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Old 05-28-2010, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I was in New York a few years ago, went in to a takeaway, openedmy mouth and ordered the food, and the girl serving me screamed,and told the other girls to come and listen to me speak!! So odd!The same trip I was at my hotel reception, speaking to the lady atthe counter. This american lady next to me said, "you're cute" Ihaven't been told I was cute for 30 years, if ever.I was in New York a few years ago, went in to a takeaway, openedmy mouth and ordered the food, and the girl serving me screamed,and told the other girls to come and listen to me speak!! So odd!The same trip I was at my hotel reception, speaking to the lady atthe counter. This american lady next to me said, "you're cute" Ihaven't been told I was cute for 30 years, if ever.
"a takeaway" ?????? you mean a take out diner ????
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Living in Las Vegas-is it overrated? Sadly, I'll never know, as I'm not american, but I'dlove to if I could! I find americans are such friendly people. When I visit and ride theDeuce, the driver more often than not talks in an amusing way about all sorts of things.The people riding the bus just start chatting to each other. This is not something I'mused to in England-we're quite reserved here. I know a lot of people working in barsand casinos are friendly hoping for tips, but that doesn't take away from the fact thatyou're much more open and outgoing than I'm used to, I love it here and would loveto stay here.
David, Start the process of moving here. There's LOTS of Brits in Orlando, where I live and I love them. They are a delight. I realize alot of them have vacation homes, townhomes, condos, etc., so they only stay 6 months and go back, but spend the winters there, which are heavenly and soooo much to do.
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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"a takeaway" ?????? you mean a take out diner ????
to you it might be a diner...to him it's a...tikeawhy, mate!
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Yes, but she could have said "Yeah, you still got it Ecky" Anybodyreading this, I'll be at the Golden Gate October the 14th onwardsfor two weeks this year, just look for a grey haired guy with anenglish accent, and a wife who does'nt appreciate how lucky sheis!!
Ecky????? wtf kind of nickname is that, mate? Sounds kind of creepy in an odd way. When you hang here in the states...you've got to have a cool nickname....and something manly. How about "Mr Ecks"...or the "Ecks-Man"?
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:58 AM
 
Location: England
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Ecky is more a nickname I use on myself like when I was in the liftadmiring myself! When I was a kid it was my nickname my friendsused. Mr Ecks sounds a bit like Mr Ed! I used to love that show whenI was a kid, and The Beverley Hillbillies - what happened to that gorgeous Donna Douglas. I used to gaze at the car Miss Hathawaydrove in that show, a beautiful open top thing it was, with a slopingwindshield, it was so unlike anything we had in England. Americawas a land of dreams to me then, never thought I'd ever get thereto see it. But I did and I was'nt disapointed! when I first went to New YYork, it was all so familiar, I'd seen it so often in films it seemedlike I'd been before!
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Old 05-29-2010, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Fort Wayne
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Yes...it is.
Las Vegas is tacky and garish...and that's not even talking about the Strip or Downtown.
The difficulty in getting a job and the fact that trying to live w/o a car there is like trying to live w/o a bank account (you can do it...it just makes things that much harder.)

Lived there 11 years ago and I come back to visit family.
If you are wealthy or you don't have to work,Las Vegas is not a bad place.
For everybody else,that place just s*cks.
IMHO
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:43 AM
 
Location: England
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Each time I come to Las Vegas I try to see more of it. The firsttime we stayed at TI and just spent the time on the stri
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Opinions are like.....axles....EVrybodies got one
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Home!
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Yes...it is.
Las Vegas is tacky and garish...and that's not even talking about the Strip or Downtown.
The difficulty in getting a job and the fact that trying to live w/o a car there is like trying to live w/o a bank account (you can do it...it just makes things that much harder.)

Lived there 11 years ago and I come back to visit family.
If you are wealthy or you don't have to work,Las Vegas is not a bad place.
For everybody else,that place just s*cks.
IMHO


IMHO...I don't know why someone wouldn't want a bank account or a car. Anywhere. Except maybe NY and even then I would want one to get out of town occasionally.

And, when it is "IMHO" it should look something like this:

"If I were wealthy or I didn't have to work, Las Vegas is not a bad place. But I am not, so this place just s*cks."
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: England
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Thats right JFK tikeaway!! Do americans say it differently?
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