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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:36:30 AM

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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:47:45 AM

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:) Really funny.

Thanks for the good stuff, JJ.



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Hope123
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:26:38 AM

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Thanks, JJ. Applause

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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:38:23 AM

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Funny - especially the first one.
The countries ARE England, Scotland and Wales. The nation is the UK.

However, I don't really understand where the ones about making eye contact on the bus and saying hello to people in the street came from - maybe I belong to a different culture, but those are normal things to me. Made lots of friends on the bus.







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almo 1
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Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:19:30 AM

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Drago, Hugh Laurie is really young there!

Why not retake Canada? Oh yeah, you want to get away from the French! Whistle

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almo 1
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:32:33 AM
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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:57:08 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Funny - especially the first one.
The countries ARE England, Scotland and Wales. The nation is the UK.

However, I don't really understand where the ones about making eye contact on the bus and saying hello to people in the street came from - maybe I belong to a different culture, but those are normal things to me. Made lots of friends on the bus.


It a trope that many people n London don't make eye contact or talk with strangers on the tube or the bus.

I think it's a big city thing, I have heard similar things said of New Yorkers.

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DiZee
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 11:58:42 PM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Funny - especially the first one.


This is gold
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 12:27:31 AM

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DiZee wrote:
This is gold

I thought it was brilliant! Very good humour.


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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 6:01:47 AM

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Romany
Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 1:04:31 PM
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Drago, Sarries, -

I guess they're all just a play on stereotypes:and - OUTSIDE of England - the one about Londoners being stolidly oblivious to their neighbour/fellow passenger/...EVERYONE, is still alive and well as a stereotype.(Also still in currency in some places,is the one about how men in London all either wear bowler hats or are Pearly Kings)

I've never noticed any difference in the behaviour of Londoners to that of people from Little-Hamsted-in-the-Wold, myself. But after a lifetime of hearing it you just shrug and smile...and satirize.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017 6:41:35 PM

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Romany wrote:

Drago, Sarries, -

I guess they're all just a play on stereotypes:and - OUTSIDE of England - the one about Londoners being stolidly oblivious to their neighbour/fellow passenger/...EVERYONE, is still alive and well as a stereotype.(Also still in currency in some places,is the one about how men in London all either wear bowler hats or are Pearly Kings)

I've never noticed any difference in the behaviour of Londoners to that of people from Little-Hamsted-in-the-Wold, myself. But after a lifetime of hearing it you just shrug and smile...and satirize.


Romany I have family in Newcastle, well Seaton Delaval actually, and Scotland and it is noticeable the difference there on the buses and the Metro, people do smile and talk to each other much more than here down south.

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Romany
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017 1:46:05 PM
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I guess then, never having been any further North than Warwick myself, that I just find people in England generally friendly and helpful and always ready to at least pass the time of day?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 8:14:04 AM

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Romany
Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:09:47 AM
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Thanks JJ - gave me a giggle!
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 9:16:48 AM

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Romany wrote:

I guess then, never having been any further North than Warwick myself, that I just find people in England generally friendly and helpful and always ready to at least pass the time of day?


It might just be that your sunny personality is much more approachable than mine.

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Hope123
Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 10:22:14 PM

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Romany, And our GG got heck! It's just not done, says the Telegraph. Idiots. It is just human kindness. She's not 20 anymore. I'd love to hear her take on it. She doesn't want to fall and break a hip any more than any other human.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/20/canadasgovernor-general-breaches-royal-protocol-ensure-queen/

I'm saying all this tongue firmly in cheek. Whistle





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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 7:57:15 AM

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Hope123 wrote:
It's just not done, says the Telegraph. Idiots.

I'm not sure that 'idiot' is the word I'd use.

No-one involved had any problem with it - why should some mealy-mouthed media hack complain?

Standard media tactic. Take any situation and add whichever of the following which can be squeezed into it:
Blood
Death
Shock
Controversy
Violence
Criminality
Immorality

It's a surprise that they didn't say that he was being investigated for sexual assault.


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Hope123
Posted: Sunday, November 05, 2017 9:02:43 PM

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Drago, perhaps I should have said the singular media hack is an idiot and not used the plural meaning the paper. I shouldn't do that as not all journalists or papers are "mealy mouthed". The choice of the word was me being "nice". Whistle

Love your last statement!

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