A bit about me;
I was born and raised in the town of Llanelli on the south coast of Wales. Outside of the UK it seems most people think of the whole island as England, when in fact there are four historic nations that make up the Island; Wales, Scotland, Cornwall and England. In Wales, more so than any of the other Celtic countries, even Ireland. We still speak the ancient language that existed before the Anglo-Saxon invasions of the 5th Century. I was 11 years old before I could speak English with any proficiency (There are some who say I don’t speak it yet)
I went to work for the local bus company, South Wales Transport, in 1971. It was only a stopgap until I could find something better. I’ve been involved with mass transit ever since. I worked as a bus driver, an assistant transport manager and, for a change of pace, as a tour bus driver based in London. I was living the happy, carefree life of a bachelor and loving it. “Fall into their arms but not into their hands” was my motto. Then an American woman, on vacation, caught my bus. Before I knew it I was married and living in Los Angeles, California. I should mention that my wife is a Native American, Apache nation. We have two boys, half Welsh and half Apache, I joke that they are going to grow up to be drunken fighting fools.
When I came here I decided to do what I have always done and I joined the bus company. I became a federally certified instructor and yes I teach Americans how to drive a bus. As an instructor I would often point out the importance of what we do. I believe and have always believed that mass transit is essential to modern civilization.
Now that I am reaching the end of my career as in public transport I am reaching for my long held dream of writing.
I have something to say and the conceit to believe that someone will want to listen.
Where to find Peter Freeman online
English Swear words and other ways to be completely misunderstood.
by Peter Freeman
The English language has a very unusual style of cursing. Some words are completely taboo while their synonyms are acceptable in the most conservative of churches. This book explores why this is so and how words that were originally in common use became "Foul Language" The book goes on to discuss the ways we all make fools of ourselves with "Slips of the tongue" but that's another "Fettle of Kish"
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