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Jokes/Interweb Things Thread, What does it mean to be british? in Fun Stuff; erm.. who mentioned anything about hate? I certainly didn't.. and I certainly dont.. which is why im (or at least ...
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    erm.. who mentioned anything about hate?
    I certainly didn't.. and I certainly dont.. which is why im (or at least will be in a few months) married to my english partner and my son was born in England..

    So "hate" is a rather strong word IMHO..

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    I must admit I despise the scottish attitude of "anyone BUT the English" that is dominant north of the border as much as the next guy... but heck kerrymoralee9280!

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    I think the issue here is the tensions that are running high over the whole 'wanting to become independent' thing.

    Many don't understand the argument to become independent, as the English financially support the Scottish and Welsh, so them turning around saying 'we want independence' is kinda a kick in the teeth.

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    Can i draw everyones attention back to the thread's prefix of "[JOKE]" and ask we cease and desist this Scottish/English slanging match please?

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    Yes a very good point. Must be monday rage going around :-)
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 21st April 2008 at 11:51 AM.

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    localzuk: the sooner they're devolved the sooner we can all become part of Europe what better way to get around the ‘should Britain be part of Europe’ question than to get rid of Britain ;-)

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    Yeah the EU - this is the only time you'll catch me waving a blue flag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Can i draw everyones attention back to the thread's prefix of "[JOKE]" and ask we cease and desist this Scottish/English slanging match please?
    yeah cos you all know that wales is the best

    c'mon how many baftas did you win last night?

    harry hill doesn't count because he is technically half fruitcake and half bananas

    i have arguments with the missus over the fact that i'm welsh
    despite the fact that i was born in yorkshire
    which isn't part of england BTW
    its an independent nation state, so nyer!
    no matter what she says - or you lot think for that matter

    boils down to a little word that can't really be translated into english
    hiraeth - roughly means a longing/desire for the homeland
    so whilst i've got it i'm a gog
    even though i live in south wales
    althought the clan came from wrecsam
    which isn't part of liverpool
    even though they've all got scouse accents now
    and you can buy dead cheap car stereos & hubcaps

    goddamn that coffees good, mmmmmmmmmm rocket fuel
    off to lie down in a darkened padded room
    before i fall off my tangent completely


    neb

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    Some thoughts:

    For as long as "being british" is perceived as drinking tea with a bowler hat on / smashing up foreign coffee shops while attending european footy matches / <insert your stereotyped perception of choice>, i'll stay Scottish thank you very much.

    I'm not particularly fond of haggis or bagpipes, but i do like wearing a skirt on formal occasions.

    I don't hate the English, in the same way i don't hate Colombians or any other geographical group of people based on that fact alone.

    I don't have any great desire for Scotland to become independent from Britain.

    Now, back to the thread...

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    There aren’t football hooligans in Scotland? (or do they not smash up European coffee shops as their teams never get there :-))

    Cookie Monster runs for cover :-)


    Everywhere has their silly quirks "drinking tea with a bowler hat on" in England "Putting pies in a deep fat fryer (WTF) in Edinburgh i'm not really sure what being British is but i do live here so i'm British.
    Last edited by cookie_monster; 21st April 2008 at 02:15 PM.

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    Yes, well in America when you say you are from England, they ask if you are from London or Edinburgh? WTF?

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    Oh dear it's becoming one of those threads again. I wonder how long before it is locked?

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    Come on guys and gals, it was a JOKE topic as the prefix says and as has been said further up the page!!! PLEASE take it that way, I was not trying to start UK War 3 between the member countries of Great Britain. Monday should be a day where we can all LOL lots being 1st day back after a weekend

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    Where is a mod with a big shiny padlock when u need one?

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    Well, no-one has made any more comments since the first person mentioned 'joke'... So I wouldn't have thought it were necessary.

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