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Old 01-07-2014, 09:00 AM   #16471
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That's a wonderful gift, Cat. You are very special to your Papa. At least you had a very remarkable visit with him and Mama...one you will talk about for years!
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:01 AM   #16472
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I'm watching Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. Or at least I was... Yesterday the CC was working and today it's not.
Trying to understand what some of them are saying is like trying to get through one of Harry's posts
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:07 AM   #16473
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busy day...may have to come home for a nap in between store runs.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:11 AM   #16474
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I'm watching Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime. Or at least I was... Yesterday the CC was working and today it's not.
Trying to understand what some of them are saying is like trying to get through one of Harry's posts
Pac, I have found that you have to turn the sound up to loud! Then you can understand then a bit better. So many of the characters mumble when they talk. I also think the English must have a different sound system than we do. Understanding them can be quite a challenge. No matter what the program is.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:15 AM   #16475
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Pac, I have found that you have to turn the sound up to loud! Then you can understand then a bit better. So many of the characters mumble when they talk. I also think the English must have a different sound system than we do. Understanding them can be quite a challenge. No matter what the program is.
Well as soon as they come up with a good TV wireless sound system, or maybe they have since last time I looked, I'm going to put a couple speakers right behind my head.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:26 AM   #16476
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OK, that's it. I just turned on all my INCANDESCENT light bulbs downstairs in an effort to generate more heat.
You won't be saying that in another year. Try to stay warm around a green bulb.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:29 AM   #16477
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Well as soon as they come up with a good TV wireless sound system, or maybe they have since last time I looked, I'm going to put a couple speakers right behind my head.
First there are what I call the London English. They are the ones who love to mumble. I can understand them pretty well. Then as you go farther north, the accents change and can be very difficult to understand. And if it is written so that they have some of their idioms in the script, you have no idea of what they are talking about. I think Americans are by now familiar with the words, loo and knickers. But their pronouncement of some of the words that even we use, send my mind into a dizzy spell. Spike and I keep saying we are going to start writing down the words with the phonetic pronouncement the way the English say the words.

I love the English folks dearly, but do we really speak the same language?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:30 AM   #16478
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I saw a tip the other day that said to serve these meatballs and other spearable snacks with pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks, I'm going to have to give that a try!

No more finding toothpicks in odd places for a week or two after a party!
Now, that's a GREAT idea!

I get to watch the Today Show, everything's cancelled around here again, so no work.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #16479
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Spike and I keep saying we are going to start writing down the words with the phonetic pronouncement the way the English say the words.

I love the English folks dearly, but do we really speak the same language?

Addie, they are the ones who actually live in England. So who are we to say that we are right and they are wrong?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:45 AM   #16480
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I saw a tip the other day that said to serve these meatballs and other spearable snacks with pretzel sticks instead of toothpicks, I'm going to have to give that a try!

No more finding toothpicks in odd places for a week or two after a party!

Let us know how it works. I wouldn't think a pretzel stick would be strong enough to insert into a meatball without breaking.
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