all wrong. Cameron called the referendum for party political reasons, in order to assuage the Eurosceptics in the Tory Party and to shoot UKIP's fox.

In the end, this was a massive political miscalculation by Cameron. He should have stared out UKIP. He might not have got a majority in the 2015 election, but he would have got back in with another Tory-LibDem coalition, which was the best for everyone, really.

This vote was all about immigration. The UK has a very delicate infrastructure for a modern European country, but rather than tackling that, everything is blamed on immigration.

There's going to be a lot of uncertainty now.

Liverpool voted In by 58%, so at least most people in this city did the right thing!

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Topic Using certain words that end in ly.
Posted 19 Jun 2016 12:49

I think you're thinking of horrifyingly, but that doesn't have the same sense as what you are trying to convey.

If I were you, I would write, 'Karly gasped with horror.'

Hope that's helpful

Danny x

Topic Orlando Shootings
Posted 12 Jun 2016 13:05

This is terrible. I just saw it on the BBC news website.

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Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 12 Jun 2016 12:19

Some questions about the concessions at European Soccer matches...

1. Can an American get a cold beer at a European soccer match? Definitely, the French authorities have ordered several tankers of beer from Denmark specially. At the England Russia game, they had 500,000 pints of Carlsberg lager allocated . *

2. What beverages and foods are available at the concessions at European soccer matches? (I am presuming this varies by country.) I'm not sure about the food, but I imagine it will be typical French fayre, including croissants, tasty baguettes, Camembert and wine from local vineyards.

3. Is there halftime entertainment at these matches? (I presume it's not a marching band.) Yes, there will be a massive punch up with fire crackers and topless sun-baked yobs at the England matches.


* This one is true drunken

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 12 Jun 2016 08:31

Today, it's the turn of Northern Ireland, who ' open their campaign ' against Poland.

Some facts about Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland is a country of the United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's main exports are tourism and James Nesbitt

Fact: Southern Ireland goes further north than Northern Ireland (Eire)


Northern Irish joke:

Two ducks flying over Belfast.

1st Duck: "Quack"

2nd Duck: "I'm going as quack as I can!"

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 11 Jun 2016 13:39

Soccer is not my cup of tea. I don't follow it at all.

Brandie

Probably not your thread then, really. Nice shoe btw

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Topic Post one of your Poems
Posted 11 Jun 2016 12:35

Old-School Days

I was in my car not far...
not far from New Brunswick,
between hither and thither,
down a dairy-dell road
and a Granny Smith orchard.

As I came across an old-line poet,
sitting in a straight back chair,
sucking on a lime and sipping tequila,
as he whittled me a song, sharing his hooch,
quoting an opinion from The View.

Saying to me, as he passed the lime,
"God spoke to me, whispering in my ear,
young women like ermine and rings
and rockers who sing on Friday nights,
while playing a five-string guitar."

Yes, he came from the old-school,
where women knit and baked,
played patty cake and Bridge after four,
while kissing their hubby
before he mowed the front lawn.

When he fell asleep and his eyes shut,
I saw the plectrum-picker laying on his chest
and a picture of a grayed-haired granny,
along with an apple core...
Miss Homeroom Queen, 1954.





I like this... a lot. I think your forte isn't love poems or erotic poems. Your writing style lends itself to a Gothic, somewhat grotesque poetry.

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 11 Jun 2016 12:15



And Gareth Bale has helped Wales beat Slovakia 2-1. Bale's English grandmother meant he was qualified to play for the Three Lions, but he did not pursue that option.

Luckily he chose to play for Wales, his country of birth

Good for him! I am half Czech, so I have two teams to cheer! cheerleader

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 11 Jun 2016 09:37

The soccer!

Me: "It's Wales!"

Laura my GF: "So?"

Me: "You're English!"

Laura: "I wanna watch every match..."

Me: "FFS!"

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 11 Jun 2016 09:21

Cymru am byth!

Wales play today against Slovakia bootyshake

Some facts about Wales:

Wales is a country of the United Kingdom

Wales' main export is Leeks

The biggest Welsh speaking population outside of Wales is in Argentina (no really it is)

Famous Welsh people include Sir Tom Jones, Dame Shirley Bassey and Gareth Bale

Topic what are you drinking?
Posted 11 Jun 2016 08:53

Grolsch

Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 11 Jun 2016 02:47

Update: England play their first game today, against Russia!

If you're a soccer fan, England is actually pronounced ENG-GER-LAND. This is a traditional pronunciation that can be traced back to the Neanderthals.


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Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 10 Jun 2016 12:56



I think I prop up the French economy all on my own then! drunken

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Topic Danny's Guide to the European Soccer Championships
Posted 10 Jun 2016 12:22

Me and soccer have a bit of a love hate relationship. So, as the Euros start today in France, here's a survival guide to the tournament.

1. France.

France is Europe's largest country. Her biggest export is wine and cheese. The images below mark the position of France and a typical French person.


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2. Soccer.

Contrary to popular belief, soccer is an English word and was coined in the late 19th century to distinguish between Association football and Rugby football


3. Being pulled off at half time.

Not as pleasurable as it sounds. This means when a player is substituted during the 'interval.'


4. Goal line technology

A fancy name for an action replay.


5. Stockings

Okay, calm down. These aren't the sexy hold ups that we all love. In fact, soccer players don't wear socks, they wear stockings!


6. Off side rule.

This is when more than one player is between the goal keeper and the deepest defender, when the ball was last played.. on a Thursday, when there's an R in the month. Or something like that.


7. Iceland

The first Supermarket to appear in a major soccer tournament!



8. The centre circle

No one knows what this is for


9. vuvuzela

A very annoying musical instrument, favoured by soccer fans. Also sounds vaguely like a country in South America



10. The group of Death

A rule, which goes back to 1855. If after extra time and penalties, the two teams in group G are level on goal difference, pistols at dawn are used to decide who goes through to the next round.


Danny cheerleader

Topic BAGS !!!! Come on Ladies ... Guys welcome too ... post yr favourite or zaniest!
Posted 23 May 2016 10:54

Yours for £24,000


Serious Shopping!!!


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Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 22 May 2016 08:48

I get the private club - 'they can do what they want' thing. I suppose if it's some tiny club that no one's heard of, then it doesn't matter. But a major golf course...?

Maybe I'm making it a bigger deal than it is, but I don't think any major organization, even a private club that's in the public eye should exclude one gender.

D x

Topic GENERAL THOUGHTS ON READER RECOMMENDED STORIES...
Posted 21 May 2016 02:25

An RR Should be awarded on merit. It's not a 'gold star' dished out by your Mod friends.

A story receiving an RR should be of very high quality, displaying a high standard of grammar and spelling and be outstanding in other ways. It's not as good as an EP but it should stand out from the crowd.

I don't think we should start discussing and dissecting this issue. RRs are a nice way to award authors and giving recognition for writing a very good story that deserves to be read. On the other hand, they shouldn't be sprinkled out willy nilly.

D x

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 21 May 2016 00:36



Life in general is "guy's night". Women get the shit end of the stick most of the time. "Girls night" discounts aren't some kind of male discrimination

Well said. I'm not a desk thumping feminist but we've always been playing catchup and banning women from joining a golf club, apart from being sexist, is just silly as much as anything.

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 21 May 2016 00:30



I want guy's night drink discounts, cause I like cheap beer

Nothing wrong with a guy's night. That's a different thing.

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 21 May 2016 00:29



I can't answer that - you'd have to ask the members of 'single sex' clubs. Perhaps enough members of Muirfield just wanted to tell the rest of the world to 'f88k off and let them run their own club the way they want to'.

Well then, the R&A have said do that, do what you want but you don't get to hold The Open.

Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 20 May 2016 14:03



So you disapprove of ladies only clubs as well? Don't forget Muirfield is a private club...just as ladies only clubs are.

Yes! It's indefensible. What's the point of it?

Topic Driverless Cars
Posted 20 May 2016 10:44

We let women drive on the roads .. so I am fine with this idea.


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Topic Muirfield Golf Club - Blatant Sexism
Posted 20 May 2016 09:46

I can't believe that in 2016 this stuff still goes on. Frankly it's disgusting!

Read about it here


That a major golf club can have a men only policy is just bizarre. I can understand that they might want a men only room like the Long Room at Lords, and the women can have their own room, but to actually ban women from joining...??! Why???

Good that the R&A have banned them from hosting the Open

Thoughts...

D x

Topic 'American English'
Posted 28 Apr 2016 10:29

I think the vocabulary list posted above, while a useful guide is rather rudimentary in terms of understanding American English. The differences that interest me are more complex. The word 'alternate' is a good one, as it differs between the USA and UK both semantically and phonologically.

Here we say ALT ER NATE, meaning 'every other one' or ALTERN ATE meaning 'to switch from one to the other.'

In the USA, my understanding is that AL TERNATE corresponds to the English 'Alternative' as in the 'alternate juror.'


Then there's 'somewhat.' In England we say it like it's one word without stress. In USA I've frequently heard it pronounced as if it's two words with the 'what' part stressed.

I don't know to what extent this is down to regional variation from state to state?

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Topic 'American English'
Posted 26 Apr 2016 22:12



Americans say 'back of the line'.

Now if you're on the computer and it's documents waiting to print we'd say 'queue'. But not in reference to people or actual objects.

Ah that’s interesting. Thanks Buz

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Topic 'American English'
Posted 26 Apr 2016 13:30

Barack Obama's recent intervention into the 'Brexit' debate elicited some debate into American English, when he said that it would put England at the back of the queue.

Some Eursceptics saw this as evidence that he had been influenced or even scripted by David Cameron, as an American would usually say 'the back of the line.'

This got me thinking. Do Americans ever say queue? Is there a context where queue is used in preference to line?

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I have an unanswered question! Read it

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Topic Censorship or not?
Posted 26 Apr 2016 08:54



Would you be referring to me trying to bring some perspective to the discussion?

At the hands of keyboard warriors, discussions turn into arguments and arguments into crusades. At some point, those threads outlive their usefulness as a productive medium and turn into fodder for the disenchanted.

The point I was making was there is a great big world out there and if you take ten minutes to step away from the computer and go and smell the roses, you come back to threads like that with a different perspective and/or a cooler temperament.


This says it all

Topic 'American English'
Posted 26 Apr 2016 08:39

Barack Obama's recent intervention into the 'Brexit' debate elicited some debate into American English, when he said that it would put England at the back of the queue.

Some Eursceptics saw this as evidence that he had been influenced or even scripted by David Cameron, as an American would usually say 'the back of the line.'

This got me thinking. Do Americans ever say queue? Is there a context where queue is used in preference to line?

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