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Originally posted by grad_student
The relationship between guard and parliament official in formal settings is a very formal one. I would expect the guard to behave in proper military fashion and using purposefully causal language could be considered out of line in a military discipline sense.
Originally posted by Odium
This is a joke, it really is the word "mate" is not an offencive word however in Oxford I got to see something shocking today. Something I have never seen today.
Groups of white - middle class - suit wearing business men were walking down the High Street and singing;
"I'd rather be a Paki, I'd rather be a Paki, I would rather be a Paki then a Jew." and I am not talking 2 or 3 I'm talking a whole group of 30 or 40 people. (If not more.)
Who I later found out [while speaking to two] that they were British born, Church of England worshipping people. Chanting that for several hours. :|