We're Being Beaten!!!! - page 3
The UK forum has finally caught up with us on numbers of posts and they are now beating us!!! We have to do something - quick write more posts - ask more questions - get busy!!!:chuckle On the... Read More
May 5, '04Occupation: Licenced Practical Nurse, Long Term Care. Certified wacko. Captain Star Command. Sous Chef, Sculpter,maid, Cert. Butt wiper,secret agent,thief,Level Seven Mage.Lover, hater,musician at large.Starving artist, ME ME ME ME ME Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 1,631; Likes: 44So cool.... It'd be awesome...
Hey-- ya know whats cool about playing-- it involves a cool technique called circular breathing where you can blow infinite bubbles through your straw and into your juice... (good for getting into contests with nieces and nephews!)
Quote from gwenithBarbara - you would be welcome here anytime - we would even see if we can get you into a real Coroboree!!!
May 6, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 22 year(s) of experience in renal, haemo and peritoneal,medical,aged ; Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 666; Likes: 27Think about them one at a time BEFORE going on to the next one.........
IT DOES MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD, especially the thought at the end.
1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.
12. Chocolate milkshake. (or vanilla!) (or strawberry)
13. A long distance phone call.
14. A bubble bath.
16. A good conversation.
17 The beach
18. Finding a 20 note in your coat from last winter.
19. Laughing at yourself.
20. Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
21. Running through sprinklers.
22. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
23. Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
24. Laughing at an inside joke.
26. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
27. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
28. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
29. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
30. Playing with a new puppy.
31. Having someone play with your hair.
32. Sweet dreams.
33. Hot chocolate.
34. Road trips with friends.
35. Swinging on swings.
36. Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating chocolates and drinking your favorite tipple.
37. Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.
38. Going to a really good concert.
39. Making eye contact with a cute stranger
40. Winning a really competitive game.
41. Making chocolate chip cookies.
42. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
43. Spending time with close friends.
44. Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.
45. Holding hands with someone you care about.
46. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change
47. Riding the best roller coasters over and over.
48. Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much desired present from you.
49. Watching the sunrise.
50. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have
trouble remembering how to fly.
May 6, '04Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 6,855; Likes: 8,512WOW! WHAT a great post!!!! Now, THAT should help keep us ahead of those "Pommies"!!! LOL
May 10, '04Occupation: Licenced Practical Nurse, Long Term Care. Certified wacko. Captain Star Command. Sous Chef, Sculpter,maid, Cert. Butt wiper,secret agent,thief,Level Seven Mage.Lover, hater,musician at large.Starving artist, ME ME ME ME ME Joined: Feb '01; Posts: 1,631; Likes: 44can I ask a stupid question?
ok, Pommies = Brit/Redcoat/UKer?
Where does the pommie come from?
May 10, '04Occupation: I work in a retirement village as a carer but really all I do is drive people around in a golf buggy all day. I love it. Joined: May '04; Posts: 91; Likes: 4here's my 2 cents
May 10, '04Occupation: I work in a retirement village as a carer but really all I do is drive people around in a golf buggy all day. I love it. Joined: May '04; Posts: 91; Likes: 4oops round that up to 5 cents
May 10, '04Joined: May '04; Posts: 10HELLO FROM NEW YORK I AM NEW TO THE SITE AND NEED ALL THE HELP I CAN GET I AM TRYING TO FIND MY WAY AROUNDQuote from suzanne4here is another
May 11, '04Occupation: RN Joined: Jan '03; Posts: 170; Likes: 3Here's my contribution to the cause.
May 11, '04Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 6,855; Likes: 8,512Ok, to explain why we, (Aussies) refer to our English 'cousins' as "Pommies".
One theory about the origin of the word, "Pommie", is that it stands for... "Prisoner Of Mother England" aka "POME". That being the case, it refers to those convicts who were banished to Australia, from England, back at the time of settlement of our country. Captain James Cook founded the east coast of Australia, & England claimed it as thier own. They sent the thieves, crooks & "lower" class "peasants", to live here, mostly, as convicts. The convicts were prisoners of England.
Since that time, any englishman/woman, has been referred to as a "Pommie" by Australians. Some deem it to be an insulting or derogatory word, and take offence. For the most part though, it's taken in good humour, as indeed it should! :hatparty:
We Aussies are renown for using "Nicknames" for people from different parts of the globe. Mostly, it's in good fun & light hearted humour.
For example, we refer to American's as "Yanks", irrespective of which part of the USA you might live.
You will mostly hear Aussies refer to the english as "Poms", "Pommies", And sometimes as, "That Pommie B*s*a*d!". BUT.... if we call you that, then you KNOW you are accepted & loved!!
It's just how we are, we're a weird mob!
May 11, '04Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233Thanks Grace I went looking for the Etymology of that word yesterday and gave up in disgust!! I had a feeling it was one of those words that we have NO idea of the origin but are widely used.
Grace is also right we do tend to use more "swear words" than most other people in everyday language - so much so that they have ceased to be swear words.
May 11, '04Occupation: I work in a retirement village as a carer but really all I do is drive people around in a golf buggy all day. I love it. Joined: May '04; Posts: 91; Likes: 4I thought it was because they only have a bath once a week... no seriously when I was in Pommy land I only had one bath a week Only jokes.
Gwenith..... We speak like the people around us so that we can be understood. Bloody used to be a swear word that would make polite ladies blush. F*ck is a police anacronism F_orced U_nlawful C_arnal K_nowledge. There is only one word that can not be said here in QLD and being a law abiding citizen I shant write it but C U Next (day after monday) would be pretty close (Magistrates court).
Bad language is so common that not to swear is not to emphasise your point... kind of. I have a mate whom when he swears everyone stops and thinks "so&so is very angry and has lost his temper". When I swear people just wish that I wouldn't drink so much