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British...............or not..............??

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Hilts, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Hilts

    Hilts Member

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    Prompted by a discussion on another forum, are you British or English/Scots/Irish/Welsh?

    Given that it's six nations time as well, I declare, I'm English, pure and simple. No way do I see myself as British. I have Scots and Irish roots but what's British? Scots I get, Welsh too but what is british............? St.Georges flag is my flag, not the Union one.

    Nope, I'm an Englishman and sign myself in as such wherever I go apart from the U.S. of A where they refuse to accept it............funny that eh..........?

    Didn't the Yanks have a war about that kind of thing............:confused:
     
  2. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    We had one and settled the issue, how many did you have? And you are still arguing the matter?
     
  3. Hilts

    Hilts Member

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    I spoke to some folks down Texas way............they weren't covinced it wus settled.

    Unions are nomally forced on folks.
     
  4. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    On a more serious note, can we afford hyper tribalism.
     
  5. Hilts

    Hilts Member

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    Tribalism? No.

    More 'localism' yes.

    I mean. you guys do the 'Taxation without representation' thing don't you? Is that tribal?
     
  6. Poppy

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    Half of me came from Wiggan England in 1903. The coal miners here actually named the land they were living on as "Little Wiggan", which was close to Lethbridge... So do I qualify as English? I promise to speak in a proper accent. "Oy, I am gobsmacked". " Bloody 'ell", etc.
     
  7. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    stuff that . . british? english? scouse and proud of it.
     
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  8. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    As in "scouse me, that's my beer you put your cigar in ole boy"?

    I've never referred to the portion of my lineage that came from the British Isles as British, just Scottish and Irish but mostly Irish. They came over with the Hessians to fight the Patriots and decided to stay when it was all said and done.
     
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  9. C.Evans

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    Youse guys are even more confusing than the GERMANs can be. I had always wondered how you guys felt about that? and I guess ill be able to continue to wonder about it? :lol::lol:
     
  10. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    My Irish side came over looking for fresh potatoes and ended up building railroads. My "Hessian" side came over reluctantly, considerably later than their predecessors, without weapons (1942).
     
  11. luketdrifter

    luketdrifter Ace

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    My Irish side came for potatoes as well. My Scottish side talked us down and told us to find whiskey. I win.
     
  12. formerjughead

    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    I call Bull Sh*t! there is no way an Irishman is going to need be told to go find whiskey; that'd be like telling a fish to go find water.
     
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  13. luketdrifter

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    The Irish in me were looking for potatoes. They got hammered on Guinness and were hungry.
     
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    formerjughead The Cooler King

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    Makes sense.....I bet that was the real cause of the Potatoe Blight; they had the munchies and were eatin' em faster than they were growin' em. I love potatoes.
     
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    Welsh, bit of Paddy and can I claim Scouse I adopted Liverpool FC, as a place I would like to live 33 years ago does that count! ..... and British em dont know about that...........
     
  16. Richie B

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    What does it say on your passport ?

    Mine says "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"

    Whatever you may think - England is not an independent country.

    Regards

    Richie
     
  17. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    your passport makes you a citizen of the eec old chap...united kingdom in words only..no body seems to want a united kingdom anymore..the politicos here and abroad have done their job well..divide and rule and insert a big wedge...uk no longer exists we are becoming a clutch of federal states..theres no way back.
     
  18. Hilts

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    'Yet'. one day, one day.................;)
     
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    I'm English through and through, I Fly the St Georges cross every year on St Georges day and it will also be flying tomorrow when England play in the six nations against Italy
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Oh I'm British...except when the Scotland rugby team are playing!:p
     

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