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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    also as kid use to imagine Mormons to be like moomins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomins) i was disappointed to found that Mormons wasn’t group of hippo like trolls..



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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    also as kid use to imagine Mormons to be like moomins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moomins) i was disappointed to found that Mormons wasn’t group of hippo like trolls..



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    I have to admit, the thought was there, but wasn't going to say!

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    i was kid at time that was my excuse

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    The Moomins also appeared in the form of comic strips; their first appearance was in the London Evening News in 1954.
    Showing your age Russ?

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    I saw the moomins as a kid, and i'm not old.......unless the times have changed and anyone over 18 is now cloassified as old?.......

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Only joking.. I'm 19 now and remember some form of Moomins on Saturday morning TV at one point when I was a kid

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_

    As for not drinking, it is because of religious reasons (I am a latter-day saint, otherwise known as the mormons... has anyone heard anything about them? I love hearing what people have heard )
    Ha Bat! I know exactly how you feel. I`m a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends ..... not the game!!!!) and everyone seems to expect me to dress like the man on the Quaker Oats box. They seem disappointed that I look vaguely normal (if you half-close your eyes!).

    NB Quaker Oats have no connection with Quakers. It was a marketing ploy to play on the reputation we have for truthfulness and fair trading.

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Don't you have a style of kitchen named after your religion?

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Oh dear, I thought of that scottish guy in the field with the kilt, vest and shotput before I remembered it was the dude with the hat and cravat!!

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Your thinking of the Shakers, Chris.

    Anyway first the Amish now Mormons, are EduGeeks working their way through the denominations.

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Can't say that people in ICT aren't diverse in their religions or backgrounds!

    I still feel that unkempt hair is a must though!

    Horay for stereotypes!

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    What's really strange, is I'm going shopping tonight, and am really thinking of get some quaker oats!

    Damn subliminal advertising !

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    The following is a copy of two letters between Quaker Oats Company and an American Farmer:

    Dear Mr. William Lovett,

    I am the attorney at the Quaker Oats Company responsible for trademark matters. As you probably know, our company manufactures numerous food products, the most famous of which is oatmeal. In addition to having used the Quaker Oats name as our company name for close to 100 years, we have registered the Quaker name as a trademark.

    It was therefore quite a surprise to discover that you are operating a business under the name "Quaker Oats Christmas Tree Farm." Your use of our trademark is likely to mislead consumers into believing that your business is associated with the Quaker Oats Company. It is also likely to weaken our very strong trademark. In light of the foregoing, we hereby demand that you immediately stop all use of the "Quaker Oats" name…. While we would like to settle this matter amicably, we will take all steps which are necessary and appropriate to protect our name.—Sincerely, Janet L. Silverberg, counsel.

    Dear Janet Silverberg,

    My breakfast this morning—rolled oats by the way—was interrupted by the arrival of your letter via FedEx, which was delivered to us despite the fact that you have misspelled our company name which is Quaker OAKS Christmas Tree Farm. Our farm was so named because religious services were held outdoors on this farm under a great oak tree until about ten years ago when we were able to move into our new Meetinghouse on another corner of our farm.

    Our business is 100% owned and operated by Quakers. I suspect that your firm employs considerably fewer, if any, Quakers. We trace our Quaker ancestors back 320 years and they were mostly farmers, but I don’t know how many of them grew oats for your company. My guess is that you may be selling far more Lutheran oats, Methodist oats, or maybe atheist oats. Could your company be guilty of product source misrepresentation?

    We don’t know why you choose to associate your commercial products with our faith, but we supposed you feel there is some marketing value from it. If you were selling machine guns, roulette wheels or some other product offensive to our Quaker faith, we would be upset by the association, but since we find your products wholesome and enjoyable, we consider your use of our name a compliment. We invite you to visit our farm to verify that we are indeed Quaker Oaks Christmas Tree Farm. If you come in December, we’d be happy to sell you a tree! —Sincerely, William Lovett, Visalia, California.


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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    Isn't it the mormons who don't take any artificial stimulants - including caffeine as well - not just alcohol?

    They founded Salt Lake City, didnt they? So when did the religion cross the pond to this side then?
    This is all very interesting - have we any other people of different faiths? (jehovah's witnesses, wee frees, 7th day adventists? - apart from the mainstream lot of course)
    Have pagan connections myself - partner is Serbian othodox!

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    Re: The British psyche through use of smilies

    any scientologists?

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