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"We don't have to follow your rules ! We are English !"

Old Aug 22nd 2020, 8:01 pm
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I stand by my post. It happened. Most visitors here on Bute are ok but a small minority display the arrogant behaviour you can see on The Costas.
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Old Aug 22nd 2020, 9:03 pm
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What's going on in here?

I hope nobody's Talking The English Down
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Old Aug 23rd 2020, 6:41 am
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You did not choose a good date to post that. On this date William Wallace was executed in London.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace
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Ah yes Wallace, a mass murderer by our modern standards. Strange the way some people view someone as a hero to their country when in matter of fact Wallace couldn't give a cr-p about Scotland or its people he was only concerned with what he could attain at the cost of anyone of any country.
It would be in most peoples interest if they actually researched the true history of that so called hero of Scotland, don't find your history in cheap yankee remakes with a second rate aussie actor manufacturing British history otherwise you will end up with egg on your face.
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Originally Posted by spokeM
Ah yes Wallace, a mass murderer by our modern standards. Strange the way some people view someone as a hero to their country when in matter of fact Wallace couldn't give a cr-p about Scotland or its people he was only concerned with what he could attain at the cost of anyone of any country.
It would be in most peoples interest if they actually researched the true history of that so called hero of Scotland, don't find your history in cheap yankee remakes with a second rate aussie actor manufacturing British history otherwise you will end up with egg on your face.

Why would you join a discussion forum just to be rude to a load of people you don't know in the slightest? BE isn't Facebook or Twitter - people here chat together, some of us have been doing it for years. This has nothing to do with your views on history, to which you are more than entitled, just an unnecessarily aggressive approach to introducing yourself to new people.

Maybe you could just go out and come in again?
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Old Aug 23rd 2020, 7:39 am
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We were aware of Wallace long before "Braveheart" was filmed https://www.nationalwallacemonument....0of%20Scotland.
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter
Why would you join a discussion forum just to be rude to a load of people you don't know in the slightest? BE isn't Facebook or Twitter - people here chat together, some of us have been doing it for years. This has nothing to do with your views on history, to which you are more than entitled, just an unnecessarily aggressive approach to introducing yourself to new people.

Maybe you could just go out and come in again?
It is a very good thing about this forum that people aren't agressive but are often informative. The BBC news forum for example seems to be exactly the opposite.
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Hysterical posts like the one by SpokeM have the opposite effect to what (s)he intends. It drives more people into our camp !

In the 13th and 14th centuries English kings attempted to occupy and subdue Scotland. The Scots fought back led by Wallace and then by Bruce in a long, bloody guerilla war. The Scots triumphed and drove the English South over The Tweed and The Solway.

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Originally Posted by scot47
Hysterical posts like the one by SpokeM have the opposite effect to what (s)he intends. It drives more people into our camp !
I think it's more basic that that Scot, people who crash onto a forum and start mouthing off immediately are seen for exactly what they are. No one gives a shite about the crap they post
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Originally Posted by scot47
You did not choose a good date to post that. On this date William Wallace was executed in London.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wallace
To be fair, though, any true Scotsman could probably find a historical grievance with the English for every day of the year.

Anyway, lots of people of all nationalities have had their heads put on spikes.
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We don't do that any more. Do we ?
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Originally Posted by scot47
We don't do that any more. Do we ?
Only if it's Mel Gibson.
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse
I think it's more basic that that Scot, people who crash onto a forum and start mouthing off immediately are seen for exactly what they are. No one gives a shite about the crap they post
In some cases I think that about people who've been posting for years
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Originally Posted by scot47
We don't do that any more. Do we ?
Can't speak for the Scots but I think we've stopped doing it in England.
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Originally Posted by spokeM
Ah yes Wallace, a mass murderer by our modern standards. Strange the way some people view someone as a hero to their country when in matter of fact Wallace couldn't give a cr-p about Scotland or its people he was only concerned with what he could attain at the cost of anyone of any country.
It would be in most peoples interest if they actually researched the true history of that so called hero of Scotland, don't find your history in cheap yankee remakes with a second rate aussie actor manufacturing British history otherwise you will end up with egg on your face.
Posting as you are just looks like you are trolling at the moment, and you'll end up being banned.

If you are a genuine forum member, then please take the time to introduce yourself in the Welcome Inn, and join in the forums properly. Where in the world are you, are you an expat or hoping to become one? If you want to post on contentious subjects, then our Take It Outside forum is the place for that.

Thx.
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