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 Leigh AKA PL
Joined: 4/20/2006
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English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish or British?Page 14 of 14    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14)

When you're on vacation and you meet foreign nationals do you say that you're British or do you get more specific?

am not going to read 11 pages... my simple answer is.. I am welsh... there for... I say Welsh not British....

no arguements... nothing wrong saying your British.. just like it known I am welsh not english... actually that is a lie.. I am half and half... but to me I am WELSH... that is all that matters
 Talk4England
Joined: 1/16/2008
Msg: 250
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Posted: 7/3/2008 4:09:24 PM
Though accidentally born in (at the time) West Germany - now part of the state/nation of the Federal Republic of Germany, father is from the country of Scotland, mother from the northern part of the island of Ireland which as a country is part of the state of The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Island (UK). I consider myself British.

Please note for accuracy the island of Ireland currently is 'shared' between two nations/states - the UK (as described above) and The Republic of Ireland aka Eire aka just Ireland. Reference to Ireland is often solely (incorrectly) to the state/nation as opposed to the island similar to using America to reference the nation/state of the United States of America (USA) only when it really refers to a large land mass that includes many nations/states e.g Brazil, Canada, Disneyland etc
The island of Great Britain contains 3 countries but these are not independant states/nations though perhaps many occupants may desire otherwise.

Here endeth lesson
 Lorri55
Joined: 10/5/2007
Msg: 257
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Posted: 7/15/2008 2:02:16 PM
I am Scots
Also have a great affinity with the Irish.......with a name like Duffy that's a bit of a give-away I guess ;-)
 Lorri55
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Posted: 7/15/2008 2:13:44 PM
I am aware of that.....guess that's where the connection comes from
All Celts together I guess
 Lorri55
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Posted: 7/15/2008 3:48:42 PM
Nothing like a nice pair of legs and a firm ass to show off a kilt.....
.....i am reliably informed that if i fill this page out with reasonably intelligent articulation I won't be told off for daring to speak more than twice in 10 posts.....if alternatively everyone decides to drop off in a stupor please accept my humble and grovelling apologies!
Lorraine fae Bonnie Scotland
 Lorri55
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Posted: 7/15/2008 4:16:13 PM
Please see above...another prime example of the Scot/Irish mix
This may be classed as too short but I cant thing of anything else to say on the subject prior to falling into a deep alcohol induced slumber
 Lorri55
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Posted: 7/15/2008 4:26:54 PM
OMG....he may be a distant relative!
Suddenly that early morning shower doesn't seem so attractive after all
I may have to pad this out or incur the wrath of the 'too short' brigade!

oops....just tried to post it and yeah, 2 out of ten is too many!
 Loose_end
Joined: 9/12/2006
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Posted: 10/10/2008 10:54:07 AM

I always say iam english


Who's Iam English? Is that as opposed to Johnny Foreigner?

I am also Iam English

Shame we dont get to vote on independence
 Loose_end
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Posted: 10/10/2008 11:15:48 AM
What a load of shite. Well I am one of the above thank you very much and I class myself as both Scottish and British.....as that is what I am...


Boooooooooo lets get her!!! How very dare she talk common sense while we're all waving our nationalistic flags so vehemently!!!

Quick!! lets get an armed guard at Hadrians wall asap..............And fill Offa's dyke in while we're at it too

Passport control and repatriation of Scottish, Welsh and Irish..................It's the future!

Ruddy immigrants coming here and taking our jobs!!!
 Loose_end
Joined: 9/12/2006
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Messgage 295 'Our hatred'
Posted: 10/11/2008 10:14:35 AM
Cheer up you lot ffs!

It could be a whole lot worse you know! We could be Australian!
 restless_native
Joined: 12/17/2006
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Posted: 10/13/2008 4:40:05 AM

Iv'e tried, but yer no listenning....I don't actually beleive all Scots actually physically meaninfully hate English people, if you think I beleive that,your...Aw what is the point.....~Sigh~....


I must admit that for a Jock you're actually talking some sense.

I've always viewed the relationship between the English and Scots as being somewhat similar to a kind of sibbling rivalry. Whilst there's always a fair amount of leg pulling and mickey taking between them deep down there does seem to be an understanding which means that fundamentally they get on like a house on fire.

It's the Welsh that I can never figure out. They just seem odd.
 Loose_end
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Posted: 10/13/2008 4:56:54 AM

had i been a scot in an english pub i may not have got out of the pub by myself more like with an escort of paramedics .


Seriously? Thats quite some claim. I would never say that a scenario like this has never happened before and i only offer up my own experience as to why i really cant see this as a prime example of the English people's culture.

The pubs i go in (which are more the spit and sawdust types) have a very healthy mix of English, Irish, Welsh and Scots, maybe that's because we're the home of the Royal Navy, thousands of people have migrated here, and plenty have settled....Heck, we even have Scousers come in the pub, we really are THAT accommodating! Fights last year in the Jolly taxpayer over National pride........zero, the same result that occured in dozens of pubs i frequent up and down the City.

I wonder if krustyone took the step of informing dibble that she was planning on going out in Gosport on Saturday night and as someone of Scottish blood can she have a police guard with full paramedic backup in case someone detects her accent.

Extremism exists everywhere, whatever debate you have there will be extremists, these are by far in the minority.

When i visited Wales as a young child and visited the local newsagents with my Father in order to buy some local delicacies only to discover that because we were English, we arent going to be either spoken to or served, did that lead me to hate everything Welsh? Did the Father of the Welsh lady i went to see once upon a time (who refused to even meet me because i was English) infuse in me that all Welsh people are incredibly narrow minded and dense.......No?

Did the Scottish fella who launched his fist towards my face in a pub just outside Glasgow act as a representative of his nation, i very much doubt it. Much as he thought he was striking a blow against his oppressors, he was about 250 years too late.

There certainly are boorish morons, and they aint always English.
 restless_native
Joined: 12/17/2006
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Posted: 10/13/2008 6:14:10 AM

i been a scot in an english pub i may not have got out of the pub by myself more like with an escort of paramedics .


Every English pub has to have at least one Scots regular. They also have to have an old couple who just sit there with two halfs of mild in front of them without saying a word to each other all evening.

I think they are conditions for the landlord being granted a license.
 si-denada
Joined: 9/25/2008
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Posted: 10/13/2008 2:00:55 PM
Ladies ladies...some of these weeks it will be pistols at dawn for you two.

Anyhow back on topic; I suppose I'm very lucky cause if I'm in a foreign country which is hostile towards the British, I say I'm Irish...sometimes it's beneficial to claim Britishness. That's about the only advantage in living here; I can claim dual nationality.

EDITvvvvv Sweetie it states on my profile where I'm from! Maybe you've never heard of Northern Ireland before. :)
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