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Old Jun 18th 2010, 1:12 am
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.... you drop your 4 year old off at nursery (he was 1 when we moved here and has only been at nursery for a few months) , you're hanging his backpack etc on his hook, he stands up straight and looks all serious and refuses to budge, as he has heard the into to 'O Canada' and he's not going to move until it's over.

Earlier this week I volunteered in my 6 year old daughter's class (she was 4 when we moved) and there she was proudly singing "O Canada' in French......

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awwwwwww, that's a lovely story!

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awwwwwww, that's a lovely story!

Yes, it is. Are you any good at getting vomit out of keyboards?
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Old Jun 18th 2010, 5:42 am
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Yes dear, it's just scraping it from my under nails that's difficult.

I bet your good at getting piss out of the carpet from amount you must piss yourself laughing at your own jokes.........or do you just leave it?

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Originally Posted by lifeisajourney View Post
.... you drop your 4 year old off at nursery (he was 1 when we moved here and has only been at nursery for a few months) , you're hanging his backpack etc on his hook, he stands up straight and looks all serious and refuses to budge, as he has heard the into to 'O Canada' and he's not going to move until it's over.

Earlier this week I volunteered in my 6 year old daughter's class (she was 4 when we moved) and there she was proudly singing "O Canada' in French......

My little almost Canadians!
what a lovely post, good luck
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Yes dear, it's just scraping it from my under nails that's difficult.

I bet your good at getting piss out of the carpet from amount you must piss yourself laughing at your own jokes.........or do you just leave it?

Loving you long time Novo,
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love it, great response
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That is a nice story! You have to admit O Canada is a pretty good anthem, I sometimes find myself humming it randomly
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That is a nice story! You have to admit O Canada is a pretty good anthem, I sometimes find myself humming it randomly
Not a patch on the Star Spangled Banner.
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Not a patch on the Star Spangled Banner.
You just had to didn't you.
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Originally Posted by Mistress Miggins View Post
You just had to didn't you.
Well really, Oh Canada is as insipid as the thread header while the Star Spangled Banner is rousing and inspirational.
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Well really, Oh Canada is as insipid as the thread header while the Star Spangled Banner is rousing and inspirational.
Really, Hendrix at Woodstock, maybe, the other times, no way. Unless, of course, one is a wannabe American
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Really, Hendrix at Woodstock, maybe, the other times, no way. Unless, of course, one is a wannabe American
La Marseillaise is another compelling anthem, though like the Star Spangled Banner and, indeed, Oh Canada, it doesn't inspire me to adopt the country of the song.
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La Marseillaise is another compelling anthem, though like the Star Spangled Banner and, indeed, Oh Canada, it doesn't inspire me to adopt the country of the song.
I see. God Save the Queen always seems so slow, decrepit and awful when heard next to those!
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I see. God Save the Queen always seems so slow, decrepit and awful when heard next to those!
Yes, it's banal and whenever it comes on I hear some Swiss or other muttering "you stole that from us, you know". Jerusalem or Land of Hope and Glory would be better though I suppose the former might upset some in the near colonies.
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La Marseillaise is another compelling anthem,
As much as it pains me to nod in agreement with dbd, I'm with you on la Marseillaise...the Italian one is pretty good as well.

God Save the Queen is quite dirgeful but it is fairly short (at least the version they play).

One thing this World Cup has taught me is that none of the players should quite their day jobs and go into singing.
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