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    Wassail!

    Hello, Just wanted to introduce myself since it is the polite thing to do.

    Shillingford is a family name, I work as a small office clerk in a small town in north Georgia (the state not the country) and revel in all things "English".. Since the Welsh bit is rather more recent and I'm pretty sure he viewed himself as an Englishman regardless. .. my family is very recent to the USA, having only come here after the war.. which I personally view as a mistake but not much I can do about it since I'm far too much.. well.. not brown... to live in England according to their immigration laws. So in that light I'm something of an Orphan with very few ties to the US.. the passport is a lovely shade of blue though..

    I generally don't concern myself overmuch with Politics since, in my experience it just leads to acid reflux...I'm more concerned with furthering my own research into my genealogy and furthering my admittedly self taught education. Self Improvement I feel is a worthy goal in lieu of the alternative world improvement which is sadly a bit beyond my grasp. I prefer not to consider this a defeatist attitude so much as a realistic one..

    I'm not currently a member of any re-constructionist organisations though I am weighing my options. And at some point I'm hoping to move, I just cannot take the general nepotism bible-thumpers (please no offence to any Christians.. I like to keep a live and let live attitude towards religion) and general disregard of enthusiasm towards the enunciation of all the syllables in a word any longer.

    My likes include, Reading Fiction and non fiction.. primarily in the form of Adventure/Fantasy and Historical Fiction novels.. and huge amounts of non fiction no matter how mundane.. While I'm not going to claim to be the only person in my state to have willingly read the entire Domesday book.. I will claim to be the only person in my county to have done so. I also have an amateur interest in Home Brewing, both ales and meads though my first few experiments have not been terribly successful.. thankfully there are quite a few equitable micro-brews available!

    I try to pick out and use at least one new word from the Oxford English Dictionary to use each day until I've worked my way through the whole thing.

    Cheers for now,

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    Have a warm welcome here at Skadi Forum, Shillingford. If you have any questions don´t mind to ask.

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    Welcome here I hope you enjoy yourself.
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    Hello Shillingford - I'm a new member here too and also interested in words and proper pronunciation and grammar! My pet peeve is the misuse of apostrophes, but I am a bit pedantic!

    Hope you enjoy it here!

    By the way, I forgot to ask if you had read the viking novels of Robert Low - I think they are very good!
    Last edited by SpearBrave; Sunday, June 20th, 2010 at 01:25 PM. Reason: Combined post

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