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Old 5th Jan 2006, 09:00
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What It Means To Be British?

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One of the British national daily newspapers is asking readers "what it means to be British?". Some of the emails are hilarious but this is one from a chap in Switzerland ...

Being British is about driving in a German car to an Irish pub for A Belgian beer, then travelling home, grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way, to sit on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV. And the most British thing of all? Suspicion of anything foreign.


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Old 5th Jan 2006, 09:14
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says a man sitting on a pile of Nazi gold........
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 10:33
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Don't you just hate it when the Swiss are always right?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 11:50
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Originally Posted by Standard Noise
Don't you just hate it when the Swiss are always right?
They are the most Xenophobic race in Europe. Their women are rather nice though.
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 11:53
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Nowt wrong wi a modicum of good healthy xenophobia.
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 12:12
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At least their trains work and run on time...none of those...ooh water/leaves/sun/etc, can't cope with that bull you get here. Pity everything there is so damn expensive though, I had to go across the border to do my shopping while I was there.
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 12:20
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A friend of mine works for IATA in Geneva - he said to me the other day on a passsing visit ' How can you live in this Sh*t hole ? ' - you know what Billy, I agree !
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 12:27
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Bern is ace. Granted, it's a little boring but for a capital city it's so friendly and is beautiful.
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 13:16
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Re: What It Means To Be British?

Whose British?

I'm English

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Old 5th Jan 2006, 13:20
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The airport is really cool too !
Like you edusaeanna, I used to get my shopping over the border when I lived in Zurich. Fortunately, the local Italian restaurant was run by some Indians who would knock up a curry for us Brits.
Bern Bash anyone ?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 13:29
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Fortunately, the local Italian restaurant was run by some Indians who would knock up a curry for us Brits.
???????????
Curried Spaghetti Bolognese?????
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 13:44
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No, Chicken Tikka Lasagne, Currioli and Chapati Bolognese. Just the ticket when the drinking team are too p*ssed to decide which restaurant to go to. We nicknamed the owner Giovanni Singh and fortunately, he saw the funny side of it.

Happy Days !
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 13:48
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It thought the title of the thread was "what it means to be british"! Is the the fear of self-examination that turned the discussion to Switzerland? As for that, since the world fair of Seville, everybody should know that "La Suisse n'existe pas.."

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- Nobody in Europe has a higher proportion of foreign nationals on it's soil than Switzerland (a fact which i for one heartily endorse, and which in my opinion improves the quality of living). Having heard all the snide comments about "Pakis" and "Darkies" from londoners, it rankles a little bit being called "the most xenophobic people in the world" by a brit...

So, what does it mean being a Brit? Anybody?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 13:50
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We nicknamed the owner Giovanni Singh and fortunately, he saw the funny side of it.
So you might think. Wonder what he put in the curry?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 15:35
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there's no helping the British - they're a lost cause mate - don't even waste your time - NZ are letting us in - get out while you can !
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 16:46
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NZ are letting EVERYBODY in. Shoot, they let ME in, for gosh sake. Their mistake, 'cause now I keep coming back.
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 16:53
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Does NZ spray you with pesticide like the Aussies do? (Damn cheek!)
Don't they know we're BRITISH? If it wasn't for us starting the colonisation, Australia would be a wilderness, populated by winos.
What? It IS?
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 20:19
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I wonder what Switzerland, and Sweden and Ireland would have
been without the vile and obnoxious British. They would have been
Greater Nazi Germany that's what.

It's amazing what 60 years of political correctness and guilt can do.

It re-writes history.

Remember the old saying- "The only thing that mankind ever learns from
history is, that mankind NEVER learns from history!"

It's all cuckoo to me!
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 20:25
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Originally Posted by tilewood
I wonder what Switzerland, and Sweden and Ireland would have
been without the vile and obnoxious British. They would have been
Greater Nazi Germany that's what.
Guess you are british?
regards
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Old 5th Jan 2006, 20:44
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and where's that got us ? We're the wan***s of of the world - admit it and move on mate !
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