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photoblog image This is So <s>British</s> English!

This is So British English!

 

I probably said it a hundred times during our England trip in May.

(Chris always had to correct my usage of British.)

Ledbury, England


Have a great weekend wherever you are.



This is So British English!

 

I probably said it a hundred times during our England trip in May.

(Chris always had to correct my usage of British.)

Ledbury, England


Have a great weekend wherever you are.



comments (45)

I had the same problem too. Took me a while to know that I may not use England, GB and the UK interchangeably. Great weekend to you too!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's nice to know I'm not the only one, Ayush. smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Jun 2012, 01:19
That sturdy stick should hold him steady of the footpath starts bucking and heaving, Ginnie.

I suppose a Scot would have a different coloured cap, and a Welshman would have black coal-dust smeared on his cheeks.
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure that's why I was always corrected, Ray. One should know these things, of course. smile
Love the boots and the walking stick Ginnie... your selective colour treatment is perfect....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. The thing is, this really IS so English. grin
I've never tried selective colour treatment... I like it here.
Ginnie Hart: Selective coloring is fun, Jacquelyb. I'd probably do it more often if I could get away with it. HA! smile Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Jun 2012, 04:42
Wonderful selective colouring.
If this was Holland/The Netherlands, he would be wearing klompen.....
TGIF wink
smile I love all those Wellies... even the Queen has them, handmade to her seize of course and I even think there is a crown on them?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2142893/Queen-smiles-dons-wellies-Royal-Windsor-Horse-Show.html I never saw the Queen's smile so big, warm feet I assume.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. Klompen for the Dutch and wellies for the English. I love it. smile And yes, I love it whenever I see the Queen in her wellies. So chic.
  • Marie LC
  • United States
  • 1 Jun 2012, 06:23
Very nice work Ginnie. I can not do this kind of work partial desaturation. Good weekend to you also !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. If you knew how to do it, you would find it very easy! Merci.
Great processing Ginnie! Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeth.
That is very cool processing. Great shot as well.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2012, 07:01
He looks to be the genuine article Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure he is, Chris!
looks pretty british to me hahahaha.. english? we are all english, english is a language tongue nice shot!!!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Don't kid yourself, Elaine. grin Thanks.
Why is this soooo English I wonder... I still like the capture though
Ginnie Hart: It's definitely not Dutch, Chantal, right? smile Bedankt.
bien mis en valeur ce Mr avec sa canne qui doit ĂȘtre soit un paysan ou un retraitĂ© qui aimait les jardins
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, l'Angevine. Able to take a leisurely stroll at this time in his life! Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Jun 2012, 07:35
Hmm- yes, the wellies- but our farmers on the weekly market could look like him, the selectively coloured man ( wow, I'm not able yet to do selective colour treatment - no photoshop) -I esdpecially like the left side of your picture: the almost abstract looking lines of windows and doors!
Ja, ook een prettig weekeind toegewenst- ik ben ook op vakantie over enkele dagen.
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Philine. He looks quintessentially English to me. smile I love the look.
Blimey farmers in blue ... Now that's a novelty.
Ginnie Hart: The thing is, Richard, I don't even know if you're being sarcastic. grin
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Jun 2012, 08:09
You have taken the trouble to get it right, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! It may have taken a few times but I think I finally got it. grin Thanks, Lisl.
100% English Farmer
Ginnie Hart: I'm learning about these things as I go, Bill. smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Jun 2012, 08:15
All he would need is a sheep dog
Ginnie Hart: Actually, I think you're right, Vintage. smile
But of course Ginnie. How could ya? I have a pair of those boots, best for winter birding English made, bought in Oakham. Great shot & treatment.
Ginnie Hart: These are things we learn as we go, Juan Carlos. smile Thanks.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 1 Jun 2012, 09:20
Wonderful use of selective coloring here. Love the relationship you captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Marcie. smile
That chap works for H J Pugh! I rather like to think that they are a firm that clean sewers.
Ginnie Hart: I figured someone would know who they are, Chad! smile
Great typical British capture well worked Ginnie hope you enjoyed your stay over here and had good weather.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. We had GREAT weather the entire time. No one could believe it! We love our times in your country, really!
This is a great effect Ginnie, really brings the focus to your intended subject! Enjoy your weekend too smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Martin. For me he really stood out like a sore thumb! grin
A fine shot and colour pop Ginnie, and yes, it is very ENGLISH (shouting intended) smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. I am learning to love ENGLISH. smile
Lovely Ginnie. You,ll have to do one of a typical Dutch farmer so we can compare.
Ginnie Hart: HA! As Astrid says, the Dutch farmer would be wearing klompen. grin I love it. Thanks, Janet.
Ha, the old chap looks more like a Scottish to me.
Who knows, maybe he's Irish?!
I guess, British would be a safer term to use? Ha.
Ginnie Hart: I figured British covered everything, LC, but the English want to be very specific! grin So while in Rome.....
He looks as if he has just stepped out of the pages of a country life magazine, Ginnie. With your excellent use of selective colouring you've put him center stage. Well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you you, dear Beverly. This was fun. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Jun 2012, 14:05
Yup, I always thought the English is not so comfortable with the other tribes in the union they coerced them into.

If you see a person wearing the Union Jack as underwear, would it be typical British or typical English?

Could an insider be the person telling me what is typical "some group of people" or is it an outsider that will do the grouping. If you are typical "some group" isn't it exactly because outsiders classify you so?

The British insider will know differences between the different nations on the island. The can distinguish English, Scots, Irish and I will never be able to do so. Take for instance the name Jones - definitely Welsh (sometimes).

Just thinking out loud. I would say he is a typical farmer ...
Ginnie Hart: Typical farmer, indeed, according to Chris. But then, all the other Brits...what would they say??? HA! I love it.
British or English, he certainly leaps out of the screen with your treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I have to laugh, Fred, because I had no clue there was this specificity when it came to Brits. HA!
Nice colour picking, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Indeed Ginnie. Great use of selective colouring here!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Richard. Merci.
  • Antoine
  • Antoine
  • 1 Jun 2012, 16:26
Superb composition. Colors are very beautiful. Excellent work Ginnie. Have a lovely evening Ginne. Amicably Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 1 Jun 2012, 17:37
It seems to be looking for his sheep smile Great selection couleuirs. Nice evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I can hear the conversation now: "You didn't happen to see a bunch of sheep walk by, did you??" grin Merci.
The old codger certeinly does look English.
Ginnie Hart: Inderdaad, Wim. smile
I bet the older fellow feels special... smile
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope so, Larry, because he is! smile Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 1 Jun 2012, 19:33
a fine selective coloring applied in this street scene.. nice work.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Rian.
Very nice picture!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Victoria. Tack.
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 1 Jun 2012, 22:26
...I've seen a few Irish farmers looking like this too...but a (rather oldish) rose by any name.
Ginnie Hart: In that case, George, would it be okay to say he looks so British...or to be politically correct, "so Irish." HA! smile
Fine processing, Ginnie. (BTW, if the other bloke's name is Pugh, he'd probably be Welsh not English, but would be British as well. From the UK!
Ginnie Hart: Since we were close to Wales...in fact, on our way there...it wouldn't surprise me if he WAS Welsh, Graeme. So when you don't know, I'm guessing "British" would be more correct?! smile
  • Geoff
  • Australia
  • 2 Jun 2012, 00:09
Right down to the way he's looking at you too! Have a great weekend Ginnie! smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! All the English nuances start coming out of the woodwork! smile Thanks, Goeff.
hehehe cool!
loved his boots wink
Ginnie Hart: Those boots are the dead give-away, Joshi, right? smile Thanks.
A very English shot indeed. Glad Chris was on hand to prevent a diplomatic incident! Cheers, St.George.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dave. Chris made sure I didn't put my foot in my mouth more than once. grin
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Jun 2012, 02:25
Very old English ;-)
Ginnie Hart: I love it, Cherry...old or new! smile
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 3 Jun 2012, 07:03
Good processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar. Gracias.
  • Barbro
  • Sweden
  • 3 Jun 2012, 09:44
British or English, a very fine looking chap he is, all the same. But he seem to have lost his flock of sheep.You are absolutely sure he is not Manx?
Ginnie Hart: HA! I think he's asking around...to see if anyone has seen his lost sheep. HA! I love it, Barbro.
Ooops... I would also have said British. why shouldn't we?

I agree with the typical English... and I love that it is!
Ginnie Hart: I think using the Bristish word would always be correct...except to an Englishman. HA! Thanks for stopping by, LCT.

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