Well, thank you ladies for this welcome! Quite astounding! Well, I really don't know how a british gentleman is going to cope with all this dust, boots, and talk of hard work, and things like that. I have a feeling it's not going to be an easy wicket out here. But you ladies do seem to be so charming... My first task is to become familar with the local customs. It seems that we can not just do one's own thing here. As it is now time for tea, I will retire to the drawing room and have a little rest. Maybe I will even take a sip of this delightfully smelling coffee while reading this remarkable "guide to style" I have been given. Cheerio for now, I hope to meet you all again soon. -Barry
If you don't mind, I'll take a shot at old-westifying your post. (Can't seem to do that with my own posts though. I always seem to come off sounding like Peter Sellers as Chauncey Gardener in those outtakes after the credits in Being There.) Barry Gaunt in bold. I have a feeling it's not going to be an easy wicket out here. Er, um, easy wicket? Definitely not old-west. Maybe trying to work in ropin' some dogies or fetchin' some water from a dried-up well. Out here on the range. As it is now time for tea, I will retire to the drawing room and have a little rest. Tea? How about a short of whiskey in a dirty glass instead. (Is "firewater" old west?) Have a little rest? How about "set a spell"? Maybe I will even take a sip of this delightfully smelling coffee... Some of cookie's coffee to wash down the beans? (Or some other old west victuals.) [ October 14, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Matola ]
Way back when I was an exchange student in Russia, I had a Russian guy (who was studying English) ask me, in all seriousness, that given our level of acquaintance, was it appropriate for him to call me "old bean" in casual conversation. Nearly peed the floor laughing.