HossC

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  1. BOSS sings BASS - (a claim from "Daisy's Song")
  2. Here are the crossed flags from "One Armed Bandits". I don't remember seeing them in other episodes, although they may be visible in other Georgia episodes.
  3. Ray YOUNG played Dell Webber in "The Late J.D. Hogg"
  4. Peaches
  5. Speaking personally, I'd generally consider myself English. Each of the countries in the UK has their own identities and accents, and people usually identify with one rather than all of them. Maybe that would change if I was further from home, since we all travel on a British passport. Of course, there are exceptions, such as sporting events where we compete together as a British team, e.g. the Olympics. I'm only ever European during the Ryder Cup . The terms America and USA are pretty much interchangeable if it's where someone comes from. Obviously the word American could refer to anyone from the Americas, but I don't think I've ever come across someone from another country calling themselves American.
  6. Great UNCLE Hosiah
  7. RANCE - (one of the guys who delivers the ROBOT in season 7)
  8. PATCH Loring - (one of "Snake" Harmon's gang)
  9. "Meet" might be an exaggeration. I think I only got there half an hour early, but got lucky with the site I picked. With about 10 minutes to go, the stewards unexpectedly opened a barrier which took us to the edge of the area they were going to be walking around. After that it was just a case of sticking out your arm and hoping they'd shake your hand when the time came. After the walkabout, Charles got to try his hand at hurling with one of our local champions who's known as King Henry. The newspapers liked that in their captions.
  10. As you can imagine, that's been debated for years. The last poll I can find seems to indicate that just over 70% of the UK want to keep the Queen. Prince Charles is heir to the throne, but he's now 68, so he may let the job go to one of his children (if there isn't a referendum). Charles and Camilla visited here earlier in the year, and while I got to shake their hands, I didn't get a chance to ask about his plans for the future .
  11. I know it hasn't been a great year for you, MM, but thanks for keeping this place going.
  12. Roman Catholic is certainly the largest single religion in Northern Ireland. According to Wikipedia, just over 80% of the population are Christian, with roughly half Roman Catholic, and Presbyterian in second place. Here in the Republic of Ireland, about 80% are Roman Catholic. What I find sad about Northern Ireland in the division between the groups. I was in Belfast about a year ago, and found all the people really friendly. I didn't care what religion or allegiance (unionist or nationalist) the people held. While I was there, I did the tourist bus tour, and got to see the so-called "peace lines" - 18 foot barriers which separate the two halves of the community. Building walls really shouldn't be necessary in the 21st Century.
  13. Hobie, I'm originally from England, but I've been living in Ireland for well over a decade. Over here, I'm in the south, and your family (County Down) would be from the north! The island of Ireland may be a good bit smaller than the USA, but you'll still find a good variation in phrases around the 32 counties.
  14. Others may feel differently, but I don't think the UK has a single person or group that's analogous to the Founding Fathers. The original basis for the British constitution is the Magna Carta, which was agreed by King John and signed back in 1215. It's been revised since, but parts of the Magna Carta made it into the United States Constitution. If you stopped people in the street, I'm sure they'd be able to name plenty of kings and queens. Most school children learn about Henry VIII and his six wives (divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived). Queen Victoria's reign lasted for over 60 years, and included a time when the British Empire expanded to include India and parts of Africa, so her influence was felt around the world. What you have to remember about kings and queens is that they're hereditary, i.e. not elected, so their influence on the country has been decreasing for a few hundred years. Queen Elizabeth II could technically veto new laws, but her role is largely ceremonial. She does, however, represent the country as a non-political figurehead. In more recent years, the younger royals have taken on more global causes, e.g. Princess Diana led a campaign against land mines, and Prince Harry has been the leading figure behind the Invictus Games. I don't know how many of the names on my lists are familiar to you (I had to look up two or three of the people on the banknotes), but they include a good selection of architects, scientists and literary figures who've shaped the country. I guess Benjamin Franklin fulfills that role within your Founding Fathers.
  15. MUSCADINE wine - (Hobie's drink of choice from "Bye, Bye Boss")