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Hello! Dear teachers,

What is the term used for those who work in the Government in the USA, which is equivalent as 'Civil Servant' in the UK?

p.s. I am wondering where Ronbee has gone.
 

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'government/public employee/worker'
 

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Ex-colonial citizen said:
p.s. I am wondering where Ronbee has gone.

Me too. I hope he returns; we miss him. ;-)
 

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And where is my sensei, MikeNewYork...? I really miss him. :cry:
 

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Maybe Ron and Mike ran off together.

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! ;)
 

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I have spoken to MNY and he has assured me that he will be back to this forum soon. He's just very, very busy at the moment (aren't we all).

;-)
 

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Red5 said:
I have spoken to MNY and he has assured me that he will be back to this forum soon. He's just very, very busy at the moment (aren't we all).

;-)

Glad to hear that.

Tell him that we are all waiting for him. :)
 

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By the way, shane, what do you imply by this?

shane said:
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! ;)
 

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Taka said:
Red5 said:
I have spoken to MNY and he has assured me that he will be back to this forum soon. He's just very, very busy at the moment (aren't we all).

;-)

Glad to hear that.

Tell him that we are all waiting for him. :)

It's budget time in NYC.;-)
 

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Taka said:
By the way, shane, what do you imply by this?

shane said:
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! ;)

It's often used by the tabloid media. "You heard the news here first." We are the source that printed/stated the news first, before anyone else.

Shane's got the inside. :lol:
 

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Casiopea said:
Taka said:
By the way, shane, what do you imply by this?

shane said:
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST! ;)

It's often used by the tabloid media. "You heard the news here first." We are the source that printed/stated the news first, before anyone else.

Shane's got the inside. :lol:

So it means like "We said it here first, and you must remember this fact", right?

(P.S "the inside"? :? )
 

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So it means like "We said it here first, and you must remember this fact", right?

(P.S "the inside"? :? )

Well, you really don't have to remember where you heard it per se. It's more like they want to let you know that they are in the know (i.e., they know what's going on in the world), and because of that we should tune in to their station or buy their paper/magazine instead of some other company's.

Shane's got the inside story: He's close to the original sources (i.e., Mike and Ronbee); He may even know them; in Shane's case though, he was just making a joke re: Mike and Ronbee running away together. There are two situations when people run away together: 1) run away to marry secretly, and 2) run away from committment: one's family, job, friends, ect.

All the best, :D
 
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