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Over here Dude, a ball park is a designated area where people, usually our kids, play baseball. Was that too hard to figure out ?

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Well I think I "worked it out".
Over here in the "old country" the only people who play baseball are US servicemen/women and their families on USAF "bases" (actually they are RAF airfields on loan) and we natives don't have much access to them. We used to have a similar simpler children's game called Rounders but I don't think that happens very often now. Parks are places with grass, trees,flower beds and sometimes lakes and often have signs saying "No Ball Games Allowed". Kids are baby goats. I'm still searching for the post by member "Dude" you are replying to.
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Re: What sort of word is that?"

hey Nathan - how in 9 posts you can make such an opinion amazes me.
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Parks are places with grass, trees,flower beds and sometimes lakes and often have signs saying "No Ball Games Allowed".
In the interests of balance :

When I was at school, Reading Football Club's home ground was Elm Park. Sandown Park is a horseracing venue.

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In the interests of balance :

When I was at school, Reading Football Club's home ground was Elm Park. Sandown Park is a horseracing venue.

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I dectect a Libran here Harold. I always thought that ball park meant approximately but could be wrong. We can all be sniffy about American expressions, me included but you would only have to tune in to Eastenders which is broadcast frequently on BBC 1 to see and hear English massacred by the script writers.

I suspect that those people who are apparently anti-American are really scared sh*tless by the thought of a buffoon with a big mouth and a big Nuclear Button as the leader of of the USA. I am.

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you would only have to tune in to Eastenders which is broadcast frequently on BBC 1 to see and hear English massacred by the script writers.
The thought of that makes me shudder.

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Such a friendly group of Old Dudes on here so tolerant of other countries, languages and cultures. Hard to believe Canada is still part of the Commonwealth. I was told by a buddy this was a friendly site despite the its UK title but wow that was such bad info. Youre really just a bunch of isolated intolerant Old Dudes living in the past and care nothing for any other cultures. No doubt when you guys leave the EU the rest of Europe will declare 3 days of celebrations.

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Oh dear, you don't seem to have understood that this thread is intended to be light hearted and not intended to be taken seriously. It was started by one of our Australian members (Australia is a Comonwealth country too) and our British sense of humour relies heavily on irony etc which is frequently not understood by people from other cultures. The two big cheesy smilies in my post were intended to indicate that I was not being serious.
The English language has evolved over many centuries and continues to evolve at an increasing rate. It now contains inumerable words and expressions from other languages and cultures around the world and ultimately is the richer for that. Modern instantaneous communication due to the internet and social media etc.have accelerated that evolution exponentially and if anything this thread is an acknowledgement of that.

For what it's worth I have relatives (from two generations back) in Victoria BC and when I have visited them I have heard slightly disparageing remarks about the "loud Y'alls" from the south who invade them in the summer for vacations and mutterings about the fact that all Canadian govrnment paperwork etc.has to be bi-lingual because the residents of one province speak a different language.

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Keep cool matey, we ARE a friendly bunch here. No wish to cause offense other than to Ozzie cricketers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Oops only mentioned that once, might have got away with that..
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Keep cool matey, we ARE a friendly bunch here. No wish to cause offense other than to Ozzie cricketers,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Oops only mentioned that once, might have got away with that..
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Who would have thought that a bunch of convicts and rabbits could be so dangerous with cricket bats?
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Who would have thought that a bunch of convicts and rabbits could be so dangerous with cricket bats?
It's not the convicts I worry about. Most of them have since gained useful employment. Of the remainder, we'll call them the wabbits, continued in their nefarious ways and became so powerful that they now hold such absolute power that they insist others are made to do as they are told and not allowed to do as they, the wabbits do? I believe that in the good ol' USA one even had his own TV wannabbee show and has now become a magician / Fakir. This particular wabbit has since become known as the Hocus Potus man.

Maybe I'm being naive, but one can hope it's just another piece of fakir type news?
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Who would have thought that a bunch of convicts and rabbits could be so dangerous with cricket bats?
Their players were better than ours. Outrageous tactics! Just what you might expect from excolonials!

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Their players were better than ours. Outrageous tactics! Just what you might expect from excolonials!

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It's not the convicts I worry about. Most of them have since gained useful employment. Of the remainder, we'll call them the wabbits, continued in their nefarious ways and became so powerful that politico's? I believe that in the good ol' USA one even had his own TV wannabbee show and has now become a magician / Fakir. This particular wabbit has since become known as the Hocus Potus man.

Maybe I'm being naive, but one can hope it's just another piece of fakir type news?
Well at the end of an insanely hot 47C day (= now! ), I'm reminded of. Noel Cowards, "Mad dogs of Englishmen go (played) out in the midday sun", but all jokes aside I did feel sorry for Joe Root who wound up in hospital with sunstroke. I was amazed that more players didn't join him.
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....All jokes aside I did feel sorry for Joe Root who wound up in hospital with sunstroke. I was amazed that more players didn't join him.
I often wonder about the wisdom of holding sporting events at times and in places where there is a very good likelihood that conditions will be extremely punishing for competitors.

Whether it be playing cricket in temperatures of 50 C, running an Olympic marathon in the Greek midsummer, (as opposed to the Bleak Mid Winter), or playing a football world cup in Qatar during high summer, I can only think the timings must be for the benefit of the governing bodies (working in their air conditioned offices) rather than for the athletes themselves.
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