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Wed May 17, 2006 11:34 am quote
The sun finally shone long enough in London for me to take these:



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Wed May 17, 2006 11:42 am quote
Lucky old you,WM....been cloudy and raining here all day...
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Wed May 17, 2006 11:48 am quote
In your language is it appropriate to say "'lovely bird, she is."

I think scooters and and ladies complement each other well. Both look great.
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Wed May 17, 2006 11:50 am quote
[quote="lomunchi"]In your language is it appropriate to say "'lovely bird, she is."
quote]


Yes,munch.That'll be ENGLISH!!!
Size of a Chaffinch
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Thu May 18, 2006 9:41 am quote
Well I did ride home in the wet the other day... ick. Wearing a denim jacket as well - it all got a bit soggy.

I'll pass the compliments on...
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Thu May 18, 2006 10:43 am quote
lomunchi wrote:
In your language is it appropriate to say "'lovely bird, she is."
Did you use Babelfish or Google Translator for that?
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Thu May 18, 2006 10:50 am quote
Now look,you lot....

We don't ALL talk like Dick Van Dyke in "Mary Poppins",you know!!


Tea,anyone?
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Thu May 18, 2006 11:06 am quote
Scoots, I always read your posts as if you were one of the "bad 'uns" from 101 Dalmations!

Actually everyone I met in London last year had an accent but most were middle eastern or eastern European....
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Thu May 18, 2006 11:10 am quote
Gor blimey,Guvnor!!! Apples and pears!!

That's pretty true,actually...
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Thu May 18, 2006 11:42 am quote
"They do say Britain and America are two countries separated by the Atlantic Ocean, and it’s true. No, they say, “two countries separated by a common language,” that’s the line; it’s an Oscar Wilde line, I think. And we do pronounce things in a different way, like you say “caterpillar” and we say “caterpillar,” and… You say “aluminum” and we say “aluminum.” You say, “centrifugal” and we say “centrifugal.” You say, “leisure” and we say “lizuray.” You say “baysil” and we say “bahsil.” You say “’erbs” and we say “herbs,” because there’s a f***ing “H” in it… But you spell through THRU, and I’m with you on that, ‘cause we spell it “THRUFF,” and that’s trying to cheat at Scrabble."

Eddie Izzard
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Sun May 21, 2006 12:49 am quote
well every time im on holiday and people hear my accent,it makes me want to hook them when they say to you"see you jimmy" and "och aye the noo".accents are funny things though,what is the point in them.
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Sun May 21, 2006 8:02 am quote
What? You mean you don't sound like Mel Gibson?








Just joking!

<-- direct decendant of Robert the Bruce and Edward Longshanks.
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Sun May 21, 2006 8:35 am quote
and i walk about with a kilt on all the time
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Tue May 23, 2006 8:14 am quote
lomunchi wrote:
In your language is it appropriate to say "'lovely bird, she is."

Only if your name is Yoda. Otherwise put the "she is" at the front and follow it with "a"
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Tue May 23, 2006 8:16 am quote
Or if you're Welsh....
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Tue May 23, 2006 9:35 am quote
All I see is a beautiful scoot and a lovely young woman. Don't see any birds, though.

Oh well, Pip pip, cheerio and all that bloody rot.
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Tue May 23, 2006 10:29 am quote
Smorris wrote:
<-- direct decendant of Robert the Bruce and Edward Longshanks.
You're the second person I know that claims to be a decendent of Robert the Bruce! But Robert AND Longshanks?

Is this kind of like Woodstock where 4 times as many people claim to have been there as were there?
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Tue May 23, 2006 12:22 pm quote
Not an unlikely claim.

The Queen is decended from both, as is anyone who can claim decent from Charles II or James II. The royal line claim sovereignty from the later, but the former had so many mistresses there is a significant proportion of Britons decended from Edward I and Robert I. For example, Diana Spencer, subsequently Princess Diana was decended from Charles II through one of his mistresses, as was Charles, although he could also show decent through the legitimate James II line.
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Tue May 23, 2006 1:43 pm quote
lomunchi wrote:
Smorris wrote:
<-- direct decendant of Robert the Bruce and Edward Longshanks.
You're the second person I know that claims to be a decendent of Robert the Bruce! But Robert AND Longshanks?

Is this kind of like Woodstock where 4 times as many people claim to have been there as were there?
Woodstock was so groovy. I was so high I don't even remember being there... but it was great. Peace.
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Tue May 23, 2006 4:34 pm quote
Re: Scoot London
Wonder Machine wrote:
The sun finally shone long enough in London for me to take these:



Back to the birds, err lovely young ladies. Do you have their numbers to ring? Names? If that's a glimpse of what London looks like when you have a brief moment to take some pics then I'm there!!!!
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Tue May 23, 2006 5:01 pm quote
Smorris -> Martha Sheryl Fuson -> Hamer Brunner Fuson -> Otho Francis Fuson -> David Fuson -> George Fuson -> Isiaih Fuson -> Hannah Bates -> John Bates -> Susannah Fleming (My 2nd cousing 8 times removed comes in at this point with great historical documentation - Dolley Madison) -> Charles Fleming -> John Fleming -> Captain Alexander Fleming (showed up here in the Colonies somewhere between 1627 and 1659, but believed to be 1632, setting up a dry good shop in Virginia. This is only 20 years after the settlement of Jamestown.) -> Lord John Fleming -> and from there, numerous historical record of all the Fleming Lords of Wigton, Stewarts, Stuart, Douglas, Fitzalan, deClare (as in "County Clare, Ireland - my daughter is "Claire" ), Bruce, etc, through pretty much every king and queen of Scotland, plus some from England (prior to all those Henrys), Wales (Morris is Welsh for "moorish", a derogitory term of those having their family lineage contaminated by the invading Moors) and Normandy, going back 1500+ years to way beyond possible accuracy. (but none of them damn Plantaganets! ) Not a lot of Irish other than going back to the first Scots coming from Eire.

Robert "The" was my 22rd great grandfather, and Edward II is my 21st or 22nd great grandfather (still haven't gone back and filled in James IV and prior, although there is a lot of the same antecedents), William the Conqueror was my 30th...

And then the other grandmother's side goes back to 1600s Hebridies Scotland, and other grandmother to 1600s Scotland (got a distant cousin running the tourists through the family MacLaine castle on the Isle of Mull, if I remember.)

So, if about 50 million people in line for sovereignty were to suddenly fall over dead, *maybe* someone would come knocking on my door. But I'm not counting on it.

My wife's famiily's first American came here in the late 1600s, and was the first Mennonite minister in the western hemisphere.



Please do not confuse any of the above as bragging. I'm very curious about my family history, and have the advantage of several of my ancestors having written published works documenting this information. I'd imagine many Americans who have had family here for dozens of generations have a similar background if they knew where to look. I knew about the royal connection since I was a kid, but I actually went looking for a briggand or scallywag. My grandmother was a "Daughter's of the Revolution" member, so my daughter's would qualify. But what I was really looking for was a "Sons of the Confederacy" connection.

I just think of myself as a 10th generation American farm boy.

Sorry for the hijack, watteee!
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