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Old 12-25-2011, 10:23 PM   #961
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I watched a couple of episodes of Roseanne, then The Honeymooners. They were Christmas shows. I only made it through part of The Honeymooners and dozed off. After doing a few dishes, once I woke up, I made Mark's lunch for tomorrow and fed the cat.
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Old 12-25-2011, 11:07 PM   #962
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It's 4am, I've been awake since 2.30am, because I passed out from belly fullness after eating dinner last night pretty early. Think we finished eating at about 6.30pm and I fell asleep on the sofa until 10pm, then made my way to bed. I'm going to be tired tonight!
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:44 AM   #963
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British subject
my feelings are summed up in that term.

thank god we're of the people, by the people... not subjects.

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Old 12-26-2011, 04:17 AM   #964
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I didn't know it was broadcaast in this country also. I assume those of you who live in Canada, get her broadcast. I haven't been listening to any news today. Any report on how Prince Philip is doing? The last I heard was that he was rushed to the hospital with chest pains.

I don't know how the average British subject feels, but I would hate to see the Monarchy end.
I watched it on the computer.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:36 AM   #965
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Why do Yankees so often refer to the Queen of England as "The Queen" and the English monarchy as "the monarchy"? Are you guys that tied to England? There are other queens and other monarchies.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:41 AM   #966
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Why do Yankees so often refer to the Queen of England as "The Queen" and the English monarchy as "the monarchy"? Are you guys that tied to England? There are other queens and other monarchies.

I can't speak for the Yankees, I'm a Red Sox fan. The British monarchy is a favorite topic here. It's porbably fairy tale related. We all grew up hearing stories of kings and castles, palaces, Prince Charming, and beautiful princesses.

It's natural for the British monarchy to be the one we focus on because the British are the most like us due to language.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:48 AM   #967
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I don't refer to them at all
But if I did it would be the Queen of England or the British Monarchy. I don't know them well enough to be on a first name basis.
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:51 AM   #968
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I don't refer to them at all
But if I did it would be the Queen of England...

I think she gave up the right to a formal reference after she came out with that hit song about 'rocking me'.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:34 PM   #969
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Why do Yankees so often refer to the Queen of England as "The Queen" and the English monarchy as "the monarchy"? Are you guys that tied to England? There are other queens and other monarchies.
Not many of those other queens oversee a monarchy or commonwealth made up of 54 independent nations. Betty put the Q in Queen!
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:38 PM   #970
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She is Queen Elizabeth, she is The Queen. If we were speaking of any other queen, she would still be The Queen. I guess I don't understand the problem with using proper grammar.
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