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Author:  Joe Z
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Date:  10/22/2010 3:17:56 PM
Subject:  Re: Mick on telly
Mickey fell in love with London Town, and his modus operandi changed at once. No longer having to slug it out on mean streets, he found refuge in 200 art museums. The Tate Gallery became a favorite hangout. He also enjoyed the city’s 1,700 green parks and mild temperature, normally 20 degrees cooler than hot-as-hell Houston.

The “proper” British manner of speaking the English language would have grabbed Mick’s attention. It is a safe bet he never heard a North Houstonian ask, “Have you no peaches?” An East Texas boy could get his ass kicked for makin’ queries like that! As George Bernard Shaw remarked, “England and America (especially the South) are two countries separated by the same language.”

Mick heard several strange expressions such as: bird (girl), pub (bar), mate (friend), loo (bathroom), garden (yard), telly (television), flat (apartment), way out (exit) and spot of (small amount). An English buddy might have remarked, “Right mate, the bird in the pub watched a bit of telly, had a spot of tea, went looking for the way out, and ended up in the loo!”     

From C&S    

 Mick on telly by Phil at 10/22/2010 11:53:17 AM
 Re: Mick on telly by Bill Smith at 10/22/2010 12:21:31 PM
 Re: Mick on telly by Phil at 10/22/2010 12:53:43 PM
 Re: Mick on telly by Bill Smith at 10/22/2010 1:13:19 PM
 Re: Mick on telly by Phil at 10/22/2010 2:00:26 PM
 Re: Mick on telly by Joe Z at 10/22/2010 3:17:56 PM
 Re: Mick on telly by Phil at 10/23/2010 1:12:04 PM
 Re: Mick on telly by Ginny G. at 10/23/2010 9:02:00 AM
 Re: Mick on telly by Doug at 10/23/2010 12:04:22 PM
 Re: Mick on Telly by Will Bloom at 10/25/2010 11:51:40 AM