- Feb 16, 2007
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Full marks for that, Amigos4 - unfortunately the only jabs I've had have been in my arm: at least the only ones I can remember!Can you imagine the Buggles Family getting their immunization injections?...that's one for Buggle's fanny...one for Bob's fanny...and one for Fanny's fanny! :lol:
Thanks for the kind words, Buggles!Full marks for that, Amigos4 - unfortunately the only jabs I've had have been in my arm: at least the only ones I can remember!
I'm currently trying hard to blot out the picture that your remarks conjured up for me!
Keep up the good work.
Many thanks to you and to Heidita - sorry I can't reply to you both simultaneously. (Or can I and it's just something I don't know how to do?)Nicely stated, Heidi! :up::up:
Many thanks to you and to Heidita - sorry I can't reply to you both simultaneously. (Or can I and it's just something I don't know how to do?)
The feeling's mutual. Although I've only been posting for a short time, I'm starting to feel as if I'm a member of a great international community - and it feels good!
I always look out for posts by Heidita and Amigos4 whenever I sign on - these posts are always interesting and generally amusing. Here's hoping things continue in this vein.
There's not really any significance to "Buggles" other than that there is a slight connection with my real surname.
There is a saying in England - " It's Buggles' turn" - which referred to the Civil Service process of promotion based on length of service rather than ability, but I don't think that influenced my choice of nom-de-plume neither do I think is it anything to do with the group Buggles who were a one-hit wonder with "Video Killed the Radio star" some time back.
I guess it just sounded right when I first posted on UE.
Thanks for that, Vibobit. I agree there's no Mr. Average: the idea was just to gauge people's perceptions of "Englishness".I can't really describe a typical Englishman... there is no such thing as Mr Average
But if we rephrase the question and ask about 3 associations on the nation as a whole, I'd say:
1. class divisions (English society seems to be very class-driven in compare to the continent)
2. sense of humour (which I love)
3. heavy drinking :-D
Buggles, it really doesn't matter where the word came from! I LOVE THE SOUND OF IT!!!
In fact, I am going to make it a verb and a noun and swear to use it at least 3 times each day! "Well, he really Buggled that song, didn't he?" "Are you familiar with the 'Buggles Theory of Non-Relativity'?" "Heidita, let's go to the International Cafe and order some Buggles and chips!"!!!;-)
Your a good man, Master Buggles... but your name is even gooder! :lol:
Look for the 'Buggles' billboards that will soon be covering Lancashire! You are going to become a household name, my friend! Enjoy!
President of the Buggles Fan Club
Thanks for that, Vibobit. I agree there's no Mr. Average: the idea was just to gauge people's perceptions of "Englishness".
I think you're the first to pick up on "heavy drinking" - probably because you're located in London and have seen it first hand. It seems to be confined mainly to some of our young people who drink to get drunk rather than just to be sociable as is the case in most other countries. Don't know why that is - maybe it's the climate: not cold enough to keep people indoors and not warm enough to encourage families to enjoy a "continental" cafe culture. :-?
I don't believe there is one single explanation. The climate in Netherlands, for example, is actually very similar. Also according to one survey, the average rate of binge drinking in the UK is about once every 13 days (3rd place in Europe) - while the Brits are admittedly outdrank (can one say so?) by inhabitants of cold Finland, the Swedes, however, binge drink almost 3 times less often. (Higher prices?)Don't know why that is - maybe it's the climate: not cold enough to keep people indoors and not warm enough to encourage families to enjoy a "continental" cafe culture. :-?