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Coming out of the closet

Postby Killakoala on Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:54 am

Yes, i am an ex-pat Pom and proud of it.

But not just any old common or garden variety Pom, I am a Yorkshireman. :shock:

Anyone else want to 'come out' :roll:
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Postby sirhc55 on Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:05 am

Watch your tongue Yorkie - Man of Kent here :wink:

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Postby stubbsy on Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:09 am

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I don't care what closet you come out of as long as your out and proud!

Me, I'm an Aussie but my grandparents are from the UK.

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Postby Werewolf on Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:58 am

Another Englander here. From the best part of course - Newcastle!

Gave up my British passport several years ago but you'll always find me backing the poms in every sport! Sucker!
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Postby xerubus on Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:09 am

i'm the only one in our family that is Australian, the rest are all poms....

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Postby Werewolf on Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:34 am

Aaaaaarghhh................wash your mouth out with soap :wink:

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Postby xerubus on Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:36 am

.... and so it begins :)
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Postby Killakoala on Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:51 am

While we're at it

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Postby Nnnnsic on Sun Jan 23, 2005 11:56 am

Oh finally, a post in this section!
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Postby sirhc55 on Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:03 pm

You are all wrong - go the Gunners

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Postby leigh999 on Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:53 pm

I am first generation Aussie on my mum's side (Pommy family) and am living with a bloke who is not only a Pom but also a die-hard Chelsea fan

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Postby gstark on Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:51 pm

I was wondering how long it would take you to notice this section. :)
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Postby fozzie on Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:29 pm

So the question needs to be asked, how many people are in the closet :?: .

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Postby leek on Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:44 pm

I would have come out of the closet earlier, but I'm having a lot of trouble identifying with the name of this section...

I'm Welsh - and definitely not English... :evil:
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Postby MHD on Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:25 pm

Where's England?
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Postby sirhc55 on Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:55 pm

MHD wrote:Where's England?


Obviously not into Richard II -

”This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, this earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, this other Eden, demi-paradise, this blessed plot, this realm , this ENGLAND”

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Postby nigels on Sun Jan 23, 2005 5:57 pm

I'm not a POM but rather an ENGLISH GENTLEMAN. came from Notts in 1956,

Had little difficulty deciding which side to barrack for in the Rugby World Cup.

Did you know, the D70 was developed in the mother country. Thats England for you Colonial Republican Revolutionists.

I do hold an Australian passport though.


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Postby Matt. K on Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:28 pm

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In this country when people come out of the closet ity generally means something entirely different.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby rokkstar on Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:34 pm

I' ve been actively English for the past 27 years.

When I told my friends they were shocked but now they have accepted it.

Sussex born and bred myself.
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Postby meicw on Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:53 pm

I come from the Rhondda Valley, but I spent a lot of my youth in Norfolk. Perhaps that why I like Leek & Potato soup. :)
I am now throughly naturalised now though. Love it when the poms get beaten in anything and follow Essendon in the AFL.

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Postby Killakoala on Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:20 pm

MattK said: Killakoala
In this country when people come out of the closet ity generally means something entirely different.


That's right, a Canon user.
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Postby MCWB on Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:11 pm

Matt's comment made my laugh, but yours has me in hysterics Killa! :lol:
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Postby takai on Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:40 am

Not quite coming out of the closet, but i spent a couple of years in Bristol.
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Postby sirhc55 on Sat Feb 12, 2005 9:45 am

takai wrote:Not quite coming out of the closet, but i spent a couple of years in Bristol.


Welcome takai - were you a student in Bristol or just enjoying the west country air?
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Postby kipper on Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:53 am

I'm a brit and proud. Born and bred in Hampshire. Just actually got back from a 9week trip to France and the UK.
Went to Whitby in North Yorkshire, very nice. Went to Great Ayrton which is just above North Yorkshire. Also went to the Peak District and Ladram Bay in Devon.

Depends what you want to shoot. So many things to be taking photos of there. Architectural structures, landscapes etc.

Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Yorkshire, Wales, Peak and Lake District are some nice places to go. Don't need specifics, just get in a car and drive. You'll bound to find something pretty to take photos of.
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Postby robw25 on Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:11 am

meicw wrote:I come from the Rhondda Valley,

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The Rhondda Valley ........... went through there a few years ago...... can still hear the mens choirs echoing through hills .....

A Blood Red Dragon On A Field Of Green Calling Me Back To The Black Hills Of Home ( roger waters )

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Postby spook on Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:28 pm

Is there any other Scottish D70 users on this excellent site or am I the only one!
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Postby spook on Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:30 pm

Is there any other Scottish D70 users on this excellent site or am I the only one!
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Postby robw25 on Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:42 pm

scot !!!!! the Rhondda Valley is in wales !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby xerubus on Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:44 pm

Matt. K wrote:Killakoala
In this country when people come out of the closet ity generally means something entirely different.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


very true... my brother did this recently... and it had nothing to do with England... :shock: :D :D
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Postby LOZ on Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:14 pm

Im not gay but my boyfriend is !!!
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Postby xerubus on Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:16 pm

LOZ wrote:Im not gay but my boyfriend is !!!


oh dear.....
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Postby MATT on Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:34 pm

Well I am a lesbian....trapped ina mans body!! :lol: :lol:


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Postby xerubus on Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:35 pm

this thread is going down hill very quickly...

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Postby marcus on Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:54 pm

But I do agree with Matt. If I believed i reincarnation, I think lesbian would be a good option. Not Dykes on bikes mind you, more like Portia De Rossi style. Sorry about the spelling but all my info is from brief peeks at my wife's womens magazines.
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Postby Sheetshooter on Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:58 pm

Reincarnation? Come back as a lesbian? Not for me!! I'm coming back as the vaulting box in a girls' school gym.

If I'm lucky, I guess.
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Postby gstark on Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:17 pm

Sheetshooter wrote:Reincarnation? Come back as a lesbian? Not for me!! I'm coming back as the vaulting box in a girls' school gym.

If I'm lucky, I guess.


Careful, there.

Our local mayoral (alleged)-person will have you arrested for comments like that.

:)
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Postby Geoff M on Sat Aug 13, 2005 9:57 pm

Ok, Ok I'll come out as well, I'm an Essex boy and proud of it.

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Postby sirhc55 on Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:49 pm

Geoff M wrote:Ok, Ok I'll come out as well, I'm an Essex boy and proud of it.

Geoff


Don’t know if the moniker Essex Boy relates in the same way as an Essex Girl :lol:
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Postby kipper on Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:03 pm

Me, born half way between Southhampton and Portsmouth about 5min from Gosport.
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Postby moggy on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:30 am

Kipper, I was born just near the Scottish border but grew up in Gosport and Portsmouth before migrating out to Oz.

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Postby Yedrup on Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:18 am

Born in Dartford :P :P :P not to be confused with Dartmoor the home of other nutters :shock: :shock: :shock:
Raised in Richmond, Surry just up the road from the haunt of the early Rolling Stones, two of which lived about four houses away :D :D :D much to the disgust of my mother (dirty, lazy heathens 8) 8) )

40yrs later, still smiling like the cat who got the cream and thanking my father for his wise decision to bring us to the colonies. :D :D :D :D

Still.......... Brentford, Derby County to win something sometime PPPPPLLLLLEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSEEEE :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Postby sirhc55 on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:35 pm

Yedrup wrote:Born in Dartford :P :P :P not to be confused with Dartmoor the home of other nutters :shock: :shock: :shock:
Raised in Richmond, Surry just up the road from the haunt of the early Rolling Stones, two of which lived about four houses away :D :D :D much to the disgust of my mother (dirty, lazy heathens 8) 8) )

40yrs later, still smiling like the cat who got the cream and thanking my father for his wise decision to bring us to the colonies. :D :D :D :D

Still.......... Brentford, Derby County to win something sometime PPPPPLLLLLEEEEAAAAAAASSSSSEEEE :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Terry - I lived in Dartford and went to school there - the same school as Mick Jagger. In Dartford from about 1948 thro 1956. My father (who was disabled) was a night watchman at the Wells fireworks factory and was not on duty the night of the big flood in 1953 which killed the relief watchman!

We then moved to ”Only Fools and Horses” country and then onto Shaftesbury Avenue in London :D

6 degrees of separation :wink:
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Postby TravelImages on Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:25 am

Just had to pop in and confess my sins . . . yep I'm a Canon user. :twisted:

Living in the US, but hail from the Midlands of England loike, where I'm got the nasty habit of supporting Birmingham City. The surgeons tell me it can't be removed. :oops:

Moved to Wales, learnt the language, and now run photo tours from a little town in Idaho.
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Postby mikephotog on Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:14 pm

My family came for Newcastle, I think that makes me a Geordie.

Oops....probably doesn't count as they came out here in 1835.
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Postby Killakoala on Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:43 pm

Moved to Wales, learnt the language, and now run photo tours from a little town in Idaho.


Does that mean they speak Welsh in Idaho? :) :) :)

Oh and welcome to the forum. :)
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Postby TravelImages on Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:13 pm

Killakoala wrote:
Moved to Wales, learnt the language, and now run photo tours from a little town in Idaho.


Does that mean they speak Welsh in Idaho? :) :) :)

Oh and welcome to the forum. :)


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Actually there's about 5 of us in this state who speak Welsh. Comes in very handy at the grocery store. :roll:
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Postby adam on Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:48 pm

TravelImages wrote:
Killakoala wrote:
Moved to Wales, learnt the language, and now run photo tours from a little town in Idaho.


Does that mean they speak Welsh in Idaho? :) :) :)

Oh and welcome to the forum. :)


Diolch KK!

Actually there's about 5 of us in this state who speak Welsh. Comes in very handy at the grocery store. :roll:
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Postby Reschsmooth on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:09 pm

While we are speaking of England, and in case anyone from the closet hadn't heard - You lost the Ashes (a cricket trophy!) - and in doing so, achieved the following:

1. The shortest period of time to hold onto the Ashes.
2. The highest declared innings to then lose the match (in an Ashes series).
3. The second highest declared innings to then lose the match (in all test matches).
4. Allow the second fastest test hundred to be scored.
5. Achieved the 7th highest individual innings score in a losing side (P Collingwood at Adelaide).
6. UNOFFICIALLY: the widest wide bowled in a test match (1st ball at Brisbane).

(I was a sore loser last year, and arguably a sore winner this year :lol: )

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Postby moz on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:10 pm

Reschsmooth wrote:(I was a sore loser last year, and arguably a sore winner this year


Quit hassling the Engs, they're a sensitive folk :P
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