Damned good idea old chum.
As I sit with my fish and chips and sipping at my tea I agree we need a forum where :
1) We can discuss the state of the weather for hours on end
2) Words like "color" and "favorite" include a letter "u" in them
3) The sport of football actually involves the using the foot to control the ball regularly in the game
4) The mention of cricket does not mean this is an Entomology thread.
5) The right side to drive on is actually the left.
6) Everyone knows how to pronounce aluminium
7) We don't need the American dream because we are awake.
8) We can moan about our TV licence and praise the BBC at the same time.
9) We can talk holidays not vacations
10) We know cells are places we put prisoners (now Australia's no longer an option) whilst mobiles are smart phones.
And we can hate the French much more than the Americans ever can whilst also loving them as well...
Seriously - I think one of the great things about ATS is that anyone who speaks English can join in and offer their perspective. Whilst we have
different cultures in some respects, we are not that different. Over the past 3 decades Britain & Ireland have absorbed a lot of things from North
America, Europe, "Down Under" and even Africa and Asia. Mainly due to cheaper travel, movies,global satellite TV, the internet and of course our
It is frustrating when the front page gets hogged by Boston threads like at present. I am sure a lot Americans want to read about something else as
well. So perhaps more control over how many threads on the same topic appear on the front page would solve that problem.
A UK and Europe thread would be nice but if it happens then it's up to everyone to make it worthwhile with intelligent debate and regular posting.
Otherwise what's the point?
One point in it's favour is that there is the case of the last Briton being held in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer which cannot be found searching on
here with Samuru. He has been found not guilty but appears to be detained because:
he witnessed the torture of another detainee in an Afghan interrogation unit which led to the crucial, bogus ‘intelligence’ that sparked Britain
and America’s invasion of Iraq.
However even if anyone tried to post this I fear it would be buried under Boston threads at the moment. Perhaps it even has?