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English contributors? #209506
02/11/13 05:52 PM
02/11/13 05:52 PM
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West Sussex, UK
SamDottore Offline OP
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SamDottore  Offline OP
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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?

Sam

Last edited by SamDottore; 02/11/13 05:55 PM.

"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" - 'Abandon all hope, ye who enter'.
Dante (Durante degli) Alighieri, "La Divina Commedia", "Inferno", c 1308-1321
Re: English contributors? [Re: SamDottore] #209509
02/11/13 06:31 PM
02/11/13 06:31 PM
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Land of the Flat Water
LukeJavan8 Offline
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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----
Re: English contributors? [Re: SamDottore] #209512
02/11/13 08:52 PM
02/11/13 08:52 PM
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J
jenny jenny Offline
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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



Re: English contributors? [Re: SamDottore] #209517
02/11/13 10:22 PM
02/11/13 10:22 PM
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Posts: 10,538
this too shall pass
tsuwm Offline
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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.

Re: English contributors? [Re: tsuwm] #209520
02/11/13 10:52 PM
02/11/13 10:52 PM
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Lancaster, UK
Rhubarb Commando Offline
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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.


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