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    You have a good memory, Catherine! I don’t know...

    You have a good memory, Catherine! I don’t know whether it was your MiL’s accent, bit those words are Oxters and Tatties!

    Other UK (mostly Scots) words/sayings

    Stank. The grid in the gutter...
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    I have two different tog weights of duvets that...

    I have two different tog weights of duvets that snap together. In the early winter we use the higher tog on its own, then snap them together in the colder weather. In summer we use just the lighter...
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    Most days I make porridge, made withsteel-cut...

    Most days I make porridge, made withsteel-cut oats, water/milk and a good pinch of salt. When cooked, served with a wee smidgeon of milk and sprinkled with a little salt. Millions of Scots, over...
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    I don’t bake as much nowadays as I used to when...

    I don’t bake as much nowadays as I used to when my family were younger. I don’t cook bread very often anymore. I bake fresh scones every couple of days, and a batch of tattie scones whenever I...
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    I am so sorry. I consider myself lucky never...

    I am so sorry.

    I consider myself lucky never to have experienced drug addiction in my family. Mental illness? Yes. My niece in Australia, diagnosed with severe depression and eating disorders...
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    It certainly was. It’s etched in my memory and I...

    It certainly was. It’s etched in my memory and I am still frightened by the sight of any large dog off a lead.
    My family have always had small dogs, Cairn or Aberdeen terriers.

    ETA Aberdeens are...
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    Pit bulls and similar breeds were banned in the...

    Pit bulls and similar breeds were banned in the UK after so many attacks and deaths here, especially children.

    When my daughter was about 8 we joined my friend and her same aged daughter, together...
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    My best wishes. Grief has no timetable.

    My best wishes. Grief has no timetable.
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    So, not so unusual in the USA!

    So, not so unusual in the USA!
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    Tinned Sweetcorn and tuna, mixed with mayonnaise...

    Tinned Sweetcorn and tuna, mixed with mayonnaise is a popular filling for jacket potatoes here in the UK. It can also be a sandwich filling. As i don’t like tinned tuna, I can’t vouch for how it...
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    He is sadly missed.

    He is sadly missed.
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    Peter Capaldi, the previous Dr Who, since I was a...

    Peter Capaldi, the previous Dr Who, since I was a girl, and Alan Rickman.
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    Enjoy your retirement! I certainly do.

    Enjoy your retirement! I certainly do.
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    Me, too!

    Me, too!
  15. I am getting more and more introverted as I age. ...

    I am getting more and more introverted as I age. I was a shy child, then as an adult had to interact with Uni students and all that entails. Before I took voluntary early retirement, I found...
  16. I live in the UK. I used to wear contacts, but...

    I live in the UK. I used to wear contacts, but found them increasingly uncomfortable so went back to glasses. My eyesight has been deteriorating for a number of years, and my prescriptions getting...
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    Okra Black pudding Spinach squid and similar...

    Okra
    Black pudding
    Spinach
    squid and similar texture creatures, eg octopus
    Peanut butter
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    Ya think? That was meant light-heartedly.

    Ya think?

    That was meant light-heartedly.
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    Ah, but YOUR German genes are obviously much...

    Ah, but YOUR German genes are obviously much nicer than HIS German genes!
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    Techically, yes. In reality he is an American of...

    Techically, yes. In reality he is an American of German and Scots parentage. We blame the German genes!
  21. Rob, as a Scot and a European, I am astounded at...

    Rob, as a Scot and a European, I am astounded at the views of your relatives, until I realised they are Austrians. Austrians, in the main, are known to favour right-wing, racist, homophobic,...
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    Oh no, you’re not going to foist that ‘no mark’...

    Oh no, you’re not going to foist that ‘no mark’ on us! He’s all yours.
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    Congratulations on your new post, ZG. I know...

    Congratulations on your new post, ZG. I know anywhere is better than the awful job you have at present, even at a lower salary!
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    Good luck.

    Good luck.
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    We often got for long weekend trips to favourite...

    We often got for long weekend trips to favourite places in Europe, like Florence, Lake Garda, Brussels, Bruges, Amsterdam and Paris. So far this year, we’ve done our usual 3 Weeks in Greece, four...
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