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I think that translates to "go with the wind in your back" ?

May the road rise to meet you. Its like a mixture of good luck and safe travel.
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:07
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What did I say which was incorrect? Or are you disputing that ignorance annoys me?
I'm sure that ignorance does annoy you. And I bow to your knowledge of all things under the sun. I'll be sure to ask you first if I have any questions about anything in future, as I am sure that you are aware of all the political and geographical differences under the sun.

I'm just saying that, in my time, I've come across plenty of Scots who will jump down your throat if you so much as mention England instead of the UK/GB, even worse if you mention England instead of Scotland.

I hasten to add that I've not made that mistake, but those who have, are usually simply unaware of the difference, and furthermore are often perplexed by the aggressive correction they are on the receiving end of.

In my experience and opinion, the reaction to this "ignorance" - in particular amongst Scots - is just disproportionate.

Indeed, your reaction of "" just reinforces my opinion of that.

So, while I am not questioning your dislike of ignorance, I am questioning your motivation for disliking ignorance on this particular topic.

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Old 18.05.2011, 17:15
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Ladies! Please! No handbags, this is after all a cultural thread. Let them jocks get on with their mars bar frying and we shall enjoy our curried chippies !
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:18
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Ladies! Please! No handbags, this is after all a cultural thread. Let them jocks get on with their mars bar frying and we shall enjoy our curried chippies !


...but we are exploring cultural differences & engaging in a bit of light banter, or is this more serious than I had thought?
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...but we are exploring cultural differences & engaging in a bit of light banter, or is this more serious than I had thought?
Not from my side. That grumpygit is just a shit stirrer.
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:22
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thats me!
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Re: Our Majesty`s royal visit to Eire

Will everyone make so much fuss about Obama going to Ireland next week also?
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:38
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Will everyone make so much fuss about Obama going to Ireland next week also?
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Incidentally whilst our queen graciously laid a wreath at Croke Park yesterday, I didnt see the Irish president laying a wreath for the 14 soldiers killed the previous day to the Croke park incident
Couple of things,

1/ Queen Elizabeth visited Croke Park today
2/ She didn't lay a wreath
3/ President McAlesse & the Queen both laid wreaths today for the Irish people who died fighting for the crown in WW1 earlier today. President McAlesse has done in past as well.
4/ The killings on Bloody Sunday took place on the same day, not the day previous.
5/ In any event, there is a difference recognized the world over between the targeted assignations of intelligence officers in a warfare situation and the indiscriminate killing of unarmed civilians. The response was totally disproportionate hence the lingering anger - which hopefully has been buried for good today.


(For info on what happened today in Croke Park: http://thescore.thejournal.ie/queen-...urce=shortlink)
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Old 18.05.2011, 17:48
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Couple of things,

1/ Queen Elizabeth visited Croke Park today
2/ She didn't lay a wreath
3/ President McAlesse & the Queen both laid wreaths today for the Irish people who died fighting for the crown in WW1 earlier today. President McAlesse has done in past as well.
4/ The killings on Bloody Sunday took place on the same day, not the day previous.
5/ In any event, there is a difference recognized the world over between the targeted assignations of intelligence officers in a warfare situation and the indiscriminate killing of unarmed civilians. The response was totally disproportionate hence the lingering anger - which hopefully has been buried for good today.


(For info on what happened today in Croke Park: http://thescore.thejournal.ie/queen-...rce=shortlink)
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David cameron and enda kenny s speeches were absolutely perfect and i applaud them both
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Hehe I'm English

About time we got the lot of them a nice council flat in a tower block in Peckham, sent them down the dole office for a "back to work" interview

Haven't you read 'the Queen and I' by Sue Townsend, of Adrian Mole fame. Very funny. The only 2 who coped with real life were the Queen marm, and Princess Ann.
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I typed a reply but I prefer to delete it and hopefully everyone else does similarly.
I'm a bit confused by this. Anyways, I take it that you simply don't want to discuss the issue further. No problem.
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David cameron and enda kenny s speeches were absolutely perfect and i applaud them both

Two excellent speeches from President McAlesse and Queen Elizabeth tonight too. Queen Elizabeth even spoke a couple of words of Irish at the start. Thought it was a nice touch.

Some worthy quotes from tonight:

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If Obama came out with that type rhetoric we would all swoon.

You can see the Queen's Speech here:
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Re: Our Majesty`s royal visit to Eire

Loved Her Majesty`s aside at the toast " ooh i like this clinky glass" very human.
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