English Terminology

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  1. MichaelH

    MichaelH DIS Veteran/Disney Fan

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    My wife and I are HUGE fans of Keeping Up Appearances. I have a question about a phrase from one of the shows. In the show, the gatekeeper of the lock tells Hyacinth that she could try "going over the ware (sp?)". I was wondering what this term means.

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  3. Dimplenose

    Dimplenose <font color=red>Stranger from the outside<br><font

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    I assume you mean a lock in the river sense. In which case it's weir - a very small waterfall (like a step in the water) hence the need for the lock to get the boats safely from one level to the other.

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  4. MichaelH

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    Thanks for the reply. I knew that it had something to do with the river, but I had never heard that term before.

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  5. Goofyish

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    Hey Michael, my husband loves "My Hero" and "Coupling." I like "The Office." Why can't America produce sitcoms like that?
     
  7. rob@rar.org.uk

    rob@rar.org.uk Skiing is best, Mickey comes next

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    Oh, I don't think your broadcasters do too bad Steph. Friends, Fraser, Cheers, Taxi to name but a few. You even do the wonderfully quirky shows such as two of my favourites: Chicago Hope (featuring the incredibly talented Mandy patinkin) and Due South (before David Marciano left the show).

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  8. MichaelH

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    Olaf,

    BBC America recently started showing My Hero. The couple of times I have seen it I have liked it. I love Father Ted, which is another show the main character played in. Coupling is also another favorite. I also like Red Dwarf, that show is great.
     
  9. MichaelH

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    Goofyish,

    Thanks, for the picture. I have seen that weir in person believe it or not. My wife and I went to London in May of 2000 and took some day trips on Saturday and Sunday to Bath and Salisbury/Stonehenge with the London Walks group.

    We spent our trip mostly in London. Our tube stop was Bayswater and we stayed at the Days Inn. It was a nice place if you are planning a trip. I also recommend doing tours with London Walks. They have great tours with excellant guides. I loved England and hope to come back in a couple of years. I am interested in WWII and did not get to see Bletchley Park. I was very disapointed. Back then they were only open every other weekend and the weekend we were there they were closed.
     
  10. Goofyish

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    I recently went to a seminar held in the old mansion house at Bletchley Park. It's a very interesting place. I didn't have much chance to look round, but did go into the building where they are rebuilding the computer used to break the German secret codes during WWII :)

    Hope you get the chance to go sometime Micheal - remember to look out for the concrete cows in Milton Keynes :)
     
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    NBC is doing a version of Couplings...
     
  12. Kilted_Yank

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    BBC America has just begun showing a series called "Red Cap" I dunno if had the same title in the UK, but it is about a special military police unit with the British Forces in Germany.

    Quite good.

    I am still hooked on Monarch of The Glen, and Prime Minister's Questions (on C-Span)though... and my wife is mad about Changing Rooms and "What Not To Wear"

    Fortunately, I watch enough British Programming to not be terribly lost with the different terminology.
     

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