One month in BLF

G’day lads

When I was in primary school circa early ’70’s I lost my dads flashlight while fetching a bucket of water in a public well in the Philippines. It was silver coloured body with forward clicky. It also had an extra button for momentary flash. If its on for over 5 minutes it just dies off.
Now I live in Australia and call flashlight a torch. :slight_smile:
For the past month in BLF Ive bought:

XM-L T6 Zoomie from Aleto
Solarforce X2 SS compact AA for gifting
Solarforce M6 XM-L2 SS Head and Tail for gifting

  • above lights I have received with very fast shipping

Small Sun ZY TO8 XML t6
XinTD C8 XM-L2 U2
T6 Bicycle headlight for gifting
Olight i2 XP-G2 R5 for gifting
Convoy C8 XM-L2 (two of these)
Mini cree XPE 20lm (7 of these) for gifting
Trustfire mini 01
XP11 XM-L T6 Magnetic
7w 300 lmZoomie (10 of these)_ for gifting_
Klarus P2A XP-G R5 for gifting
Maxtoch SN6X-2X
Maxtoch DX21
awaiting delivery on above.

Oh before I forget I also bought 3x Skyray Kings 4 emitters inc batteries on Ebay for $29. Seller turned out to be a fraud but I got my funds back from Paypal.
Also tried to buy from Meritline with a 3 emitter 4x 18650 description for $29. As it sounds too cheap, I emailed 3x before shipping to double check their description. After 4 days and 4 emails they said product description was wrong and I got refunded.

I hope to learn how to stop buying torches one day as my original goal is how to mod.

Cheers from Downunder

welcome to BLF :bigsmile:
sometimes i do really wonder why there is a different between UK english and US english like torch (UK) and flashlight (US)?
anyone can explain???

I usually compromise and call them lights. But they’re torches really. :stuck_out_tongue:

And welcome to the BLF Lightsaber.

an educational video :bigsmile:

thanks :beer:

It's nice of you to join us, Lightsaber!

UK English = formal/conservative
US English = informal/uneducated redneck/bogan
Prepares a flame proof suit for ensuing replies :wink:

Hi and welcome Lightsaber. All l can say about buying torches is good luck. There is plenty of very clever members here who are only to willing to help budding modders.


Welcome, Lightsaber!
That’s an impressive collection you already got there! :smiley:
At least for me modding is way more satisfying than buying so I would highly recommend that you give it a try! :slight_smile:

I’m no expert on languages, but I guess it’s easy to imagine for terms originated after the British settlement.
While they are quite close from an outside perspective, you have still different culture areas that coin terms through different associations.
In this example, the British used the word for another stick-like hand held light source, while the Americans found the attribute of the light being only able to emit light for a short time more incisive.
Language is a living thing. :wink:

Welcome to the forum lightsaber. Cool name by the way.

Hopefully, your orders were placed after the recent shipping problems.You probably already know this, but make sure to watch your orders and place PP disputes before the 45 day window elapses on them.

Can I be your friend? :slight_smile:

All in jest and make sure you have your sense of humour turned on :slight_smile:

Dear Citizens of America,

In view of your failure to elect a competent President and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective immediately.

Her Sovereign Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will resume monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories (except Kansas, which she does not fancy), as from Monday next.

Your new prime minister, Gordon Brown, will appoint a governor for America without the need for further elections. Congress and the Senate will be disbanded. A questionnaire may be circulated next year to determine whether any of you noticed.

To aid in the transition to a British Crown Dependency, the following rules are introduced with immediate effect:

1. You should look up “revocation” in the Oxford English Dictionary. Then look up “aluminium,” and check the pronunciation guide. You will be amazed at just how wrongly you have been pronouncing it.

2. The letter ‘U’ will be reinstated in words such as ‘colour’, ‘favour’ and ‘neighbour.’ Likewise, you will learn to spell ‘doughnut’ without skipping half the letters, and the suffix “ize” will be replaced by the suffix “ise.”

3. You will learn that the suffix ‘burgh’ is pronounced ‘burra’; you may elect to spell Pittsburgh as ‘Pittsberg’ if you find you simply can’t cope with correct pronunciation.

4. Generally, you will be expected to raise your vocabulary to acceptable levels (look up “vocabulary”). Using the same twenty-seven words interspersed with filler noises such as “like” and “you know” is an unacceptable and inefficient form of communication.

5. There is no such thing as “US English.” We will let Microsoft know on your behalf. The Microsoft spell-checker will be adjusted to take account of the reinstated letter ‘u’ and the elimination of “-ize.”

6. You will relearn your original national anthem, “God Save The Queen”,
but only after fully carrying out Task #1 (see above).

7. July 4th will no longer be celebrated as a holiday. November 2nd will
be a new national holiday, but to be celebrated only in England. It will be called “Come-Uppance Day.”

8. You will learn to resolve personal issues without using guns, lawyers or therapists. The fact that you need so many lawyers and therapists shows that you’re not adult enough to be independent. Guns should only be handled by adults. If you’re not adult enough to sort things out without suing someone or speaking to a therapist then you’re not grown up enough to handle a gun.

9. Therefore, you will no longer be allowed to own or carry anything more dangerous than a vegetable peeler. A permit will be required if you wish to carry a vegetable peeler in public.

10. All American cars are hereby banned. They are crap and this is for your own good. When we show you German cars, you will understand what we mean.

11. All intersections will be replaced with roundabouts, and you will start driving on the left with immediate effect. At the same time, you will go metric immediately and without the benefit of conversion tables… Both roundabouts and metrification will help you understand the British sense of humour.

12. The Former USA will adopt UK prices on petrol (which you have been calling “gasoline”) – roughly $8/US per gallon. Get used to it.

13. You will learn to make real chips. Those things you call french fries are not real chips, and those things you insist on calling potato chips are properly called “crisps.” Real chips are thick cut, fried in animal fat, and dressed not with catsup but with malt vinegar.

14. Waiters and waitresses will be trained to be more aggressive with customers.

15. The cold tasteless stuff you insist on calling beer is not actually beer at all. Henceforth, only proper British Bitter will be referred to as “beer,” and European brews of known and accepted provenance will be referred to as “Lager.” American brands will be referred to as “Near-Frozen Gnat’s Urine,” so that all can be sold without risk of further confusion.

16. Hollywood will be required occasionally to cast English actors as good guys. Hollywood will also be required to cast English actors as English characters. Watching Andie MacDowell attempt English dialogue in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” was an experience akin to having one’s ear removed with a cheese grater.

17. You will cease playing American “football.” There is only one kind of proper football; you call it “soccer”. Those of you brave enough, in time, will be allowed to play rugby (which has some similarities to American “football”, but does not involve stopping for a rest every twenty seconds or wearing full kevlar body armour like a
bunch of Jessies – English slang for “Big Girls Blouse”).

18. Further, you will stop playing baseball. It is not reasonable to host an event called the “World Series” for a game which is not played outside of America. Since only 2.1% of you are aware that there is a world beyond your borders, your error is understandable and forgiven.

19. You must tell us who killed JFK. It’s been driving us mad.

20. An internal revenue agent (i.e. tax collector) from Her Majesty’s Government will be with you shortly to ensure the acquisition of all monies due, backdated to 1776.

Thank you for your co-operation.
John Cleese

That's real funny stuff. Needed the laughs today. Thank you.

I want to know why the first syllable of "Schedule" and "School" sound so different over there.

Thanks heaps for the welcome. :slight_smile:

John Cleese is a legend. Isnt he the twin of Rowan Sebastian Atkinson? :slight_smile:

Yes dchomak you can be my friend. Will add you on my Christmas list. :slight_smile: