Things you've always wanted to know......

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:08 am

badabing wrote:Why are M.P`s referred to in Parliament as "my right honourable colleague", there`s nothing honourable about any of them toerags?


Something to do with the presumption that everyone's always telling the truth and being honest. If they don't work on that basis, even less gets achieved, as everyone spends all day accusing each other of lying.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:31 pm

"Honourable" is an ordinary MP, "Right honourable" refers to members of the Privy Council.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:47 pm

"Honourable" can be pronounced in a very sarcastic tone though
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:10 am

DasNutNock wrote:Something to do with the presumption that everyone's always telling the truth and being honest. If they don't work on that basis, even less gets achieved, as everyone spends all day accusing each other of lying.

And although less honest, it's much more polite than saying, 'lying c**t'...
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:12 pm

Why does almost every other country have a better national anthem than us?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby warp on Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:44 pm

sendô wrote:Why does almost every other country have a better national anthem than us?

there's a couple of good cover versions though.
and the italian anthem is definitely worse.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby uptonparkhurst on Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:05 pm

sendô wrote:Why does almost every other country have a better national anthem than us?


Yes, GSTQ is a bit naff, I grant you - I'd prefer JERUSALEM or maybe I VOW TO THEE MY COUNTRY.

Mind you, the only other country's tune I like is THE MARSEILLAISE - but the lyrics are particularly gruesome.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby sendô on Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:19 pm

Well yes, most anthem lyrics are b*llocks aren't they? La Marseillaise is all about forming battalions to stop the invading Austrians and Prussians slitting the throats of their kids. Totally relevant before a rugby match.

Most are the same though. The US anthem is about a bloody flag. Ours is about how ****ing great our Queen is. The jocks sing about a flower, the Irish about potatoes, the welsh about hating the English. The German one is about invading other countries. Italy's is about surrendering.

All those other ones have better tunes though. I like the French and US ones. They got a good beat to them. Ours is ****ing boring. Jerusalem would be a better anthem.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby V-M on Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:46 pm

I love or national anthem. Belted it out in 1980 at Wenbley and it still sends shivers down my spine thinking back to that day.

Also love the way the Americans do theirs when they time a fly past of jet fighters to coincide with the finish at big sporting events.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby uptonparkhurst on Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:50 pm

sendô wrote:Well yes, most anthem lyrics are b*llocks aren't they? La Marseillaise is all about forming battalions to stop the invading Austrians and Prussians slitting the throats of their kids. Totally relevant before a rugby match.


Let us march! Let us march, so that an impure blood may water our furrows.

- racist, surely? :P
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:29 pm

If it's a good tune you want it's hard to better the Russian national anthem
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby jastons on Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:52 pm

God save the Queen is the national anthem of the UK, is that correct? So why do Scotland and Wales have their 'own' yet England doesn't play Land of Hope and Glory?
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:59 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:If it's a good tune you want it's hard to better the Russian national anthem


Ther chest-beater to end them all. Best of the bunch imo. Marsellaise comes second.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby delbert on Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:08 pm

Our dirge goes on about the monarchy more then the country, which then becomes a problem if you're a patriotic republican. It's well overdue a rewrite IMO.....
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby DasNutNock on Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:16 pm

It’s high time the French one was updated to reflect reality. Something about capitulating to the Germans whenever asked to, making utterly sh*t music, and not washing, that kind of thing.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:36 pm

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Shy Ted on Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:38 pm

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Gawd luv her.
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby Samba on Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:23 pm

Pictured just before she nutted a Millwall fan..
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby vietnammer on Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:39 pm

Ave THET you Millwall sleg
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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Postby FreeWheeling on Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:41 pm

DasNutNock wrote:It’s high time the French one was updated to reflect reality. Something about capitulating to the Germans whenever asked to, making utterly sh*t music, and not washing, that kind of thing.


Should rename it the country of streets of a million dog turds
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