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    Merry Christmas

    Off on vacation today, will be on a Caribbean cruise and given the huge cost of on-ship internet I will have to read a book and talk to real people instead of you lot!
    Anyway, Merry Christmas to all my imaginary friends here and best wished for the New Year.

    My travelling companion....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkO View Post
    Off on vacation today, will be on a Caribbean cruise and given the huge cost of on-ship internet I will have to read a book and talk to real people instead of you lot!
    Anyway, Merry Christmas to all my imaginary friends here and best wished for the New Year.

    My travelling companion....
    kind of a 'busman's holiday ' for someone living in Turks and Caicos !!! have a great trip and Merry Xmas also

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    Good British phrase 'busman's holiday ' designed to confuse everyone else.

    Payback for the Americanism 'bottom of the 9th' thread which confused the Brits.

    Fortunately, I speak both languages


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    kind of a 'busman's holiday ' for someone living in Turks and Caicos !!! have a great trip and Merry Xmas also
    Last edited by WWII70; Dec 19, 2014 at 01:47 PM. Reason: sp.
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    Merry Christmas as well. Enjoy your trip with the family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shameless View Post
    kind of a 'busman's holiday ' for someone living in Turks and Caicos !!! have a great trip and Merry Xmas also
    I cant do cold places and anything below 20C I am not prepared for. Wall to Wall kids clubs so I actually get to spend time with the lovely MrsO
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    I'm thoroughly confused now* .... do Brits call a cruise-ship a bus?

    It's a wee bit early, but Merry Christmas to you and all who will be out of pocket on the big day.


    * not really; poor attempt at some humor

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    Quote Originally Posted by MHe225 View Post
    I'm thoroughly confused now* .... do Brits call a cruise-ship a bus?

    It's a wee bit early, but Merry Christmas to you and all who will be out of pocket on the big day.


    * not really; poor attempt at some humor

    not applicable to you -but for those who don't know !1
    busmans holiday
    A holiday in which you spend most of your time doing the same or something very similar to your normal work.

    Comes from the late 1800's, where a man who drives a bus for a living goes on a long bus journey on their holiday.

    A professional musician spends take time off and spends most of it practising music.

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    Merry Christmas yourself: enjoy your vacay.

    Little Christmas related trivia for everyone on a Friday morning:

    'Jingle Bells' is not a Christmas song, it's actually a bit of a drinking song related to horse racing, written in New England in the mid 1800 by a proper arse (J. Pierpont), truth be told. He'd have been on the naughty list for sure.
    It is now my duty to completely drain you.

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    Have a great time Mark. Having been on a cruise in September, all I can say is watch what you eat!!

    Merry Xmas
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