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19 March 2010
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skye said:

Random thought: Is it 'soccer' to you Canadians as well? And what happens if (some say when) England gets an American football league?


 

Not sure Britain will ever get an American football league, if it does, I doubt it would be that popular. Perhaps it already does, I don't actually know. If it does, it will be called American football or Gridiron (which is what it's called in Australia, not sure about anywhere else). Australians call them all football - football (soccer), rugby league, rugby union, Australia rules football, sometimes gridiron - it's very confusing when someone says football. Here, when we play touch football, which is rugby without tackling, it's against the rules to use your feet - not really football at all is it!

I think America and Canada (and possibly other countries closely influenced by America) are the only countries that call football "soccer". Australia used to, and many Australians still do, but they've since changed the "official name" to football.

It's a confusing (but brilliant) group of sports!

19 March 2010
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I know very little about sport (any sport), but I think there's a small amount of what we call American Football played. There are some regional teams but AFAIK none of it is televised; it's very much a minority pursuit.

Touch football is known as touch rugby here. It's more of a hobby thing than a proper, regulated sport. Football, rugby and cricket are the big ones here in the UK. Hardly anyone in the UK refers to football as soccer.

And now I'll shut up, as I'm completely ignorant on sports matters. The FA Cup (big football tournament) final used to be hosted here in Cardiff. One time I was out shopping and there were thousands of fans in the city centre, all wearing team colours. "Is it football or rugby on today?" I asked my wife, which got some bemused looks from passing fans. People here take it all very seriously a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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19 March 2010
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Joe said:

I know very little about sport (any sport), but I think there's a small amount of what we call American Football played. There are some regional teams but AFAIK none of it is televised; it's very much a minority pursuit.

Touch football is known as touch rugby here. It's more of a hobby thing than a proper, regulated sport. Football, rugby and cricket are the big ones here in the UK. Hardly anyone in the UK refers to football as soccer.

And now I'll shut up, as I'm completely ignorant on sports matters. The FA Cup (big football tournament) final used to be hosted here in Cardiff. One time I was out shopping and there were thousands of fans in the city centre, all wearing team colours. "Is it football or rugby on today?" I asked my wife, which got some bemused looks from passing fans. People here take it all very seriously a-hard-days-night-paul-11


 

My dad takes it very seriously as well; I've inherited his liking of Manchester United and football in general but I'm not as fanatical as him. I'm not much of a sport person either.

It was hosted in Cardiff while they fixed up Wembley I think. Renovating it took much longer than expected… it was being done by Australians! Our reputation as lazy is well deserved… although we prefer "laid-back". a-hard-days-night-george-5

19 March 2010
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Joe said:

 One time I was out shopping and there were thousands of fans in the city centre, all wearing team colours. "Is it football or rugby on today?" I asked my wife, which got some bemused looks from passing fans.


 

That's terrible Joe - hang your head in shame a-hard-days-night-john-6

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5 April 2010
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McLerristarr said:

 

My dad takes it very seriously as well; I've inherited his liking of Manchester United and football in general but I'm not as fanatical as him. I'm not much of a sport person either.


 

Get in there.  I'm a born and bred (and fanatical) Manchester United supporter.  You, too, mjb!  a-hard-days-night-george-8

 

And I'm pretty new, by the way, just been dabbling a bit this week.  I didn't know this post was here so I accidentally wrote an essay about how/why I got into The Beatles in a newer thread.  My apologies.  The jist is basically that my mum and dad (American and English, respectively) were original fans in the 60s; mum went to the Shea Stadium gig; dad was basically the closest thing she could find to a John Lennon, so she married him, and he relocated to America.  I grew up with the music always on and then, post-boy band of the 90s era, developed decent taste in music, appropriated The Beatles for myself and after years of escalating saturation and obsession now count them among my trifecta of life passions: teaching, football and The Beatles.

 

There's nowt much else to say, other than I'm a 20 something postgrad student in Cardiff; grew up near Philadelphia but have dual British/American citizenship; football, Beatles, literature, teaching, and spending time with my little circle of best mates (who are unfortunately an ocean away at the moment) … that's my life in a nutshell really.  *waves hello once again*

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5 April 2010
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Good. I was thinking I needed to bump this thread again, and you did for me. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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5 April 2010
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What's your postgrad in, Jenn?

This thread should now be a sticky in the Getting Better section, so it'll always be at the top of the list. There's no way to have stuff at the front of the forum itself, as far as I can see.

I think the automated messages that get sent out when people register for the forum can be customised, so I might add a link to this thread from there. It'd be good to encourage people to introduce themselves, as I get a lot of people registering and never posting a thing.

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5 April 2010
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English Lit, mate.  I had planned on sticking around to do a PhD and be a lecturer, but I miss my job teaching kids way too much.

 

Yeah, sounds good.  I'm still getting the hang of it..

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5 April 2010
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Can't believe I haven't posted here. Anyway, an official HI from sunny So Cal… I'm Cara and I'm a Beatlemaniac!

I always like to say that I was "born into Beatlemania," having sprung to life while the Beatles were tramping around the UK in vans and such. When I was born, the boys were playing at the Rink Ballroom in Sunderland… and I think they were just starting their show as I entered the world (12:30 PM Los Angeles time, 8:30 PM GMT). From Me To You was #1 on the UK charts (but It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To was #1 here in the States).

Having older sibs, two teenage cousins, and a mom who loved pop music, The Beatles were always a part of my life. The first lp I ever owned was The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits (which my mom bought just for me… so no dogging that awesome album!)… and one of my earliest memories was the whole Paul-is-dead phenomenon… I also have vague memories of the break-up, watching my sister and mother react to the newspaper article.

My own personal Beatlemania began in earnest when I was 10 or so, I suppose… had always loved them, but really began obsessing at about that time. I had always been in love with John… smart, smart-ass, funny, soulful… and a bit of a troublemaker. Totally dug that! (Still do!) He started his Lost Weekend and was recording Rock & Roll at A &M Records, which was just one mile away from my house! (Didn't know that at the time, sadly…)

My brother used to take me to the Capitol Records parking lot Swap Meet, which happened every Sunday morning, reeeal early (or first Sunday of the month or something)… anyway, that's where I used to buy old magazines, import singles, photos, and Beatles memorabilia. (I had an "I Love John" hologram button that I wore all through high school!) Used to go to the early Beatlefests and all the L.A. Beatle events… sing-alongs, anniversary parties, etc.

I was a senior in high school when John died, and I organized a memorial where they let us light candles and hooked up the PA system so we could all sing "Give Peace a Chance." (Still can't hear that song without crying…)

Anyway, I could detail my Beatle history endlessly, but it would be quite dull… Now I'm a responsible adult who has produced two young Beatlemaniacs (how proud!) and I'm the principal of an elementary school, where I also use my influence to Beatle-ize the youth of America.

5 April 2010
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English Lit, mate. I had planned on sticking around to do a PhD and be a lecturer, but I miss my job teaching kids way too much.


Nice. I did my undergrad degree in English Lit at Cardiff Uni (1995-98). I suspect a few of the tutors are still around. I wasn't the most diligent student though – I spent most of my time in the student newspaper office (where my heart really was) writing music reviews.
 

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6 April 2010
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iCaramba said:

Having older sibs, two teenage cousins, and a mom who loved pop music, The Beatles were always a part of my life. The first lp I ever owned was The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits (which my mom bought just for me… so no dogging that awesome album!)… and one of my earliest memories was the whole Paul-is-dead phenomenon… I also have vague memories of the break-up, watching my sister and mother react to the newspaper article.


 

Why would we do that? That was back when they were probably still funny.

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6 April 2010
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Hola Friends

I was born in 1954 which makes me as old as dirt. The first time I was made aware of the Beatles was from an old American TV clip on the Jack Parr program.This was before the Sullivan show, so I had to be about 10 years old.My older sister, Judy actually saw the Fab four in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I've just always had that "special feeling" about the Beatles, that it is hard to describe to anybody that is not a fan. (YOU KNOW,RIGHT?) I wandered into a service station in '67 to a small display of L.Ps'. and made the choice  between Magical Mystery Tour and an album by Tiny Tim!  I chose correctly ! My first Beatles album!  As you can probably guess by my signature, these are meandering thoughts.

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6 April 2010
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skye said:


 

Why would we do that? That was back when they were probably still funny.


 

I posted on another site that I loved that album and I was given a hard time! a-hard-days-night-paul-3Everyone said, "Why make kids' versions of Beatles songs.. the real stuff is best." True, but I was only 4 years old!

Anyway, welcome again, Chollie! I'm assuming you're a girl, yeah? Nice to meet another Boomer!

6 April 2010
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I didn't know about this thread…

OK, I'm Marcelo, born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, I'm a librarian, and amateur musician and writer. I like SF novels, cinema, manga/anime and rock music. I 'm currently studying japanese and Tae-kwon-do. I buy and read books in a quite manic way.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
6 April 2010
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Marcelo said:

I'm Marcelo, born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, 


 

¿Vives en Argentina, Marcelo?

6 April 2010
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Nice one, Joe.  I used to think I was too diligent a student, until my current coursemates post on Facebook about already being done their essays.  Over achievers.

 

Sounds like me Marcelo...well, the buying and reading in a manic way.  a-hard-days-night-george-8

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6 April 2010
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iCaramba said:

Marcelo said:

I'm Marcelo, born in 1975 in Buenos Aires, 


 

¿Vives en Argentina, Marcelo?


 

Si, en un suburbio de Buenos Aires.

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
6 April 2010
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jenn said:

Nice one, Joe.  I used to think I was too diligent a student, until my current coursemates post on Facebook about already being done their essays.  Over achievers.

 

Sounds like me Marcelo...well, the buying and reading in a manic way.  a-hard-days-night-george-8


 

I'm really glad to meet people like me. I've just bought Yukio Mishima's "Sea of Fertility" tetralogy, Navokov's "Lolita", and the spanish version of Haruki Murakami's "Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World", which I'm currently finishing in english.

 

I take this opportunity to apologize if my english is poor or wrong, I'm out of shape with it...

I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
7 April 2010
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Hello Everyone!

 

My name is Vince, I'm 15, and I'm a beatles obsessive along with all kinds of other music. Been hooked ever since I first heard While My Guitar Gently Weeps on the radio. From there I bought all the albums as quickly as I could.

 

I like to play the guitar, draw, bowl, hang out, the usual stuff.

 

Anyways, I love the site, and the forum seems pretty cool!

 

I now declare this bridge open!
7 April 2010
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Hi Vince... welcome! I love your screen name!!

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