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  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
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    Just back from a brilliant weekend in Wales for my brothers wedding. I was acting as best man. Very proud to do it. I was extremely nervous about my speech. It was all going so well until I got to the part about lost loved one. My brother, sister & I lost our mum in January and my wife & I lost her mum 10 weeks before so the last year has been tough. My wife's mum was terminally ill and my wife looked after her at ours for 8 months before shd passed and my mum went suddenly in January. Anyway, it was a tough part of the speech and I struggled at it. After that mum my speech went out the window and I just winged it. I did get the laughs I wanted which was nice, with one of my jokes getting round of applause. Well, home now, it was great and I am so happy for the newlyweds. Just thought I share.....
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    I'm sorry for your loss and glad this weekend went well for you. Congratulations to your brother on entering the shackles...err, bonds of matrimoney ;)
  • JohnHammond73JohnHammond73 Lancashire, UK
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    Thank you very much. Haha, shackles were actually mentioned in my speech......
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    As some know, I'm teaching English in China right now. It's standard for people to adopt an 'English name' when studying English. Unfortunately they're often chosen by nonnative speakers and this you get people who sound like they were named by a Hollywood actor (Smile, Apple, Pretty and Rainy are just some of my students). So I'm often asked to provide an English name, which always left me flummoxed. So I've written down the names of all the Bond girls and many of the Bond villains (and the Bind actors) and offer the students to choose any they like. I had a student choose Stacy today.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Sark wrote: »
    As some know, I'm teaching English in China right now. It's standard for people to adopt an 'English name' when studying English. Unfortunately they're often chosen by nonnative speakers and this you get people who sound like they were named by a Hollywood actor (Smile, Apple, Pretty and Rainy are just some of my students). So I'm often asked to provide an English name, which always left me flummoxed. So I've written down the names of all the Bond girls and many of the Bond villains (and the Bind actors) and offer the students to choose any they like. I had a student choose Stacy today.

    Sounds like a good idea to me. Good luck with your teaching! I recently had a friend teach English in Japan for three months and he loved the experience.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    You're not gonna believe who I saw on this page

    *For longtime mi6commuity goers only* ;)

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/84625274/
    84625291.jpg

    I know the face but who is that may I ask?
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    You're not gonna believe who I saw on this page

    *For longtime mi6commuity goers only* ;)

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/84625274/
    84625291.jpg

    I know the face but who is that may I ask?

    @Dragonpol, It's one of the pictures our old friend Christatos used in the Post a picture of yourself thread to prove his existance. Granted he's never shown his true self but it didn't stop him from using other people's pictures. Both living and dead.
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    You're not gonna believe who I saw on this page

    *For longtime mi6commuity goers only* ;)

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/84625274/
    84625291.jpg

    I know the face but who is that may I ask?

    @Dragonpol, It's one of the pictures our old friend Christatos used in the Post a picture of yourself thread to prove his existance. Granted he's never shown his true self but it didn't stop him from using other people's pictures. Both living and dead.

    That's what I thought. He must be using other people's pictures...which is a tad worrying.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
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    Sark wrote: »
    As some know, I'm teaching English in China right now. It's standard for people to adopt an 'English name' when studying English. Unfortunately they're often chosen by nonnative speakers and this you get people who sound like they were named by a Hollywood actor (Smile, Apple, Pretty and Rainy are just some of my students). So I'm often asked to provide an English name, which always left me flummoxed. So I've written down the names of all the Bond girls and many of the Bond villains (and the Bind actors) and offer the students to choose any they like. I had a student choose Stacy today.

    Is Kananga or Scaramamga on the list? By the way, good idea!
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
    Posts: 14,771
    Sark wrote: »
    As some know, I'm teaching English in China right now. It's standard for people to adopt an 'English name' when studying English. Unfortunately they're often chosen by nonnative speakers and this you get people who sound like they were named by a Hollywood actor (Smile, Apple, Pretty and Rainy are just some of my students). So I'm often asked to provide an English name, which always left me flummoxed. So I've written down the names of all the Bond girls and many of the Bond villains (and the Bind actors) and offer the students to choose any they like. I had a student choose Stacy today.

    Is Kananga or Scaramamga on the list? By the way, good idea!

    I think it's only first names he's referring to.
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    You're not gonna believe who I saw on this page

    *For longtime mi6commuity goers only* ;)

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/84625274/
    84625291.jpg

    I know the face but who is that may I ask?
    It's our old friend Pierceuhhh (aka NeengPoh I believe)
    Pierceuhhh wrote: »
    Hear is me last year. Knifes is no Walther PPK but is next best thing :)

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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Thanks.

    Yes, he goes under many aliases.
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Yet always gives himself away with his stupid MS Paint pictures. :))
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Murdock wrote: »
    Yet always gives himself away with his award-winning MS Paint pictures. :))

    Fixed that for you!
  • MurdockMurdock Mr. 2000
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Murdock wrote: »
    Yet always gives himself away with his award-winning MS Paint pictures. :))

    Fixed that for you!

    Should he return again, I hope he uses something else. Gimp is a free photoshop substitute and easy to use. I'd like to see smooth pictures with good cuts by him for once. :))
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    Sark wrote: »
    As some know, I'm teaching English in China right now. It's standard for people to adopt an 'English name' when studying English. Unfortunately they're often chosen by nonnative speakers and this you get people who sound like they were named by a Hollywood actor (Smile, Apple, Pretty and Rainy are just some of my students). So I'm often asked to provide an English name, which always left me flummoxed. So I've written down the names of all the Bond girls and many of the Bond villains (and the Bind actors) and offer the students to choose any they like. I had a student choose Stacy today.

    Is this so you can call your students Honey and Pussy without repercussions?
  • SarkSark Guangdong, PRC
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    I didn't use Pussy. I also didn't use some of the more difficult to pronounce names. And I tried not to get too cute-if these kids get attached to the names and use them later on I don't want to cause excessive sniggering.
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    couldn't find the right thread so...

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  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Kostas_P wrote: »
    couldn't find the right thread so...

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    This is as good a place as any, @Kostas_P! Brilliant!
  • Posts: 159
    they are effective indeed... no mosquito buzz around
  • DragonpolDragonpol The Crazy World of David Dragonpol
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    Kostas_P wrote: »
    they are effective indeed... no mosquito buzz around

    "Problemest Eliminator."
  • Posts: 159
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Kostas_P wrote: »
    they are effective indeed... no mosquito buzz around
    "Problemest Eliminator."

    I think they got the point

  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady Colders Federation CEO
    Posts: 3,575
    Sark wrote: »
    I didn't use Pussy. I also didn't use some of the more difficult to pronounce names. And I tried not to get too cute-if these kids get attached to the names and use them later on I don't want to cause excessive sniggering.

    Too cute?
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    All mammals have a maximum number of heartbeats before their heart wears out. It is possible that genetic therapy may alter that for the wealthy elite, but for the other elite, those few with a clear conscience and a steady heartbeat, maximum age for a human being is apparently 144 years.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I read that about the heartbeats, so now I take
    absolutely no exercise at all. Don't wany to waste
    any. ;)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    Laying on the couch is the best way to prolong your miserable life.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    I do have a scratch now and again. I guess that counts.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Enemy of the state
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    The IS have now demolished an ancient Baal temple in Syria. Baal damn you, IS!
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy My Secret Lair
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    Yes, their real scumbags. It was great to see the three guys on the French train
    Get one of them.
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