USA as an Associate Member of the Commonwealth?

I think you need to read it again. Or even better, listen to it

What he actually said was that he couldn't see America joining the Commonwealth but he did see a lot of interest from senior American politicians in doing a lot of business with the Commonwealth on mutually favourable terms
So pretty much what everyone else does then.
 

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You just have to ask for what you want in terms that are understood. "Please could I have a pot of boiling water, a teabag and a small jug of milk?".

The hard bit is people thinking that terms are the same the world over. They aren't.

I much prefer the English definition of "suspenders" than the American one though - on my wife, that is :)
Is this when you bend her over and tell her to brace?
 
You just have to ask for what you want in terms that are understood. "Please could I have a pot of boiling water, a teabag and a small jug of milk?".

The hard bit is people thinking that terms are the same the world over. They aren't.

I much prefer the English definition of "suspenders" than the American one though - on my wife, that is :)
It confused the local population greatly during our first American adventure.....asking them for water with our meal.....it took several attempts pronouncing water until we gave in and asked for 'Waidah'. lmao.
 
Different cultures , if you ask for tea you get sun tea. If you ask for sweet tea You get the Southern style sweet tea.

Hot tea is pretty rarely asked for....it is like two boys holding hands wrong....
local knowledge fair enough, but it's a bit arsebackwards!
The fact that it's already got a name 'sun tea', would suggest that it should logically be described as, um, 'sun tea'. Similarly southern style sweet tea, instead of sun tea with sugar, brewed tea with sugar, fuit tea.
You don't ask for a lamb chop in a restarant and expect to specify 'not one of the raw ones, please'.

and while we're at it, chips and crisps [ignoring the whole biscuit farrago]. The Kiwis & Straalians managed to balls it up by having 'chips'(room temperature crisps) and 'hot chips' (chips) (bloody fools, they had the right ancestry to get it right)
Perhaps everyone has been bamboozled by 'game chips' which are rounded, not oblong, but hot.
Or even casino chips, which are also round, but cold. And plastic.

Wood chips from an ax(e), adze (spelt 'adz' over there?) or chainsaw are more oblong than round, so no excuse there..

Sort out yer tea & chips problem and we'll think about it. there's literally no point in being blessed by being in a British club if you have faulty tea & chips.
 
local knowledge fair enough, but it's a bit arsebackwards!
The fact that it's already got a name 'sun tea', would suggest that it should logically be described as, um, 'sun tea'. Similarly southern style sweet tea, instead of sun tea with sugar, brewed tea with sugar, fuit tea.
You don't ask for a lamb chop in a restarant and expect to specify 'not one of the raw ones, please'.

and while we're at it, chips and crisps [ignoring the whole biscuit farrago]. The Kiwis & Straalians managed to balls it up by having 'chips'(room temperature crisps) and 'hot chips' (chips) (bloody fools, they had the right ancestry to get it right)
Perhaps everyone has been bamboozled by 'game chips' which are rounded, not oblong, but hot.
Or even casino chips, which are also round, but cold. And plastic.

Wood chips from an ax(e), adze (spelt 'adz' over there?) or chainsaw are more oblong than round, so no excuse there..

Sort out yer tea & chips problem and we'll think about it. there's literally no point in being blessed by being in a British club if you have faulty tea & chips.
Don’t forget the difference between “cookies” and “biscuits” either. The “fag” vs “ smokes” however might get you in trouble. The term **** would really attract some negative attention, I don’t even use it on this forum.
 
Don’t forget the difference between “cookies” and “biscuits” either. The “fag” vs “ smokes” however might get you in trouble. The term **** would really attract some negative attention, I don’t even use it on this forum.
Indeed.
I had some bloke come up to me in Noo Yoiwk and ask me if I had a spare butt! Being edumacated, I realised he wasn't asking about a large wine or water barrel, or a dedicated spot for game shooting. I am familiar with USA-style bottom descriptions.
I replied in the negative (who the hell has a spare arse? and even if you did, you'd keep it in the fridge for the day after a vindaloo & guinness party), you certainly wouldn't lend it to someone.

So he asked if he could smoke *my* butt!! the dog end I was holding was barely alight by this point as I harrumphed & spluttered all over it. I came over all queer, I tells ya!
I said 'Well, good day to you, sir. Good day, I say!' and marched off. Well, I was going anyway, the wind was fair whistling up the khyber pass, stood onthat corner in arseless PVC chaps....
 
Just think how posh you could be if you managed to get tea right at home.
Quite the opposite actually. People here are pretty thrifty and down to earth. The only time I make it rain is when it comes to hunting or firearms.

Trying to be posh out here is a great way to be labeled a douchebag. Making “Tea” your way would only fly if I was hosting a Brit. Then it would be just good hospitality.
 
Quite the opposite actually. People here are pretty thrifty and down to earth. The only time I make it rain is when it comes to hunting or firearms.

Trying to be posh out here is a great way to be labeled a douchebag. Making “Tea” your way would only fly if I was hosting a Brit. Then it would be just good hospitality.
Only in the USA would drinking tea be neither thrifty nor down to earth... You lot do know tea bags are about 3-4p don't you?
 
Indeed.
I had some bloke come up to me in Noo Yoiwk and ask me if I had a spare butt! Being edumacated, I realised he wasn't asking about a large wine or water barrel, or a dedicated spot for game shooting. I am familiar with USA-style bottom descriptions.
I replied in the negative (who the hell has a spare arse? and even if you did, you'd keep it in the fridge for the day after a vindaloo & guinness party), you certainly wouldn't lend it to someone.

So he asked if he could smoke *my* butt!! the dog end I was holding was barely alight by this point as I harrumphed & spluttered all over it. I came over all queer, I tells ya!
I said 'Well, good day to you, sir. Good day, I say!' and marched off. Well, I was going anyway, the wind was fair whistling up the khyber pass, stood onthat corner in arseless PVC chaps....
I don’t doubt it. Granted NYC would be like going to a foreign country for me. The accent just grates on my ears. Although the Jewish Deli’s and New York style pizza would be worth it.
 
Only in the USA would drinking tea be neither thrifty nor down to earth... You lot do know tea bags are about 3-4p don't you?
It is the way you drink it Draz. You guys basically pull some Harry Potter shit when you make it. I have been drinking tea all my life, it is a cheap drink.
 
It is the way you drink it Draz. You guys basically pull some Harry Potter shit when you make it. I have been drinking tea all my life, it is a cheap drink.
Yup, it's a dark art, others will have their own methods:

Put tea bag in mug.
Pour freshly boiled water into mug.
Stir a few times.
Squeeze tea bag (but not too much) and remove.
Pour in milk to achieve desired colour.
Add sugar if wanted.

Total time: under 30 seconds.
 

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