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  • Murray is English: FACT
  • Premier Icon jimmy
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    Some fan on the BBC news this morning dressed in Union Jack regalia, when asked about Murray said ‘it would be great to see an Englishman in the final’, therefore he is. The (very Scottish) SO loved that…

    Bravo Old Bean!

    Premier Icon scu98rkr
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    what??? I didnt understand a word of that

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    COME ON, TIM!

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Well given it was acceptable at one time to refer to anyone who was British as English then he can be. Of course the Scot’s spat their dummies out at this and demanded it not be used to refer to al Brits.

    Premier Icon Hairychested
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    He’ll be English if he loses, but British if he wins (an Englishman isn’t allowed to win by definition).

    Premier Icon GW
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    it was never acceptable!! and only ever used by retards!

    Premier Icon donald
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    Well given it was acceptable at one time to refer to anyone who was British as English

    Must…. Not…. Bite….

    Premier Icon Futureboy
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    Pardon my ignorance, but when was it acceptable to refer to all Brits as English???

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    i hope hes not . Jumped up bell end 🙂

    Premier Icon Hairychested
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    As soon as you leave UK everyone knows Great Britain is the country of the English (and emigrants 😉 ).

    Premier Icon firestarter
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    this is true hairy i was often asked when i said i was from leeds if it was near london or manchester lol

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Pardon my ignorance, but when was it acceptable to refer to all Brits as English???

    ’twas on QI, so it must be true.

    Premier Icon druidh
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    I remember watching the world cup final in 1966 and thinking that “we” were the English. OK, so I was only 7 at the time, but I was completely unaware of the internal divisions in the UK. Didn’t Shell or Esso do a commemerative coin collection soon afterwards – which was, of course, UK wide.

    Most foreigners assume English=British and many are unaware that Scotland is actually part of Great Britain at all.

    Premier Icon grumm
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    If he’s not English then why does he wear Fred Perry? 😛

    I remember watching the world cup final in 1966 and thinking that “we” were the English.

    Typical Scots trying to take the credit for English successes. 😉

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    I smiled when Mars changed the name of a Mars bar to ‘believe’ a few years back to coincide with England playing in the world cup – & tried to sell it UK wide

    Premier Icon Hairychested
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    From a foreigner’s PoV:
    English – drink warm, stale beer, eat baked beans, wear 3 Lions shirt
    Welsh – Giggs and sheep
    Scottish – talk funny (like Germans), play stoopid instruments, all are ginger
    Northern Irish – Irish who are English.

    Premier Icon BigButSlimmerBloke
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    Scottish – talk funny (like Germans), play stoopid instruments, all are ginger

    eat studff that isn’t really food – deep fried mars bars, haggis

    Premier Icon Futureboy
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    eat studff that isn’t really food – deep fried mars bars, haggis

    Mmmmmm!!! My local chip shop claims to be “the birthplace of the deep fried mars bar”. I have yet to try it! 😉

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    “the birthplace of the deep fried mars bar”

    deep fried Believe bar, surely?

    Premier Icon druidh
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    DFMBs are fine. I serve them (fun size) with some quality vanilla ice cream.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    If he’s not English then why does he wear Fred Perry?

    Yep, and Henman was actually German.

    Premier Icon Hairychested
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    Henman was German in the past, now he’s Chiswickian.

    Premier Icon mcboo
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    Fred Perry’s were de rigeure for Ska boys all over Scotland early-mid 80s. I had 7 different colours.

    Premier Icon grumm
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    All trying to be English.

    Premier Icon BigButSlimmerBloke
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    Futureboy – you’re in Stonehaven? Do they still do beer’n’barbie nights at the open air pool? mmmm alcohol, hot fat and salt water, a winning combination.

    Premier Icon BigButSlimmerBloke
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    binbler
    well yeah, that’s because “death by alcohol” used to mean drinking yourself to death, ie cirrhosis and the like, but has now been redefined to include deaths through drink driving, booze fuelled assault and horrifying accidents whilst operating power tools boozed up and naked.
    And as a rsult, there’s more “alcohol related deaths” well, d’uh, who’d have thought?

    Premier Icon enfht
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    Why isn’t he playing in a kilt? Is it because the tartan would break the regs? It isn’t very patriotic of him is it 😯

    Premier Icon druidh
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    Hah – he should be drinking Irn Bru at change-over time too.

    Premier Icon Bez
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    Henman was actually German

    That qualifies him as royalty, doesn’t it?

    Premier Icon Futureboy
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    BigButSlimmerBloke – Sure am. Dunno about the Beer Open Air Pool. Sounds like it’d be a good nite!

    Premier Icon igm
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    Henman was actually German

    Aren’t all English actually German (give or take – Anglo-Saxon you know). Britons were the people who were here before the English.

    And the Scots come from Ireland – FACT (Dunadd fort was their first capital in mainland Scotland)

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    From a foreigner’s PoV:
    English – drink warm, stale beer, eat baked beans, wear 3 Lions shirt
    Welsh – Giggs and sheep
    Scottish – talk funny (like Germans), play stoopid instruments, all are ginger
    Northern Irish – Irish who are English.

    almost.
    After conducting an in-depth survey of lots of foreign types, I can confirm that it actually goes as follows:
    English – drink warm, stale beer, eat baked beans, wear 3 Lions shirt
    Welsh – Inbred leek-crunching cottage-burning yokels who would be better off if somebody just nuked the entire ‘country’
    Scottish – talk funny (like Germans), play stoopid instruments, all are ginger
    Northern Irish – Irish who are English.

    Premier Icon CaptainFlashheart
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    Premier Icon BigEaredBiker
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    Can someone explain why some S’s used to be written/printed like an f? I’m sure I could google for an answer but why do it myself when 50 people on STW will race to do it for me?

    Thanks

    Premier Icon nicko74
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    It’s true, y’know. Rusedski was English when he won, and American when he lost or took steroids. Lennox Lewis was also English when he won and Scottish when he lost

    Premier Icon BigButSlimmerBloke
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    futureboy – you should check it out, there might be something at the pool, they were a great laugh, but like I said, alcohol, hot fat and salt water, I can see the h&s people losing the plot at that.
    The website shows midnight swims, but doesn’t mention the barbie or boozing parts.
    I left about 7 or 8 years ago, but still help out at the fireballs most years. Another brilliant piece of The Hive

    Premier Icon Hairychested
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    AndyP – do you really think anybody REALLY knows where Wales is?

    Premier Icon AndyP
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    good point, well made.

    Premier Icon happysnapper
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    BEB, that’s how they used to be written, not sure why there is a mix of f and s shaped Ss though.

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