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FROSTY X RIME
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 7:08:27 AM

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the things about Great Britain


It may interest you.

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Hope123
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:06:12 AM

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Thanks, Frosty. Lots of other things I'd like to know about GB too. Maybe a "Meanwhile in GB" thread here?

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Romany
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:28:46 AM
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Why not?

Fire away Hope - there are probably enough Brits or living-in-Brits on the forum to cover questions about most things. Besides which - I'm still learning: I'd find it interesting too. (And maybe have some questions of my own!)
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Hope123
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:13:41 PM

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Meh. I meant for Brits to post interesting stuff happening there locally. Since I've never been there, I wouldn't know what to ask. I would never have thought to ask about the items on Frosty's link.

Well, a couple of questions... Do the English, Irish, and Scottish still "fight" each other? i.e. dislike?

My brother just a couple of weeks ago said that when he was in Ireland last year and was buying a lovely Scottish wool sweater, the clerk assumed he was American but my brother said he is CDN. The clerk said, "Same thing". My brother nicely and matter-of-factly said, "Just like the English and Irish". Or was it Scottish? Anyhow, the clerk said nothing more. Can I assume they still all don't like each other?

Are woolen items still a big industry especially in Scotland? Do they really not wear underwear under kilts - you'd think the men would get cold in that climate. Maybe kilts are for dress up and only in summer? Is cannabis legal?

(I'm putting a CDN flag on my luggage for sure on our trip to MX in a couple of weeks. lol. BTW - looking seriously at Portugal for a month in winter 2019 with six other couples if we can find good accommodation on the Algarve. We almost booked but there were some bad reviews that a beautiful property had not been maintained.)



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almo 1
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:03:41 PM
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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 11:10:07 AM

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Hope it's complicated, sometimes the relationship between the British and Irish is tense, sometimes it's friendly rivalry and sometimes we cooperate with each other.

Take the British and Irish Lions Rugby Union team, that sends a team selected from the best of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland to play nations such as New Zealand and Australia.

There is of course the weight of history, many Irish people have not forgotten the Potato famine and the horrible consequences of that time, and although the Canadians and Americans have been at war nothing on that scale has ever happened between them. The British and particularly the English are blamed for the many deaths that happened in Ireland and although in part it's true I think it was more a class thing than an English/Irish issue the poor people of the Britsh isles suffered at the hand of the rich in other famines and in the Highland clearances.

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Hope123
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 12:15:23 PM

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Thanks, Sarrri.

Sounds a lot like the French and English in Canada even today. Tense, friendly rivalry, and cooperation.

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