Dear Natives.co.uk //

Author
  Topic Started By:  *~Larry~*    On:  Mon 12th November, 2012 at 15:20
*~Larry~*
Member Since: 2004
Posts: 2,530
Bern, Switzerland
#1  Dear Natives.co.uk  12 Nov '12 at 15:20
Liking the new look.

Haven't been on in a while, and didn't know the change was coming, but I like it!

I approve, therefore you may continue.

;)

Lots of Love
Larry x
EVERY TIME GRIFF GETS IN HIS HOT TUB - GOD KILLS A KITTEN.

TRUE STORY.
         Jump to Top
begede
Member Since: 2007
Posts: 4,207
#2  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  12 Nov '12 at 15:24
In reply to *~Larry~* (Post #1)
If you did nt approve noone would listen anyway, reminds me of working for a tour op.... In fact it seems to have driven some of he regular contributors to forums new which is a shame.
Bectoria wrote Bwahahahaha post of the day. Post of the week!! Awesome.
Boggart wrote One of the funniest replies for months...well done!

-You can only be young once. But, you can always be immature.
-Just when you realize life’s a b1tch, it has puppies.
         Jump to Top
*~Larry~*
Member Since: 2004
Posts: 2,530
Bern, Switzerland
#3  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  12 Nov '12 at 15:29
In reply to begede (Post #2)

Originally posted by beegeedee

If you did nt approve noone would listen anyway.

No need for that! :P The post was meant in jest dear.

The website had to move with the times, and I think it looks good.

Winter has arrived though, so I suspect most are out preparing for their seasons!
EVERY TIME GRIFF GETS IN HIS HOT TUB - GOD KILLS A KITTEN.

TRUE STORY.
         Jump to Top
begede
Member Since: 2007
Posts: 4,207
#4  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  12 Nov '12 at 15:38
In reply to *~Larry~* (Post #3)
There is every need for that, though I realised your comment was in jest. But still a little early for people to be heading out methinks so I guess maybe they are just busy buying socks and condoms in anticiation.
Edited 12/11/2012 @ 15:39 Revision #1
Bectoria wrote Bwahahahaha post of the day. Post of the week!! Awesome.
Boggart wrote One of the funniest replies for months...well done!

-You can only be young once. But, you can always be immature.
-Just when you realize life’s a b1tch, it has puppies.
         Jump to Top
begede
Member Since: 2007
Posts: 4,207
#6  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  13 Nov '12 at 18:22
In reply to daisy (Post #5)
tow
Bectoria wrote Bwahahahaha post of the day. Post of the week!! Awesome.
Boggart wrote One of the funniest replies for months...well done!

-You can only be young once. But, you can always be immature.
-Just when you realize life’s a b1tch, it has puppies.
         Jump to Top
begede
Member Since: 2007
Posts: 4,207
#8  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  13 Nov '12 at 18:31
In reply to Dinosaur (Post #7)

Originally posted by Dinosaur

Er, no. It's toe, I'm afraid. Sorry.

ha ha ... i know where i would put my toe in the company line... and it's tow
Edited 13/11/2012 @ 19:37 Revision #1
Bectoria wrote Bwahahahaha post of the day. Post of the week!! Awesome.
Boggart wrote One of the funniest replies for months...well done!

-You can only be young once. But, you can always be immature.
-Just when you realize life’s a b1tch, it has puppies.
         Jump to Top
WTFH
Member Since: 2004
Posts: 14,398
Surrey
#9  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  13 Nov '12 at 23:47
In reply to begede (Post #8)

Originally posted by beegeedee



ha ha ... i know where i would put my toe in the company line... and it's tow

It's toe, as in putting your toe on the line in parliament to show that you stand with the party.
I post, therefore I am

         Jump to Top
sandgroper61
Member Since: 2004
Posts: 9,317
London
#10  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  14 Nov '12 at 06:02
In reply to begede (Post #8)

Originally posted by beegeedee



ha ha ... i know where i would put my toe in the company line... and it's tow

Definitely toe. Besides Foxy's description, it meant the moment when two would-be fighters "toed" the line in the sand to show they were ready to fight.

That line, incidentally, was also often known as the "scratch". Guess where the phrase "coming up to scratch" came from?
I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

=============================

The difference between a cult and a religion: in a cult, there is someone at the top who knows it's a scam. In a religion, that person is dead.
         Jump to Top
begede
Member Since: 2007
Posts: 4,207
#11  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  14 Nov '12 at 08:47
Gluckscheizers (Tom from Austria will know what I mean)

I stand (on my toes corrected).

In my defence though toeing a line does n't make sense whereas towing a line does.
Bectoria wrote Bwahahahaha post of the day. Post of the week!! Awesome.
Boggart wrote One of the funniest replies for months...well done!

-You can only be young once. But, you can always be immature.
-Just when you realize life’s a b1tch, it has puppies.
         Jump to Top
begede
Member Since: 2007
Posts: 4,207
#13  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  14 Nov '12 at 09:20
In reply to Dinosaur (Post #12)
I think there is too much garlic in your air.... how does toeing a line make sense, it's not even a verb, whereas towing is... and a line could be a rope or cord so one is therefore pulling the company rope which metophorically could perhaps be compared to the company being a boat and the line being what it's towed by and so one would be pulling the company along by pulling on the line. Makes perfect sense. In fact I would go as far as to say - Voila.
Bectoria wrote Bwahahahaha post of the day. Post of the week!! Awesome.
Boggart wrote One of the funniest replies for months...well done!

-You can only be young once. But, you can always be immature.
-Just when you realize life’s a b1tch, it has puppies.
         Jump to Top
Wendy
Member Since: 2008
Posts: 2,499
France
#15  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  14 Nov '12 at 13:00
In reply to begede (Post #13)

Originally posted by beegeedee

I think there is too much garlic in your air.... how does toeing a line make sense, it's not even a verb,

Why isn't it a verb? You can foot the bill and finger the paper (keeping it clean, people). Why can't you toe something?

For the record, I always thought it was tow too (obv too young to know better). Interesting history there.

So where does 'getting toey' come from? Or is it towy (like lifty)?
Life in the French Alps: www.lefrancophoney.com
         Jump to Top
clarky999
Member Since: 2008
Posts: 860
Innsbruck
#16  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  16 Nov '12 at 00:21
Why do we still need to scroll all the way back to the top of the page to post a reply??!

Bloody stupid.
Matt Clark

A Brit Abroad

         Jump to Top
mickworld
Member Since: 2004
Posts: 5,377
London
#17  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  16 Nov '12 at 13:08
In reply to clarky999 (Post #16)
You can always hit reply to the latest post like I have just done - top right of the post sort of above here
Edited 16/11/2012 @ 13:09 Revision #1
         Jump to Top
spudski
Member Since: 2007
Posts: 2,341
depth's of despair
#18  Re: Dear Natives.co.uk  16 Nov '12 at 14:14
In reply to Wendy (Post #15)
Surely it's Company...as in a company of soldiers...and toe...as in on your foot?

From Wiki...

Armed Services

The most likely origin of the term goes back to the wooden decked ships of the Royal Navy during the late 17th or early 18th century. Barefooted seamen had to stand at attention for inspection and had to line up on deck along the seams of the wooden planks, hence to "toe the line".[3] The first mention of this use in literature stems from a story about navy life widely published in 1831 and written by Captain Basil Hall RN.[4] Hall served in the Royal Navy from 1802.

On some military parade-grounds there are white lines marked, along which soldiers form up, with their toes just touching the line
         Jump to Top

Latest Posts
- Who Are the 19 Worst Guests in a Ski Chalet?
- Looking for roommate St.Anton season 17/18
- Morzine beds available
- Need a ride to Tignes from Geneva airport tomorrow
- This season, I'm off to...
- Ski Lift operator Jobs
- French speaking male bar staff required!
- Chef/Kitchen Staff Wanted in Les 2 Alpes
- Topic: Sharing seasonal accommodation 2017/18
- lift to any french resort