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Discussion in 'WW2 Forums/Forces Postal Service' started by Otto, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Otto

    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Received: 25 April, 2018
    From: London, England, UK

    Inexplicably delivered about a month after it was sent, Slipdigit sent this during his recent trip to Europe. It's notable that Slipdigit's card is marked with a "mental health awareness" stamp, but I'll let you readers draw your own conclusions on why his card was marked as such.

    Whatever the mental state of the sender, it was nice to see the Union Jack sitting in my mailbox when I collected the post. Rule, Britannia!

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    Remember to check the WW2 Forums/Forces Postal Service Map for a look at our growing list of all WW2F/FPS submissions.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I needed mental help after looking for the mailbox I posted this card into. Mailboxes are sparse in the central part of London. I found this one near Westminster Abbey.

    We had a grand time in London, with the added bonus of getting to see @Owen and his dear family.
     
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  3. Owen

    Owen O Patron  

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    Regarding mental health & Royal mail.

    From June 2017.
    Rethink Mental Illness


    Today marks the launch of a partnership between Mental Health UK and Royal Mail. Over the next three years Royal Mail will work with three charities as part of a strategic commitment to mental well-being.

    and
    Welcome to Royal Mail Group
    Breaking the silence on mental health
     
  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah, Owen, I am going to give you a hard time about this card.

    The two I sent from Nederland dang near beat me home, even the one I mailed from Rotterdam after we got back from London. Whereas, the London-posted card took a month to get to Otto's mailbox. What's up with that? Did you haul it around in your postie lorry for a week or two before unloading it?
     
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    Owen O Patron  

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    Probably delayed cos you didnt put USA at the end of the address.
     
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    And some gopher probably didn't know "tx" is TEXAS.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Don't you know? The republic of Texas is a nation unto itself, any international letter should be delivered there without question or further clarification.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Picking up the whole Texas mindset, eh? Next time I talk to you, I want you have this accent.



    You have a lot of work ahead of you. Play attention to how she says Sprite. Flattens out that I.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    Doesn't sound that bad, but maybe we're all just atuned to it now through films and tv.
    My brother's fourth wife is a Texas gal originally. Don't know how long she's been in North Carolina.
     
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    What are "G M shoes"? :cool:
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist Patron  

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    What you wear in the G M. :p
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Dang Canuck,

    Gym shoes, shoes you wear in a gymnasium.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Her #9 question, "What do you call it when the it is raining and the sun is shining?" is mostly a Gulf Coast thing, heavily in Alabama, Mississippi and some in Florida and Georgia.

    The answer would be "The devil is beating his wife."
     
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    Oliver Hardy, who was from Georgia, used that expression. I heard it in Maryland, too, that state still being fairly Southern in some parts.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    My son recently said "Yes ma'am" to a lady who asked him if he wanted a cookie. Texas is already having it's impact.
     
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    That is the correct response, how else would he reply?
     
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    "Yes please"?
     
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    You're obviously not suthun. Yes Ma'am is the only proper suthun response.
     
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    Otto No More Half Measures Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    It brought a smile when I heard him say it. More amusing is hearing locals wrestle with the name "Ottavio" when he introduces himself.
     
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    Well, why didn't she say that? BTW, I am no Canuck. I don't finish my sentences with "eh". Although, if my hearing keeps going south (no pun intended), my sentences may end up starting with "eh?".
     

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