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The Close is a tv show that I might have seen an advert for once or twice (or more) possibly in BBCs twitter feed otherwise on 1 of the few occasions where I turn on the TV at my parents.

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Since the Political Thread is currently busy discussing Martin Freeman's haircut (and far be it from me to interfere with that ;) ) I'm hijacking this thread. 

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Considering all that's going on right now, he might have a point there. :unsure: 

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... and a Happy New Year!

By the way, I like your cover photo  :sherlock:  did you add it recently?

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Yes, indeed -- a very happy New Year to everyone east of the Atlantic!   :cheers:

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I contracted a stomach flu the day after Christmas, so I kinda missed New Year's Eve.  And then I had to work early in the morning on New Year's Day, which was not much fun at all.  Blah.

 

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If it helps any … you didn't miss anything. Most overrated holiday on the calendar, imo. :smile: 

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31 minutes ago, J.P. said:

I hardly know what weekday it is… scratch-head.gif

Er … it's the weekend, dear. :P  35o46Bs.gif
 

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2 hours ago, J.P. said:

I hardly know what weekday it is… 

 

1 hour ago, Arcadia said:

it's the weekend

That's a bit of a fine point, though.  @J.P. when an American says weekday, they mean as opposed to the weekend -- for example, Thursday is a weekday but Saturday is not.  An American expressing the same idea you did would say "I hardly know what day of the week it is."  I have no idea what British (or other) usage might be.

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British usage may (or may not) be the same as American in this case, but they're different just often enough to trip the unwary.

Like if I said my boss was wearing just pants and a vest, I think most Americans would picture him in two parts of a three-piece suit (plus of course shirt, tie, shoes, etc.).  If a British person said that in the UK, however, people would think he was wearing only his underwear!  I believe that in order to express what I meant they'd say trousers and a waistcoat.

You don't generally need to worry about that sort of thing, though.  Most people in either country are aware that there are differences and will make a good-faith effort to understand.  That doesn't necessarily stop us from making jokes, though!

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Won't stop me, that's for sure. :P 

See, here's a joke right here!

Helium walks into a bar and asks for a drink. The bartender says, "Sorry, we don't serve noble gases here." Helium doesn't react.

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Okay.

 

The electrons were having a party, when without warning a bunch of protons came and attacked them.

Just as suddenly, a hero arrived and saved the electrons. Amazed and grateful, the electrons cried, "Thank you, thank you! But who are you ??"

The hero replied:

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"Bond. Covalent Bond."

 

(Hey, don't blame me, I don't write this stuff, I just steal it off the internet.)

 

 

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