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Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 25
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have we become so multicultural that what was once england is no more.

England has always been multi-cultural. Virtually everything that people consider to be English was introduced my immigrants at some point. Even Saint George was Turk.

We are a mongrel nation.
Joined: 11/11/2007
Msg: 33
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Posted: 4/23/2008 5:43:03 AM
Fair point SJS.

But did you celebrate St Patricks day in the normal manner? I didn't but then I'm not Irish, part English and Scots in recent times.
Joined: 12/5/2005
Msg: 38
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Posted: 4/19/2010 11:44:36 AM
I will be working :0(
 Jo van
Joined: 5/23/2009
Msg: 40
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Posted: 4/20/2010 2:49:03 PM

Saint George is the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, England, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Fakiha, Bteghrine, Cáceres (Spain), Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Milan, Pomorie, Preston, Qormi, [(Rio de Janeiro)], Lod, Barcelona and Moscow

Doesn't sound all that English to me....

And it says he was born in Palestine.....
 Jo van
Joined: 5/23/2009
Msg: 45
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Posted: 4/20/2010 3:39:11 PM

Many Slavs, incidentally, chose two Slavic brothers for their patron of whom was an anti-Semite!

Relevance to St George...?
What have "Slavs" or "Semites" got to do with anything?
Or is this just some thinly veiled attempt to have a go at me...?

Perhaps you could elaborate..?
 Jo van
Joined: 5/23/2009
Msg: 48
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Posted: 4/20/2010 4:49:54 PM

Your earlier post merely pointed out that St George wasn't an Englishman. I pointed out that the English are famed for accepting those of other cultures, and used the example of the Slavic peoples who did not use a foreigner as their patron saint, and even chose one who was an anti-Semite.

Well as half the world was "Anti-Semite" at the time, I still don't see the relevance of that,
Which "Brother" was "anti-semite", and what is the relevance of that comment ?

And I still don't see the relevance of the "example of the Slavic peoples" to England having St George as a patron saint.
Here's what you said:

It just shows how tolerant of foreigners the English are.
Many Slavs, incidentally, chose two Slavic brothers for their patron of whom was an anti-Semite!
Being an Englishman by birth,

Are you trying to imply that I'm not English?
so you have to phrase it in some cryptic nonsense?

It says I'm British on my passport, and it was "by birth"
What's your point?
Just say what you mean, spit it out!
if you CAN

Joined: 12/26/2008
Msg: 56
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Posted: 4/23/2010 1:42:12 AM

Happy St George's Day, to all who celebrate it!

I fully agree!

Me too, and I'll go further:

Happy St George's Day to all!

Joined: 1/17/2009
Msg: 60
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Posted: 4/24/2010 6:09:41 AM

As legend has it, St George slayed the dragon - murdering b@stard needs reporting to the RSPCA

the dragons were out on display yesterday walking up and down reddich high street complete with buggys and push chairs, thou think they scared off st george

did enjoy the day i think as went to wethers for a few english ales and in english tradition went home and fell asleep missing all my programmes.
Joined: 7/23/2007
Msg: 67
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Posted: 4/19/2011 1:28:43 PM
I will be wearing my red rose as is the tradition in my family, my mum and dad were publicans and we always had a celebration for St Georges Day. This year I will be laying a bunch of roses on my dads grave with my mum, h passed away at this time of year and his birthdays was the 29th. He was buried on the 22nd 23 years ago and I gave mum a red rose to put in his coffin so he would be wearing one on St Georges Day. If the scottish and welsh can celebrate their days why not the english?
Joined: 10/5/2007
Msg: 72
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Posted: 4/24/2011 10:03:48 AM
hello from Scotland
Hope you all had a great St George's Day
My daughter is now studying and living in London and went out to soak up the atmosphere.......was nearly hit on the head by a beer bottle thrown from an open -top bus!!
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