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Herrerano 
Posted: 31-May-2004, 02:24 PM
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CHICAGO?Americans across the nation declared Tuesday that, after 230 years of trying to prove to England that the U.S. is a worthwhile and relevant country deserving of the European nation's respect, they are officially giving up.





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Posted: 31-May-2004, 03:36 PM
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On the wholewe have better teeth, so we win.
And we never did get a formal THANKS for saving their pasty asses in WWII
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We need THEIR approval????? king.gif
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Posted: 31-May-2004, 04:37 PM
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You didn't save OUR asses in WWII.

I think your post is offensive - and not just to any English person - I am a British citizen too...........
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Posted: 31-May-2004, 04:50 PM
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Uh-oh. Saw that coming. A ) I saw one of you Americans saying something offenseve about the UK (don't judge me on this, I've heard you guys go on about the french, don't deny it), B ) I saw a UK citizen taking offense.

Guys, come on, we've got to be more carefull. Speaking before we think, yet again.


The most important thing to remember. The Onion is so full of crap it's not funny. Their job is to stir up trouble. DON'T GIVE IN!



(btw peckery, I think the UK going along with this bogus war in the intrest of good relations is thank you enough)


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Posted: 31-May-2004, 04:50 PM
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QUOTE (peckery @ 31-May-2004, 08:36 PM)
On the wholewe have better teeth, so we win.
And we never did get a formal THANKS for saving their pasty asses in WWII
Price Charles has big ears and a girlfriend that is a horse.
We need THEIR approval????? king.gif

From a country that has "plastic surgery" reality TV shows...
You sure your teeth are your own ? rolleyes.gif


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Posted: 31-May-2004, 04:52 PM
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Oh, good Lord! I've just become a peace-keeper. What a day for stereotypes.
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Posted: 31-May-2004, 05:10 PM
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The Canadians have a proud record of peace-keeping..... cool.gif

And it just irritates me when anyone makes a comment like that one about saving our pasty asses...

My relatives fought in the second world war - which, on this side of the pond started in 1939, not 1942.... Two of them were PoWs. No-one saved their pasty asses....

And a lot of the people who post on here proudly announce that they have English ancestry... how does that make them feel when they read comments like that? Would we say it about blacks, about Indians? I don't think so. sad.gif
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Posted: 31-May-2004, 05:55 PM
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And a lot of the people who post on here proudly announce that they have English ancestry... how does that make them feel when they read comments like that? Would we say it about blacks, about Indians? I don't think so.


Good point. But since our people did such bad things in the past it's perfectly fine to be poked fun at. rolleyes.gif

Honestly, I don't think Peckery was out to be mean spirited. He's got a reputation for being a joker, and I think that was his point here. I just don't know if he thought through what his comments would mean to people. To him, it was a harmless joke, (I hope). Just in REALLY poor taste. Kind of like an ignorant joke I made about Scots hating the English when I first started on these boards. Completely out of order, just with no intentions to be that way. I'm sure some could take the things I'm saying in the Hockey thread as rude as well. (if so, let me know)

Peckery, please retract, or at least say you didn't mean any harm in it. sad.gif
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Posted: 31-May-2004, 10:56 PM
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I can't believe we are trying to impress anyone anywhere.
Britian has been our loyal supporter in too many wars and we all owe each other respect.
Let's remember to use the force and we can all stay safe.
Peckery....darling.....you have such a way with words! You should write songs while you are back there beating the drums.


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I have to agree.... inappropriate. One should look before they leap..... rolleyes.gif

Iain A.D. good point on 'our' telly programs. *sigh* It seems as if they are trying to lower the national I.Q. with the stuff they call 'quality programing'. I thankfully avoid that type of shlock.


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QUOTE (oldraven @ 31-May-2004, 05:52 PM)
Oh, good Lord! I've just become a peace-keeper. What a day for stereotypes.

That is not a bad thing to be. smile.gif
Welcome to the dark side....LOL!
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Posted: 01-Jun-2004, 09:23 AM
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Will someone please explain to this stupid American the modern day necessity for the Royal Family??? Are there really that many super market openings that need a VIP in attendance??? Do you know how many hotel rooms Motel 6 could get out of Buckingham Palace??? William and Harry could be bellboys!

Last time I checked, this was a fun place to post and have fun, and no one took offence because I always say everything tongue in cheeck, hence the king.gif .
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QUOTE (peckery @ 01-Jun-2004, 03:23 PM)
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Will someone please explain to this stupid American the modern day necessity for the Royal Family??? Are there really that many super market openings that need a VIP in attendance??? Do you know how many hotel rooms Motel 6 could get out of Buckingham Palace??? William and Harry could be bellboys!

Last time I checked, this was a fun place to post and have fun, and no one took offence because I always say everything tongue in cheeck, hence the king.gif .

Here's the explanation, stupid.... (your words, not mine!)

The British still have a Monarchy because 'we' want one (or the majority of British people do - I DON'T, but that's another story) and because we are a constitutional monarchy.

For your information, none of the Royal Family open supermarkets. Factories, food manufacturing plants, schools, hospitals etc - yes.

Again, I find your attitude of poking fun at the instutitions of the UK more than a little off-putting. I am unfailing polite whenever I mention anything to do with your President. Perhaps you could extend the same courtesy to the UK?

You are wrong to say that people don't take offence at your comments. It's just that most of them ignore your posts when, on occasions, you go over the top.

Pasty assed? What's funny about that, pray tell?


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Obviously there seems to be a fine line between humor, and being offensive, to some.I am all for good humor. Believe me! But, I know this is *not* the first time that this issue has been crossed. I would think that it would be a common curtesy not to make those type of comments about 'the English', or whomever else.
It *is* just as racist as other derogitory comments to some people.
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QUOTE (Catriona @ 01-Jun-2004, 09:34 AM)
QUOTE (peckery @ 01-Jun-2004, 03:23 PM)
Bumper sticker on my 1964 Jag XKE

"All Parts Falling Off This Car Are Of the Finest British Quality"

Will someone please explain to this stupid American the modern day necessity for the Royal Family???  Are there really that many super market openings that need a VIP in attendance???  Do you know how many hotel rooms Motel 6 could get out of Buckingham Palace???  William and Harry could be bellboys!

Last time I checked, this was a fun place to post and have fun, and no one took offence because I always say everything tongue in cheeck, hence the king.gif .

Here's the explanation, stupid.... (your words, not mine!)

The British still have a Monarchy because 'we' want one (or the majority of British people do - I DON'T, but that's another story) and because we are a constitutional monarchy.

For your information, none of the Royal Family open supermarkets. Factories, food manufacturing plants, schools, hospitals etc - yes.

Again, I find your attitude of poking fun at the instutitions of the UK more than a little off-putting. I am unfailing polite whenever I mention anything to do with your President. Perhaps you could extend the same courtesy to the UK?

You are wrong to say that people don't take offence at your comments. It's just that most of them ignore your posts when, on occasions, you go over the top.

Pasty assed? What's funny about that, pray tell?

I declare this Eel Pie Factory OPEN. Wow! I have goose bumps.

I am so glad you have had the free time to poll everyone on this board and ask them how they feel about my posts.
It is this kind of hard scientific research and data and TRUTH that keep this board a great place. I weep openly and bow at your superior intellect. Please don't beat on my fragile psyche any more.

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