30 May 2013 10:48
TV is mainly so execrable nowadays that I only watch it when visiting someone and they have it on. To me most of it is like watching paint dry - like going to several people's houses to watch them compete in cooking a meal (get a life) or here we are in the country which of these 3 houses do we like? (a great weight is pressing down on my chest and I'm sliding out of my chair) or let's cover these two brain dead twins in fake suntan and then hose it off it'll be so funny (really?) or this person has had sex with their great grandmother's lover and is being confronted by their angry betrayed partner who has had an orgy with the Manchester United soccer team in retaliation, (please). Longing for shows like Fools and Horses, Porridge, Steptoe and Son and any other production that doesn't rely on the cheapo technique of using the public. I know there are some decent shows Black Books was one but they are the exception rather than the norm.
Topic Help...I've been arrested by the grammar police
30 May 2013 10:33
One of the reasons I enjoy this site is that it is a learning experience. I have heard high school and college students say "Me and Joe are, you know, going to....." The one class I really hated in school was English, yet it is one class we ALL need. It is hard to believe that grammer isn't pursued in school. But no matter how hard you check with your own eyes and also use spell check on the computer, grammer and spellling mistakes happen and are missed by the writer. Here, we are very lucky to have people who read the submitted story and like any good teacher, show us our mistakes so that we both learn from those mistakes and correct them before publishing. In addition, if you need an editor one will be recommended by the site.
English is a forever changing language. You will notice that many languages don't add words as fast as English speaking people do. Instead they incoroprate our word into their language thereby keeping their language "pure". English has many slang words that in time become legit and are added to the dictionary or a word has added meanings.
I have English friends and I do wish they would learn how to speak American so I can understand them. They say the same about me. "Why don't you learn the Queen's English?"
I don't find anything incorrect in ''me and Joe'' or ''Joe and me'' If you think it should be ''Joe and I'' then you should test it by trying to say the ''I'' first if it works then it is ok. However ''I and Joe'' sounds wrong to me. (I could be wrong on this and will stand corrected if so).
Topic Help...I've been arrested by the grammar police
30 May 2013 02:52
I think we Americans use a somewhat bastardised form of English. What I call speaking American. I've been known to correct someones spelling in other forums. I'm no rocket scientist but I can spell pretty well.
Americans use a more archaic form of English. This is because of the isolation of the two countries some words such as 'mad' retained their Elizabethan meaning whilst the UK meaning has changed. So although Americans use a lot of new expressions (which I personally really like such as ''that's all she wrote'') their basic language is more old fashioned.
Topic Short Girls
30 May 2013 02:45
Anything human and female.
Topic Flying..who loves it, who is terrified of it
30 May 2013 02:37
I don't mind the up in the clouds bit which can be boring but do feel - not exactly terrified but uncomfortable during landing and takeoffs as I know they are the most dangerous moments. Also I find it ironic that they go on about putting on a life jacket as if most flights are over the sea most of the time which of course is not the case (this is a placebo effect - I have also seen films of what happens inside a plane when it crashes and crouching down in your seat is useless as seats can actually fly through the air on impact.) I have to suppress an evil urge to ask where the parachutes are stored as I know that won't ever happen as it's been researched and not implemented because it would be too expensive. The most comforting thought is that statistically it's still safer than crossing the road. I also find all those queues for explosive checks totally irritating and would rather take the chance of some lunatic blowing up the plane - I notice they don't do these checks for train journeys despite the fact that the last incident I can recall was setting off explosives on a train in Spain using a mobile phone. I suspect they only check planes because its psychological - people are nervous about flying anyway and there would be less passengers without such checks and therefore loss of the big motive - money.
Topic Eating a girl???
26 May 2013 23:26
As long as she's well done I can't stand rare.
Topic What are you driving?
26 May 2013 23:22
I get driven by tram, metro, bus, boat, train and plane and that peculiar thing that is unfamiliar to a lot of you - walking.
Topic Size Matters....
26 May 2013 23:14
It could be a cultural thing. I am not all that well endowed but a girl in Singapore once told me I was too big which was a surprising statement to me but does offer another view on this subject where the emphasis is usually being positive about largeness but - can you be too big? :)
Topic How do you feel better after a bad day?
26 May 2013 04:09
The normal hassles of things not working out don't upset me all that much as I've got older I tend to use ironic humour to laugh them off as and when they occur. However if the day has produced some problem that is still ongoing I can't relax until I've thought of some way of approaching it or resolving it. Trying to do something to take my mind off it just doesn't work until I've gone through that process then I'd have a drink and watch a feel good movie.
Topic Ladies Only Please: Do You Prefer Circumcised, Uncircumcised Or Don't Care?
25 May 2013 16:54
Wooo, slow down...No an unwashed circumcised penis isn't ok. if you want to have fun or sex, hygiene is a must for all involved and as for shaved pussies making you feel like a pedophile. they are all personal choice both the shaving and the feeling.
You sort of missed my point. I was replying to the quote that implied being uncircumcised stops you being clean and having a funny cheesy smell which of course is rubbish I scrub my foreskin with a hard bristle brush every morning.
Topic Sexiest Profession
25 May 2013 16:14
I have been in the air force and since those days a guitar player I have played for the medical profession, the fire service, the army, the air force, the navy (both US and British) but one night doing a gig for the boys in blue I found out who have the most groupies of all -- the fuzz. You couldn't move for all the gorgeous women in the police club. I think it wasn't just the uniform but the occupation that was attractive. Perhaps they are the ultimate form of 'protection'.
Topic Dad thinks his daughter charged with sex crime b/c she's a lesbian.
25 May 2013 00:24
Ok so now it's out in the open and the law in the law but the girl's parents who are pressing the charges sound like brain dead. This was consensual and now the whole world knows intimate details about their daughter - what a lovely legacy they've given her. I would feel the same about this if it was a straight relationship and my main sympathy is with the accused.
Topic Fuck off ~
24 May 2013 23:54
The most frequently used in my opinion in the UK is 'fuck off' or 'piss off' but to be brutally frank to actually say it to someone would depend on the situation. For example in my home town on a Friday night in a pub unless you were accompanied by about 10 friends or you had a Phd in Karate or some similar skill you would be well advised not say anything.
Topic Toilet Etiquette
24 May 2013 16:13
This takes toilet humour to a new dimension. But I don't think I want to go there.
Topic Romantic Gestures
24 May 2013 01:26
Every time my girl friend visits I prepare her favourite snack sometimes I have a single flower in a special vase alongside it and I have been know to find where she has parked her car on the way to work (sometimes near my flat) and leave an amusing note under the windshield wipers.