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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by rebabaros View Post
lol, sorry, im making you angry, we had a little lady on our flight last week, and the way you have worded your responses make you sound like her, she was from Blackpool and was on a return flight home to the UK after staying with her son in Melly , and she grumbled lots! but she was so sweet and funny, a definate character
Meaning what.
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:23 am
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Originally Posted by renth View Post
Don't think so mate.

OK, "officially" British, just like "officially" Scottish people are British.

I can understand why you would feel British though, you say you were born in Spain, I would have thought most immigrants to the UK would consider themselves British and not English/Scottish/Welsh.
im not an immigrant, my mother is spanish, and i was born there only, my father is from London actually, i lived between the two countries most of my childhood years and consider them both to be home
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by rebabaros View Post
.. after staying with her son in Melly
Now you're making all the Victorians angry by calling Melbourne "Melly".
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:25 am
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Originally Posted by northernbird View Post
yes you are making me angry but I am having a bad day so everyone has the potential to make me angry today. tehnically I could say you weren't british as although you were brought up there you were born in Spain and to me would be Spanish.
yes i am spanish/british/australian, and soon to be moving to the USA (unfortunatley) but hopefully back in Aus after 2 years.
hope your day gets better.
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:25 am
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Well good for you. I am English and proud and hate being referred to as British.
Well said, I also fall into that bracket!
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:26 am
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Now you're making all the Victorians angry by calling Melbourne "Melly".
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Originally Posted by rebabaros View Post
im not an immigrant, my mother is spanish, and i was born there only, my father is from London actually, i lived between the two countries most of my childhood years and consider them both to be home
Then you'll understand why a Catalan would not call themselves "Spanish" despite their passport saying different.
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Having just read this thread, I am totally astounded at some of the attitudes coming through!
Quite frankly, who gives a s................... wether you're English or British or whatever? Personally, I would say if you were born in england, then you are both and should be proud of being both!
What's important is, we are all human beings and we all share the same planet!
Such petty squabbling about nationality really throws me, I just don't get it!
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:38 am
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I'm Manx ...

I'm not English ...

I am British ...

I'm not from the United Kingdom ...

I am European ...

I'm not Australian ...

I am a Gobshite ...

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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by Three Legs View Post
I'm Manx ...

I'm not English ...

I am British ...

I'm not from the United Kingdom ...

I am European ...

I'm not Australian ...

I am a Gobshite ...

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European - wtf is European. That is even worse than being British
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I believe my latest passport has "European Union" emblazened across it ...



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European - wtf is European. That is even worse than being British
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by Three Legs View Post
I believe my latest passport has "European Union" emblazened across it ...

Yeah I forgot we sold our soul to the devil didn't we.
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by Three Legs View Post
I believe my latest passport has "European Union" emblazened across it ...
It might as well say "Europe, World, Solar System, Milky Way, Univerrse"
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:44 am
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Originally Posted by FluffyTheCampfireSlayer View Post
Having just read this thread, I am totally astounded at some of the attitudes coming through!
Quite frankly, who gives a s................... wether you're English or British or whatever? Personally, I would say if you were born in england, then you are both and should be proud of being both!
What's important is, we are all human beings and we all share the same planet!
Such petty squabbling about nationality really throws me, I just don't get it!
I'm with you on this one Fluffy. Personally, I'm from Scotland so I'm British, Scottish, European depending on who's asking. When I saw this thread I just thought, there's a thread about folks from England, let's see what it says. I don't much care that it was directed at "English" people directly. There's been plenty of threads for Scots over the past months. What's the big deal???
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Old Jun 6th 2007, 6:54 am
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I am English because a) I was born and brought up there; b) both my parents and their parents etc etc were born and bred there; c) I love all things English (and British) excluding the cold and obviously a few Welsh. My passport may say I am British and strangely that I am European but I consider myself to be English. No argument, no histrionics, no stress, it's all cool. Well it's piggin chilly at the mo but such is life
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