The other day, after a night without any water, I needed to complete an emergency repair to my water pump and as I was kneeling down repairing it I got one hell of an electric shock to my left leg.
Looking down I saw the pressure switch beside me but I had the circuit breaker to the water shed pulled so just as I was trying to figure out how I managed to receive an electric shock with no electricity I realised I had my taser in my left trouser pocket.
I'd tasered myself and I still have a bright red "rash" on my left leg these days later :)
What percentage of Brits live in USA? By percentage I'd suggest that it would be very low.
You know what you can do with your taser? take a drawer runner and put it inside your jacket sleeve, then attach the taser to the runner end. Proceed to look in the mirror and say: "You talking to me? well you must be 'cause there's no one else here" Then extend and shake your arm forward so that the taser comes out pointing at the mirror.
Can't get drawer runners, can't get drawers where I am!
For my guest rooms and restaurant, unless we wanted to pay stupid money for cr@p, we couldn't even get tables ... I've been an avid DIY'er for decades so amongst all the other challenges I faced I sat down and designed the tables, bought in the materials, then with girlfriend translating to my carpenters (who didn't speak English) they "got it" and made us some 40+ tables.
But, here in Philippines, is supposedly a "2nd English" country except that they don't recognise that the "American English" they speak isn't actually "English".
Whenever I have travelled throughout my life I have always identified myself as being from "UK" and "British" ... On this island they can't understand a word I say and when they ask me where I am from, what nationality I am, I tell them I am "English", "We invented the language" so "What part of what I'm saying do you not understand?" :)
The girls, the ladies, here speak good enough English, the problem with the men is that they never bothered attending school, they were out earning money to support the family, so they're, pretty much, a bunch of uneducated thieves.
As thick as two short planks that just don't get that if you overload a vehicle you're going to trash it whilst the brakes are going to be ineffective ... How many people do you reckon you can get on a two seater motorcycle?
Martin, i believe that it's more than 100% of British people live in USA :) it's 63kk of British people in UK, and it's 320kk of people in USA, 320kk-Native_Americans=British_people :) so i believe there are more than 63kk of British in USA :) still wanna talk about Latvia? ;)
"Martin, i believe that it's more than 100% of British people live in USA :) it's 63kk of British people in UK, and it's 320kk of people in USA, 320kk-Native_Americans=British_people :) so i believe there are more than 63kk of British in USA :) still wanna talk about Latvia?"
I think you might just find that is you travel to USA and start calling born and bred USA passport holders "Brits" or, better still, "Limeys" ... I think you might just have a problem!
And by your reasoning the only Australians in Australia are the Aborigines and the only New Zealanders in New Zealand are Maori's!
And P.S. "Smart Ass moyarishka" ... I wasn't talking about Latvia ... I was talking about Lithuania and Poland :)
This thread is/was about the Baltic states, that dating for one Swedish national would be more convenient than dating in Russia and Ukraine, I actually travelled to (Baltic state) Latvia on a number of occasions when I had my own aviation company, I had two (one after the other) business bank accounts in Latvia in the days when it enjoyed “offshore” banking before the European Union became involved so I've actually communicated with people on the ground there.
So in response to the OP I offered explanation why “FSU dating” in the Baltic states doesn't really exist whilst I provided some feedback that I had been told by some Lithuanian nationals and whilst I made a lighthearted joke about Poland. I wasn't posting any complaint, I was merely posting my observations and some feedback I had received.
Straight away “WIFESEEKER” was jumping down my throat accusing me, wrongly, of being a voter of a particular political party and the reader of a particular newspaper and arguing the feedback regarding Lithuanians in UK as if it were my opinion when I had clearly stated that some Lithuanian nationals had provided that information to me.
Then, in a thread about the Baltic states, “moyarishka' gets in on the act questioning what percentage of British people live in USA and then went on to state that every native American is in fact British … Am I supposed to agree with that??? :) … So many Americans I've conversed with claim to be of Irish heritage, well Ireland isn't part of Great Britain and that's just one example that disproves moyarishka's bullshit.
Then WIFESEEKER is back in my face again after I mentioned that my workers didn't speak English with this ignorant comment “Oh these stupid foreigners who don't learn English to speak to you in their own country.”
I say “ignorant” because he couldn't even be bothered to enquire, or check, if English is an official language of the country where I reside, WIFESEEKER is clearly intent on inciting argument.
Then moyarishka is back on the case making stupid remarks as “virtual High Five” also displaying her ignorance that English is an official language of the country where I reside only for WIFESEEKER to then wisecrack that I am being politically correct … No you ignoramus, I'm being factually correct.
No need to keep seeking a wife WIFESEEKER, you've found her, you and moyarishka are made for each other, you're both as ignorant as each other, that's for sure.
Put it this way, a British friend and his girlfriend from Manila came to stay last November, my girlfriend is from Cebu, the two girls couldn't understand each other, they speak different languages, they needed to converse in English to understand each other!
This province has a different language to even Cebu, never mind Manila and other cities and provinces, even if I learned the local dialect it would serve me phuck all use outside of this province, I wouldn't even be able to converse with my Filipino/Filipina guests using it!
So many Filipinos/Filipinas converse in (American) English just to understand each other :)