Originally posted by scotsdavy1
BBC television is full of repeats and fatcats in their corporation get bucket loads of cash plus all the Jimmy Saville perverts plus the others who worked for them made me refuse to pay my licence fee.
I was the mug who paid it monthly by direct debit and stopped it only to find it is paid up until August! Talk about a liberty! No more will I give them a penny from now on.
I can easily watch on demand etc that is not live and legal so they can't touch me on that one.
As for the TV programmes, I watch about 90% American shows all the time from the Internet as ours are rubbish at best of times.
You'll have noticed most of that is there readily available for children to watch. Often people tell me they dont show such things before 9pm, but they do, because they show trailers with the gory bits all through the day.
Originally posted by MrJohnSmith
Interesting that a lot of contributors to this post are noticing that it is o.k. to show blood and gore, but there is a wariness of naked bodies or sex, whatever the context....
I get harassed by U.K. T.V. licensing every couple of years, they don' t seem to be able to accept that I don't have a T.V. and remind me of the consequences of not having a license !
I await their visit ! ( Though they haven't so far...)
Originally posted by woogleuk
All of these devices, according to the TV licensing laws, require me to own a TV license as they can all be used to watch TV as it is being broadcast.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by woodwardjnr
What do they call creatures like the good old Cyanistes Caeruleus?
On the subject of funny words - I once got in trouble here on ATS (almost got banned because of the resulting argument) for calling Tony Blair a spineless "pussy".
Turns out, an American Mod thought it was vulgar and erotic language for describing lady parts, whereas in the UK a "pussy" is someone who displays cowardly behaviour - It eventually got ironed out by FredT I believe who informed his fellow American of the "cultural differences"...
Originally posted by Chauserable
Interestingly, the phrase Titbits, has now generally been amended to Tidbits Worldwide due to American discomfort in a word that contains the word 'Tit'.