lol

Date: 2009-08-17 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aflaminghalo.livejournal.com
How can you offend the English without managing to offend the Scots? They're waaaay more uptight than us (it's all the oats and salt).

Re: lol

Date: 2009-08-17 11:52 pm (UTC)
ext_197373: (Default)
From: [identity profile] blipvert.livejournal.com
Oh, trust me, we've also done plenty to offend the Scots (see: "Roundabouts"). The Scots do not like you driving on their roads, end of story.

As for offending the English, well just this morning it happened as we were walking into the city centre and I noticed an absolutely gorgeous Bentley in pristine condition. As I fished out my phone to get a picture of it, a very annoyed lady came galloping towards us from the back garden of her house, apparently thinking we were about to steal the car or try to have sex with it or something (I admit the latter conjecture was not too far a stretch given my reaction). Mind you we were not touching it at all, simply admiring it from the public pavement as it stood parked in a public street, but Annabel's assurances cut no ice, and we were hastily sent along on our way.

Re: lol

Date: 2009-08-18 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lilas.livejournal.com
The Scots do not like you Boston drivers driving on their roads, end of story.

BBC Radio York also thought we must be casing the joint, from the way that fellow popped out the door. I guess they're not used to tourists photographing it... I half expected him to shoo us away towards the Minster or something.

Re: lol

Date: 2009-08-18 09:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-thought77.livejournal.com
The Scots dislike everyone!

And a US-sounding accent is double worse!

Re: lol

Date: 2009-08-18 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aflaminghalo.livejournal.com
How do you think they keep it pristine?

Constant fear of chav attack has probably left them with the reflexes of vampires.

The middle classes can be such uptight buggers. Unfortunately that's also what makes them such good rolls.


Date: 2009-08-17 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rmd.livejournal.com
i love this chart.

Date: 2009-08-18 04:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianec42.livejournal.com
So... did you survive?!

How we have spent our holiday so far

Date: 2009-08-18 08:01 am (UTC)
ext_197373: (Default)
From: [identity profile] blipvert.livejournal.com
This is a trick question, isn't it?

Date: 2009-08-18 09:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-thought77.livejournal.com
Something like this would make a good T-shirt. Can I has t-shirt?

So I assume you've also topped up with the usual tat they flog to tourists? Union flags, commemorative mugs, novelty condoms etc?

How we have spent our holiday so far

Date: 2009-08-19 08:16 am (UTC)
ext_197373: (Default)
From: [identity profile] blipvert.livejournal.com
If you want to use that on a shirt, be my guest!

Date: 2009-08-18 12:17 pm (UTC)
ceo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ceo
That's excellent.

Hey, I think I mentioned this to [livejournal.com profile] bellabelball, but if you folks have a chance, you might see about visiting [livejournal.com profile] weegoddess up in Durham. (I don't know if you actually knew her when she was in Boston; she and her husband are temporarily exiled in the UK.) Drop me a line at my lj username at thsi dot org if you want me to ping her about it.

Date: 2009-08-18 01:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catsperspective.livejournal.com
This is so brilliant I can't even put it into proper words. Of course the "discovering new and exciting ways..." one is my favorite. Can Khiem and I tag along with you and your wife on your next trip? Cause it sounds like you had a blast. :)

How we have spent our holiday so far

Date: 2009-08-19 08:19 am (UTC)
ext_197373: (Default)
From: [identity profile] blipvert.livejournal.com
Absolutely -- we love company!

For next year, we're thinking about Prague as a destination.

Date: 2009-08-18 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] technophobe1975.livejournal.com
Very scientific - nice one!

Profile

blipvert: (Default)
blipvert

June 2010

S M T W T F S
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728 2930   

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 20th, 2017 10:33 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios