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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:25 pm 
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YankeeSaffa wrote:
I found Canada quite nice, actually. I have a strong Dutch accent (no, I am not Afrikaans, born to a Dutch mother and an American father - Dutch speaking), but raised Afrikaans/Dutch in Afrikaans speaking South Africa. The Canadians could pick my accent, the USA struggled.

I learned the USA accent soon enough, though.

Is the Niagara falls wine region still popular?

In summer we love to visit the niagara wine region. Niagara-on-the-lake is a postcard town. Has such a peaceful vibe. Would love to retire down there. Love it. Love it.

Actually on the topic of Niagara - I'm heading down there today actually with my wife. Celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary so we are going to Niagara Falls for the weekend. Actually I better get off this forum and start getting ready!

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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:35 pm 
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Not many members, but all are prolific and opinionated. A more intelligent bunch you will not find.

We do put restrictions on the forums as we don't appreciate lurkers. From the sounds of it - you will fit in - assuming you like a good debate and are prepared to speak your mind.


Thanks, starting to get the hang of it I think. Like the format, software seems light with not too many flashing lights. How does it render on iOS?

What's up with the Axe to grind forum? I am having a chat to Julian on one of the general forums, no issues - but Axe to grind seems like it is closed?


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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:39 pm 
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Ace to grind just needs you to post a bit more. It is where members can letbthrirbhair down a bit more. Big you are here for the long term - you should have access in no time.

We don't have a iOS specific interface here - it is just as on the desktop.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:26 pm 
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well yankee...i too am/was a 'oil and gas' man...hoiuston, dallas,and
all the way through south up to NC..
So you been here a few years, eh? i been here a good bit longer
(55+) , also married a yank and enjoy the connection here on this
board.
Much to like and participate in...best to not have thin skin though..
...and heated we get at times but if it gets sulfurous one or more
participants do the adios-i-am-taking-my-marbles-elsewhere routine
or aris simply gives them the boot - albeit with a option now and
again of making nice and staying!

anyway..welcome aboard...where did you hale from in safferland?


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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:02 pm 
Hi Frank,

Durbanite. Studied at Wits and at Wharton in the USA. Chemical Engineer (Wits) and the "degree which everybody likes to tell you about" at Wharton in Penn.

Officially in the USA for around 10 years now, officially left SA around 2006, but have worked internationally since around 1999 - was only really domiciled in SA since then.

I work for a major resource company, with diverse experience across mining and petroleum.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:41 am 
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aris wrote:
Julian wrote:
aris wrote:
Not many members, but all are prolific and opinionated. A more intelligent bunch you will not find.

:laughing7: 1We do put restrictions on the forums as we don't appreciate lurkers. From the sounds of it - you will fit in - assuming you like a good debate and are prepared to speak your mind.

Aris you think we are intelligent? :laughing7:




You must live a sheltered life. There are some pretty f---ing stupid people on this planet.

8)

Cannot resist!!!!
Stop picking on SF........ :laughing7: :laughing7: (sorry SF ) :laughing7:

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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:42 am 
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Welcome, YankeeSaffa,
I l8ve in Ireland.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:35 pm 
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Daxk wrote:
aris wrote:
Julian wrote:
aris wrote:
Not many members, but all are prolific and opinionated. A more intelligent bunch you will not find.

:laughing7: 1We do put restrictions on the forums as we don't appreciate lurkers. From the sounds of it - you will fit in - assuming you like a good debate and are prepared to speak your mind.

Aris you think we are intelligent? :laughing7:




You must live a sheltered life. There are some pretty f---ing stupid people on this planet.

8)

Cannot resist!!!!
Stop picking on SF........ :laughing7: :laughing7: (sorry SF ) :laughing7:

I saw that one coming :laughing7:


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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:35 am 
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Welcome, YankeeSaffa,
I l8ve in Ireland.

only because nowhere else would accept you :laughing7: But that's okay, at least your wellies get some good use :laughing6:

Welcome YankeeSaffa, fellow ex-Capetonian 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
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Silverfox wrote:
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Welcome, YankeeSaffa,
I l8ve in Ireland.

only because nowhere else would accept you :laughing7: But that's okay, at least your wellies get some good use :laughing6:

Welcome YankeeSaffa, fellow ex-Capetonian 8)


Yep.have to put the sheeps back legs somewhere...

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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:59 am 
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Daxk wrote:
Welcome, YankeeSaffa,
I l8ve in Ireland.

only because nowhere else would accept you :laughing7: But that's okay, at least your wellies get some good use :laughing6:

Welcome YankeeSaffa, fellow ex-Capetonian 8)


I'm not an ex capetonian.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:35 pm 
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Welcome YankeeSaffa.

Noticed you have been posting a bit. Hope you stay around and have more fun.

As you can possibly tell from my nick, I am in the UK and in the IT industry.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:31 pm 
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Welcome YankeeSaffa.

Noticed you have been posting a bit. Hope you stay around and have more fun.

As you can possibly tell from my nick, I am in the UK and in the IT industry.


Thanks. Had a look at a couple of discussions on the general section. Looks interesting.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
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YankeeSaffa wrote:
Silverfox wrote:
Daxk wrote:
Welcome, YankeeSaffa,
I l8ve in Ireland.

only because nowhere else would accept you :laughing7: But that's okay, at least your wellies get some good use :laughing6:

Welcome YankeeSaffa, fellow ex-Capetonian 8)


I'm not an ex capetonian.

whoops, my bad! I read your post incorrectly, thought you said you're from Durbanville. Welcome all the same :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Hallo?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:02 pm 
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Silverfox wrote:
YankeeSaffa wrote:
Silverfox wrote:
Daxk wrote:
Welcome, YankeeSaffa,
I l8ve in Ireland.

only because nowhere else would accept you :laughing7: But that's okay, at least your wellies get some good use :laughing6:

Welcome YankeeSaffa, fellow ex-Capetonian 8)


I'm not an ex capetonian.

whoops, my bad! I read your post incorrectly, thought you said you're from Durbanville. Welcome all the same :wink:

LOL. that reminds of a home break-in many years ago when we lived in CT and we lived in Durbanville. I called the emergency number and the operator taking the call asked for the address (police dispatch) and when I said Durbanville the lady kept asking where in Durban? I'm saying no - not Durban. It's Durbanville in CT. She's correcting me :shock: no sir Durban isn't near CT - where in Durban are you?
Went on for 3 minutes. Thank God the burglars ran away during the call.


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