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Old Jul 14th 2005, 11:45 pm   #76
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I wanted to find a word that was both positive but reflected some sort of dispair, relative decay.

By hundreds of definitions, I think the UK is a ''great'' country but it is in social decline and has just not quite got it anymore. It is missing the x factor.

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Sprawling faceless suburbs?

Huge American shopping malls maybe? I must admit since being back in Blighty I miss being terrorised by 16 year old bogan lads thrashing V8 holdens around the block.

The oz X factor, just what is that? Sorry I forgot you love Aussie rules footy, just write a disclaimer to poms who might actually want something out of life other than watching mullet wearing repressed homsexuals roll in the dust.
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I wanted to find a word that was both positive but reflected some sort of dispair, relative decay.

By hundreds of definitions, I think the UK is a ''great'' country but it is in national Cultural decline - nothing to do with chavs or immigrants by the way, - confidence in the main - and has just not quite got it anymore. It is missing the x factor.

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Sprawling faceless suburbs?

Huge American shopping malls maybe? I must admit since being back in Blighty I miss being terrorised by 16 year old bogan lads thrashing V8 holdens around the block.

The oz X factor, just what is that? Sorry I forgot you love Aussie rules footy, just write a disclaimer to poms who might actually want something out of life other than watching mullet wearing repressed homsexuals roll in the dust.
Rugby League Union is my game in the main. You have obviously not lived where I live in Melbourne then. I can avoid all the malls apart from when I have to go on my terms. I think people would get a shock at how green and beautiful a Victorian village can be, 50mins from ther CBD. Would stop people like you in their tracks.

I find British people lack some sort of focus and civic pride - forget nationalism - that is dangerous in a way and I am not talking about nations barracking in sports.

In the Uk for a while - I always seemed to mix with priveleged and motivated people - in elitist circles for a while, quite a worry actually, so I was immune from all UK negative aspects, for much of my early adult life, and it wasn't until I left all that, went to work overseas and came back that I realised how unfocused much of the UK is.

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Eatstatic, the UK at its best is fantastic - as I know only too well - but as you would know only too well, there are aspects of it limited to a few.

Next time you are in Melly come and see me and I will show you my home. You may well like it.

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