22 January 2016

Fulham

We are off to London in the morning. Gonna see The Tigers take on Fulham F.C. at Craven Cottage. Gonna see our lovely daughter Frances at Camberwell. Gonna have dinner in an Italian restaurant. Gonna drink some London beer. Gonna stay in a cheap hotel on Peckham Road. Gonna visit The South London Art Gallery on Sunday. Gonna discuss why "gonna" is an awful word. I forecast that we will win by two goals to one. Back on Sunday and here's another sickening word - "Ciao!"

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  1. You're "gonna " have fun.

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  2. Ah, you missed an opportunity there. I reckon (forecast) we are gonna win by two goals to one.

    Ms Soup

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    1. Drat! I shall try harder with my "gonnas" in future!

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  3. An Aunt of mine used to live in Finlay Street that leads down to Craven Cottage. Saturdays were a nightmare.

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    1. Now back from Fulham Cro... and what a nightmare it was for Fulham once again as we won 1-0!

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  4. The Aussie version is "gunna" but it probably sounds as bad !Sounds like you're gunna have a bonser weekend !

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    1. Bonser? No way Helen. I have never sniffed bonser in my life!

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  5. It sounds like you're gonna have a great time!

    I'm gonna spend the weekend watching the Aus Open tennis; and I'm gonna have a good time doing that. See youse later!

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    1. Is Murray gonna win or is Novak invincible these days?

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    2. I'm not a Murray fan, but I was cheering him on to win last night against Bernard Tomic. Tomic deserves to be brought down a few pegs...more than a few. I can't stand Tomic.

      It's a terrible thing not to cheer on a fellow countryman, but I'm not going cheer for Tomic just because he's an Aussie. I was happy to see him get beaten! Serves him right!! And that is that! :)

      I'd like to see Roger Federer win the Open...a true gentleman of the game of tennis.

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  6. I just hope they won them and won them proper.

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    1. PS. I hope the boys done good.

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    2. I am not a sick as a parrot Adrian! The boys did done good. We stuffed them London nancy boys.

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  7. Sounds like a fun-packed weekend. I hope your cheap hotel won't be too cheap for it to be reasonably clean.
    "Gonna" is a word I don't think I have ever consciously used. But there's nothing wrong with "ciao" - not if you speak Italian, anyway.

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    1. We have stayed in the hotel before Miss A. Clean and good value in a city where most hotels are massively overpriced.

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  8. Enjoy that fun-packed week-end - and hope your team win.

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    1. We won for Yorkshire Weaver...though I wasn't actually playing myself!

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  9. "Gonna" is right up there with "would of" in my opinion. Perhaps I will compile a Lexicon of Linguistic Horrors. Then again, perhaps not.

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    1. "Would of" is something I've come across in a book recently, and sometimes I even see it on native speakers' blogs... I fear such a Lexicon of Linguistic Horrors would fill very quickly, and for some people, it would merely reflect their everyday writing and speaking.

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    2. I hate the imported Americanism "standout", as in "Bob Brague is a standout blogger". To me he is simply outstanding.

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  10. You're gonna have a great time!

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    1. Driving on The South Circular Road was certainly not a highlight of our London experience but when Hull City win away, the entire world seems rosier.

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  11. Having a lot of friends who are Scottish Italians 'ciao' is in common use in my world. It's no worse nor better than 'cheerio' or whatever one choses to use.

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    1. I have no objections to Italians using "ciao" but it irks me when non-Italians use the word to appear cool and trendy.

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  12. Well you almost forecast the score correctly, but top of the league can't be bad. Sticking with Steve Bruce after relegation was a very good move.

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    1. ...And he stuck with us. I hope Man Utd don't poach him as I am 100% confident he would do a far better job than The Dutch Coconut-head has been doing at Old Trafford. What a muppet!

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    1. Fulham F.C. 0 Hull City 1 (Hernandez penalty)

      HURRAY!

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