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AIRWAY
24th Nov 2006, 15:40
http://www.news.com.au/perthnow/story/0,21598,20780264-2761,00.html


"POMMY-BASHING'' will be outlawed if WA's Ethnic Communities Council gets its way.

rab-k
24th Nov 2006, 17:04
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How about outlawing Ozzy media f:mad:wits Dunnunda who can't distinguish between English, as in from England, as in the cricket team, and the remainder who inhabit this island who are not English but are none the less classed as British.:hmm:

How can taking the pi$$ out of the England Cricket team and its supporters qualify as "Brit-baiting"?

Fair enough if it was a Great Britain Cricket Team, (I understand that a Welshman plays on occassion so I guess it would qualify), or is it a case of lazy journalism and not giving a XXXX either way? :mad:holes!

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panda-k-bear
24th Nov 2006, 17:09
Oh, now I get it. The English are not Brits!

I see!

rab-k
24th Nov 2006, 17:16
Oh, now I get it. The English are not Brits!

I see!

Ahem, didn't say that.

The English are indeed all "Brits", but all "Brits" are not English.

No?

Standard Noise
24th Nov 2006, 17:23
Oi! Rabk, sshh! Few years ago they had an Ulsterman playing for them as well, if the Ozmates discover a sweaty who's played cricket for England, they'll have proved their point!:uhoh:

Spinflight
24th Nov 2006, 17:26
if the Ozmates discover a sweaty who's played cricket for England, they'll have proved their point!

You'd get better odds on finding the winning lottery ticket in the street...

We're all Brits, though some are more civilised than others.

Farmer 1
24th Nov 2006, 17:29
Noting some Britons did not mind the word, he said he wasn't trying to make it illegal at barbecues, but he wanted it out of the public arena. So, what's so special about barbecues, then? Is it all right to use the term if you have a few mates round for a drink? And what if you have a barbecue in a public arena - what then? We need answers here!

rab-k
24th Nov 2006, 17:34
We're all Brits, though some are more civilised than others.


True, true...:hmm:

http://futbal.zoznam.sk/userfiles/Image/situacky/.hooligans%20england_b.jpg

messybeast
24th Nov 2006, 17:34
You'd get better odds on finding the winning lottery ticket in the street...
We're all Brits, though some are more civilised than others.
Wish the lottery odds were as good - not only played for England but captained them:
http://www.answers.com/topic/mike-denness

tony draper
24th Nov 2006, 17:41
Very soon we are only going to be allowed to look in the mirror and take the piss out of ourselves,and thats no way to run a Planet.:E

rab-k
24th Nov 2006, 18:18
Nothing in the mirror I'd like to "take the piss out of", thank you very much!

http://www.wiredvideo.net/images/screen%20grabs/alecwoods.jpg

(Any family resemblance to a spinach-eating mariner is purely coincidental)

arcniz
24th Nov 2006, 19:34
Oh, now I get it. The English are not Brits!


q. When is a brit not a straight brit?







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a. When he's a right angle.

Mactlsm1
24th Nov 2006, 21:56
Oi! Rabk, sshh! Few years ago they had an Ulsterman playing for them as well, if the Ozmates discover a sweaty who's played cricket for England, they'll have proved their point!:uhoh:


I believe that a number of years ago (1973-1975) the England cricket captain (for 19 matches) was in fact a gentleman named Michael Henry Deness............. born in Bellshill Scotland in 1940!

Yes we are all Brits, but...

MAC

Tempsford
24th Nov 2006, 23:01
Thanks Mac, beat me to it, but some Jockenese folks have selective memories, and photo libraries. Memories of the tartan army ripping the pitch and goalsposts up at Wembley spring to mind.


Temps

rab-k
24th Nov 2006, 23:23
Here's one just for you Temps, and all home in time for tea and medals...

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/gallery/2003/02/07/1977300.jpg

(I don't know, you do something once and they never let you forget - a bit like winning the World Cup really, some people, honestly...:rolleyes: And where's that bu**er Colmac when you need him!)

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Spinflight
25th Nov 2006, 05:37
If he captained England then he was a gentleman, and therefore not Scottish. :)

Loose rivets
25th Nov 2006, 06:26
Strewth! and he's nearly as old as me!

rab-k
25th Nov 2006, 10:09
If he captained England then he was a gentleman, and therefore not Scottish. :)

Wha-ever :rolleyes: ...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/rab-knight/Denness1.jpg

ORAC
25th Nov 2006, 10:25
As the Duke of Wellington remarked, when someone said he was Irish because he was born in Dublin, “Everything born in a stable is not a horse.” ;) ;)

rab-k
25th Nov 2006, 12:13
As the Duke of Wellington remarked, when someone said he was Irish because he was born in Dublin, “Everything born in a stable is not a horse.”

http://www.websitegoodies.com/smilies/gfx/happy0168.gif Good one!

Found this also (Google is your friend!):

ARTHUR WELLESLEY (1769-1852), Field Marshal, 1st Duke of Wellington and twice Tory Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, is credited with a famous comment. When it was pointed out that he was born in Ireland, the scion of a family who, according to Edward McLysaght, established themselves in Co. Meath in 1174, he is said to have replied: “Everything born in a stable is not a horse". Other versions of the same include "A man can be born in a stable and yet not be an animal."