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It's the UK or the United Kingdom or Great Britain or Britain NOT just England

Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Owen, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. green slime

    green slime Member

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    Touché! :)

    And I apologise to our UK colleagues if any have taken umbrage in my banter. I value people even if they shake a haggis & whiskey, a crumpet & tea, or the colonial beer & shrimp on a Barbie at me. America's kind of too big to define what they'd shake at me... and it's sort there already waiting for when you step off the airplane, no matter where you are...
     
  2. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Whoa there, I have too many teeth to be a klansman. Besides, they make prospective members take an IQ test. If the resulting score is to high, they are not allowed in.
     
  3. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    *Spits tea over keyboard at the very suggestion*
     
  4. KodiakBeer

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    I tossed a caber once, though I didn't actually toss it so much as trip over it, spraining my wrist and tearing some new pants. It was just laying there in the woods inviting anybody to trip over it. Can I be Scottish? I also once dated a Scottish girl, but she wasn't actually Scottish, she was Polish and they had changed their name to McCarthy because nobody could pronounce Mneerriinnhjjzliski or whatever it was when grandpa got off the boat. Still, I think it should count.
     
  5. Owen

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    We had a Polish-surnamed Captain , noone could pronounce it so he became Captain ''Three Zeds''.
     
  6. Coder

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    It was 'Limey', but not directly from the fruit, lime. It was from lime juice, because that was given to Britsh sailors to drink, as a precaution against scurvy, to which they were prone as a result of the diet enforced by long voyages without easy means of preserving food.
     
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  7. scipio

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    That is Irish!! Mac, Mc - gaelic for son of:

    or Polish, same difference.
     
  8. Owen

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    A chap at work was convinced we're called Limeys because when the GIs got off the troopships at Liverpool docks they got on the train at Lime Street Station .
    I had to tell him he was wrong, poor chap, he looked so deflated.
     
  9. urqh

    urqh Tea drinking surrender monkey

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    And no one mention king Billy....mongrals all...but mongrals with grudges
     
  10. lwd

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    One of my all time favorite history books is The Steel Bonnets goes into some of that complexity in a relativly small area. A fasinating and easy read. Wish the author had written more history books in addition to his fiction.
     
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  11. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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  12. KodiakBeer

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    It would have been ugly with all those deuce and a half's driving on the wrong side of the road. We'd have never got out of Torquay...
     
  13. redcoat

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    and can you imagine the problems when you came across your first traffic roundabout.
     
  14. Skipper

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    For the Southeners

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__kQX12S9YI

    and for the British

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33kZaftz8sE

    you guys all have nice dogs.
     
  15. GRW

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  16. Ben Dover

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    It's: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, actually...
    But that's like the full name.
     
  17. Owen

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    which I said in post #1, do keep up.
     
  18. CAC

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    Britain was refered to here as "the old country" - Am I missing something or did the USSR cease to exist circa 1991? They are Russians living in Russia these days...or am I going mad?
     
  19. Ben Dover

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    Igirisu is often interchange with Ingurando in Japan.

    To say I'm an Englishman, to say I'm British, Igirisu'll be the key word in both those statements; but not for saying I'm a Scotsman.
     
  20. Owen

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    if you're referring to posts #2 &#3 , we were on about WW2.
     

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