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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Shamu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2023 at 11:18am
Don't be nervous about your English its perfectly fine.
Better than My French, possibly because I Leaned it from Belgian & Picard truck drivers in Aisne!Star
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sds Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2023 at 6:06am

thank you for your encouragement!

Trying to speak English properly, it is hard work!

But it's a real pleasure because it allows me to enjoy the forum more and appreciate the contributors!

Only one wish : to be fluent 

(and shoot the Lee Enfield Thumbs Up)

Regards

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2023 at 2:59pm
I dunno...when I was in Normandy 5 yr ago the gendarmes I spoke to used perfect english. By perfect I mean NO accent of any type, the use of our typical coloquilisms (ie: yeah,whats up? etc).
& here I was trying my best to speak "French" with my little bit of Canadian french. (They even told me " Your proboly better off speaking English...cuz yer French sucks!)    
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If you can speak "Southern" you are all set. You will be assimilated if you can drink shine and call out a Rebel Yell.
Always looking for military manuals, Dodge M37 items,books on Berlin Germany, old atlases ( before 1946) , military maps of Scotland. English and Canadian gun parts.
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My girlfriend, when I lived in France was taking "English as a foreign language". Her oral (English) teacher was from Brooklyn, NY so she spoke English with a Brooklyn "toity tree & too toids" & "Its a toitle, moitle" Brooklyn accent.
I, speaking "Brizzle" accent/dialect Probably didn't help much either.Cry
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"I particularly like the Lee Enfield 22lr, n° 2, 8 & 9, I dream of a real n° 7, but I'm not sure I'll be able to find it as they are so hard to."

Welcome from Canada

Have you considered importing a No7 from Canada. There are lots here, and Canada don`t want us to have guns Unhappy, so it should be easy to get one out of here.
Mind you they tend to be a bit pricey.

Cheers
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