So now we'll never know who "Old and cold" is. Sure, we all have our suspicions but we won't know for sure. And yes, I could log into the Boardhost admin area but I don't know if I even have the details any more. I have the password written down. Let me try...
Yeah, it works. My last login was like nine months ago.
I'll be damned, it wasn't our favourite louche woman. It seems to be somebody in the US. Maybe she used a proxy. But would she really use a proxy just to post here? Does she even know how?
This appears to be somebody who never posted here before. But whatever. Thank you for your interest in the future of This is Yesterday -- The Message Board.
I believe that the site thisisyesterday.com (domain and/or hosting) is due for renewal in July. I was planning on moving it to a cheaper hosting provider but I kept saying, "I'll do it later. I'll do it later" and now the time draws near. I'll probably look into it in June.
So excelsior to you, my unknown compatriot. How are things in the Land of Oportunity?
You know, when I left, George Bush Jr was the president. Was that even his name? Junior? Well, you know who I mean. I missed the entire Obama administration.
I don't even know what popular culture events I missed. The rise and fall of pop boy bands. The final episode of Friends. The Pink Panther remake and the sequel. The rise of bath salt usage.
So much has changed. I wouldn't have the first clue how to a get a cellular phone. I don't even think that they call them "cellular phones" any more. I think that they call them "mobile phones" now. It's crazy.
You know what else? I don't think that they say "line" any more. They say "queue line" now. It's redundant but it's a mis-judged attempt at using a word that they only have a vague familiarity of. It's a term used in the UK, of course, but in the US it started to pick up steam after Netflix used the term "queue" on their website or whatever. "Your Netflix queue". I don't even know what Netflix is. I've never used it. But that's why the term started to get used.
I've often said that immigrants maintain the language to a greater extent than do those who don't move abroad. I said this in the context of Americans speaking a version of English that's more similar to what, for example, Shakespeare spoke. And all of the English kids would try to shut me down. "Oi, shut yer gob, ye wanker!". Yeah, great English, faggot.
But I've lived it. I've seen this phenomena in action. I have a firm grasp of what American English is as opposed to British English. I don't intermingle the two. I speak British English to British people and, should the opportunity arise, American English to American people. It's because I moved that I have this idea of "American English" is supposed to be as opposed to "British English".
But the people who didn't move changed the language. This has happened in both the US and UK, of course. Madness.