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Re: Intro
« Reply #510 on: January 13, 2017, 07:01:06 AM »
haa I do have some issues with American slang but I know it's almost always good natured :)

Americans have trouble with slang. Blacks for example originate many of our phrases and once whites are heard adopting them, the blacks invent something new. The exact same thing applies between generations of all colors. What also applies is that the "truths" these code phrases are meant to hide are never new, never original, and never solved.


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« Reply #511 on: January 13, 2017, 07:03:02 AM »
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

You're laughing but if you only knew how many people actually said this to me, it's pretty hilarious!

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Re: Intro
« Reply #512 on: January 13, 2017, 07:05:42 AM »
Americans have trouble with slang. Blacks for example originate many of our phrases and once whites are heard adopting them, the blacks invent something new. The exact same thing applies between generations of all colors. What also applies is that the "truths" these code phrases are meant to hide are never new, never original, and never solved.

I'm getting better at understanding the gist/intent of American slang at least, also taking English pronunciation classes to kill at least a bit of my accent.

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Re: Intro
« Reply #513 on: January 13, 2017, 06:46:24 PM »
I'm getting better at understanding the gist/intent of American slang at least, also taking English pronunciation classes to kill at least a bit of my accent.
Right on man, that's totally groovy...   :wink:
Let us know what new slang you pick up, most of us would be lost in a conversation with 20-year-olds. :laugh:
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Re: Intro
« Reply #514 on: January 13, 2017, 06:55:44 PM »
Right on man, that's totally groovy...   :wink:
Let us know what new slang you pick up, most of us would be lost in a conversation with 20-year-olds. :laugh:

Groovy? haha
I don't know any 20 year-olds

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Re: Intro
« Reply #515 on: January 13, 2017, 07:03:16 PM »
Groovy? haha
I don't know any 20 year-olds
Yeah, and I have no interest in meeting any, either. :biggrin:
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« Reply #516 on: January 13, 2017, 07:17:57 PM »
Yeah, and I have no interest in meeting any, either. :biggrin:

They can be annoying :) They think the music I like is old

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Re: Intro
« Reply #517 on: January 13, 2017, 07:49:31 PM »
They can be annoying :) They think the music I like is old

Welcome to the adult world.    :biggrin:
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« Reply #518 on: January 13, 2017, 07:53:03 PM »
Welcome to the adult world.    :biggrin:

ahhh thank you haha

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Re: Intro
« Reply #519 on: January 13, 2017, 08:17:08 PM »
They can be annoying :) They think the music I like is old
I met a guy in his late 30s that asked if I'd ever heard of Steely Dan, Journey, Doobie Brothers.
I said, of course, they were huge in the 70s, he was so excited that he met someone that actually remembered music from the 70s.
My look to the kid that just made me feel like a dusty old history book, was. :glare:

For most of us, the 70s were just yesterday, the end of Nam, the rise of Carter that ushered in Reagan a precursor to the Conservative movement coming back.
Sad thing is, for many young voters today, 911 is only found in history books.

If you want the Conservative perspective from people that lived it, stick around. Our take on things is nothing like you've ever heard before.
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« Reply #520 on: January 13, 2017, 08:26:19 PM »
I met a guy in his late 30s that asked if I'd ever heard of Steely Dan, Journey, Doobie Brothers.
I said, of course, they were huge in the 70s, he was so excited that he met someone that actually remembered music from the 70s.
My look to the kid that just made me feel like a dusty old history book, was. :glare:

For most of us, the 70s were just yesterday, the end of Nam, the rise of Carter that ushered in Reagan a precursor to the Conservative movement coming back.
Sad thing is, for many young voters today, 911 is only found in history books.

If you want the Conservative perspective from people that lived it, stick around. Our take on things is nothing like you've ever heard before.


 :lol:  You young people, I look back on the 30's and 40's.  But I do love my country music.
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Re: Intro
« Reply #521 on: January 13, 2017, 08:35:13 PM »

 :lol:  You young people, I look back on the 30's and 40's.  But I do love my country music.
My real favorites are 40s and 50s music.
I was raised around polka and swing. Polka as in the old country German polka from the 18th and 19th century, though I never thought much of it at the time, thought it really hokey, I often wonder what people think when they hear it playing in my truck today. :biggrin:
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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #522 on: January 13, 2017, 08:49:17 PM »
I'm just now discovering American country music and I love it so much, especially what people now call classics :)
Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, John Denver, Glen Campbell...etc etc
I grew up on Kozak folk music (curved swords, horses & hard booze), similar I think sentiment as some of your classic country music I think.

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« Reply #523 on: January 13, 2017, 08:51:15 PM »
My real favorites are 40s and 50s music.
I was raised around polka and swing. Polka as in the old country German polka from the 18th and 19th century, though I never thought much of it at the time, thought it really hokey, I often wonder what people think when they hear it playing in my truck today. :biggrin:

We go up to a town called Leavenworth about 4 hours away from us.  It's been made over into a Bavarian Village up North from us.   We make it a nice 3 day trip as they always have something going on up there.   
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Politics is supposed to be the second-oldest profession.  I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.  ~ Ronald Reagan ~

Always remember "Feelings Aren't Facts."

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Re: Welcome Thread for Newbie
« Reply #524 on: January 13, 2017, 08:55:38 PM »
I love Polka, so many different types out there. I do not care what anyone thinks of my music preferences any more :)
I love listening to 1940's WW2 Soviet Army music out loud :)

 

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