Acton

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  • Location Pankow, Berlin
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Berlin
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  1. Bought a cat

    Take it as a compliment!
  2. What made you smile today?

    Don't put ideas in people's heads please!!!
  3. Bought a cat

    Alderhill, you are probably right insofar that all humans are related to each other, going back long enough. If anybody here is interested in this subject, I can strongly recommend you reading 'A short history of nearly everything' by Bill Bryson, which puts all this sort of scientific mumbo-jumbo into words that everbody can understand, In my case, I know that my father's and mother's parents were born in Scotland and Wales, as were their parents and grandparents. That, for me, is as far as it goes and I stick by my original comment.
  4. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    The pot calling the kettle black. You must know what this means, surely?
  5. Berlin to get a Tesla Gigafactory

    That means without any from SpiderPig, right?
  6. The "UP Side" of Quarantine

    Have more time now to watch comedy on Utube and to write stuff on Toytown!, I don't know how many people would agree with me, but I think Jimmy Carr is the funniest comedian I have ever seen. Born In ireland, he seems to identify as English. Funny eh Oscar? His improvisation, in live performances, is astounding. I heard him in a live show say the following: (Not for the kiddies please!)   Somebody shouts " Do you fancy Carol Vorderman?" Jimmy says " I would crawl on my hands and knees over broken glass for 2 hours just to get the chance to suck the cock of the last man who'd screwed her".   Can't beat that.
  7. Bought a cat

    I also see from your profile that you are 'British'.
  8. Bought a cat

    Never. I had a Scottish father.
  9. Bought a cat

    You're totally wrong of course. I say this to people all the time. Born In England, Scottish father, Welsh mother. Can't say I'm Scottish as I have never lived there.
  10. Coronavirus

    Sorry, just had to share this. Some countries' cultures seem unable to adapt to changing circumstances.   https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=k70x7_1585414440    
  11. Bought a cat

    Dear Metall, Just to inject a lighter note into this, and I see you emanate from Florida (lucky you!!) A person born in England from English parents can describe himself as English. Born in Wales, Welsh, In Scotland, Scottish. All these people are also British. In my case, I was born in England, of Scottish and Welsh parents, so I don't have any 'English' blood flowing through my veins. I always tell people therefore that I'm 'British'. It's just by accident that I was born in England. Of course the language of the UK is predominantly English, although many people speak Welsh and a few still speak Gaelic. Even the BBC has a Gaelic radio channel I was surprised to hear when last in Scotland! I have a lot of fun sometimes, trying to explain all this to German English students. Once in America, somebody asked me if I spoke 'American'? I looked at him quizically and asked him what language that was?   Back onto the thread, we have a dog and a cat and love them both for what they are.Oscar 63 sounds like he might be 63 weeks old and in need of some therapy.    
  12. Rude receptionist at Doctor's office

    Not at all Leon. He is probably also caught up in this whirlwind of chaos and confusion. Doctors are only people too.
  13. Rude receptionist at Doctor's office

    Sorry, but I really can't believe this. The virus has not hit us yet.
  14. Rude receptionist at Doctor's office

    My GP is open for 2 hours a day for emergency patients only. Yesterday, I got  inoculated for pneumonia, as I'm in a high risk category.
  15. The English Teacher's Corner

    Good luck with that! In my experience, most companies are running so scared about the possible future repercussions of this, noone is even considering renewing any training contracts. Like a ship in a storm, the only thing to do is 'Batten down the hatches' and wait til it blows over. The only question is how long this storm will last. If you are living from hand to mouth, as many English teachers abroad are, it will be a very, very difficult time ahead.