The Jubilee weekend has landed. All that exists now is junk, drunks, plums and parties. And we've all got an additional 48 hours off from the world, man. Here in London, though, you've never seen so much human traffic. For those in the nation's capital, it isn't just the wave of tourists that are proving hard to avoid. Solar …
Re: Mini Mouse
Isn't that appropriate, given the current owners of the Mini brand? ;-)
Let's be fair to the yanks, they've done a lot of bad things over the years, but booting out our unelected inbred parasites wasn't one of them. I mean, you can't exactly say things have gone downhill for them in the 200 years since, can you?
As for the chap in California... honestly... people of Britain - look at the rain streaming down the windows in your 3-bed suburban semi, and your small family car outside with modestly sized engine that you cannot afford to run thanks to petrol at £1.40 a litre. And tell me honestly, would you really rather not be *anywhere* in California even if it meant you had to endure watching stupid sports like baseball and basketball?
Re: The yanks
> really rather not be *anywhere* in California
I get to visit California regularly, and nice though it is to visit I would really rather not, ever, in my life, live there. Even without the rain (which is why it's so brown^H^H^H^H^H golden). Apart from anything else, it's either overcrowded and frenetic, or stultifyingly boring, with nothing in-between.
And it is parochial, in that few people execpt recent immigrants have, or desire, any knowledge of anywhere outside CA.
Re: The yanks
If there's anything more pathetic than trolling it can only be an effort to resurrect someone else's troll.
Stuff the Jubilee.
Stuff the Jubilee. Fight the cuts
John Cooper Clarke is trendy again.
Party like it's 1977.
"would you really rather not be *anywhere* in California"
Maybe, if all the Americans had left e.g. gone to Montana to join the survivalist training camps etc (apologies to the few decent ones who would also have to leave California, but the needs of the many, etc).
There was going to be one...
...of these pieces of tat that had the Union Flag on the wrong way up, and it's the Mini.
Re: There was going to be one...
10/10 for giving it the correct name rather than the incorrect "Union Jack" that every single manufacturer of tat seems to call it!
When a flag gets as "distressed" as it appears to be as depicted on the majority of these so-called "patriotic" products, the proper course is to burn it or bury it.
Only in the superstitious countries, like the USA. There is no significance to an old flag in the UK, and no reason not to cut it up for boot polishing rags.
Snopes has a piece on the USAnian regulation:
without touching on the rest of the world.
makes interesting reading
nah, better to flog it.
I thought the common idea was to nuke it from orbit, etc.
Xbox and Pure radio look swell.
Oh and I'd definitely bone Geri Halliwell in her Next dress.
Doesn't 'to bone' mean to remove bones?
... weary of the national flag ...
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Union Jack the *state* flag. Each of the 4 nations within the Union of Great Britain & Northern Ireland have their own flag. Otherwise the strips of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England would all be variations of the Union Jack. And for those who aren't aware, the Union Jack is a composite (more or less ) of the 4 national flags of the Union as it stood in 1801.
 The Irish state flag at the time was a harp on the dark blue background, if I remember correctly.
Re: National Flag
The UK is a nation. England, Scotland etc are "consituent countries", and also nations. Hence you can say "the English national football team is forever letting its fans down". But the UK is a "sovereign state".
The Union Flag/Jack is the national flag of the UK. The red cross on a white background is the national flag of England, the white St Andrew's cross on a blue background is the national flag of Scotland etc, etc
Nation vs State
@graeme leggett: I think that you're wrong and it may depend on how one defines a 'nation' and a 'state'. The definition of a nation is, at any rate, not something that is commonly agreed upon. We will have to agree to disagree.
I tend to think of the U.K. as a composition of nations, partly because of the Five-(now Six-) Nations championship and partly because the citzens of the U.K. whom I meet tend to identify themselves as 'Scottish', 'English' or Welsh' but rarely as 'British'. Indeed, almost the only U.K. citizens who do identify themselves as 'British' are the very ones who aren't, namely Unionists from Northern Ireland.
BTW, are you a member of the European nation?
Yes, It's Tat,
So why did you bother?
Is it just me...
But, if I'm not going to buy something, decorating it with a national flag isn't suddenly going to change that - unless I'm in the market for a national flag - even Ginger herself isn't made any more lovely with the addition of a union jack!
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