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18 July 2009 @ 11:30 pm
Chortling ...  
I'm watching an episode of Foyle's War (British crime procedural set during WWII, quite good) and the following conversation just took place --

American Captain: I want someone to come out and give us a talk
Foyle: A talk on what?
American Captain: The English! None of my boys has ever been out of the States before and, frankly, for some of them they feel as if they've landed on another planet. I need someone to come out and tell us what goes on around here ... Until two weeks ago, I didn't even know what a kipper was. We need help.
Foyle: I can see that.

It's not just fandom!

Oh, and if you follow nothing else at azkatrazathome , do come and check out the drawbles that are appearing in the CCD threads. So very wrong ...

 
 
 
Jamfranalan on July 18th, 2009 02:00 pm (UTC)
I love Foyles War! *typical English* It's just brilliant! We English are all a bit odd though...I blame it on the tea and the rain...
:D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
I blame it on the Normans ;-)
Jamfranalan on July 18th, 2009 02:06 pm (UTC)
And the Vikings ^_^
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 02:07 pm (UTC)
I'd mention the Romans, but I like their roads too much ;-)
Jamfranalan on July 18th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Very true, and they didn't do half as much raping and pillaging....
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Kept themselves to taxes. Almost properly British.
Jamfranalan on July 18th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
All right and proper. Stiff upper lip and all that.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 02:57 pm (UTC)
I've just finished that episode of Foyle's -- Foyle and the American Captain develop a relationship that is almost slashy. I have spent far too much time in fandom ...
Jamfranalan on July 18th, 2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Woop! I do that all the time!
Heather: Black Cauldronfaynia on July 18th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh the poor farm boys of America. 8D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
HEE! Yes, poor lambs. Undone by take the following left and could you knock me up in the morning?
Heather: Internetsfaynia on July 18th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
FBoA: *horrified look* YOU WANT ME TO WHAT!?!?!
BAB: Make sure I- *blinks* What did you think I meant?
FBoA: D: ~
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
Hee!
Heather: Singing is Glee!faynia on July 18th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
*G*

rosathome on July 18th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
I hardly dare to ask but how can 'take the following left' be misunderstood by Americans?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC)
Genuine conversation: 'Well how the hell was I to know what that means? It's the next left! What would I be following? I'm following the ROAD, for God's sake. Jesus, why can't you people speak like normal people??!'
rosathome on July 18th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Ah, I see. Gosh, life must be hard for Americans, being the only normal people in the world. ;)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 04:15 pm (UTC)
To be fair, this was an ex of mine, and he was remarkably thick. Hot to the nth degree, but, alas, he insisted on talking.

Many Americans are far superior in the thinking stakes. And, to him, many sheep ...
m. something-or-otherspacefragments on July 18th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
...i don't know what a kipper is either. :'D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kipper

And I take it this means you've never seen Red Dwarf, nor had anyone say 'Smoke me a kipper, skipper, I'll be home for breakfast'? ;-)

(they're yummy, BTW. And I have been craving fish aLl day, so I wish I had one!)
m. something-or-otherspacefragments on July 18th, 2009 04:39 pm (UTC)
they eat fish for breafast? eeeuuuch. i'll stick to milk and cereal. ;p

(i love fish, but i think it'd come out the wrong way if i had it for breakfast...)
blamebramptonblamebrampton on July 18th, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
Fish for breakfast is delicious! Tell me you've never even had smoked salmon with your scrambled eggs ...
m. something-or-otherspacefragments on July 18th, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
sounds like something i'd eat only when i wake up so late that lunch and breakfast end up being the same thing.

fish is lunch food! or dinner if there's leftovers from lunch. :p *iz picky eater*
camillily on July 19th, 2009 01:54 am (UTC)
Foyle's War ♥ Reminds me of warm Saturdays at home.
It's a Deensedeensey on July 19th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
Foyle's is so good.
&helena;uminohikari on July 20th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Hah! I know what a kipper is! *dances*