The Best Country in the World

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  1. Jim

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    It's St Georges Day, we'll be celebrating with a jug or two of Pimms at 12 o clock. :BigGrin: You don't have to celebrate with alcohol, if you were lucky enough to be born English, take just a quiet moment today and smile as you reflect upon being a member of one of the finest nations on earth. :thumb:

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    Happy St Georges Day
     
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    Not sure about the thread title but Happy St George's day:thumb:
     
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    After my mother gave me a birthday and a name to share with St George it is the least I can do to celebrate our day. Great country it is indeed. :beer:
     
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    [CENTERENGLAND[/CENTER]

    :thumb::thumb::party2::party2::birthday::birthday:
     
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    Wot happened ? :Smile:
     
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    :thumb: ENGLAND:thumb:
    :thumb: FOREVER:thumb:



     
  9. Chris

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    Jim,

    I note the banners at the top of the screen.

    We didnt have those on St Davids day.

    Thats race discrimination that is.
     
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    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,
    Or close the wall up with our English dead!
    In peace theres nothing so becomes a man
    As modest stillness and humility:
    But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
    Then imitate the action of the tiger;
    Stiffen the sinews, conjure up the blood,
    Disguise fair nature with hard-favoured rage;
    Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
    Let it pry through the portage of the head
    Like the brass cannon; let the brow oerwhelm it
    As fearfully as doth a gallèd rock
    Oerhang and jutty his confounded base,
    Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean.
    Now set the teeth, and stretch the nostril wide,
    Hold hard the breath, and bend up every spirit
    To his full height! On, on, you noblest English,
    Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!—
    Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
    Have in these parts from morn till even fought,
    And sheathed their swords for lack of argument.
    Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
    That those whom you called fathers did beget you!
    Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
    And teach them how to war. And you, good yeomen,
    Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
    The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
    That you are worth your breeding—which I doubt not;
    For there is none of you so mean and base
    That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
    I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
    Straining upon the start. The games afoot!
    Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
    Cry, God for Harry, England, and Saint George! :thumb:
     
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    As Wales is legally, technically a county of England, shouldn't the boyo's be celebrating as well!

    Or to put into modern parlance.

    A group of venture capitalists, made a hostile take over with a company that were not growing dynamically but organically. They replaced the MD and his team, with their "own" people and systematically went about "re-branding" the asset.

    In the act of union, the venture capitalists managed to avoid paying too much tax, by keeping the "asset" off the balance sheet, thus making them a ripe for asset stripping.

    Eddie
     
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    Surely Eddie it is simply a Principality, and as Prince Charles (long may he be praised) is the Prince of Wales then it is more like "Charlie's Garden".

    It's like an extra County, quite a big one none-the-less.

    I hadn't better say too much else I won't be welcome in Carmarthen.......Griff..:Laughing:
     
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    Their not on the flag! No Green in sight!

    Eddie:Wink:
     
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    I think that quote is from 'Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!' speech of Shakespeare's Henry V, Act III, 1598

    Hmmmm....

    Henry V was born in the tower above the gatehouse of Monmouth Castle castle in the town of Monmouth, county town of Monmouthshire, south east Wales.
    His mother Mary was the daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, and Joan Fitzalan (1347/1348-1419), the daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster. Through her mother, Mary was descended from Llywelyn the Great.

    So having a 'Welsh' mother and having been born in Wales... He is Welsh :Rofl1:
     
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    Dont go spoiling their day with facts Shiftzz.

    Let them enjoy their Pimms.

    Pimms indeed:RollEyes:
     
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    I agree great day shame we dont celebrate it more,
    cant get the wife to go out today :Rofl1:
     
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    must be awfull to have to share a flag with so many other nations and stuff

    "St George's Cross has been adopted on the coat of arms and flags of several countries and cities which have St George as a patron saint, notably Georgia, England, Aragon, Greece, Genoa and Barcelona.
    The cross is also found, for various reasons, on the provincial flag of Huesca, Zaragoza and Teruel (the 3 provinces of Aragón) as well as the municipal flag for numerous cities, including Montreal, Almería, Milan, Genoa, Padua, Zadar and Freiburg im Breisgau. It is also the basis for the Four Moors flag of Sardinia. Guernsey was permitted to use it as its state flag between 1936 and 1985."


    weve got our own:BigGrin:...and its better than yours:Tongue1:
     
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  18. Jim

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    Not that he would ever admit it:Laughing:
     
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    Actually your Dragon is Roman:Eeek:(an actual fact amid this jokery), and the green is the colour of the Last King of Wales's knees! (not fact, assumption)

    Eddie JONES
     
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