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Title: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:35:13 AM
*I pinched this idea from a dear Sister in Christ. Perhaps we can all start a thread  :)*

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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:36:18 AM
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The Red London Bus
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:36:37 AM
Last Night Of The Proms:

http://vodpod.com/watch/232243-la...-glory-last-night-of-the-proms-07
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Post by: LBK on August 26, 2009, 12:37:36 AM
If anyone says "British food", I'll ....  :o :o
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:38:45 AM
If anyone says "British food", I'll ....  :o :o

Me too!  :laugh:
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:39:47 AM
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Sir Timothy Berners ( and Boole, Turner, Babbage :-))
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:40:26 AM
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Country Pubs
 
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:41:04 AM
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England's Green and Pleasant Land
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:41:42 AM
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The British spirit and our stiff upper lip:  we never falter in the face of adversity....
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:42:26 AM
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The Celts
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:42:52 AM
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Celtic Music

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Post by: Alveus Lacuna on August 26, 2009, 12:43:41 AM
I am not British, but I will add:

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The Venerable Bede

St. Bede, pray for us!
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:43:53 AM
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Castles
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 12:45:00 AM
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Wild Rugged Landscape
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Post by: Alveus Lacuna on August 26, 2009, 12:45:06 AM
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St. Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
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Post by: LBK on August 26, 2009, 12:45:50 AM
I'm not British either, but:

Judi Dench.
Helen Mirren.
Timothy Dalton.
Sean Connery (just don't call him "English"!!)
John Nettles.
Deborah Kerr.
The Grumpy Old Men  TV series. Truly brilliant and inspired.
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Post by: SolEX01 on August 26, 2009, 12:50:11 AM
I'm not British but I love watching the Open Championship (Golf).   ;D
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Post by: Bono Vox on August 26, 2009, 01:23:14 AM
I think the Union Jack is one of the coolest looking flags.
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Post by: scamandrius on August 26, 2009, 02:30:17 AM
If anyone says "British food", I'll ....  :o :o

Too bad we don't have a "barfing" icon or i'd put that here.  British cuisine isn't good enough for dogs!
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Post by: scamandrius on August 26, 2009, 02:31:21 AM
I'm not British either, but:

Judi Dench.
Helen Mirren.
Timothy Dalton.
Sean Connery (just don't call him "English"!!)
John Nettles.
Deborah Kerr.
The Grumpy Old Men  TV series. Truly brilliant and inspired.

Uh, Monty Python anyone?  Faulty Towers? 
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Post by: LBK on August 26, 2009, 02:38:18 AM
Uh, Monty Python anyone?  Faulty Towers? 

Shame on you, scamandrius!! it's FAWLTY Towers!!  :P :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: EofK on August 26, 2009, 01:30:39 PM
I'm not a Brit, but...

Oxford

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Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Schultz on August 26, 2009, 01:47:09 PM
Not British myself (well, not recently anyways) but I love...

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BORIS!
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Post by: ialmisry on August 26, 2009, 01:49:15 PM
(http://www.queensofvintage.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/ve_day_street_party_1945_square_2-300x300.jpg)
The British spirit and our stiff upper lip:  we never falter in the face of adversity....

Not a Brit, not a drop of Brit blood.  In fact, we Egyptians and Arabs have issues with the Brits.  But....

The late Queen Mum of blessed memory.  As Hitler described her, "The most dangerous woman in Europe":

When asked how she felt after the Nazis bombed Buckingham Palace with her in it: "I'm glad....at least now I can look the East End in the face."

When criticized for visiting, in the height of fashion, the bombing victims in the East End of London:"People always wear their best to see me.  Why shouldn't I when visiting them."

When criticized for not leaving London, nor sending the young Princesses Elizabeth (II) and Margaret to safety in Canada (as many Brits were doing), as the cabinet was insisting:"The children will leave only if I leave.  And I will leave only if the Kings leaves.

And the King will never leave."
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Post by: Tallitot on August 26, 2009, 01:50:31 PM
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Betty Windsor
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Post by: ialmisry on August 26, 2009, 01:52:43 PM
I'm not British either, but:

Judi Dench.
Helen Mirren.
Timothy Dalton.
Sean Connery (just don't call him "English"!!)
John Nettles.
Deborah Kerr.
The Grumpy Old Men  TV series. Truly brilliant and inspired.

Uh, Monty Python anyone?  Faulty Towers? 

and Black Adder
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Post by: Orthodox11 on August 26, 2009, 01:57:34 PM
BORIS!

Possibly the most entertaining politician ever. Love the man!
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: ialmisry on August 26, 2009, 02:07:28 PM
(http://www.shastacelts.org/NewFiles/pancelticflag.jpg)
The Celts

I'd love to see a revived Celtic Church WRO.

btw, just to identify:(clockwise from upper left): Brittany (the French might argue with you on this), Isle of Man (not in the United Kingdom, but a personal union), Scotland (see below), Wales (not represented in the Union Jack(!)), Cornwall (land of the Prayer Book Rebellion), and Ireland.  The symbol in the center is the triskele
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triskele

I think the Union Jack is one of the coolest looking flags.

You mean the corrected one?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg

England forever, Scotland a wee bit longer!
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Post by: Rosehip on August 26, 2009, 02:21:49 PM
The World of Beatrix Potter-Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny, and Co!



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Post by: Andrew21091 on August 26, 2009, 02:34:55 PM
I think the Union Jack is one of the coolest looking flags.

You mean the corrected one?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg

England forever, Scotland a wee bit longer!

Haha, having Scottish blood in me, I love that!
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 04:52:48 PM
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 :laugh: The British tradition of electing an idiot... 
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 04:57:10 PM

Not a Brit, not a drop of Brit blood.  In fact, we Egyptians and Arabs have issues with the Brits.  But....

British Foreign Policy - The foreigners only loved us when they were too scared to say otherwise. I blame the Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Romans for all the bad things about Britain... (http://www.teachablehearts.co.uk/community/phpBB3/images/smilies/run1.gif) (http://www.teachablehearts.co.uk/community/phpBB3/images/smilies/cheekkiss.gif)

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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 05:03:38 PM
If anyone says "British food", I'll ....  :o :o

Too bad we don't have a "barfing" icon or i'd put that here.  British cuisine isn't good enough for dogs!

British Food:

Roast beef with roast potatoes and yorkshire puddings
 
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Afternoon Tea and Scones

Delicious Puddings / Desserts

The Balti  :laugh:

British food is yummy...


Are you American, scamandrius?  :)

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Post by: Schultz on August 26, 2009, 05:05:57 PM
I concur.  British food is the ultimate comfort food.
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 05:08:56 PM
I'm not British either, but:

Judi Dench.
Helen Mirren.
Timothy Dalton.
Sean Connery (just don't call him "English"!!)
John Nettles.
Deborah Kerr.
The Grumpy Old Men  TV series. Truly brilliant and inspired.

Uh, Monty Python anyone?  Faulty Towers? 


Here's one of my favourite episodes:

Fawlty Towers - Basil the Rat - 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTLlrXEzkAo
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 05:13:48 PM
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The British Summer
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 05:18:44 PM
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Charles Dickens
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 05:21:27 PM
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Emily Brontë
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on August 26, 2009, 05:22:15 PM

Not a Brit, not a drop of Brit blood.  In fact, we Egyptians and Arabs have issues with the Brits.  But....

I blame the Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Romans for all the bad things about Britain...


Poor Britain; if only those pesky Irish would just accept the shackles of occupancy listen to reason.  :)
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Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on August 26, 2009, 05:37:59 PM
I concur.  British food is the ultimate comfort food.

Please PM me so I can set you straight on comfort food.  ;)

Seriously, here are the ultimate comfort foods:

Mac and cheese at Mr. Friendly's in Columbia, SC; shrimp/oysters/or catfish over grits at Charleston, SC; fried chicken, okra, and greens anywhere in the south; any eggplant dish in Istanbul; pasta a faggioli, pasta carbonara, panzanella, pizza in Italy; Macedonian bean soup; Greek cheese, spinach or leek pastries; any Thai curry or if you want mild--Pad Thai; German chicken and noodle soup; French cassoulets; Spanish tapas.... I have barely started... Shultz my friend, you need serious exposure to good food.
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 06:18:19 PM

Not a Brit, not a drop of Brit blood.  In fact, we Egyptians and Arabs have issues with the Brits.  But....

I blame the Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Romans for all the bad things about Britain...


Poor Britain; if only those pesky Irish would just accept the shackles of occupancy listen to reason.  :)

Well, I am half English, half celtic, but I have never really understood the fighting, hatred and arguments. There is so much bloody history, but, to me, history is history. I am not in favour of Irish indepenence, Welsh independence, Scottish independence, etc. I think unity is very important. However, we should all be "proud" of our roots - the English should embrace their culture, the Welsh should embrace their culture, and so on - I love the diversity of the United Kingdom, between all four of the countries. Three words: Romeo and Juliet..  :)
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Post by: ialmisry on August 26, 2009, 06:28:31 PM

Not a Brit, not a drop of Brit blood.  In fact, we Egyptians and Arabs have issues with the Brits.  But....

British Foreign Policy - The foreigners only loved us when they were too scared to say otherwise. I blame the Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Romans for all the bad things about Britain... (http://www.teachablehearts.co.uk/community/phpBB3/images/smilies/run1.gif) (http://www.teachablehearts.co.uk/community/phpBB3/images/smilies/cheekkiss.gif)



Heah, Heah!  I DO have Viking blood.  And my sons have Roman.
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Post by: Heorhij on August 26, 2009, 06:30:05 PM
I am not British, but I love Rowan Atkinson!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Bean

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Post by: John of the North on August 26, 2009, 06:34:00 PM
Betty Windsor

Her name is not "Betty Windsor." It is "Her Britannic Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second."
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Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on August 26, 2009, 06:35:37 PM
Betty Windsor

Her name is not "Betty Windsor." It is "Her Britannic Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second."
You forgot the second half: "Ruler of all English-speaking people, whether they like it or not."
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on August 26, 2009, 07:20:05 PM

Not a Brit, not a drop of Brit blood.  In fact, we Egyptians and Arabs have issues with the Brits.  But....

British Foreign Policy - The foreigners only loved us when they were too scared to say otherwise.


The Irish have never been too scared to say otherwise.  Ever heard of the IRA?  That's all I'll say here, but if you care too discuss it further, join me over on the politics section for a history lesson.  ;)
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on August 26, 2009, 07:20:05 PM
Betty Windsor

Her name is not "Betty Windsor." It is "Her Britannic Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second."

Until us American's came along and stripped her of all that goofiness.  Now it just plain 'ol "Betty".  :-*   
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Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on August 26, 2009, 07:53:56 PM
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 :laugh: The British tradition of electing an idiot... 

In my humble opinion, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is so much better than Ken Livingstone that I wonder who is not an idiot in your estimation.
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 08:42:25 PM
Ever heard of the IRA? 

 Unfortunately, yes. Can't we stay here? May I pour you a glass of wine, Gabriel? Relax your mind...Think nice thoughts (i.e., let's bury our heads in the sand).  :) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAxj29EAwDU&feature=related

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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 08:45:19 PM
For all you wonderful Scots!

Scotland the Brave:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=eF5pEsJQlxI&feature=related

Flower of Scotland:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NnKkN-DjXt8&feature=related

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=wYUj7lQMn60


(http://www.sacbee.com/static/weblogs/photos/nyrsm/nwyr20.jpg)
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 08:54:04 PM


Wales..


(http://www.spohrgardens.org/daffodils_big.jpg)

(http://www.muranakafarm.com/img/inside_products_leek.jpg)


WELSH NATIONAL ANTHEM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUWd2CrAXj4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwyR-ir9XX4

Dawnswyr Delyn, National Eisteddfod, Mold 2007:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xToyeYfFf_Y

........God the father asked Jesus to come to him before they started creating the world. "Son, just wait until you hear about the place I've just designed; I'm going to call it Wales". Jesus answered "Tell me about it father". "Well," the father said "it has beautiful green mountains in the South, and in the North I'm going to give it great majestic rocky mountains. And then I'm going to give it the most beautiful waterfalls and valleys. And I am going to bless the people with an endless supply of coal to keep them warm and beautiful red gold which will become known as the most beautiful gold anywhere in the world. I am going to give them the skills to farm so that they never go hungry. And finally I am going to give them the best singing voices of any of the peoples of the world." Jesus said "it sounds wonderful, but aren't you being a bit unfair giving one people so many blessings?". The father answered "Ah Son, you haven't seen the full picture yet. You haven't seen the neighbours I am going to give them......"
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 08:59:28 PM
I am not British, but I love Rowan Atkinson!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Bean



 :laugh:
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Post by: Bono Vox on August 26, 2009, 09:30:55 PM
(http://www.shastacelts.org/NewFiles/pancelticflag.jpg)
The Celts

I'd love to see a revived Celtic Church WRO.

btw, just to identify:(clockwise from upper left): Brittany (the French might argue with you on this), Isle of Man (not in the United Kingdom, but a personal union), Scotland (see below), Wales (not represented in the Union Jack(!)), Cornwall (land of the Prayer Book Rebellion), and Ireland.  The symbol in the center is the triskele
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triskele

I think the Union Jack is one of the coolest looking flags.

You mean the corrected one?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg

England forever, Scotland a wee bit longer!

LOL! Yes, the corrected one is much more to my liking.
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 09:42:56 PM
(http://www.thedailydust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/boris290x200.jpg)
 :laugh: The British tradition of electing an idiot... 

In my humble opinion, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is so much better than Ken Livingstone that I wonder who is not an idiot in your estimation.

Hmmm.....tough choice!  :)
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Post by: Catherine on August 26, 2009, 10:36:21 PM

Not a Brit, not a drop of Brit blood.  In fact, we Egyptians and Arabs have issues with the Brits.  But....

British Foreign Policy - The foreigners only loved us when they were too scared to say otherwise. I blame the Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Romans for all the bad things about Britain... (http://www.teachablehearts.co.uk/community/phpBB3/images/smilies/run1.gif) (http://www.teachablehearts.co.uk/community/phpBB3/images/smilies/cheekkiss.gif)



Heah, Heah!  I DO have Viking blood.  And my sons have Roman.


 Pot..kettle.. black..   :laugh:

(http://www.mrcostumes.com/Assets/ProductImages/IC5027-viking-warrior-plus-size-costume.jpg)
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Post by: Liz on August 27, 2009, 06:06:27 PM
British food is YUMMY. Well, it is when it's properly cooked. My partner nearly broke his Advent fast over my mum's honey-glazed gammon (cured ham) at Christmas!

But I will also add:

1) Beautiful beautiful handwritten bibles (pre-schism, so we can all appreciate them) in the British Library.
2) In fact, the British Library
3) The fact you're never (really) all that far from the sea.
4) The crazy laws that still stand (eg. legalizing the shooting of Welshmen with a bow and arrow anywhere within the city limits, on a Sunday, or the Head Boy's right to a pint of small ale and pasture for his goat. Nowhere but here ...)
5) North/South wisecracking.
6) All the lovely literature.
7) All the lovely languages
8) TEA!

... and, just to be fair because someone mentioned the other place ...

8) Cambridge!
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Post by: HandmaidenofGod on August 27, 2009, 06:22:55 PM
Clotted Cream and Scones!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3167/2904650150_592f1fe4d1.jpg)
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Post by: mike on August 28, 2009, 02:23:24 AM
I'm not British, but I love that:
(http://www.cigarworld.de/bilder/90001604.jpg)

Made by Germans but they've bought a license from an English company. I wonder how many of you know, what it is.
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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 07:40:42 AM
I'm not British, but I love that:
(http://www.cigarworld.de/bilder/90001604.jpg)

Made by Germans but they've bought a license from an English company. I wonder how many of you know, what it is.


Finally - a question I know the answer to. :-) I'll let others have a go...

----------------

I spend a lot of my time in Bath (when I am fortunate enough to visit England, the UK).

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1059916.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1080868.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1054075.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1013153.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1017241.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1078080.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1088779.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1078082.jpg)

http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Somerset/Bath/pictures/1080868

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac19/Catherine150/bathstreet.jpg)

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac19/Catherine150/circular.jpg)




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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 08:13:00 AM

Stratford-Upon-Avon

(http://www.historic-uk.com/DestinationsUK/Stratford-directions.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1005029.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1031299.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1005999.jpg)

(http://www.visiting-stratford.co.uk/images/stratford9.jpg)

(http://www.heritagecities.com/pdf/stratford-upon-avon.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1023450.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1013758.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1015702.jpg)

(http://www.picturesofengland.com/img/L/1006044.jpg)

http://www.picturesofengland.com/England/Warwickshire/Stratford-upon-Avon/pictures/1005564

(http://sandiegojewishworld.com/2008-SDJW-Quarter%203/20080710-romeo-juliet.jpg)

(http://www.rsc.org.uk/transformation/archived-files/courtyard_interior_600449.jpg)
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Post by: Liz on August 28, 2009, 08:47:14 AM
I can't seem to make pictures work. Any advice what I'm doing wrong? I've read how to do it on another thread in this site, it just doesn't seem to work for me!
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Post by: Alpo on August 28, 2009, 09:18:18 AM
These pictures makes me want to be British. God made me born in a wrong country.
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Post by: Heorhij on August 28, 2009, 10:26:39 AM
These pictures makes me want to be British. God made me born in a wrong country.

I have the same feeling right now. However, I actually have some friends who live and work there (in Manchester). They agree that the country is extremely beautiful, but they have hard time dealing with its population...  :-[
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Post by: Andrew21091 on August 28, 2009, 12:41:58 PM
For the Scots!

Haggis!
(http://londoncityairport.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/haggis.jpg)

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!


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Post by: mike on August 28, 2009, 05:24:04 PM
Is  haggis somethin like Polish kaszanka? It looks like that.
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 07:21:41 PM
For the Scots!

Haggis!
(http://londoncityairport.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/haggis.jpg)

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!




I have never tried haggis. What does it taste like?
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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 07:30:52 PM
These pictures makes me want to be British. God made me born in a wrong country.

I have the same feeling right now. However, I actually have some friends who live and work there (in Manchester). They agree that the country is extremely beautiful, but they have hard time dealing with its population...  :-[

Is it the people that your friends have trouble with  :-\  :-) or the sheer number of people in a small country, George? Some parts of the United Kingdom are densely populated (especially England).  However, many parts of Wales and Scotland are sparsely populated; there is no shortage of room to build new houses, etc, Mr. Brown.... 

The population is very unequally distributed over the four parts of the UK: England more or less constantly makes up 84% of the total population, Wales around 5%, Scotland roughly 8.5 %, and Northern Ireland (since 1921) less than 3%. (Source: Office for National Statistics; National Assembly for Wales; General Register Office for Scotland; Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency.)





 

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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 08:09:44 PM
These pictures makes me want to be British. God made me born in a wrong country.

Are you Finnish, Alpo? Finland is an absolutely beautiful country. I am derailing the thread, but I suppose I can say I am British, therefore I appreciate the beauty of other countries. I'll just post a few pictures..

(http://quirksalight.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/northern-lights.jpg)

(http://www.greenpeace.org/raw/image_full/international/photosvideos/photos/reindeer-in-paadarskaidi-in-th.jpg)

(http://my.opera.com/arsa54/homes/albums/109460/Beautiful%20Light%20at%20Dusk%2C%20Finland.JPG)

(http://www.addictedtotravel.com/Resources/Images/Cache/2008/7/0f255e4687d3440e9a24a201291185a5-320-320_320-213.jpg)

(http://www.responsibletravel.com/imagesclient/TL101263.JPG)

(http://www.cuy.org.uk/content/yacht/images/Helsinki.gif)

(http://www.mimifroufrou.com/beautyandthesalamander/images/Finnish-Woman.jpg)

(http://www.ifpraeuropemikkeli.com/fi/sisalto/004_post_tour/fi_image3)

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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 08:12:15 PM



London's West End


(http://www.yell.com/images/uk/london/the_west_end.jpg)

(http://www.reader.travel/TheatreNew/theatreimages/opera.jpg)
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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 09:45:19 PM
I can't seem to make pictures work. Any advice what I'm doing wrong? I've read how to do it on another thread in this site, it just doesn't seem to work for me!


Hi Liz,

1. Choose a picture, right click on the picture, choose (right click on) properties and copy the image address (URL).

2. Come back to your post.  Above the message box, you will find a number of options to choose from, including the bold option (B) and italicized option (I). Underneath the italicized option, you will find the image option; click on this button. 

3. To post the image you simply paste the image address (URL) between the image brackets; it should look like something like this...

  (img)IMAGE ADDRESS(img).

I hope this makes sense...
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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 09:58:01 PM
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac19/Catherine150/St_albans_.jpg?t=1251510976)
St Alban's Altar
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Post by: Orthodox11 on August 28, 2009, 10:00:50 PM
St Alban's Altar

Orthodox Liturgy takes place in the chapel behind this one (opposite his Shrine) once a month.
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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 10:38:37 PM
(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac19/Catherine150/orthodox_chapel_walsingham.jpg?t=1251512178)
The Tiny Orthodox Chapel, Walsingham, Norfolk.

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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 10:40:21 PM
Church of Saint Seraphim, Little Walsingham

(http://www.exarchate-uk.org/images/Parishes/SSCLWcross.jpg)


The Church of Saint Seraphim in Little Walsingham, which was recently purchased from Norfolk County Council by the St Seraphim's Trust, is now in its 41st year.

This tiny church continues to be a place of mission and pilgrimage and to provide an Ecumenical presence for a church within the Episcopal Vicariate of Orthodox parishes of Russian Tradition in Great Britain and Ireland. Saint Seraphim’s is a non-parochial church directly under the bishop. Visitors and pilgrims are welcome.

Many Orthodox people have found it a place where, in the spirit of Saint Seraphim, they have been helped to understand what they should do in their lives. It provides a first experience of the Christian faith for many pilgrims and visitors and a substantial number of people have found their way there into the Orthodox Church.

(http://www.exarchate-uk.org/images/Parishes/SSCLWinside.jpg)

Visits
Groups of schoolchildren visit Saint Seraphim’s as part of their work with the National curriculum, through the Education department of the Anglican Shrine. Other groups visit independently with their teachers. Orthodox priests with their faithful on pilgrimage to Walsingham, come to St Seraphim’s for prayer and to hold Services.

(http://www.exarchate-uk.org/images/Parishes/SSCLWfront.jpg)

Saint Seraphim’s Studio and Workshop continues, now at 63A High Street, Little Walsingham. Icons have been painted in the traditional manner since the beginning.

(http://www.exarchate-uk.org/images/Parishes/SSCicon.jpg)

Saint Seraphim’s Trust has been set up to purchase, maintain and care for the church and property. People are needed who have some experience of fund-raising to form a small committee in order to gather funds for the complete restoration of the chapel.


Source: http://www.exarchate-uk.org/Directory/Parishes/Seraphimwalsingham.html
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on August 28, 2009, 11:26:15 PM
For the Scots!

Haggis!
(http://londoncityairport.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/haggis.jpg)

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!




I have never tried haggis. What does it taste like?
Not bad, really.  I had some in Chicago.  Just try it before you ask what's in it.  :)
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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 11:27:56 PM
The Celtic Cross

(http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac19/Catherine150/celtic_cross.jpg)


(http://www.idahowelshsociety.org/WalesJBS24.jpg)
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Post by: Catherine on August 28, 2009, 11:57:39 PM
For the Scots!

Haggis!
(http://londoncityairport.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/haggis.jpg)

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!




I have never tried haggis. What does it taste like?
Not bad, really.  I had some in Chicago.  Just try it before you ask what's in it.  :)

It's too late..  :-\

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haggis

"Haggis is a dish containing sheep's 'pluck' (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours."

Adam (a guy I have known since school) loves eating unusual food (he has tried alligator, snake, fried beetles, frogs, spiders(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick007.gif)).  I think I would like to try haggis, Gabriel....

 
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Post by: Irish Hermit on August 29, 2009, 12:40:50 AM
British food is YUMMY. Well, it is when it's properly cooked. My partner nearly broke his Advent fast over my mum's honey-glazed gammon (cured ham) at Christmas!

No fasting for ROCA people on 25th December - the great Saint Finnian of Clonard

Is your partner in the Russian Church Abroad?  No need for him to refrain from your mum's gammon.    Hieromonk Michael of Tasmania Australia has written on one of the websites of the Western Rite Russian Church Abroad that those in the Russian Church Abroad have been dispensed from fasting and abstinence on Saint Finian of Clonard's day. This falls on 25th December, New Christmas Day, and so it is convenient for ROCA people in mixed families who can feast with their non-Orthodox family and friends.

Saint Finian is of much significance for the Irish. He is known as the "Father of the Saints" and the "Teacher of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland."

See
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/2894
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Post by: PeterTheAleut on August 29, 2009, 03:33:52 AM
A Big Blue Box (that's somehow bigger on the inside than on the outside)
(http://www.bloommedia.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Tardis.jpg)
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Post by: Carl Kraeff (Second Chance) on August 29, 2009, 01:24:38 PM
For the Scots!

Haggis!

I have never tried haggis. What does it taste like?
Not bad, really.  I had some in Chicago.  Just try it before you ask what's in it.  :)

I have had it too and I would rate it slightly above sheep's eyes and broiled pancreas--way on the bottom of my list of "edible but..." items.
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Post by: Pilgrim on August 30, 2009, 02:53:40 PM
St. Augustine of Canterbury.

St. George

Vote UKIP!
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Post by: Liz on August 30, 2009, 03:56:00 PM

This beautiful Psalter in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (made in East Anglia).

(http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/macclesfield/images/Ms.1-2005.fol.043verso%20(detail).jpg)

(http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/_functions/imagewindowzoomify.php?/gallery/macclesfield/images/zoomify/MS_1-2005(f068r)[i][/i])

(http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/_functions/imagewindowzoomify.php?/gallery/macclesfield/images/zoomify/MS_1-2005(f161v))

Beautiful woods. This one is in Yorkshire, near Skipton.

(http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v40/240/99/36917246/n36917246_31269967_9980.jpg)

The man himself:

(http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:iBvmUMGcbLHCZM:http://www.phoodie.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/shakespeare9.jpg)

Old English poetry - especially The Wanderer.

(http://www.michaelgeorgegibson.org/images/Exeter-book-crp.enl..jpg)

(Thanks Catherine for telling me how to post these!)
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Post by: Salpy on August 30, 2009, 10:35:02 PM
St. Augustine of Canterbury.

St. George

Vote UKIP!

What's UKIP?  I just want some clarification.  I don't mean to spoil the fun, but if it is a political party, we must remember that there's no politics in the public forum.  Thanks.   :)
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Post by: Alpo on August 31, 2009, 05:26:47 AM
Are you Finnish, Alpo? Finland is an absolutely beautiful country. I am derailing the thread, but I suppose I can say I am British, therefore I appreciate the beauty of other countries. I'll just post a few pictures..

Yes, I am a Finn. Thank you for those pictures. There's certain beauty in Finland although we can't compete with your country. Let's try again after thousand years after we have built a couple of gothic cathedrals, canonized our saints and and made some other necessary adjustments. :P
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Post by: Liz on August 31, 2009, 06:09:39 AM

There's certain beauty in Finland although we can't compete with your country. Let's try again after thousand years after we have built a couple of gothic cathedrals, canonized our saints and and made some other necessary adjustments. :P

Don't say that! All countries are beautiful and it would be so boring if they were all the same. I for one am now really wanting to do a long tour of all the lovely places others have provided pictures of!

:-)
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Post by: Orthodox11 on August 31, 2009, 07:46:50 AM
What's UKIP?

UK Independence Party. They basically want the UK to pull out of the European Union. I don't think the above was intended to be any more political than "Yey! Go Britain!" though :)
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Post by: Liz on August 31, 2009, 07:49:45 AM
What's UKIP?

UK Independence Party. They basically want the UK to pull out of the European Union. I don't think the above was intended to be any more political than "Yey! Go Britain!" though :)

If that's what qualifies as non-political support of Britain, I'm ashamed of my country.
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Post by: Orthodox11 on August 31, 2009, 12:08:41 PM
They agree that the country is extremely beautiful, but they have hard time dealing with its population...  :-[

I think this Eurostar advert pretty much sums up the sentiments your friends are expressing:

(http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/11_02/eurostaES_800x344.jpg)

If that's what qualifies as non-political support of Britain, I'm ashamed of my country.

I've never met anyone who took UKIP seriously, which is why I assumed it was not politically motivated.
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Post by: ialmisry on August 31, 2009, 12:10:50 PM
For the Scots!

Haggis!
(http://londoncityairport.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/haggis.jpg)

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sight,
Warm-reekin, rich!




Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: ialmisry on August 31, 2009, 12:21:35 PM
Are you Finnish, Alpo? Finland is an absolutely beautiful country. I am derailing the thread, but I suppose I can say I am British, therefore I appreciate the beauty of other countries. I'll just post a few pictures..

Yes, I am a Finn. Thank you for those pictures. There's certain beauty in Finland although we can't compete with your country. Let's try again after thousand years after we have built a couple of gothic cathedrals, canonized our saints and and made some other necessary adjustments. :P

What's wrong with Herman of Valaam, without which perhaps their would be no American Orthodox Church?
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/SergiyandHermanofValaam.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SergiyandHermanofValaam.jpg

Btw, since Catherine posted the picture of the harbor views of the Luthera Cathedral of Helsinki, I'll post the other state Church's Cathedral (whose name's day is coming up/just came up). Somewhere I have the harbor shot of both. btw, Finland is the only example of "tolerance" that I've admired.
(http://www.portpromotions.com/upload/1216140779_Europe%20-%20Helsinki.jpg)
http://www.portpromotions.com/upload/1216140779_Europe%20-%20Helsinki.jpg

There is a gothic Cathedral in Finnland, e.g.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Cathedral_of_Turku_1814.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Turku_cathedral_interior_April_2006.jpg)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/68/Turku_cathedral_interior_April_2006.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Cathedral_of_Turku_1814.jpg



I remember pondering the unity of Western Culture when I looked at the similarity of Gothic art and architecture I saw in Finland to that in the Rest of Europe (including Poland, the Czech lands and Croatia btw).
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Post by: Asteriktos on November 07, 2009, 07:46:47 AM
(http://www.photobooth.net/movies_tv/img/bean_01.jpg)
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: ChristusDominus on November 08, 2009, 12:31:31 AM
(http://i36.tinypic.com/xlgk79.jpg)

Benny Hill   :)
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Post by: GiC on November 08, 2009, 01:58:17 AM
Well, being Scots-Irish, I have no reason to have any love for the Brits, but with that said...British food is WAY underrated, the main problem is that most (even in england) have no idea how to cook it...a kidney and a ribeye are not the same, so why do people cook them as though they are???

Furthermore, though I may take issue with several British monarchs throughout history, I don't know that there is a fair criticism of her majesty, except to say that she should embrace the fact that she is queen and take a more active role in government...liberty, not democracy, should be EVERYONE'S ultimate goal.
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Post by: Agia Marina on November 08, 2009, 02:03:22 AM
I'm not British, but I love fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and, best of all, a proper Devonshire Tea.  :)
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on November 08, 2009, 02:13:01 AM
I'm not British, but I love fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and, best of all, a proper Devonshire Tea.  :)
Don't you mean a Devon tea?  ;) (There's no such place as Devonshire).
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Riddikulus on November 08, 2009, 03:28:47 AM
Well, being Scots-Irish, I have no reason to have any love for the Brits, but with that said...British food is WAY underrated, the main problem is that most (even in england) have no idea how to cook it...a kidney and a ribeye are not the same, so why do people cook them as though they are???

Furthermore, though I may take issue with several British monarchs throughout history, I don't know that there is a fair criticism of her majesty, except to say that she should embrace the fact that she is queen and take a more active role in government...liberty, not democracy, should be EVERYONE'S ultimate goal.

Scots and Northern Irish are Brits.
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 08, 2009, 04:13:30 AM
Well, being Scots-Irish, I have no reason to have any love for the Brits, but with that said...British food is WAY underrated, the main problem is that most (even in england) have no idea how to cook it...a kidney and a ribeye are not the same, so why do people cook them as though they are???

Furthermore, though I may take issue with several British monarchs throughout history, I don't know that there is a fair criticism of her majesty, except to say that she should embrace the fact that she is queen and take a more active role in government...liberty, not democracy, should be EVERYONE'S ultimate goal.

Scots and Northern Irish are Brits.

Technically true, yet many, many fight against the Crown and long for independence and freedom.  And then there's the cultural differences that, regardless of the Crown's attempt at subjugating the Celts, remain markedly different.  You're all aware of the long and valiant history of the Irish fighting against the Crown, but there is also a  growing number of Scots  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party) who want independence as well.  In fact, Sean Connery has campaigned vigilantly for them and has refused to live in his beloved Scotland until she gains her independence from the despised Crown.
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Post by: Agia Marina on November 08, 2009, 08:52:55 PM
I'm not British, but I love fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and, best of all, a proper Devonshire Tea.  :)
Don't you mean a Devon tea?  ;) (There's no such place as Devonshire).
No, I mean a Devonshire Tea. :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_tea
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Post by: Asteriktos on November 08, 2009, 08:53:52 PM
Bond...
(http://movie-shop.us/pictures/007_GoldenEye.jpg)

Yeah, I know, that's not really British. And Brosnan isn't everyone's favorite Bond. But Goldeneye was my favorite Bond movie, so sue me. ;D

Also, just for the record, the Bean picture was supposed to be a joke. I consider Bean to be cruel trick that the British have played on American audiences.
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Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on November 08, 2009, 08:56:02 PM
Yeah, I know, that's not really British. And Brosnan isn't everyone's favorite Bond. But Goldeneye was my favorite Bond movie, so sue me. ;D
Actually, mine too, though I don't have high praise for anything else Brosnan has done.
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on November 08, 2009, 09:08:36 PM
Bond...
(http://movie-shop.us/pictures/007_GoldenEye.jpg)

Yeah, I know, that's not really British.

You're correct; Pierce Brosnan is actually  Irish  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierce_Brosnan) and not British.
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Post by: thetraditionalfrog on January 03, 2010, 04:34:21 PM
I'm not a British subject, but I do like:

(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2007/05/07/0805W_RIBENA_narrowweb__300x419,0.jpg)
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Post by: Rosehip on January 03, 2010, 04:41:23 PM
Oh, Ribena! We were always given that (mixed with ginger ale if we were lucky), when we were sick. I actually rather disliked it as a child. None of the "other children" seemed to have to drink it! But now I love it too!
The only problem is that it's so expensive I can't afford it!:(
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Post by: thetraditionalfrog on January 03, 2010, 04:52:00 PM
Rosehip - Ribena is an acquired taste for sure, as no one else I know around here likes it. I became aquainted with it when a man from Manchester, England opended an authentic English chippy where I live (Indianapolis, Indiana). It was actually Ribena Spark. Sadly, he has since gone out of business.  :-[  I also like McVitie's Hob Nobs and Batchelor's mushy peas as well. HP sauce is also quite nice!

It's interesting you mention you were given it when sick as a child, being the manufacturer is Smith Glaxo-Kline, a pharmaceutical company. From what I gathered, Ribena was first used as a nutrition supplement for youth during the days of strict rationing in WWII (in the UK).

I don't purchase it often either as it is very expensive (being an import) at about $8.00- $9.00 (£5.00 to £6.00) a bottle. It's an occasional treat. I may purchase a bottle for Orthodox Christmas.

Strange how our tastes change as we get older!
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Post by: Rosehip on January 03, 2010, 05:06:28 PM
That's interesting! I think Ribena must be high in vitamin c, perhaps. It prepared me for life in Eastern Europe, where everyone is crazy about both black and red currants! Black currant compote (just like diluted ribena) is prepared by everyone in big jars, along with currant jams and jellies. It will be a nice treat for the holyday!

Hobnobs I've never tried though! They sound delicious! We grew up with digestive bisuits and hot horlicks (also by same SG-Kline company) as bedtime snacks.

HP sauce for sure! Farmer's sausage, mashed potatoes, applesauce and HP sauce-nothing better than that!

Now I'm really starting to get hungry!!
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Post by: ialmisry on January 03, 2010, 05:34:55 PM
Well, being Scots-Irish, I have no reason to have any love for the Brits, but with that said...British food is WAY underrated, the main problem is that most (even in england) have no idea how to cook it...a kidney and a ribeye are not the same, so why do people cook them as though they are???

Furthermore, though I may take issue with several British monarchs throughout history, I don't know that there is a fair criticism of her majesty, except to say that she should embrace the fact that she is queen and take a more active role in government...liberty, not democracy, should be EVERYONE'S ultimate goal.

Scots and Northern Irish are Brits.

Technically true, yet many, many fight against the Crown and long for independence and freedom.  And then there's the cultural differences that, regardless of the Crown's attempt at subjugating the Celts, remain markedly different.  You're all aware of the long and valiant history of the Irish fighting against the Crown, but there is also a  growing number of Scots  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party) who want independence as well.  In fact, Sean Connery has campaigned vigilantly for them and has refused to live in his beloved Scotland until she gains her independence from the despised Crown.
It's actually the Scottish crown. Maybe he should get her majesty to come back home.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5c/Scottish_Union_Jack.jpg
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Post by: Asteriktos on July 14, 2010, 05:56:59 PM
(http://weblogs.cltv.com/entertainment/tv/metromix/austin%20powers.jpg)
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Post by: ytterbiumanalyst on July 18, 2010, 09:45:26 AM
Why does Britain look so much like southern California?
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Asteriktos on April 07, 2012, 08:56:35 PM
(http://www.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2012/02/richard_dawkins_2.jpg)
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Babalon on April 07, 2012, 10:08:14 PM
Can you guess who i'm going to say?  :laugh:
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Post by: orthonorm on April 07, 2012, 10:24:57 PM
Can you guess who i'm going to say?  :laugh:

(http://meta-religion.com/Esoterism/images/waite.jpg)
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Post by: Babalon on April 07, 2012, 10:30:11 PM
Can you guess who i'm going to say?  :laugh:

(http://meta-religion.com/Esoterism/images/waite.jpg)

You rapscallion!

Not he!
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Babalon on April 07, 2012, 10:32:53 PM
(http://cdn.counter-currents.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/aleistercrowley.jpg)

How cute, look at his little fruity bow tie.
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Post by: JamesR on April 08, 2012, 01:17:51 AM
Witty satire, pubs, imperialism, forcing my culture on everyone I encounter, monty python, universities, public transportation, witty atheist authors, crumpets and tophats :)
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Post by: Ortho_cat on April 08, 2012, 01:38:57 AM
(http://www.coolhunting.com/fooddrink/assets/images/marmiteguinness.jpg)
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Post by: mabsoota on April 08, 2012, 06:28:03 AM
wow, no one has said this one yet!

THE BRITISH ORTHODOX CHURCH!

 :)  :)  :)

http://britishorthodox.org/
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Post by: Ansgar on April 08, 2012, 07:39:25 AM
England, let me see...

You bombed our capital, destroyed half of our fleet (and stole the other half) and worst of all, you allowed the swedes to take Norway. Anybody who supports Sweden, I will consider a deadly enemy. However you did liberate us from the nazis, so I might forgive you. However, I demand that you release Scotland immediately so they can fulfill their promise to join the nordic coutries.
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Post by: Ansgar on April 08, 2012, 07:39:57 AM
I forgot to mention that I would like to personally thank you for inventing scones and Sherlock Holmes  :)

(http://www.anjasopskrifter.dk/recipeImages/recipe263.jpg)

(http://toothpastehangover.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Jeremy-Brett-Sherlock-Holmes.jpg)
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Post by: biro on April 08, 2012, 12:52:23 PM
Although I'm but a lowly colonist  ;), I'd be nothing (nil?) without British candy bars. And Mystery! on PBS.  ;D
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Post by: JamesR on April 08, 2012, 01:36:54 PM
If the Scottish cannot liberate themselves from the British, then they do not deserve to join the Nordic countries because the Norse are some of the toughest warriors in the world who should be able to liberate themselves from anyone.
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Post by: christian7777 on April 08, 2012, 02:03:42 PM
I'm not British, but I enjoy Received Pronunciation and the Bristol dialect.
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: Ansgar on April 08, 2012, 02:08:05 PM
If the Scottish cannot liberate themselves from the British, then they do not deserve to join the Nordic countries because the Norse are some of the toughest warriors in the world who should be able to liberate themselves from anyone.

I think they are working on it. And be aware James, you shouldn't underrestimate the scots. They, together with the native americans were actually the only people the vikings feared. If one reads the sagas, he will find warnings in which people are aviced not to enter Scotland since it is filled with barbarous tribes who supposedly killed any intruders without mercy. This is the primary reason for my respect for the scottish people. Anyone who can create fear in the hearts of men who raped both women and men during their raids derserves to be taken seriously.  
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Post by: biro on April 08, 2012, 02:12:44 PM
I love British murder mysteries! That's almost all I read.  ;D
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Post by: mabsoota on April 08, 2012, 03:26:59 PM
i would like to point out that there are still some people in britain (including in scotland) who haven't murdered anyone...
 ;)
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 08, 2012, 03:36:37 PM
i would like to point out that there are still some people in britain (including in scotland) who haven't murdered anyone...
 ;)

I've been working on deciphering a code I recently found in Chesterton's Father Brown stories. It seems to indicate that there are indeed non-murderers in Britannia, but that they are few and far between. If I find out more I will post the results here  ;D
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Post by: biro on April 08, 2012, 06:26:35 PM
i would like to point out that there are still some people in britain (including in scotland) who haven't murdered anyone...
 ;)

Yes, sometimes I do wonder how parts of it aren't depopulated, though.   ;)
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Post by: mabsoota on April 09, 2012, 01:24:03 PM
we don't have enough babies either, but we have lots of migrants who kindly keep up our numbers!
 ;)
Title: Re: I am British, therefore I love...
Post by: primuspilus on April 09, 2012, 02:03:30 PM
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQuBNFk1OD7zL-1V0ALew5UWpBb6JW_AiplmA2e8c6e44N6dOa5lIjm1zu1)

Its my crack.

PP
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Post by: akimori makoto on April 09, 2012, 09:01:30 PM
Well, being Scots-Irish, I have no reason to have any love for the Brits, but with that said...British food is WAY underrated, the main problem is that most (even in england) have no idea how to cook it...a kidney and a ribeye are not the same, so why do people cook them as though they are???

Furthermore, though I may take issue with several British monarchs throughout history, I don't know that there is a fair criticism of her majesty, except to say that she should embrace the fact that she is queen and take a more active role in government...liberty, not democracy, should be EVERYONE'S ultimate goal.

Scots and Northern Irish are Brits.

Technically true, yet many, many fight against the Crown and long for independence and freedom.  And then there's the cultural differences that, regardless of the Crown's attempt at subjugating the Celts, remain markedly different.  You're all aware of the long and valiant history of the Irish fighting against the Crown, but there is also a  growing number of Scots  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party) who want independence as well.  In fact, Sean Connery has campaigned vigilantly for them and has refused to live in his beloved Scotland until she gains her independence from the despised Crown.

I have never understood this attitude.

The first man to rule both England and Scotland was King of Scotland before he was ever King of England.

I know there has been a lot of bitter history between then and now, but one would think the united Crown would be a source of pride for the Scots.
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Post by: akimori makoto on April 09, 2012, 09:04:00 PM
If the Scottish cannot liberate themselves from the British, then they do not deserve to join the Nordic countries because the Norse are some of the toughest warriors in the world who should be able to liberate themselves from anyone.

The Nords are more properly bodyguards for enlightened Graeco-Romans.
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Post by: christian7777 on April 09, 2012, 09:42:31 PM
I'm probably one of the few Americans who enjoys eating toffee.
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Post by: Tallitot on April 09, 2012, 09:59:01 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ea/Quentincrisp1.jpg/200px-Quentincrisp1.jpg)
Quentin Crisp!
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Post by: Cognomen on April 09, 2012, 10:15:13 PM
Technically true, yet many, many fight against the Crown and long for independence and freedom.  And then there's the cultural differences that, regardless of the Crown's attempt at subjugating the Celts, remain markedly different.  You're all aware of the long and valiant history of the Irish fighting against the Crown, but there is also a  growing number of Scots  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_National_Party) who want independence as well.  In fact, Sean Connery has campaigned vigilantly for them and has refused to live in his beloved Scotland until she gains her independence from the despised Crown.

I have never understood this attitude.

The first man to rule both England and Scotland was King of Scotland before he was ever King of England.

I know there has been a lot of bitter history between then and now, but one would think the united Crown would be a source of pride for the Scots.

Delusions of grandeur, confusion, or summat like that.  A source of pride for Scots should be not getting stabbed by a 12 year old ned, with a broken bottle of Buckfast.

The Sean Connery comment above has to be one of the silliest things I've read.  What a noble gesture from Sir Sean, who lives in the tax-free Bahamas.  If we could all make sacrifices like this.  ::)
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Post by: Cognomen on April 09, 2012, 10:18:01 PM
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQuBNFk1OD7zL-1V0ALew5UWpBb6JW_AiplmA2e8c6e44N6dOa5lIjm1zu1)

Its my crack.

I can only wish.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/10/Football_League_One.png)

One step at a time though... UTB!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/94/Football_League_Championship.png/200px-Football_League_Championship.png)
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Post by: Alpo on April 12, 2012, 02:09:55 PM
I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. :police:
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 12, 2012, 02:17:39 PM
I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. :police:

I think there is no shame in admitting to the truth: we Americans cannot compete with their accents. True, Americans do have a superior understanding of vocabulary and spelling... yet in oral discussions this is hardly helpful.
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Post by: mike on April 12, 2012, 03:24:34 PM
I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. :police:

QFT!
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Post by: akimori makoto on April 12, 2012, 05:23:33 PM
I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. :police:

QFT!

Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.
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Post by: Cognomen on April 12, 2012, 06:24:38 PM
Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.

As for Glasgow:
Heard? Maybe.
Understood? Not a chance (makes the eel munchers seem refined and sophisticated).
Stabbed by one? Likely.
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Post by: akimori makoto on April 12, 2012, 08:17:56 PM
Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.

As for Glasgow:
Heard? Maybe.
Understood? Not a chance (makes the eel munchers seem refined and sophisticated).
Stabbed by one? Likely.

An American who understands what Scotland and the North of England are actually like. I like you.
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Post by: Iconodule on April 12, 2012, 08:32:56 PM
Never been to northern England, but I've seen enough Ken Loach films
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Post by: Asteriktos on April 15, 2012, 03:21:11 AM
Sports...

(http://totallytop10.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/cheese-rolling.jpg)
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Post by: Alpo on April 15, 2012, 05:47:22 AM
I'm not British, therefore I love British Rock music.

(http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/20/2061/35G2D00Z/posters/the-who.jpg)

(http://soundbites.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/backfront.jpg)
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Post by: mabsoota on April 15, 2012, 06:18:34 AM
one way ticket to hell?
 ???
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Post by: Alpo on April 15, 2012, 06:27:52 AM
Well here is another one which might suit you better. :police:

(http://991.com/NewGallery/The-Darkness-I-Believe-In-A-Th-373504.jpg)
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Post by: Jason.Wike on April 15, 2012, 08:14:04 PM
I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. :police:

QFT!

Sometimes I wonder if you people have ever heard someone from Glasgow or Liverpool speak.

Or Chavs...
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Post by: Jason.Wike on April 15, 2012, 08:22:15 PM
I am not British, but I absolutely adore British accents of English language. Sorry Americans, you just can't compete with them. :police:

You've never been to Appalachia then... Some people have better "British" sounding accents than most Britons seem to today.
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Post by: biro on April 15, 2012, 08:46:43 PM
Yes, thank you to the U.K. for so many great bands.  :)
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Post by: kevlev on April 23, 2012, 12:23:31 AM
Not a bit Brit, but I especially love...

the glorious Alexander Pope
(http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/popea/pope.jpg)

and

the peerless Peter Sellers
(http://davedevine.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/dr_strangelove.jpg)
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Post by: Cognomen on April 23, 2012, 02:41:15 AM
Never been to northern England, but I've seen enough Ken Loach films

I actually love it, but it's not all strolls through the Peak District.

Then again, most people who visit London don't make it to places like South Bermondsey (home of Millwall FC) either.

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Post by: JR on April 23, 2012, 04:21:55 AM
I miss the quietness of my homeland, the beaches, the countryside, but not the weather!

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Ryde,+Isle+of+Wight,+United+Kingdom&hl=en&ll=50.660779,-1.277847&spn=0.252892,0.676346&sll=50.669919,-1.290207&sspn=0.252843,0.676346&oq=ryde,isle+of+wight&t=h&hnear=Ryde,+Isle+of+Wight,+United+Kingdom&z=11 (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Ryde,+Isle+of+Wight,+United+Kingdom&hl=en&ll=50.660779,-1.277847&spn=0.252892,0.676346&sll=50.669919,-1.290207&sspn=0.252843,0.676346&oq=ryde,isle+of+wight&t=h&hnear=Ryde,+Isle+of+Wight,+United+Kingdom&z=11)
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Post by: Alpo on February 23, 2013, 04:49:04 PM
I am not British, therefore I love thread resurrections.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_o7h2KFjR11M/TQluJZtmH_I/AAAAAAAABW8/qGLhvFE1a9s/s1600/princes%252Buk.jpg)
(http://cdn02.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/prince-william-forehead/prince-william-prince-harry-calvary-old-comrades-parade-08.jpg)
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Post by: Asteriktos on February 23, 2013, 04:55:25 PM
The British love...

Rain
(http://blogs.suntimes.com/foreignc/shawshank-rain-robbins.jpg)

Empires
(http://abagond.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/map_of_the_british_empire_in_the_1920s.png)
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Post by: orthonorm on February 23, 2013, 05:51:21 PM
The British love...

(http://abagond.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/map_of_the_british_empire_in_the_1920s.png)

For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.
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Post by: Ansgar on February 23, 2013, 06:02:04 PM
The British love...

(http://abagond.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/map_of_the_british_empire_in_the_1920s.png)

For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.

I like India.
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Post by: Iconodule on February 23, 2013, 06:21:13 PM
The British love...

(http://abagond.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/map_of_the_british_empire_in_the_1920s.png)

For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.

Malaysia's nice.
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Post by: Alpo on February 23, 2013, 06:47:30 PM
I wouldn't mind British Somaliland. It could be interesting to see how Northern Somali culture was back then.
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Post by: mabsoota on February 23, 2013, 06:49:00 PM
it's very interesting now (is autonomous country).
and the goat curry is good.
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Post by: Alpo on February 23, 2013, 06:56:15 PM
it's very interesting now (is autonomous country).
and the goat curry is good.

But it could be even more interesting before influx of Fundamentalist Islam and (failed) attempts of creating unified nation without tribalism.
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Post by: ialmisry on February 23, 2013, 06:59:54 PM
The British love...

(http://abagond.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/map_of_the_british_empire_in_the_1920s.png)

For all the talk of the British Empire, when you take a look at the Empire here, I wouldn't want to be in any of those red places, expect maybe Ireland and then only under protest.
Funny, they feel the same way.

I'd like to get to Malta.
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Post by: biro on February 23, 2013, 08:05:28 PM
I may have already said this, but even though I am not British, I love the BBC, U.K. soccer, mystery novels, all the great rock bands they've given us, and a bunch of other things too. Thank you. :)
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Post by: Velsigne on February 23, 2013, 08:50:30 PM
I am not British, but I love the traditional music, and am grateful for its enduring legacy across a wide range of US music

today's music from Leeds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5szmu-cAfw

From Pacific NW USA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1tbX_NJn98&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Some of those young men are Norwegian diaspora, and nearly right out of high school.

Wish they would get to a chanter's stand.


 
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Post by: Ansgar on February 23, 2013, 08:58:46 PM
I am not British, but I love the traditional music, and am grateful for its enduring legacy across a wide range of US music

today's music from Leeds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5szmu-cAfw

From Pacific NW USA:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1tbX_NJn98&NR=1&feature=fvwp

Some of those young men are Norwegian diaspora, and nearly right out of high school.

Wish they would get to a chanter's stand.


 

Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on February 23, 2013, 10:03:13 PM
Well, being Scots-Irish, I have no reason to have any love for the Brits, but with that said...

Scots and Northern Irish are Brits.

Not sure what I was thinking, but my first reply to this comment was some sort of weird tangent.  Sorry.  Though Scots and Northern Irish are Brits, Scots-Irish are not typically thought as such.  If GiC had said 'Ulster Scots', then Riddikulus' comment would have been correct as  'Scots-Irish' almost always refers to Americans whose ancestors came from Ireland by way of Scotland.  'Ulster Scots' are Irish living in Northern Ireland and Donegal whose ancestors came from Scotland.  So, I guess y'all could say that 'Scots-Irish' used to be 'Ulster Scots'.
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Post by: biro on February 23, 2013, 10:04:21 PM
I'm sure I said this before, but I love British candy bars. Those things are good.
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Post by: GabrieltheCelt on February 23, 2013, 10:56:21 PM
I'm sure I said this before, but I love British candy bars. Those things are good.

 What do they taste like and where do you get 'em? 
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Post by: biro on February 23, 2013, 11:12:48 PM
I'm sure I said this before, but I love British candy bars. Those things are good.

 What do they taste like and where do you get 'em? 

Well, it varies. They have ones with raisin and caramel and wafers, and crumbly ones, and ones with bubbles in the chocolate... mmmm. They tend to be a lot creamier than U.S. bars.

I get them at the supermarket sometimes. There's a Sweetbay near me which has some of them. Also, there's a U.K. goods store in Tampa, about a half hour away from me. They have tons. MMMMmmmmm. :)
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Post by: Velsigne on February 24, 2013, 04:42:17 AM

Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 



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Post by: Ansgar on February 24, 2013, 07:16:06 AM

Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  :)

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.
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Post by: Velsigne on February 24, 2013, 01:50:10 PM

Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  :)

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.

Yes, I thought it would be a good idea because of Abraham. 

Ah, Denmark!  My godmother lived there for a time as a student, and she is fluent.  She said it wasn't too hard to learn and she really liked it there.  Every year at Christmas I want to go there for some strange reason.

Did you see the documentary about the old man who wanted to donate his house to make it a monastery in Denmark?  It shows the Russian Orthodox nuns coming to try and fix up the house.  It's really wonderful, partly because the man has to overcome so much in himself to do that one thing.  I wonder if the monastery is still there?   I'm pretty sure that was Denmark, hmmm.

I have to get going right now, and I can't recall the name of it.  Maybe it will come to me later.

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Post by: biro on February 24, 2013, 02:08:36 PM

Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  :)

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.

Yes, I thought it would be a good idea because of Abraham. 

Ah, Denmark!  My godmother lived there for a time as a student, and she is fluent.  She said it wasn't too hard to learn and she really liked it there.  Every year at Christmas I want to go there for some strange reason.

Did you see the documentary about the old man who wanted to donate his house to make it a monastery in Denmark?  It shows the Russian Orthodox nuns coming to try and fix up the house.  It's really wonderful, partly because the man has to overcome so much in himself to do that one thing.  I wonder if the monastery is still there?   I'm pretty sure that was Denmark, hmmm.

I have to get going right now, and I can't recall the name of it.  Maybe it will come to me later.



http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0925259/

"The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun." Very good movie.  :angel:
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Post by: Arachne on February 24, 2013, 02:18:11 PM
I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. ;D
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Post by: Ansgar on February 24, 2013, 02:53:32 PM

Actually Velsigne, if I may ask, where are you from? Are you american? Because I have been wondering about your name.


My name at birth was Signe.  I wanted to change my moniker here, and the moderators were kind enough to change it, so I changed to velsigne.  I am American, second generation on one side, from Arendal.

Where do you live?  You don't have to say if you don't want to or you can pm me.  You have a Nordic saint's name though, no? 





I'm from Denmark.  :)

I was wondering because Velsigne means "to bless" in danish and norwegian.

Yes, I thought it would be a good idea because of Abraham. 

Ah, Denmark!  My godmother lived there for a time as a student, and she is fluent.  She said it wasn't too hard to learn and she really liked it there.  Every year at Christmas I want to go there for some strange reason.

Did you see the documentary about the old man who wanted to donate his house to make it a monastery in Denmark?  It shows the Russian Orthodox nuns coming to try and fix up the house.  It's really wonderful, partly because the man has to overcome so much in himself to do that one thing.  I wonder if the monastery is still there?   I'm pretty sure that was Denmark, hmmm.

I have to get going right now, and I can't recall the name of it.  Maybe it will come to me later.



Yes I have watched it.  :)

I have heard rumors that the nuns have moved back to Russia due to financial problems, but I can't confirm anything. I hope it's only rumors.

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Post by: Alpo on February 24, 2013, 07:38:42 PM
I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. ;D

Are you exactly sure you're a Greek? You sound more British than Fish & Chips.
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Post by: Orthodox11 on February 24, 2013, 07:42:18 PM
QI

Yes!
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Post by: Arachne on February 24, 2013, 07:44:56 PM
I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. ;D

Are you exactly sure you're a Greek? You sound more British than Fish & Chips.

 :D Most of them I liked even before I moved to the UK. I'm an old-school goth with a degree in English, after all. Some, like pubs and curry, I learned to love here. (I'm on the fence on fish and chips, but then I'm picky. Not every corner chippy is up to Magpie standards!) And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe, but that's for another thread. ;)
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Post by: Orthodox11 on February 24, 2013, 07:50:26 PM
And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe

The true test of Britishness is whether you actually enjoy baked beans.
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Post by: Arachne on February 24, 2013, 07:57:22 PM
And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe

The true test of Britishness is whether you actually enjoy baked beans.

I do, but they have to be Heinz. Bring in the own-brand stuff, and the ball is dropped instantly.

My so-English-it's-ridiculous husband hates them. What's the verdict?
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Post by: katherine 2001 on February 24, 2013, 08:01:47 PM
And there are still several cultural staples that I loathe

The true test of Britishness is whether you actually enjoy baked beans.

My priest (Who is English) was very happy to find Heinz Baked Beans at World Market here in town.  That will be one less product they have to buy from Amazon UK.  He said the English baked beans have less sugar than American baked beans.
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Post by: jmbejdl on February 25, 2013, 04:59:42 AM
I'm not a Brit either (I just live here), but I can definitely appreciate tea, pubs, BBC-produced costume dramas and police thrillers, kiddie TV in general, QI, Blackadder and Robin of Sherwood, anything Cadbury, green belts, curry places on every corner, Shakespeare, gothic literature (both classical and neo-gothic) and the goth subculture in general, the Royal Ballet, Strictly Come Dancing, castles and mansions all over the place... the list goes on. ;D

I'm with you on just about everything but the tea (can't stand the stuff I'm afraid) and the goth subculture. Like you I'm not a Brit, though I've lived here most of my life. I do find myself getting suspiciously proud of God's own county, though, so I think I'm a sort of non-English Yorkshireman. To your list I'd definitely have to add both Yorkshire pudding and parkin (not that substandard Lancastrian cake that shares its name), and Blake's 7 - the special effects may have been poor (I swear I remember them re-using a Vosene bottle as a gun) but that aside the series was brilliant. Paul Darrow's character Avon remains one of my favourite characters from any SF series.

James
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Post by: Arachne on February 25, 2013, 06:02:11 AM
I do find myself getting suspiciously proud of God's own county, though, so I think I'm a sort of non-English Yorkshireman.

I love Yorkshire. My mother-in-law still lives in Saltburn, so we get to visit 2-3 times a year and bimble about the place. The people, paradoxically, are closer to the Greek mentality than those further south. Whitby is one of my favourite places anywhere (not least because of the Magpie!) - I probably wouldn't want to live there, but making it to a Goth Weekend event is on my bucket list. :D
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Post by: jmbejdl on February 25, 2013, 06:30:32 AM
I do find myself getting suspiciously proud of God's own county, though, so I think I'm a sort of non-English Yorkshireman.

I love Yorkshire. My mother-in-law still lives in Saltburn, so we get to visit 2-3 times a year and bimble about the place. The people, paradoxically, are closer to the Greek mentality than those further south. Whitby is one of my favourite places anywhere (not least because of the Magpie!) - I probably wouldn't want to live there, but making it to a Goth Weekend event is on my bucket list. :D

I grew up in Leeds and then later on the West/South Yorkshire boundary between Wakefield and Barnsley. Not sure what you mean by a Greek mentality exactly, but I've always found the people in Yorkshire to be more 'European' in mentality than the ones in the south east - I don't mean by that that they are pro-EU or anything, just that they seem closer in attitude to the various nationalities that make up the mongrel horde that I call a family. Whitby, and all the coast around that way, is nice. It's not my favourite place in England though - that would have to be the area of the Northumberland coast around Bamburgh and Lindisfarne.

James
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Post by: Asteriktos on December 23, 2013, 02:50:37 PM
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Post by: Arachne on December 23, 2013, 03:01:45 PM
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