Poll: Do you have a pen pal?
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View poll results: Do you have a pen pal?
I do indeed!
9 7%
I do not, sir.
38 28%
I don't, but I'd like to.
35 26%
No, and it's staying that way.
53 39%
Voters: 135.
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#1
Do any of you have pen pals? If so, tell us about them (their country, how you came into contact etc). Share any pleasurable/horrendous experiences you've had with pen pals.

Personally, I've never had a pen pal, but I'd love to now. I've felt very lonely as of late, so as well as giving me some social stimulation, I could also (hopefully) learn about another country and its culture, as well as receive help on learning their language.

I'd love to have pen pals from all over the world, what countries would you like them from? Also, if any one is willing, I'd greatly enjoy sharing letters.

(By the way, if any of you remember me, and remember me saying I had left UG for good, I assure you this is a one-off occurrence. I think I'll go bloody mad if I don't have some one to talk to).
#2
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And no, I've never had a pen pal. The thought creeps me out a little bit. I don't need it either since I'm in an international school and people are from all around the world.
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#3
nah, i dont have one. I dont have the dedication to keep up the converse with them I don't think. Too much exam crap and stress and that, it just wont get done.

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#4
I'll be your Pen pal. Despite living in hartlepool, about 20 mins drive from you hehe
#6
Zomg it's Robbie!!!


I had a pen pal in like grade 6. I don't remember anything about him though.
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#7
I don't have a pen pal cause I'm too lazy, but I have a few (okay, one) friend from America I keep in contact with through messages over Myspace. Do it's kinda the same. Just using better technology.
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#8
Quote by samuwel
I'll be your Pen pal. Despite living in hartlepool, about 20 mins drive from you hehe


Omfg teh coolness i also live in hartlepool when not at uni!!!
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#10
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Omfg teh coolness i also live in hartlepool when not at uni!!!



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#11
I think a pen-pal who speaks a different language would be quite cool. Not cool like Fonzie, but cool like Einstein.

#12
I remember I had a pen pal and he sent me a letter. The spelling was fucking terrible so I didnt write back.
#13
Quote by samuwel
haha funky. its such a ****hole haha


Yes, yes indeed it is. I went to Eldon grove, High Tunstall (Tunny) then brinky 6th Form, then the art College. How bout you matey?

And to be relevant, in a way we are all pen pals here, so
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#16
ah cool. I started off at fens (best school in the town at that time. only coz i was there tho.) n then i went to school out of town, in norton. and i just started at english martyrs 6th form this year
#17
robbie?

robbie???

is that you?




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#18
Quote by IndieMetalhead
robbie?

robbie???

is that you?






I've missed you.

I placed a pen pal advertisement on a website and I've received a couple of replies. Whether or not they'll lead to the actual sending of letters or not I'm not sure though. I'm hoping my local post office will allow letters to be sent to them and then allow me to collect them, rather than them being sent straight to my house. I don't feel too comfortable giving a stranger my address.
#19
Quote by Robbie n strat
Do any of you have pen pals? If so, tell us about them (their country, how you came into contact etc). Share any pleasurable/horrendous experiences you've had with pen pals.

Personally, I've never had a pen pal, but I'd love to now. I've felt very lonely as of late, so as well as giving me some social stimulation, I could also (hopefully) learn about another country and its culture, as well as receive help on learning their language.

I'd love to have pen pals from all over the world, what countries would you like them from? Also, if any one is willing, I'd greatly enjoy sharing letters.

(By the way, if any of you remember me, and remember me saying I had left UG for good, I assure you this is a one-off occurrence. I think I'll go bloody mad if I don't have some one to talk to).


Robbie!!! UG's only intelligent user!

On topic, I've never found myself with a pen pal, though (like yourself) I would value the opportunity... something seems rather exciting about receiving a letter, which only happens to me when I address the envelope to myself

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#20
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I've missed you.


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#21
wow, you're back!

i have a penpal but we dont write letters or anything, we just chat on msn. that's all. i guess that might not be considered a pen pal. i'd like to have a pen pal that speaks french or lives in a french speaking country because that's what im currently studying
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#22
2nd person who made a goodbye thread then couldnt stay away from the pit..
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#23
Quote by Guitarist132
2nd person who made a goodbye thread then couldnt stay away from the pit..


I've seen that happen at least half a dozen times since I started coming here. This is the only thread I'm making though. I just want people to talk to, without having to use forums or networking websites.
#24
I had one in second grade. My handwriting's kind of sloppy now.
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#25
Hello

I used to have a Pen pal frmo Poland

..arghh what was her name!?


it began with "n"..ahw ell.

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#29
ahh yeah i remember you... knew it woudlnt last

i guess the people i talk to online which i met here could be counted as pen pals. from the great austin (Sqeeezie on here), i learned how to be a hick, and hay. thats about it...


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#30
i had a couple for school...

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#31
i met a girl this summer at this blues music camp/festival/week-long instrument lesson where i live(elkins,wva), but i havent gotten a letter from her in a while.
#33
Quote by Salted_Peanuts
**** NO! and its staying that way.




I don't have a pen pal because well, I never had one. I'm up for e-mail though
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#34
i had a pen pal for a few years. she came to australia to live for a year and that's how we met, and we kept in contact for quite a while after she went home to england. but yeah, eventually we just stopped writing. i dont know if i could be bothered writing a letter these days.

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#35
Robbie, You're back!

Eh, I've 3 pen pals in elementary school, but I forgot their names I think the first one from Montreal, I think, was Jeremy or something, then Philip and some other guy (forgot his name) from Australia.
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#36
i know a girl from wales who i met on a website thing like myspace. we talk all the time and im goin to see her soon!!
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#37
Welcome back, Robbie.

Unless people I only talk to in the internet count, I do not have a penpal. I mean, I have friends that I correspond with from the UK, Japan, Australia and China. . . But those are done by messengers, emails, or in-game /tells.

They do help me with the languages/colloquialisms from their areas, though. Maybe I do have penpals?
#38
Oh **** It's the legend himself. Well, I've only been here since Aug 06, but a lot of people seem to know you. (Did he miss A7Xowns?)

Anyway I do not have a penpal.
#39
Robbie you have to stay, you were always my favorite UGer for some reason.


I had a pen pal for some school thing in like 3 grade but that didnt last.
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#40
When i lived in south korea 3rd grade, my teacher gave us all pen pals to write to. He knew a teacher in florida so we were gonna be penpals with his students.

We went to the computer room and typed out an introduction and message. Our teacher sent them to the teacher in florida and his students picked who they wanted. This guy picked me and his name was the same as mine. We just talked about boring stuff and what we like to do.
Later on we had to send each other gifts. I was too nice and I bought him a small dragon statue and mini korean traditional mask. Weeks later our teacher came to class with a big box; it was the gifts from our penpals. Everyone got candy but he gave me this small box that was for me. I opened it up and inside there was one of these.

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