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« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2020, 03:11:12 PM »
Yes, I had to explain to a British friend, that Texans and southerners in general, don't want to be called "yanks." :)

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« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2020, 03:13:11 PM »
The Brits just called me a wanker.

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« Reply #58 on: April 27, 2020, 06:54:27 PM »
I was pretty serious about one girl who graduated UGA the same year as me.  We held on for about a year of separation.  She was a Christian Scientist which gave me significant pause. 
Huh. I, too, dated a Christian Scientist for several years during college. Great lady. We weren't the right match, but I've always considered her a friend, though it's been a while since we last spoke. In a cosmic mystery, she lives a few miles away and SFIrish runs in work circles that are concentric with hers as one of SFIrish's political passions is the area of engineering that the ex works in.

Got lucky with SFIrish the first time around (at least 20 years in it still feels that way).

Back to that Memorial Union: that place is special. Last time I was there was the first weekend in March--just before COVID-19 struck with a vengeance. It's hovering about freezing, lake still frozen, and we walk out onto one of the piers going into the lake. Youngish couple, maybe students, maybe just out of college, come and sit down on the pier, one holding a pitcher of beer, the other two cups. They were looking pretty darned content. I looked at that and thought, "man, this place is near heaven."

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« Reply #59 on: April 27, 2020, 07:30:20 PM »
The Brits just called me a wanker.
He called me that a few times, as I recall. 

His name was Tom Kite and he had a listed phone# in Austin, so fairly regularly he would receive calls from strangers who had randomly looked up his number in the phone book, thinking they would be contacting the famous golfer.  He always got a kick out of playing along for a while, full British accent and all.

He also grew to love country music, after I'd taken him along to enough honky tonks and concerts.  He even bought a cowboy hat and boots.  Great guy.

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« Reply #60 on: April 27, 2020, 07:34:06 PM »
I've got a coworker that I spent a LONG time trying to place his accent. Based on his name and the accent, I thought there was a little bit of British in there, but then it'd go off the rails into not only American, but Southern, but sometimes surfer... It was seriously all over the place, and despite being in a very international industry, it just didn't sound like anything I'd ever heard.

We ended up chatting at a customer event and he was talking about his background. Born in the UK, then spent a while in Ohio, followed by Texas, and ended up in Southern California.

Suddenly it all made sense...

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« Reply #61 on: April 27, 2020, 07:43:59 PM »
I've got a coworker that I spent a LONG time trying to place his accent. Based on his name and the accent, I thought there was a little bit of British in there, but then it'd go off the rails into not only American, but Southern, but sometimes surfer... It was seriously all over the place, and despite being in a very international industry, it just didn't sound like anything I'd ever heard.

We ended up chatting at a customer event and he was talking about his background. Born in the UK, then spent a while in Ohio, followed by Texas, and ended up in Southern California.

Suddenly it all made sense...
It's funny you say that, after living for about ten years in Texas, my friend Tom's accent was a mangled mess as well.  His parents came over from England to visit every so often, and I'd hang out with them, and they'd make fun of him for sounding like a Texan.  To  my ear, he still mostly had his English accent, but it had certainly morphed over the years.  And his parents teased him pretty mercilessly about it.

His mom was a gifted singer, sang soprano in some important vocal group in London that I wouldn't know or understand.  But she, too, grew to love country music, after her son started sending her CDs of all of his favorite American country artists.  And then at one point, it worked out that they were in town at the same time Johnny Cash was playing a benefit for a charity that some friends and I supported, so we got his parents tickets to that event, which was a really exclusive show played in a small music venue downtown, not a large concert hall.  It was a really great night, and his mom couldn't believe how much energy and soul Johnny Cash could sing with. 



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« Reply #62 on: April 27, 2020, 10:25:07 PM »
He called me that a few times, as I recall.

His name was Tom Kite and he had a listed phone# in Austin, so fairly regularly he would receive calls from strangers who had randomly looked up his number in the phone book, thinking they would be contacting the famous golfer.  He always got a kick out of playing along for a while, full British accent and all.

He also grew to love country music, after I'd taken him along to enough honky tonks and concerts.  He even bought a cowboy hat and boots.  Great guy.
so, apparently these "golfers" had no idea the real Tom Kite was born in McKinney???
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« Reply #63 on: April 27, 2020, 11:30:49 PM »
Don't know if they were golfers or not, but they clearly weren't bright enough to realize that "the real Tom Kite" would have an unlisted phone#... 

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« Reply #64 on: April 28, 2020, 01:27:26 AM »
He also grew to love country music, after I'd taken him along to enough honky tonks and concerts.  He even bought a cowboy hat and boots.  Great guy.

Yes, I had to explain to a British friend, that Texans and southerners in general, don't want to be called "yanks." :)

Ha George Carlin did a great piece on grown men who wear Cowboy hats/boots.Wasn't flattering - but he's a Yank
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« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2020, 01:59:56 AM »
get the adorable one the second time around :72:
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#2's the charm.
How many of us are on Number Two?
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