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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 06:32 AM
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Originally posted by hab22


3). Why else celebrate St. Patricks Day, but ignore St. George's Day.



Same as the English then?




posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:01 AM
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First, let's get things strait: Americans are not only the citizens of a Federation Known as the USA. As a Canadian, proud subject of HRH The Queen, I find it offensive when people say I'm somehow linked to the USA, just because I'm American; so are the Mexicans, Brazilians, Cubans, and so on. America, better, the Americas comprise various countries, with various cultures, languages, and customs. In one sentence, Americans are not necessarily citizens of the USA.

Second, to the citizens of the USA, traveling throw Europe: Stop pretending to be Canadians, and stop stitching our Flag on your backpacks.

Now, to the point: I have lived in the UK for a couple of years, having studied at Oxford. I know almost all of England, Wales, Jersey, and the Isle of Man, like the back of my hands; never managed to know Scotland, or Ireland, but that will change soon.
My eldest daughter is currently studying in England, and my youngest will study there, when she's old enough. I am presently in the process of exchanging a house in the Algarve, which I never used, with a nice Victorian, in England, preferably near Reading, Exeter, Bath, Cambridge, or Oxford (anything to avoid London traffic). Just nursing a broken leg, and a couple of teeth, from an Ice Hockey game...then I'll start looking at properties.
I simply Love the UK, my passion in indescribable, and uncompromisable, I consider myself as being partly British, and proudly so.

My official residence, and the place I call Home, at least until my father passed away, Is in Long Island, NY. I consider it, like most of New England, as a part of the UK, at least culturally, and even politically. The only difference being, we drive on the right side of the road...just kidding


So, very soon, I will see all my UK friends, and have a place to call home, there.

There is something very special about those Islands in the middle of the Atlantic!!!



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:18 AM
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we accept all... we adhere to the constitution which is designed to protect the people from aristocrats and pave the way for the american dream, all are welcome here... history is history and that is that, how we came to be is important yes, least we not forget... this is a new era and a new world.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"

Being an American is not a difficult thing.



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:27 AM
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Ameri = "laborious"

research and study of history is in order...



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by dragonridr
how quickly there willing to tell someone to sod off.

well we here in America and our Labor force have only one response to that... foad well


edit on 2/8/2011 by Cosmic.Artifact because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 11:59 PM
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We love the British, bad teeth and all.



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by coastalite
We love the British, bad teeth and all.


And we love the US, obesity and limited intelligence and all.



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 12:47 AM
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Originally posted by CerBeRus666
First, let's get things strait: Americans are not only the citizens of a Federation Known as the USA. As a Canadian, proud subject of HRH The Queen, I find it offensive when people say I'm somehow linked to the USA, just because I'm American; so are the Mexicans, Brazilians, Cubans, and so on. America, better, the Americas comprise various countries, with various cultures, languages, and customs. In one sentence, Americans are not necessarily citizens of the USA.

Second, to the citizens of the USA, traveling throw Europe: Stop pretending to be Canadians, and stop stitching our Flag on your backpacks.

Now, to the point: I have lived in the UK for a couple of years, having studied at Oxford. I know almost all of England, Wales, Jersey, and the Isle of Man, like the back of my hands; never managed to know Scotland, or Ireland, but that will change soon.
My eldest daughter is currently studying in England, and my youngest will study there, when she's old enough. I am presently in the process of exchanging a house in the Algarve, which I never used, with a nice Victorian, in England, preferably near Reading, Exeter, Bath, Cambridge, or Oxford (anything to avoid London traffic). Just nursing a broken leg, and a couple of teeth, from an Ice Hockey game...then I'll start looking at properties.
I simply Love the UK, my passion in indescribable, and uncompromisable, I consider myself as being partly British, and proudly so.

My official residence, and the place I call Home, at least until my father passed away, Is in Long Island, NY. I consider it, like most of New England, as a part of the UK, at least culturally, and even politically. The only difference being, we drive on the right side of the road...just kidding


So, very soon, I will see all my UK friends, and have a place to call home, there.

There is something very special about those Islands in the middle of the Atlantic!!!


Your not an American. Only citizens of these United States of America can claim the title of "American". Your a Canadian, the descendants of conquered french colonist's and exiled traitorous colonist's that betrayed their own kin in service to the evil British crown.

Also, why would any American want to travel to Euro-land when we can go to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and perhaps even China/Vietnam without incident.

I have only met 1 Canadian I actually thought was a decent human being in my life, you fit true to form to what is to be expected from the northern fridge.



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 01:41 AM
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that wasn't very Jedi...

edit on 2/9/2011 by Cosmic.Artifact because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 01:57 AM
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Originally posted by korathin

Originally posted by CerBeRus666
First, let's get things strait: Americans are not only the citizens of a Federation Known as the USA. As a Canadian, proud subject of HRH The Queen, I find it offensive when people say I'm somehow linked to the USA, just because I'm American; so are the Mexicans, Brazilians, Cubans, and so on. America, better, the Americas comprise various countries, with various cultures, languages, and customs. In one sentence, Americans are not necessarily citizens of the USA.

Second, to the citizens of the USA, traveling throw Europe: Stop pretending to be Canadians, and stop stitching our Flag on your backpacks.

Now, to the point: I have lived in the UK for a couple of years, having studied at Oxford. I know almost all of England, Wales, Jersey, and the Isle of Man, like the back of my hands; never managed to know Scotland, or Ireland, but that will change soon.
My eldest daughter is currently studying in England, and my youngest will study there, when she's old enough. I am presently in the process of exchanging a house in the Algarve, which I never used, with a nice Victorian, in England, preferably near Reading, Exeter, Bath, Cambridge, or Oxford (anything to avoid London traffic). Just nursing a broken leg, and a couple of teeth, from an Ice Hockey game...then I'll start looking at properties.
I simply Love the UK, my passion in indescribable, and uncompromisable, I consider myself as being partly British, and proudly so.

My official residence, and the place I call Home, at least until my father passed away, Is in Long Island, NY. I consider it, like most of New England, as a part of the UK, at least culturally, and even politically. The only difference being, we drive on the right side of the road...just kidding


So, very soon, I will see all my UK friends, and have a place to call home, there.

There is something very special about those Islands in the middle of the Atlantic!!!


Your not an American. Only citizens of these United States of America can claim the title of "American". Your a Canadian, the descendants of conquered french colonist's and exiled traitorous colonist's that betrayed their own kin in service to the evil British crown.

Also, why would any American want to travel to Euro-land when we can go to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and perhaps even China/Vietnam without incident.

I have only met 1 Canadian I actually thought was a decent human being in my life, you fit true to form to what is to be expected from the northern fridge.


As the US was founded by the British, doesn't that make you the traitors to your British heratige?
Just asking.



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 02:33 AM
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the United States was founded by Jedi !

you don't know what you're talking about.

convert today ! before you're speaking Urdu...
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posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 02:41 AM
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Originally posted by CerBeRus666
As a Canadian, proud subject of HRH The Queen,


Mate, we're not even proud of the Queen!


Don't see why Americans wouldn't like us, they probably at least get a few more of the the classy ones haha. Not like Europe.. now THEY don't like us, for good reason too! All they ever see of British culture is 'LADS ON TOUR LADS ON TOUR WHO ARE YA'



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes

Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
oh come on! There has been a notorious mutual disliking between the Irish and the English for hundreds of years. Just look at the plantations, fighting etc that has occurred, of course some bad feeling would be left behind.


LOL.

That was hundreds of years ago !

You never suffered from toiling in the plantations, so why are you bringing it up again ?!

Talk about clinging on to the coat-tails of others !


Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
Yeah lots of Irish guys support premiership football teams, its a sport, im not a fan of football but isnt the premiership teams considered the best, with the best players from all over the world and with international owners and managers?


So why don't these Irish guys support their local teams ?

Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne... The list of Dublin clubs goes on...


Yes, the Premiership is considered to be the best league, along with La Liga ( the Spanish league ), in terms of quality, so why are these cowards in Ireland ''supporting'' the English teams ?

Talk about being unpatriotic !


If I was Irish - which I'm not - then I'd make a point of supporting my local football team, rather than one I'd seen on English telly.



Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
It is quite funny tho when you see a guy wearing a 'Man utd' or Liverpool' jersey spouting off about the English
, and it does happen, unfortunatley.


LOL.

You know the score, Lady T !


But, if you inform these knuckle-draggers in Ireland, that the team that they claim to support is English, then I doubt that they'll change their modus operandi...



Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
Well, at least our two nations are getting along much better these days :-)


Just as long as we support the same football teams in our countries !...


Sherlock why are you pissing on us Irish like that for no reason? What does it matter if we support teams from the Premiership? Why does that make us "cowards" and "unpatriotic", You are only ASSUMING we don't support Irish clubs as well, stop being a prat. I would bet my house you are from Northern Ireland...Because they are the only people from the UK that would make such a ridiculous and hate filled remark like that.

Sherlock name me a football fan you know who supports an English club and has slagged off the British. Because you seem to think you lnow everything. EDIT: Lady T said that.

I think the Irish and English get on well, I persoanlly don't dislike anyone of a particular race or nationality and the British people are very friendly; Particularly the geordies.

Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
Yeah lots of Irish guys support premiership football teams, its a sport, im not a fan of football but isnt the premiership teams considered the best, with the best players from all over the world and with international owners and managers?


"So why don't these Irish guys support their local teams ?" (you asked)


What were you saying about knuckle draggers?

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posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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You rightly get annoyed and then make the same crude mistake by labelling us from the north of Ireland as being the only ones who could make such a ridiculous mistake!!! How does that work then?
What does it matter if you support a team from France, germany or Spain.



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by CholmondleyWarner
reply to post by Chipkin9
 


You rightly get annoyed and then make the same crude mistake by labelling us from the north of Ireland as being the only ones who could make such a ridiculous mistake!!! How does that work then?
What does it matter if you support a team from France, germany or Spain.



Yea I know, apologies. The reason I make that assumption though is because...When someone is critcizing the Irish for absolutely no reason and makes sickening remarks about being neaderthals and inbreeds, or whatever...It is always a Nornthern Irish man...I live and grew up here in the north so I know the score all too well...an English man would have no reason to make these remarks. As he would be proud that thier football teams are getting widespread support.



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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I'm American & I love the British - mainly because of their accents


On a similar note, I also love Aussies for the same reason!



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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Originally posted by screaminmimi
I'm American & I love the British - mainly because of their accents


On a similar note, I also love Aussies for the same reason!


(I know you have used plural, but others have used singular.)
Lots of Americans have said that they love the British accent.

I'm interested in what they mean by British accent.

Here is a list of English accents and they all sound very different.
(this does not include Irish, Welsh or Scottish)
Cheshire
Cumbrian (Cumbria including Barrow-in-Furness)
Geordie (Tyneside)
Lancastrian (Lancashire)
Scouse (Merseyside)
Mancunian-Salfordian (Manchester & Salford)
Mackem (Sunderland)
Northumbrian (rural Northumberland)
Pitmatic (Durham and Northumberland)
Yorkshire (also known as Broad Yorkshire or Tyke)
In the far north, local speech is noticeably Scots in nature.
East Midlands - Nottingham - Leicester - Derby
Black Country English
Brummie (Birmingham)
Potteries (north Staffordshire)
Received Pronunciation (Also known as Queen's English or BBC English)
Cockney (East London)
East Anglian (Norfolk/Broad Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex)
Estuary (Thames Estuary)
Kentish (Kent)
Multicultural London English (Inner London)
Sussex.

Or! is there some sort of generic one that most Americans think we actually speak?
Genuine question.

Peace
edit on 9/2/11 by NonKonphormist because: to do editing type stuff



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 03:08 PM
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You forgot Plastic Scouse or Smoggy from Teesside!



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 08:46 PM
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Originally posted by NonKonphormist

Originally posted by screaminmimi
I'm American & I love the British - mainly because of their accents


On a similar note, I also love Aussies for the same reason!


(I know you have used plural, but others have used singular.)
Lots of Americans have said that they love the British accent.

I'm interested in what they mean by British accent.

Here is a list of English accents and they all sound very different.
(this does not include Irish, Welsh or Scottish)
Cheshire
Cumbrian (Cumbria including Barrow-in-Furness)
Geordie (Tyneside)
Lancastrian (Lancashire)
Scouse (Merseyside)
Mancunian-Salfordian (Manchester & Salford)
Mackem (Sunderland)
Northumbrian (rural Northumberland)
Pitmatic (Durham and Northumberland)
Yorkshire (also known as Broad Yorkshire or Tyke)
In the far north, local speech is noticeably Scots in nature.
East Midlands - Nottingham - Leicester - Derby
Black Country English
Brummie (Birmingham)
Potteries (north Staffordshire)
Received Pronunciation (Also known as Queen's English or BBC English)
Cockney (East London)
East Anglian (Norfolk/Broad Norfolk, Suffolk and North Essex)
Estuary (Thames Estuary)
Kentish (Kent)
Multicultural London English (Inner London)
Sussex.

Or! is there some sort of generic one that most Americans think we actually speak?
Genuine question.

Peace
edit on 9/2/11 by NonKonphormist because: to do editing type stuff


Sorry to correct you my friend but scouse is literally people from Liverpool. Those from other regions of Merseyside would get quite upset if you classed them as scousers. They usually class themselves as Mersysiders and definately not scousers...



posted on Feb, 9 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
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You forgot Plastic Scouse or Smoggy from Teesside!


Correct.. Good example of plastic scouse is Melanie Chisholm( Spice Girls Sporty Spice) from Widnes, twelve miles from Liverpool in the neighbouring county of Cheshire yet she speaks with a strained scouse accent like I've never heard before. A true plastic scouser.





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