Author Topic: Happy St George's Day!  (Read 893 times)

Happy St George's Day!
« on: April 23, 2021, 06:40:12 am »
Have a kebab for tea.  He came from what is now Turkey.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 08:00:41 am »
He put the tea in Tbilisi.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 08:31:29 am »
Have a kebab for tea.  He came from what is now Turkey.
A great British staple. We invented kebabs you know. And Turkey.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 08:35:58 am »
We invented Turkish Muslamic hordes and then Brexited to keep them out.  Even though they couldn't come in anyway.  Oh well, we'll keep the kebabs.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 08:40:53 am »
Facts, Rz, facts. You really must try harder to get out of the habit of relying on them to make your point. Before you know it, you’ll be using them to,win arguments. Nasty habit that. 
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 09:04:44 am »
Here's a fun fact: Turkish Delight from Cyprus* is called Greek Delight**.

*the part people visit, not the unrecognised northern occupied zone

**because they don't like Turkey very much
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 09:10:23 am »
Vaguely on the topic of, sort of, Englishness, from today's finest local journalism:
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Art Club is set to open in place of Re:store Inc in Bond Street on Independence Day (July 4).
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2021, 09:20:13 am »
He came from what is now Turkey.

Pffft. You'll be telling us next he didn't kill a dragon.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2021, 09:43:18 am »
He came from what is now Turkey.

Pffft. You'll be telling us next he didn't kill a dragon.
What's more mysterious is why he bothered coming all the way to Oxfordshire to do it.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2021, 09:47:58 am »
He came from what is now Turkey.

Pffft. You'll be telling us next he didn't kill a dragon.
What's more mysterious is why he bothered coming all the way to Oxfordshire to do it.

Where else are you going to find a dragon?
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2021, 10:41:18 am »
I've been getting my buns out.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2021, 11:04:38 am »
He came from what is now Turkey.

Pffft. You'll be telling us next he didn't kill a dragon.
What's more mysterious is why he bothered coming all the way to Oxfordshire to do it.

Where else are you going to find a dragon?

Saarrff Lahndan, innit.  It's written on the map in large friendly letters.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2021, 01:16:03 pm »
Wiki tells me it's also "International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day". I feel the need to learn more about this.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2021, 05:04:54 pm »
The only thing I look forward to on St G's  day is the Port declaration. Not a vintage year, just single quintas.

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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2021, 05:41:58 pm »
In The Before Times I was cycling with some mates around Belgium. Our route took us to Mons, where the whole town was engaged in a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity huge piss up which includes St George killing a dragon. And beer. Much beer.

Being FOREIGN from ABROAD they seem to do this on Trinity Sunday and not on Shakespeare's birthday like God intended.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2021, 12:27:29 pm »
I THINK ITS A DISGRACE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A BANK HOLIDAY ON ST GEORGE’S DAY. ALL TRUE PATRIOTS SHOULD GO ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY INSTIGATE IT. AND WHILE THERE AT IT THEY CAN MAKE TRAFALGA DAY A BANK HOLIDAY AS WELL. THIS GOVERNMENT JUST AREN’T PATRIOTS.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2021, 12:42:15 pm »
Contemporary photograph of St George administering a Covid-19 swab to a dragon


Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2021, 12:54:07 pm »
Contemporary photograph of St George administering a Covid-19 swab to a dragon
;D VG!
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2021, 12:54:43 pm »
I THINK ITS A DISGRACE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A BANK HOLIDAY ON ST GEORGE’S DAY. ALL TRUE PATRIOTS SHOULD GO ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY INSTIGATE IT. AND WHILE THERE AT IT THEY CAN MAKE TRAFALGA DAY A BANK HOLIDAY AS WELL. THIS GOVERNMENT JUST AREN’T PATRIOTS.

Surely we need one for Waterloo,Agincourt and Crecy as well? Maybe we could just roll them up into one special extra long weekend "f**k you Frenchies" bank holiday (ala Easter weekend).
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2021, 01:41:44 pm »
I THINK ITS A DISGRACE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A BANK HOLIDAY ON ST GEORGE’S DAY. ALL TRUE PATRIOTS SHOULD GO ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY INSTIGATE IT. AND WHILE THERE AT IT THEY CAN MAKE TRAFALGA DAY A BANK HOLIDAY AS WELL. THIS GOVERNMENT JUST AREN’T PATRIOTS.

Surely we need one for Waterloo,Agincourt and Crecy as well? Maybe we could just roll them up into one special extra long weekend "f**k you Frenchies" bank holiday (ala Easter weekend).


Wouldn't that be a "Fu*k you Frenchies and Spaniards" bank holiday, given that it was their combined fleets at Trafalgar?
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2021, 02:38:59 pm »
I THINK ITS A DISGRACE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A BANK HOLIDAY ON ST GEORGE’S DAY. ALL TRUE PATRIOTS SHOULD GO ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY INSTIGATE IT. AND WHILE THERE AT IT THEY CAN MAKE TRAFALGA DAY A BANK HOLIDAY AS WELL. THIS GOVERNMENT JUST AREN’T PATRIOTS.

Surely we need one for Waterloo,Agincourt and Crecy as well? Maybe we could just roll them up into one special extra long weekend "f**k you Frenchies" bank holiday (ala Easter weekend).


Wouldn't that be a "Fu*k you Frenchies and Spaniards" bank holiday, given that it was their combined fleets at Trafalgar?

This is true but half of England goes on holiday to Spain for two weeks every year anyway so I feel a bank holiday for this might be superfluous.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2021, 04:01:40 pm »
I THINK ITS A DISGRACE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A BANK HOLIDAY ON ST GEORGE’S DAY. ALL TRUE PATRIOTS SHOULD GO ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY INSTIGATE IT. AND WHILE THERE AT IT THEY CAN MAKE TRAFALGA DAY A BANK HOLIDAY AS WELL. THIS GOVERNMENT JUST AREN’T PATRIOTS.

Surely we need one for Waterloo,Agincourt and Crecy as well? Maybe we could just roll them up into one special extra long weekend "f**k you Frenchies" bank holiday (ala Easter weekend).


Wouldn't that be a "Fu*k you Frenchies and Spaniards" bank holiday, given that it was their combined fleets at Trafalgar?

This is true but half of England goes on holiday to Spain for two weeks every year anyway so I feel a bank holiday for this might be superfluous.

The other half goes to the Dordogne, even though they can't (or won't) pronounce it properly.
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2021, 04:07:22 pm »
How difficult can it be to pronounce Door-Dog-Ne? :P
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Re: Happy St George's Day!
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2021, 06:35:11 pm »
I THINK ITS A DISGRACE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A BANK HOLIDAY ON ST GEORGE’S DAY. ALL TRUE PATRIOTS SHOULD GO ON STRIKE UNTIL THEY INSTIGATE IT. AND WHILE THERE AT IT THEY CAN MAKE TRAFALGA DAY A BANK HOLIDAY AS WELL. THIS GOVERNMENT JUST AREN’T PATRIOTS.

Fake news ^^^^.  A real Gammon would have used a mixture of upper- and lower-case, random numbers  of spaces between   words ,,,,,,,,,,,,  ,,,,,,,, strings of commas for no readily-apparent reason and far far more speling erors.
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