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larrence
04 Jun 12 23:10
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For me it has to be the unexpected, that concert will hold great memories and shows you why we are lucky to live in this very unusual country. Grin
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Report sideshowbob June 4, 2012 11:13 PM BST
drunk people starting fights, flashing their tits and vomiting on a friday night. brings a tear to my eye.
Report Crisp77 June 4, 2012 11:14 PM BST
Plymouth argyle.
Report pumphol. June 4, 2012 11:15 PM BST
A great chit Chat thread which is about as rare as Cheryl Cole doing  a live solo performance.
Report Coachbuster June 4, 2012 11:15 PM BST
sideshowbob     04 Jun 12 23:13 
drunk people starting fights, flashing their tits and vomiting on a friday night. brings a tear to my eye.
_______________

WHICH PUB IS THIS SIDESHOW ? Tongue Out Grin
Report Crisp77 June 4, 2012 11:16 PM BST

Jun 4, 2012 -- 5:15PM, Coachbuster wrote:


sideshowbob     04 Jun 12 23:13  drunk people starting fights, flashing their tits and vomiting on a friday night. brings a tear to my eye._______________WHICH PUB IS THIS SIDESHOW ?


Probably his local tesco's

Report Coachbuster June 4, 2012 11:17 PM BST
Larrence - eccentricity ,   most in this country are totally fruit loop  Grin
Report brngtwt June 4, 2012 11:17 PM BST
Fish and chips on the beach in Cornwall..
Dropping tablets in a club in Coventry..
Walking round London and thinking..this city pisses all over Paris.
Nonone taking themselves remotely seriously..
Report The Leopard June 4, 2012 11:18 PM BST
We will win the Psycho Wars when they start...!
Report tictacman1 June 4, 2012 11:18 PM BST
Cheese ^ onion crisps, Pint of beer,pork pie & pickles, country pub , Devon Cream teas and cliff Richard !
Report tonymontana June 4, 2012 11:19 PM BST
england always gets by
Report wolfatthedoor June 4, 2012 11:38 PM BST
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T8e3K3-XN8
Report DancingBraveTheBest June 4, 2012 11:41 PM BST
the thing that makes england so special for me is that its not in WalesGrin
Report fawwon June 4, 2012 11:44 PM BST
brngtwt, got to be The Eclipse?
Report brngtwt June 4, 2012 11:46 PM BST
correct fawwon,
albeit could have said the obvious mate.
Report fawwon June 4, 2012 11:53 PM BST
The building was demolished a few years ago, best days ever in there.
Report fawwon June 4, 2012 11:55 PM BST
Did you go to any of the amnesia house nights at Sky Blue Connexion?
Report brngtwt June 4, 2012 11:56 PM BST
fawon
it is now ilegal to say there  was any good clubs apart from the hacienda.
REPORTED.
Report Journeyman June 5, 2012 12:33 AM BST
I quite like Blackpool. The fading tatty glamour of it.

Also Wimbledon the home of tennis, my favourite sport.

Also fifty years of great bands and groundbreaking artists.

Everything else about England is dreadful.
Report flatliner June 5, 2012 3:42 AM BST
That I'm 2000 miles away from it?
Report History Maker June 5, 2012 3:58 AM BST
Pubs, Pimms, Sandown Park, London parks, brisk walks on the beach, croquet.
Report the butterfly collector June 5, 2012 9:30 AM BST
test matches especially at lords,english beer and paul weller.
Report cloughandtaylor June 5, 2012 9:53 AM BST
St Pauls,Henley,Tower of London,Tower Hamlets,Rochdale and Beckingham Palace.
Report Nocash June 5, 2012 10:00 AM BST
.....The fact that I can stay or leave, the choice is mine.
Report rogerthebutler June 5, 2012 10:24 AM BST
The people
Report rogerthebutler June 5, 2012 10:25 AM BST
...and that's the BRITISH people BTW
Report Back High Lay Low June 5, 2012 1:44 PM BST
hetty wainthropp
Report Slippy Blue June 5, 2012 3:00 PM BST
Cheltenham Festival
Glorious Goodwood
Royal ascot
Test match cricket
Report xmoneyx June 5, 2012 3:12 PM BST
as a scot-- england as neighbours has its moments

english are the best MOANERS in the world

england football team qualify for euros---all u hear on radio stations---our manager is kak----wheres rio?

a mass of boats---travel down thames---press--oh the queen has to stand in rain for 4 hours----bbc suc--ked
Report Ivor June 5, 2012 3:25 PM BST
the thing that makes england so special for me is
that its not in Wales and maintains a respectful distance. (diolch DBtB)
Report cooperman June 5, 2012 3:35 PM BST
It's quite demanding being the envy of johnny foreigner imho
Report Ovalman. June 5, 2012 3:37 PM BST
Proud to be part of this great nation.

Proud to be Norn Irish as well.
Report Coachbuster June 5, 2012 3:39 PM BST
This Royal milarkey shows England certainly is a country of two halves .
Report xmoneyx June 5, 2012 3:41 PM BST
best pax ive had in my cab is n irish---totaly upfront--genuine
Report munch man June 5, 2012 3:46 PM BST
All other countries have an inferiority complex regards Britain and secretly wish they were like us, especially America.

On a smaller scale, it's a bit like the massive jealousy and hatred Scotland often show towards England, stemming of course because they feel terribly inferior to the English.
Report Coachbuster June 5, 2012 3:51 PM BST
maybe on the whole esp Australia  ,but i would disagree totally  with America ,i'd say we have a chip on our shoulder as far as America is concerned (the little/big brother syndrome)- they probably couldn't give two hoots about us tbf ,but we tend to be very bitter about them and their success over the years
Report xmoneyx June 5, 2012 3:52 PM BST
hatred in what way?

ok banockburn 1707Laugh

i like uk--horseracing/greyhounds/bbc/golf
Report Coachbuster June 5, 2012 3:53 PM BST
likewise Aussies have been bitter torwards us in the past  ,although that feeling  is waning somewhat (maybe due to the economic situatuion )
Report Coachbuster June 5, 2012 3:53 PM BST
likewise Aussies have been bitter torwards us in the past  ,although that feeling  is waning somewhat (maybe due to the economic situation )
Report munch man June 5, 2012 3:54 PM BST
Believe me Coach America has a massive inferiority complex over Britain and are intensely jealous or our heritage.  This complex often manifests itself in criticism, just like the Scots.
Report Coachbuster June 5, 2012 3:59 PM BST
most Americans i have met have been very complimentary of us saying how wonderful the UK is ,in fact i haven't heard a Yank ever run us down - on the other hand ,you only had to listen to one of our news reporters interv/g a yank  earlier today .

NRp. Do you have anything like this in USA ?
Ame. Not that i've ever seen , maybe for the President somewhere ?
NRp. Well i've never seen anything like it in America .

What a coont - talk about bitter ! Plain
Report sofiakenny June 5, 2012 4:25 PM BST
morris dancing and their rampant pooviness.
Report History Maker June 5, 2012 4:28 PM BST
America is a funny place. It's a nation of immigrants that has somehow walked the tightrope that somehow gives its citizens a fierce patriotism for the US, whilst maintaining strong old world 'national' communities.

Whether by luck or judgement, I don't know.
Report iamajambo June 5, 2012 5:22 PM BST
NH racing and the Dorset coast.
Report Emden June 5, 2012 6:26 PM BST
chicken tikka masala
Report Slippy Blue June 5, 2012 8:08 PM BST
I've been to America many times and lived in Australia amongst other places, never have I had one problem with any of the natives of either country not even for a minute.

The Americans especially absolutely love us. I played cricket in Sydney for an entire season and after a bit of initial Pommie bashing they were all upset when I said I was going back to the London.
They secretly love us too but it's not really cool for them to say as much.
Report erogenous_zone June 5, 2012 8:21 PM BST
Report orioles June 5, 2012 8:29 PM BST
An aspect of other people's view of us that I've always found intriguing is our reputation for 'fair play'. So marked is this reputation that when I lived in Washington DC, getting the UK onside with foreign policy was seen as a powerful way of legitimising US conduct.

Then a gurning, morally bankrupt snake oil salesman arrived in number 10 and took the nation to war on a lie. Plain

England for me? Yorkshire tea, horse racing, cricket, Gardeners' Question Time, fish and chips ...
Report Eeeyore June 5, 2012 8:36 PM BST
Humour
Music
Television
Spring days
Report abolo June 6, 2012 9:11 PM BST
Unknown people calling you "mate" , it was always making me laugh in the first months i was here, i like it. English people are quite simple, pragmatic and relaxed, businessmen in 3k suits sit down tranquilly next to tramps in the tube, it's a scene you will hardly see in Paris
Report xmoneyx June 6, 2012 9:14 PM BST
what will you see in paris?
Report abolo June 6, 2012 9:33 PM BST
You will NOT see businessmen in 3k suits on some tube lines, London is more mixed
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 9:38 PM BST
Not reading the thread and saying my wheelie bin has lovely numbers on it.
Report themightymac June 6, 2012 9:39 PM BST
I agree abolo, English people are quite simple Laugh
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 9:42 PM BST
I agree ABOLO, English people are not the best sandwich in the night sky.
Report abolo June 6, 2012 9:42 PM BST
oops maybe i made another vocabulary mistake, simple was meant as a compliment, let's say uncomplicated then
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 9:45 PM BST
Abolo,

do cut your nose off to spite your big toe, you were left fella.
Report themightymac June 6, 2012 9:48 PM BST
Only joking abolo, not laughing at you mate, just made me smile. Wink
Report abolo June 6, 2012 9:51 PM BST
The most difficult for us foreigners is to understand when you english people are joking, 3 years here and i'm still slow on to get it Grin
Report abolo June 6, 2012 9:52 PM BST
micky, you have to speak Simple english with me, not Oxford english
Report abolo June 6, 2012 9:54 PM BST
Or Leeds english, whatever
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 9:55 PM BST
Oxford English vEEERY Posh...

Me, common as dog sh1t
Report abolo June 6, 2012 9:56 PM BST
ok, "do cut your nose off to spite your big toe, you were left fella", i thought it was a Shakespeare quote
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 10:23 PM BST
Yeah pal, to be Bee or not bee on benefits, that is the question.
Report abolo June 6, 2012 10:28 PM BST
yes there is "pal" too, not only "mate" , i like these little attentions, like the woman's voice in the tube telling you to mind the gap or the driver telling you stay clear of the doors when they are closing
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 10:30 PM BST
Abolo

Have you heard of "A rolling stone gathers nO kATE MOSS?"
Report abolo June 6, 2012 10:31 PM BST
Ni, i'm not yet at this stage in my ESOL lessons
Report abolo June 6, 2012 10:31 PM BST
No
Report History Maker June 6, 2012 10:47 PM BST
I have no idea what he's talking about abolo and I'm English, and relatively well read.

There is a saying 'to cut your nose off to spite your face', which is basically...

A does something minor wrong to B
B gets angry and does something worse, that only causes himself more trouble.

I've seen 20+ year friendships end over it.

Classic example is when relationships/marriages break down and people say 'it's me or him/her'.

A guy that I was at school with demanded that we all cut off all contact with his girlfriend (also schoolfriend) or he wouldn't talk to us. It was clearly ridiculous - there was, as both were happy to say, no kids, cheating or money involved. Just relationship breakdown.

Most people's general attitude was, er no. Particularly as two of the guys were going out with two of her good friends. Perfectly happy to be tactful, not mention her around him, be sensible about who to invite to what (so that they didn't run into each other), but the stupid b*gger was adamant that we all cut her out completely, or that was it.

Four or five of us tried ringing him (from time to time) for years, just to make sure he was alright, and hoping that time would sort stuff out, but he wouldn't budge.

One of my mates ended up on the phone to his mum for an hour one day, hoping to get in touch, and she just cried about the fact that he'd erased such a big bit of his life and essentially crawled into a shell.

That is cutting your nose off to spite your face.

Girl involved is only about a 4/10 anyway! 6/10 if you're a fan of big chebs.
Report abolo June 6, 2012 11:03 PM BST
I knew it, i'm becoming so good in english that he's forced to use improper sentences to lose me out
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 11:06 PM BST
WHAT did? abolo please DIS THA CREW?
Report abolo June 6, 2012 11:14 PM BST
" WHAT did? abolo please DIS THA CREW? "

I bet it's not even english, maybe welsh
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 11:25 PM BST
Mr Abolo Sir,

No idea apart from " DIS THA CREW" is street speech....


However, live long and programme your video squire...

Nan ooo nan ooo, as The Bionic man would say... :-)
Report abolo June 6, 2012 11:32 PM BST
Street speech? We have not this kind of thing in Newham, we are an Olympic Borough, Sir. See you ;)
Report metal_micky_3_legs June 6, 2012 11:34 PM BST
bIONIC MAN GOOD, they rebuilt from fook Hall.... :-) look on You tube
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