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Old 12-26-2011, 12:49 PM   #971
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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.
Not a problem of grammar. I just find it odd for a USAian person to say "The Queen" without further description and assume that the rest of us know they mean Queen Elizabeth II of England and not the queen of some other country. It's not like she is your queen. If a Canadian says "The Queen" without further description I assume they mean Queen E, because she is our queen. If a Dane says, "The Queen", I assume that person means Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

If there has already been mention of a specific queen, then saying "the queen" seems reasonable to me.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:55 PM   #972
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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.
Our history is tied very strongly to England. Remember we fought two wars against England. The first war was against a king that eventually went mad.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:01 PM   #973
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Since we wrapped up X'mas festivities on X'mas Eve I had X'mas Day pretty much to just relax and do whatever. I spent part of the day forming, rebar'ing, and pouring a concrete slab in one area of the patio. In the evening we stayed in, ate leftovers, and watched movies.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:41 PM   #974
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I just tried out that 1946 Spanish Mauser I bought last week. Smooth as glass action abd boy does she kick, lol. Fun gun.
I wasn't very happy with my grouping at 100 yds though. I am blaming it on my mind being on The Queen...
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:41 PM   #975
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Since we wrapped up X'mas festivities on X'mas Eve I had X'mas Day pretty much to just relax and do whatever. I spent part of the day forming, rebar'ing, and pouring a concrete slab in one area of the patio. In the evening we stayed in, ate leftovers, and watched movies.
Wow, relaxing while pouring a concrete pad...

You have more energy than I do. My relaxing has to do with a soft, cofortable chair and a warm cat on my lap.

Come relax at my house, will ya? I have this sidewalk I need poured.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:47 PM   #976
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Not a problem of grammar. I just find it odd for a USAian person to say "The Queen" without further description and assume that the rest of us know they mean Queen Elizabeth II of England and not the queen of some other country. It's not like she is your queen. If a Canadian says "The Queen" without further description I assume they mean Queen E, because she is our queen. If a Dane says, "The Queen", I assume that person means Queen Margrethe II of Denmark.

If there has already been mention of a specific queen, then saying "the queen" seems reasonable to me.
I need to learn more about 'the queen' and 'the monarchy', now that I'm Canadian and American. I have not given it much thought.

Princess Fiona......only exists on DC, right?
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:54 PM   #977
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My first thought when I hear "Queen" is:

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Although I bow to the Emperor I automatically relate The Queen to the QoE.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:08 PM   #979
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I need to learn more about 'the queen' and 'the monarchy', now that I'm Canadian and American. I have not given it much thought.

Princess Fiona......only exists on DC, right?
Oh No...she is a movie star from the Shrek movies. My green complexion is the give away. I exist on many levels...
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:27 PM   #980
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Personally, I don't know any other queens. Elizabeth II is The Queen.

We got our independence from the British Monarchy, and I think that a tie of affection, if not allegience still holds.
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