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Scotland, say aye for devolution!

 
 
alisont
 
Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 07:09 am
This time we finally decide to split away from Britain! I don’t feel like a Brit, neither does anyone I know! So why the hell staying part of Britain, right? I’m pissed off to see the lenten faces of prim Brits when I come up to London and say I’m from Aberdeen. They take us for backwoodsmen! That will do it! We don’t own them anything! Rather, they own us for the taxes we pay to royal treasury. You know what? we can make use of this money! So it should be much better to keep the money! The more so as we got to find ways to recover in crisis. So I say that doing away with Britain is the best what we can do!
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 07:10 am
the scots are devolving, don't tell gungasnake
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McTag
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 07:24 am

Scotland is a net recipient from the British treasury.
So on its own, it would be much poorer.

Alax Salmond has been very quiet since the British taxpayer bailed out the two big Scottish banks. No chance of anything like that happening if Scotland were independent.

So on balace, I think we're better off inside the tent pissing out.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 07:29 am
If you're so damned independent, why are you posting in English? (Or rather, a close approximation to English.)

Don't ye have the Gaelic?
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Thomas
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 08:04 am
@alisont,
Saoirse ar Albain!
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jespah
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 08:42 am
Kilted comrades!
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 09:36 am
In my younger days, a friend and me were traveling through Europe. We met a nice Scot boy (rather young man) during our travels. We asked him if the rumor is true that Scotland detests the British. I think he said it well - they don't hate them, but to illustrate if there were a Brit and a rat in the road, there'd be skids marks in front of the rat.
contrex
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 11:49 am
@Linkat,
I think you mean "detest the English", Linkat. Britain is England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Citizens of all those countries are "British", so if a Scot detested "the British" he'd be detesting, among others, himself and his fellow Scots.

Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 12:06 pm
It really doesn't matter . . . the guy who wrote this is a Russian.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 01:45 pm
@contrex,
Oh, my - I can't spell worth a thing and I was typing so fast to get at the joke I didn't use any of the right terminology - now granted this was about 20 years ago and I was probably half drunk at the time.

But either way you just ruined a good joke by being so picky.
contrex
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 01:50 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
a good joke


That's a matter of opinion.
Linkat
 
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Reply Mon 8 Jun, 2009 01:53 pm
@contrex,
Let me guess where you are from?

And it isn't the rat!
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 12:49 am
@Linkat,

Quote:
But either way you just ruined a good joke by being so picky


Barry Crier said that explaining a joke was like dissecting a frog.

Nobody laughs, and the frog always dies.
Mame
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 05:16 am
@McTag,
Can you explain that to me please, McT?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 05:41 am
That will depend upon whether or not McT is on an irony-free diet.
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contrex
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 07:22 am
@McTag,
McTag wrote:
Barry Crier said that explaining a joke was like dissecting a frog.


He stole that witticism from Barry Cryer, unless I mistake my guess.
contrex
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 07:24 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:
But either way you just ruined a good joke by being so picky.


On the contrary. You sabotaged what scarcely counts as a joke by your ignorant preamble.
McTag
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 07:39 am
@contrex,

OOoooOOOOooh!

Picky, or what?

I've got some other jokes (Guardian, Saturday) and can share.
contrex
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 08:41 am
@McTag,
I love a good joke. Dr Johnson said "The noblest prospect which a Scotchman [sic] ever sees, is the high road that leads him to England!"
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 9 Jun, 2009 10:24 am
@contrex,
Well I'm obviously correct otherwise why the outrage? And also on the picky side - another one of those that has this compulsion to correct spelling or typing errors.

Yawnnn.
 

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