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Got some Irish in you?

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posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 01:14 PM
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reply to post by Traydor
 


A tell tale sign of both Brits and Irish, the ability to see humour and laugh in almost any given situation....something sadly lacking in most other nationalities, (the Aussies appear to have it, unfortunately they are just not as funny as we are,
)

We have much in common and we should concentrate on that which unites rather than that which divides.




posted on Dec, 6 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by Traydor
 


A tell tale sign of both Brits and Irish, the ability to see humour and laugh in almost any given situation....something sadly lacking in most other nationalities, (the Aussies appear to have it, unfortunately they are just not as funny as we are,
)

We have much in common and we should concentrate on that which unites rather than that which divides.


You see it that way only because it's usually you Brits that we Aussies are laughing at.
Note I said laughing at and not laughing with.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 08:02 AM
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Hmmmm??

Methinks not marra.

Not just do we convincingly trounce you on the cricket pitch nowadays but The Barmy Army completely outclass you in the humour stakes!



You can sing sod all
(To the tune of Wonderwall)

Today is gonna be the day that we're gonna sing a song for you.
By now you should've somehow realized that's what we're here to do.
And I don't believe that anybody sings as bad as you.

AUSSIE CONVICTS
Backbeat, the word is on the street that you can't even write a song
I'm sure, you've heard it all before, but c'mon Aussies prove us wrong
'Cos I don't believe that anybody's quite as thick as you

AUSSIE CONVICTS
The "oh aah" song you sing for Glenn is so sad
And "Warney Warney Warney" is just as bad
There are many songs that I would like to hear from you
But you don't know how, (don't know how)
'Cos maybe, (maybe) you'll never find a song to play me, (play me)
'Cos after all, YOU CAN SING SOD ALL


www.barmyarmy.com...

But at least you do have a sense of humour, can laugh at yourselves and fully understand the concept and art of 'taking the piss' out of yourself and friends and family etc.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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reply to post by Freeborn
 


India is very good in cricket too.But most of UK is obsessed with soccer.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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reply to post by steveknows
 


what I like about Australia is that you people are blunt.You call spade a spade.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 09:14 AM
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India is very good in cricket too.But most of UK is obsessed with soccer.


Yes, we do have an obsession with football but cricket is a popular sport too.
England beat India this year but there seemed to be something amiss with the Indian team who didn't perform as well as we all know they can.
England and India are at present the best two teams in the world and things will be a bit harder for us the next time we meet which will be in India.
Matches between the two are always hard fought but with respect....M.S. Dhoni's handling and reaction to the Ian Bell run out is one of the most gracious acts of sportsmanship I have ever witnessed.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 09:20 AM
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Dhoni? I like Sachin more.Finally a common topic to talk about.IF I was to believe indian media,UK is a sleepy town and USA is numero uno and should rule the world(a very dangerous attitude promoted by times of india). and cricket is not popular in Britain and Beckham Cheryl cole blah blah .




edit on 7-12-2011 by mkgandhas because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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Sachin Tendulkar is simply the greatest batsman there has been in my lifetime.
Added to that he has always conducted himself with the utmost grace and dignity and as such should be recognised as one of the greatest sportsmen there has ever been.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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the english have been #ing the irish over since they '"tried" to make us good little christians. to bad the irish fought them tooth and nail literaly along with vikings,romans and anyother interloper that stepedfoot on that island



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 01:33 PM
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Er....when were you last in Ireland?

Do you actually know an Irish person?

And you seem to have a slightly 'coloured' version of history.



the english have been #ing the irish over since they '"tried" to make us good little christians


Well, whether it was English missionaries or from elsewhere is irrelevant, the one thing that is certain is that the Irish people adopted Christianity with a passion and verve rarely seen anywhere else.
Look at some of the Celtic Christian works of art and it shows the depths which christianity ingrained itself into the very fabric and essence of everyday Irish life and society.



. to bad the irish fought them tooth and nail literaly along with vikings,romans and anyother interloper that stepedfoot on that island


For nearly 200 years The Vikings were very successful raiders of Ireland and eventually established quite a few settlements, Ireland's capital Dublin being one of them.
Vikings eventually formed alliances with various native Irish rulers and many became local King's in their own rite.
The Vikings were never defeated they simply integrated.

Rome never attempted to invade Ireland but did do a little trade with it.

Ireland is gradually coming to peace with itself and it's close neighbours....some people should just stop interfering in something they have very little real knowledge and understanding of.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by Upthepunx
 


Er....when were you last in Ireland?

Do you actually know an Irish person?

And you seem to have a slightly 'coloured' version of history.



the english have been #ing the irish over since they '"tried" to make us good little christians


Well, whether it was English missionaries or from elsewhere is irrelevant, the one thing that is certain is that the Irish people adopted Christianity with a passion and verve rarely seen anywhere else.
Look at some of the Celtic Christian works of art and it shows the depths which christianity ingrained itself into the very fabric and essence of everyday Irish life and society.



. to bad the irish fought them tooth and nail literaly along with vikings,romans and anyother interloper that stepedfoot on that island


For nearly 200 years The Vikings were very successful raiders of Ireland and eventually established quite a few settlements, Ireland's capital Dublin being one of them.
Vikings eventually formed alliances with various native Irish rulers and many became local King's in their own rite.
The Vikings were never defeated they simply integrated.

Rome never attempted to invade Ireland but did do a little trade with it.

Ireland is gradually coming to peace with itself and it's close neighbours....some people should just stop interfering in something they have very little real knowledge and understanding of.


Ireland was the most resistant. The Celtic language and other things Celtic can only really be studied the most today in Ireland because Ireland managed to hang on to so much of it.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by steveknows
 


Hmmmm??

Methinks not marra.

Not just do we convincingly trounce you on the cricket pitch nowadays but The Barmy Army completely outclass you in the humour stakes!



You can sing sod all
(To the tune of Wonderwall)

Today is gonna be the day that we're gonna sing a song for you.
By now you should've somehow realized that's what we're here to do.
And I don't believe that anybody sings as bad as you.

AUSSIE CONVICTS
Backbeat, the word is on the street that you can't even write a song
I'm sure, you've heard it all before, but c'mon Aussies prove us wrong
'Cos I don't believe that anybody's quite as thick as you

AUSSIE CONVICTS
The "oh aah" song you sing for Glenn is so sad
And "Warney Warney Warney" is just as bad
There are many songs that I would like to hear from you
But you don't know how, (don't know how)
'Cos maybe, (maybe) you'll never find a song to play me, (play me)
'Cos after all, YOU CAN SING SOD ALL


www.barmyarmy.com...

But at least you do have a sense of humour, can laugh at yourselves and fully understand the concept and art of 'taking the piss' out of yourself and friends and family etc.


That song is actually good,
Wrong but good. There's been some great bands come out of Aus. And I know the Brit education system is a bit flawed but Aussie convicts? I got great marks in history and not once did I learn that Aussies were transported from Britain to Australia
And we all know that when it comes to playing against England on the pitch that the game the English play is "Just not cricket"


Oh look! The suns out and it's 28 degress. I might just go to the beautiful beach just down the road. Thank you for sending our ancesters to this big beautiful warm country old blighty



Back beat the word is on the street that the Brits have really missed out.
We've lots of dough and Aussies all know in our blue sky there never a cloud.
The U.K fits in our smallest state and there's envy there no doubt.
And maybe the one million poms who have moved here
Show for sure it's better after all......
(song fades as he walks off)

edit on 7-12-2011 by steveknows because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by mkgandhas
reply to post by steveknows
 


what I like about Australia is that you people are blunt.You call spade a spade.


No better way to be. Keeps things simple. I'm sure I could give you a compliment as well but I don't know where you're from but thank you.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:21 PM
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Good Aussie bands?

Midnight Oil, INXS, The Saints.
Struggling now.
Sure there must be more.
AC/DC.

We always play cricket with a straight bat!

Can't fault you for enjoying the sun, it's positively baltic here.

Hope to get to Oz one day and it'd be good share a few cold one's and have a bit of craic.



posted on Dec, 7 2011 @ 03:31 PM
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Originally posted by Freeborn
reply to post by steveknows
 


Good Aussie bands?

Midnight Oil, INXS, The Saints.
Struggling now.
Sure there must be more.
AC/DC.

We always play cricket with a straight bat!

Can't fault you for enjoying the sun, it's positively baltic here.

Hope to get to Oz one day and it'd be good share a few cold one's and have a bit of craic.


Keep thinking. You've heard them over the years.

"share a few cold one's and have a bit of craic"
That's the spirit.



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