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Many brits in korea?
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dogbert



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monty_ wrote:


1- Decent tea bags (PG Tips or Tetley)
2- Boddingtons (or any other) bitter
3- Ribena or Vimto
4- HP Brown sauce
5- Bacon & sausages
6- Branston Pickle
7- Real chedder cheese (not like the bright orange *beep* you get in the US)
8- Mint sauce
9- Warbutons bread (long shot I know)


What, no Marmite?

Actually, I did see quite a bit of uncolored sharp cheddar at a Costco in Seoul yesterday.
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Interested



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiwiboy_nz_99 wrote:
I have to use the word bollocks a lot when talking politics with "Interested"...


Right, just for that you swine, I've voted you a "crackpot" on the appropriate thread. Evil or Very Mad

What do you mean technically a Brit? Both my parents are English, and I was born there and did most of my schooling there, lived and worked there, and return there when it's possible. I've spent more time in the UK than anywhere else. What is my accent all about? I'm curious that you think I'm British only on a technicality. Explain yourself!!!
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mo



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monty, take the teabags, definitely. I can't find any decent teabags, and am currently putting up with atrocious Twinnings Earl Grey efforts.

Give me some Scottish Blend or Tetleys any day. Wink


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Holyjoe



Joined: 03 Mar 2003
Location: Away for a cuppa

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'd be interested to know if anyone knows how many British style pubs are there in Korea?


There used to be an English theme pub in Gangnam called The Queen's Chair, but it's turned into a pasta restaurant now (and it wasn't really that authentic anyway). There's also Nickelby's in Itaewon.
Supposedly there's a Scottish bar in Apkgujeong which I haven't been to yet, but one of my mates has and says it's reasonably good memorabilia wise.
There are a few Irish theme-bars, but they don't count Wink

Re: the list of stuff posted, there's next to no chance of finding decent tea bags out here (Tetley's, PG Tips, Scottish Blend), so you'll have to start liking Lipton Confused
Bacon and sausages are available at Family Marts and 7-Elevens though it's not quite right. But then, a fry-up isn't right without some black pudding and potato scones to go with it (and a few slices of square sausage) Very Happy
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Beeg



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Holyjoe"]Have to hold my hands up and admit I'm from Aberdeen (and support the fitba team passionately, for my sins...)
quote]

Waw, I thought I was the only Aberdonian in Korea.

Anyway on the subject of American accents I am attempting to teach my children how to speak Scottish English. I think its working, only yesterday I bore witness to two Kindergarten students thumping each other, just as it could get no worse the brawl was interupted by a young girl shouting "Gonnae no' dae that".


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eamo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Beeg"]
Holyjoe wrote:
Have to hold my hands up and admit I'm from Aberdeen (and support the fitba team passionately, for my sins...)
quote]

Waw, I thought I was the only Aberdonian in Korea.

Anyway on the subject of American accents I am attempting to teach my children how to speak Scottish English. I think its working, only yesterday I bore witness to two Kindergarten students thumping each other, just as it could get no worse the brawl was interupted by a young girl shouting "Gonnae no' dae that".


John


That really reminds me of Lily, a student I taught here 2 years ago who had lived in Scotland for a few years. Her accent was so cute and unexpected.

For example, I would say, 'Lily, how about number four?'

Lily would answer, 'Teacher, I cannae do it!!!!'
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Butterfly



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mo wrote:
Tetleys


Are you a painter & decorator?
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Squid



Joined: 25 Jul 2003
Location: Sunny Anyang

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy chinese black tea, same animal, every corner store.

Toby works at YBM Jongro.

Heinz ketchup: Carrefour supermarket.

Good cheap ground coffee: Carrefour brand, Carrefour, W2,900.

Block of cheese, E-Mart (Sporadic supply), Aussie "Bega" brand.

I'm exhausted... Hite prime, by the case, E-Mart.

Branston pickle: Any of the above.

Marmite, Vegemite : Let me know...

Squid the gopher.
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Holyjoe



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyway on the subject of American accents I am attempting to teach my children how to speak Scottish English.


On a similar note... one of my kids changed his English name to the wrestler Jeff Hardy.

Only, my student's pronunciation sounded more like "haddy", which is a small insult back in Scotland ("hey Jamie McQuilken, ya useless haddy!", for those of you who know your Scottish football Wink ), so I explained the subtle differences.

Cue my students now calling each other "haddy" - it's definitely an improvement on them shouting "pukk yoo" at each other Smile
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mo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beeg, there's actually three of us Aberdonians in Seoul. and a fourth in Gunsan. The crucial question, however, is 'are you a Dons fan?'

Please note that any responses using the words 'no', 'Rangers' or 'Celtic' will result in death by hanging. Wink
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kiwiboy_nz_99



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What do you mean technically a Brit? Both my parents are English, and I was born there and did most of my schooling there, lived and worked there, and return there when it's possible. I've spent more time in the UK than anywhere else. What is my accent all about? I'm curious that you think I'm British only on a technicality. Explain yourself!!!

Well, Poms are known for thier sophistication and refinement. Need I continue?
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Butterfly



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kiwiboy_nz_99 wrote:


Well, Poms are known for thier sophistication and refinement. Need I continue?



Omit the ones who would rather have PG Tips or Tetleys than Twinings Earl Grey. It's awfully common. Fellows you should try Twinings English Breakfast from most department stores ~ more in line with what you're looking for I think. Leave the teabag in the cup for about 40 minutes to achieve desired 'Tetleys' effect Smile .
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kiwiboy_nz_99



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a bumbling colonial I can only comment from the sidelines, but yes, Mum always had Twinings Earl Gray in the house, but I could never really "get" the whole tea thing. Coffee man myself, and yes, I should really cut down or give it up, can't get good stuff here anyway.

Jolly hocky stick! Buck up old chap!
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mo



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do apologise for not having an upperclass English taste for Twinnings tea.

Being Scottish though..
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kiwiboy_nz_99



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't tell me we have a class-war in the offing...I'll keep to the sidelines thanks!
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