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Old 05-08-2007, 11:19 AM
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Thanks Josie.. my mom was telling me what they were as i was typing the post, but I decided to ask anyways.

oh another question... where does the word "Cripe" come from. Im reading this book thats published in the u.s and it had that in there, and i got a little confused as i know its not american.

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I’m guessing you mean cripes which is a substitute swearword. A bit like golly and gosh as a substitute for ‘god’ when people don’t want to blaspheme. Cripes, crikey, crumbs and all of those ‘cr’ words are a substitute for saying ‘Christ’. Then there’s shoot, sugar and shine on for you-know-what, and all sorts of words beginning with ‘f’ like flipping, freaking, for goodness’ sakes!
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Hmm.. that's interesting, in the book I read they just said "Cripe."

Oh well.. but isnt it a british swear word?
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I think that some people say cripe rather than cripes, but I’ve never seen it written down. I’m not sure it could be classed as an actual swearword, as it’s something that children say, and is acceptable in children’s novels. It could be seen on the same level as blimey and golly gosh, but not as bad as crap or bloody hell. So it’s a ‘cuss’ but not ‘swearing’. Difficult to tell the distinction in actual fact. I suppose it’s how people react to it that matters. My gran wouldn’t have batted an eye if I’d said cripes, but I’d have had a smack for bloody crap!

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I’d just like to share with ya’ll something that happened to me in the carpark this morning. We have a bit of a parking issue here at the hospital, with far too many staff and not enough spaces. Plenty of times I sit in my car reading, while waiting for someone coming off a nightshift to go home so I can take their space. I was doing that this morning, spotted a doctor in scrubs carrying an empty Tupperware box (always a dead giveaway, that and the bags under the eyes).

I started up my car and began manoeuvring over to that side of the carpark. As expected she got in a car and pulled out. Then lo and behold from round the corner came another car to take the space before I’d got to it. I was gobsmacked! I’d been there for 15 minutes already. Now normally I’m a non-confrontational kind of person but I couldn’t contain myself. Road rage has nothing on carpark rage.

I got out and very politely said excuse me I was waiting for that space. This woman shrugged and said no you weren’t you were the other side of the carpark! She’d come from outside of the carpark to take this space, but would not have it that I should have priority as I’d been waiting. I asked her if she’d like someone to take a space she’d been waiting for. Lucky for her another night shift worker came out and I had that space.

I couldn’t believe how *angry* I was. I contemplated scratching the car with my keys. I managed to contain myself and laughed it off, thinking she’ll get her karma at some point I’m sure. But this has made me wonder about what we put ourselves through in modern society.

I have one thing to thank this woman for – inspiration for a short story about carpark rage.
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Originally Posted by HarryHoudini
can some one grab me a green tea please i feel like crap that or get me a chai tea
It's so funny to see people saying chai tea. In Hindi, it's the equivalent of saying tea tea. What exactly is this chai tea? Indian tea?
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:16 AM
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hahaha! can't speak hahaha! mores to the point can't type! hahaha!

to avoid further cultural confusion...this is a pastie in britain. They are best straight out of the oven, so i wouldn't want them on my nipples!



Chai tea...tea tea...oh yeah, never thought of that
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:39 AM
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Those pasties look good Panda, yum yum! I've got pork pie for lunch again. That is best served cold. I’ve heard of people warming up a pork pie and making the jelly go all dribbly. The thought is disgusting! Once I gave an extra special pork pie to my girlfriend’s mother and she served it with carrots and gravy. I actually cried. She was Northern but that’s no excuse.
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:53 AM
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She was Northern but that’s no excuse.
Yeah we do things a bit strange up here!
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:51 AM
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I know I'm double posting here...but has anyone noticed that it lokks like I'm trying to get my username on all the area's on the forums page...LOL Somebody post something!
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At the opening of Harry Ramsden's in Hong Kong the Chinese also did some things differently.

Filled the yorkshire puddings with ice cream (yuck!)

Pointed the fishes head away from them

Had to have an even number of chips on the plate

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Old 05-09-2007, 06:15 AM
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yorkshire puds with ice-cream eeewwww!! Mind you, I've heard of people thinking it's not savoury because it's called 'pudding'. What about black pudding with custard! lol.
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Old 05-09-2007, 11:37 AM
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I haven't had yorkshire pudding. Although I had this one cake pudding chocolate thing, in wymbolden (sorry if its spelled wrong!) it was soooooo goood!!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:26 PM
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Okay, but Yorkshire pudding is a savoury thing that you eat with beef and gravy on your roast dinner plate. Mind you, I'm sure my son would be happy to pour honey over them. Then again, when we were in America he ate sausages and pancakes with maple syrup on both sausage and pancake, and I don't think this is too rare in the States, so maybe I'm flogging a dead horse here with this cultural thing!
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One moment please, did you say Wimbledon?
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hello everyone, all this talk of pastries and puddings is making me one.
*browses coffee counter and settles down for a strawberry filled pastry*
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mmm strawberries and Wimbledon mentioned on the same page! Where's Martina?
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Wimbledon? *settles down with morning paper and capo and looks out the window* must be raining...
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Yes, wimbolden was lovely.... I want to go back to England, we also had fish and "chips." And went on the tube... I loved the accents.
*sighs*

I went 3 summers ago, to visit some uncles (oddly enough on my father's side, who is Arab) Go figure!
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full of wombles milling around and clogging up the buses....
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Ah London! I'm going to London for the weekend in OctOber with the girls. A little culture and sophistication...Who am I trying to kid here...I'm going with the girls! What did it say on our t-shirts last time, oh yeah 'Northern Tottie Tour - on the Lash in London'. Classy eh?

I honestly thought we were going to get booted off the train for our rowdiness (first class you know!). I was kind of embarrassed by the hotel...which was a bit more like camping with electrical sockets...I'd have hated to be a 'real' tourist that ended up there. Apart from the fact that we were singing our heads off at four in the morning with several Irish farmers, it was minging! But then again, when we googled it, we did ask for a 'cheap' hotel. You get what you pay for in this world.

EDIT: I still have my Orinoco and a very small Madame Cholette and as far as I am aware they have never travelled on a bus. And i was once nicknamed 'the womble', it went hand in hand with 'the borrower' and 'the scrounger'...its what you get fopr running a department with no budget!

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Ummm... what is a womble?
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A Womble is a furry teddy bear type of thing that lives on Wimbledon Common and recycles rubbish. The song goes:

Underground, overground, Wombling free,
The Wombles of Wimbledon Common are we.
Making good use of the things that we find
Things that the everyday folks leave behind.
Uncle Bulgaria (something something) with his map of the world!
Pick up the papers, bring them to Tobomooooory.

Lalalala lots of other words that I haven’t sung since I was six years old.
Thankyou TK and Panda for the good memories.
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Interesting....is it sort of like a borrower? As in Mary Norton's Borrowers?
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Similar idea, but they're furry and they have funny noses, more like bears than little people. They were animated models. Not on TV any more unfortunately. The other song, that went into the UK charts, was:

Remember you're a womble
Remember you're a womble
Remember member member what a womble womble womble you are
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Wombles were the first eco-warriors...they recycled our trash. They have their own website...let the world be educated! Tee hee

Josie I'm really impressed that you remembered all the words to the songs!

EDIT:...I'd post a picture but they are all copyrighted.
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Er hmmm!

Wombles can also be pensioners who clog up the buses...
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Ah, now I’m with you! Yes, pensioners who clog up buses are given a nickname ‘womble’ which was based on the original Wombles. If you see a picture of the wombles that the Panda and me are talking about then you’ll understand why. lol - excellent link, Panda. I'd forgotten about Stepney!

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Ah...must be a south of Birmingham thing! White chocolate and lemon chesecake anyone?
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