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New Guy Here - mike3121 - 05-01-2012 01:36 AM

New guy. I like MI-5 its great except for the ever changing cast. Just when I get to like someone BAM! their toast.

I'm an American and live in Vancouver WA within eye sight of the now dormant Mt. St. Helens.

I cringe every time when I see the name "Spooks." When I was growing up near Detroit, Michigan "Spooks" was a racial slur akin to the "N" word. And to see it written is kind of unnerving. No wonder in the US it's MI-5.

RE: New Guy Here - Silktie - 05-01-2012 05:42 AM

Hello mike3121, and welcome to the forum. Smile

RE: New Guy Here - pookster - 05-01-2012 08:56 AM

Hi mike3121. Welcome to the forum.

RE: New Guy Here - Nitrus - 05-01-2012 01:16 PM

Welcome to SF! Smile

RE: New Guy Here - A Cousin - 05-01-2012 02:22 PM

Welcome, Mike!

I hear you about the title. It is a bit jarring to our Midwestern ears at first, but I find that I got used to it. It helps me to think of American English and British English as two completely different languages! Big Grin Now, I can't help but refer to it as "Spooks" and "MI-5" feels wrong. Odd.... Huh

RE: New Guy Here - Tea Lady - 06-01-2012 07:39 AM

Welcome to the forum. Smile

RE: New Guy Here - Beatriz - 06-01-2012 07:16 PM

Welcome!!!!! Smile