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#209506 - 02/11/13 12:52 PM English contributors?
SamDottore Offline

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 14
Loc: West Sussex, UK
I noticed with disappointment, that fewer, if many at all, people from the UK, than from the North American or Australian continents, seem to be sufficiently interested in our great shared language to contribute to this website's valuable efforts in celebrating its richness.

Is my pessimism misplaced? I do hope so.

Does anyone have any comment?


Edited by SamDottore (02/11/13 12:55 PM)
"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" - 'Abandon all hope, ye who enter'.
Dante (Durante degli) Alighieri, "La Divina Commedia", "Inferno", c 1308-1321

#209509 - 02/11/13 01:31 PM Re: English contributors? [Re: SamDottore]
LukeJavan8 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/23/08
Posts: 8046
Loc: Land of the Flat Water
Spread the word around by email. You'll get responses.
Wish more would join the site. According to the banner
we have 8218 members, but under 25 respond on the site.
Most are looking for things, I guess, and many just want
to learn from Anu. But how many don't know of sites like these?
----please, draw me a sheep----

#209512 - 02/11/13 03:52 PM Re: English contributors? [Re: SamDottore]
jenny jenny Offline

Registered: 06/05/10
Posts: 1554
Loc: Lower Aberdeen, Mississippi
SamDottore; I think most Brits are, for some unfathomable cultural reason, very private folks. And many others there are pseudo-intellectual snobs.

But as for the .000000003 percent who are English and post on Awad; they are the best of England and they are the very salt upon God's green Earth. smile

#209517 - 02/11/13 05:22 PM Re: English contributors? [Re: SamDottore]
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 10537
Loc: this too shall pass
as to these forums, there were once several Brits who contributed mightily here; but they pretty much all decamped during some previous unpleasantness, yonks ago, although Rhuby has come back to be a regular poster and maverick returned recently for a brief spell - can't say why none seem to have joined of late.

#209520 - 02/11/13 05:52 PM Re: English contributors? [Re: tsuwm]
Rhubarb Commando Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/13/11
Posts: 1075
Loc: Lancaster, UK
As a significant fraction of the .000000003 percent, may I lift my hat to you and say, "Thank you, jj, for your kind words!"

And tsuwm has it right. I'm also not sure why this forum doesn't appeal much to other Limeys. This is, of course, from its very nature and origins, a very American place and we Brits are a rather insular race, Might be something to do with living on an island, despite one of our own, major poets declaring, roundly, that, "No man is an island, entire of himself ..." Well; what's done is Donne, I guess.
I'm immortal until proven otherwise


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