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Asmus
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:30 AM
Just check this out:

3-3 - Dokic has that steely look that only an Australian can do properly; teeth clenched, eyes narrowed, steam coming out of the ears. You know the one: the sort of vicious look you imagine an outback farmer takes on just before going out to wrestle a pack of wild dingos. Two deuces...before A-Chak eventually holds.

I'm not Australian, but I'm Canadian so I know how annoying and condescending those Brits can be, acting as if their former colonial subjects are nothing more than a bunch of provincial hicks. When will they wake up and realize it's the twenty-first century?!?

Keadz
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:36 AM
They have always been jealous that they got stuck in that damp, dark and rainy shit hole while we are stuck here in paradise:p, same situation with Canadians.

But seriously, it isn't much different here and how we treat them. But I didn't think us Aussies have angry faces :s

Londoner
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:46 AM
Lighten up!

TeamCaro
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:51 AM
I think its got more to do with her Slavicness that being Aussie.
Don't want to start any racial sterotyping but Slavic people are known their toughness.

serenus_2k8
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:52 AM
They have always been jealous that they got stuck in that damp, dark and rainy shit hole while we are stuck here in paradise:p, same situation with Canadians.

But seriously, it isn't much different here and how we treat them. But I didn't think us Aussies have angry faces :s

I dont understand the OP but I think you could do with visiting Britain before you make a comment like that! Brits like Australia and Australians hence so many Brits are moving to live there nowadays :shrug:

Harvs
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:53 AM
lol idiot commentator

Mina Vagante
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:53 AM
I actually don't get the original post.

serenus_2k8
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:54 AM
^Yeh me neither, is that what the commentator said? :shrug:

Asmus
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:55 AM
http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/tennis/livematch/271200.html

Mina Vagante
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:57 AM
Oh well....Get over it :)

Asmus
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:59 AM
Lighten up!

I'm not trying to start any wars here... But maybe this could kick-start the Aussie republican movement. ;)

serenus_2k8
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:00 AM
Lol excuse him for not understanding how civilised the outback really is.

Out of interest, how exactly do Brits treat Canadians in an annoying manner? It seems more like you were just desperate to make a thread and / or have a pathetic whine?

Mina Vagante
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:00 AM
I'm not trying to start any wars here... But maybe this could kick-start the Aussie republican movement. ;)

:p

Keadz
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:00 AM
I dont understand the OP but I think you could do with visiting Britain before you make a comment like that! Brits like Australia and Australians hence so many Brits are moving to live there nowadays :shrug:

I know we like each other, but there is no denying that we can take this piss out of each other...just for fun. All light hearted of course.

(hence my joke with my first post in this thread)

Hayato
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:03 AM
What's wrong with that? It's just a stereotypical image. Trust me, there are a lot worse out there.
I'm half British, half Australian :p

serenus_2k8
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:08 AM
Ok well if you ever find yourself in Great Britain it might be a good idea to leave the ''your country is a rainy shit hole'' jokes out :p

But yeh I guess most countries take the piss out of eachother but I think the ES commentator was just admiring the Aussie fighting spirit that players like Hewitt have made so famous.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:21 AM
Eurosport is annoying me.

the last 5 matches they have shown have all been ATP. :O

Soderling vs. Baghatis
Nalbandian vs. Lu
Soderling vs. Baghdatis
Santoro vs. Kolshrieber
Roddick vs. Malisse

IMPOSSIBLE
Jan 21st, 2009, 09:22 AM
Thankyou

Finally some WTA

veryborednow
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:28 AM
If you think that's bad just wait til The Ashes! Fun times :devil:

talie
Jan 21st, 2009, 12:25 PM
I think British people have this idea that Aussies are really tough and can just hang on in there whatever. I think it was probably a badly delivered back handed compliment that went horribly wrong. :o English people have resepct for Australians and we are soooooooooooooooooooo jealous of your weather. I know I am :lol: the sun only comes out for an hour a day here at the moment if we are lucky :(

patricio
Jan 21st, 2009, 12:52 PM
They have always been jealous that they got stuck in that damp, dark and rainy shit hole while we are stuck here in paradise:p, same situation with Canadians.

But seriously, it isn't much different here and how we treat them. But I didn't think us Aussies have angry faces :s
Hahaha! Funny post!

Alizé Molik
Jan 21st, 2009, 01:03 PM
i think it's supposed to be a funny commentary, if you read the rest of it they're all worded in the same way.

talie
Jan 21st, 2009, 01:21 PM
I think sometimes other nationalities don't get our humour, it's very dry and can appear as cutting remarks when they are often meant in a fun, tongue in cheek kind of way.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 21st, 2009, 02:36 PM
british people are snobs, we're better than everyone else. fact. dont hate. :p

soomaal
Jan 21st, 2009, 03:37 PM
british people are snobs, we're better than everyone else. fact. dont hate. :p

And we are also snobs to other brits....so get that bigotted geordie chav off your avatar cuz she is making this whole thread smell bad.:devil:

vadin124
Jan 21st, 2009, 03:52 PM
british people are snobs, we're better than everyone else. fact. dont hate. :p

:worship:

don't know why the aussies are criticising us, since they are the ones who werent good enough to stay in this country hehe...and they have annoying accents :p

what has Australia ever given the world? Vegemite?? What has Britain given the world? How long have you got??

ooh another thing, Olympic Medal Table 2008...

:p

serenus_2k8
Jan 21st, 2009, 04:00 PM
:worship:

don't know why the aussies are criticising us, since they are the ones who werent good enough to stay in this country hehe...and they have annoying accents :p

what has Australia ever given the world? Vegemite?? What has Britain given the world? How long have you got??

ooh another thing, Olympic Medal Table 2008...

:p

Ouch :tape: :lol:

Asmus
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:14 PM
:worship:

What has Britain given the world? How long have you got??

:p

Sorry, but what are you referring to? Colonialism and the pillaging of the third world? Margaret Thatcher? The British monarchy?

It's a shame Tim Henman's not around anymore. He played like only a Brit could--like a little schoolboy having tea with his mum before heading out to boarding school where he gets buggered by his older classmates on a regular basis. That's what makes him so mentally tough! And Andy Murray doesn't count... He's Scottish, not British. Brits just love taking over a place and taking credit when the conquered people achieve anything. :devil::devil:

Olórin
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:22 PM
Sorry, but what are you referring to? Colonialism and the pillaging of the third world? Margaret Thatcher? The British monarchy?


Firstly the Brits didn't "give the world Colonialism" the Spanish and French did, we just did it better ;)

And I couldn't tell, but I assume you are joking with that list :lol:

He played like only a Brit could--like a little schoolboy having tea with his mum before heading out to boarding school where he gets buggered by his older classmates on a regular basis.

Sounds fun to me :shrug: Not sure why you make it seem so negative.

Andy Murray doesn't count... He's Scottish, not British.

Scotland wasn't conquered. James VI of Scotland ascended to the throne of England as James I, if anything you might say it was the other way round!

Dawson.
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:24 PM
Sorry, but what are you referring to? Colonialism and the pillaging of the third world? Margaret Thatcher? The British monarchy?

It's a shame Tim Henman's not around anymore. He played like only a Brit could--like a little schoolboy having tea with his mum before heading out to boarding school where he gets buggered by his older classmates on a regular basis. That's what makes him so mentally tough! And Andy Murray doesn't count... He's Scottish, not British. Brits just love taking over a place and taking credit when the conquered people achieve anything. :devil::devil:

Your thread lost all credibily once you said this :haha:
Complete contradition of your opening post (which BTW was a joke)

Dawson.
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:25 PM
oh and something that Britain gave the world.....

TENNIS!!!

raffles
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:29 PM
Oh my god I can't believe how homourless some people are on this thread. The British take the piss out of themselves as much as they do other nationalities.

Also can't we leave the Aussies/Brits fighting until Laura gets into the main draw of the AO. Then at least we will have something to argue about.

mboyle
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:47 PM
What's wrong with that? It's just a stereotypical image. Trust me, there are a lot worse out there.
I'm half British, half Australian :p

sigh...I wish I could be part Australian. :sad: Perhaps I'll have to study abroad there next year.

vadin124
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:51 PM
Sorry, but what are you referring to? Colonialism and the pillaging of the third world? Margaret Thatcher? The British monarchy?

It's a shame Tim Henman's not around anymore. He played like only a Brit could--like a little schoolboy having tea with his mum before heading out to boarding school where he gets buggered by his older classmates on a regular basis. That's what makes him so mentally tough! And Andy Murray doesn't count... He's Scottish, not British. Brits just love taking over a place and taking credit when the conquered people achieve anything. :devil::devil:

just remember Asmus, you were once part of OUR empire...

that says a lot don't you think ;)

what did Canada bring the world? the single most barbaric thing in the world - seal culling...oh yes, and Avril Lavigne, not something i'd be shouting from the hill tops celebrating...

don't insult a country better than yours, it will only end up in your disappointment and loss of your spirit when you realise that a country what 50 times smaller than yours has a history far richer, an economy far richer, and a list of credits far richer than yours will EVER have

*licks finger, touches thigh and hisses*

raffles
Jan 21st, 2009, 05:55 PM
what did Canada bring the world? the single most barbaric thing in the world - seal culling...oh yes, and Avril Lavigne, not something i'd be shouting from the hill tops celebrating...
You are forgetting something far worse that Canada inflicted upon the world, Celine Dion.:eek:

vadin124
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:01 PM
You are forgetting something far worse that Canada inflicted upon the world, Celine Dion.:eek:

i was thinking about putting her, but i thought that might be taking things a bit too far...that would be getting TOO personal :lol:

kwilliams
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:06 PM
oh and something that Britain gave the world.....

TENNIS!!!

French monks invented tennis...however the British made the racquets bigger.

kwilliams
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:16 PM
just remember Asmus, you were once part of OUR empire...

that says a lot don't you think ;)

what did Canada bring the world? the single most barbaric thing in the world - seal culling...oh yes, and Avril Lavigne, not something i'd be shouting from the hill tops celebrating...

don't insult a country better than yours, it will only end up in your disappointment and loss of your spirit when you realise that a country what 50 times smaller than yours has a history far richer, an economy far richer, and a list of credits far richer than yours will EVER have

*licks finger, touches thigh and hisses*

Of course your economy is larger! Britain has double the population of Canada! However the GDP per capita and purchasing power are pretty much the same in the two countries, so that's a moot point.

Every country has plenty to be proud of. If I was from Canada I'd be very proud of the country's HDI.

Dawson.
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:31 PM
French monks invented tennis...however the British made the racquets bigger.

That was "real tennis". The modern game was first established in Britain

vadin124
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:34 PM
Of course your economy is larger! Britain has double the population of Canada! However the GDP per capita and purchasing power are pretty much the same in the two countries, so that's a moot point.

Every country has plenty to be proud of. If I was from Canada I'd be very proud of the country's HDI.

actually GB's GDP is twice that of Canada's

kwilliams
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:37 PM
^ Yes, I alluded to that but your GDP per capita is at a similar level.

vadin124
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:42 PM
^ Yes, I alluded to that but your GDP per capita is at a similar level.

but Britain's is still bigger ;)

kwilliams
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:44 PM
:lol: How 'my dad's better than your dad'!

talie
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:45 PM
Sorry, but what are you referring to? Colonialism and the pillaging of the third world? Margaret Thatcher? The British monarchy?

It's a shame Tim Henman's not around anymore. He played like only a Brit could--like a little schoolboy having tea with his mum before heading out to boarding school where he gets buggered by his older classmates on a regular basis. That's what makes him so mentally tough! And Andy Murray doesn't count... He's Scottish, not British. Brits just love taking over a place and taking credit when the conquered people achieve anything. :devil::devil:

I agree with what you say about Henman, English upper class choker who couldn't win anything if his life depended on it. However, Andy is from Scotland which makes him British but not English. He is from Great Britain as GB includes England, Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom includes England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Sorry but I just had to conform to the pompous know it all stereotype of an English person who is basically telling you to get your Atlas out and have a look! :devil: :lol:

raffles
Jan 21st, 2009, 06:57 PM
That was "real tennis". The modern game was first established in BritainWe invented "Lawn Tennis", Britain was the first place where tennis was played outdoors.

You can be Scottish and British at the same time, someone might not wish to be so but that their choice. I myself am perfectly happy to be refered to as eithe British or Scottish.

Dodoboy.
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:21 PM
Australia>Britain!

I hate this weather! I want to play tennis :sobbing:

Dodoboy.
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:21 PM
Australia>Britain!

I hate this weather! I want to play tennis :sobbing:

talie
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:27 PM
You can be Scottish and British at the same time, someone might not wish to be so but that their choice. I myself am perfectly happy to be refered to as eithe British or Scottish.
Absolutley, I am English and British. People are just people at the end of the day no matter where we are from, we all want the same things out of life, to be loved, safe and happy. :D

serenus_2k8
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:31 PM
We gave, or had a big part in giving the world:

Radio
Radar
Television
Sandwiches
Wellington Boots
Motion Picture Camera
Hypodermic Syringe
Bicycle
Electromagnet
Magnifying glass
Plastic
Torpedoes
MRI Scanner
Double Glazing
Calculators
Nuclear power
Steam Engines
Lightbulb
Telephone
Motors
Smallpox Vaccination
Penicillin
Cement
Steel bridges...


...and the very PC you're using now is thanks to good old GB. I hope you see my point :) Dont even get me started on the likes of Newton and his theories :) We also gave the world The Beatles :)

Lmao at you :lol: Game, set and match to Great Britain

AndreConrad
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:37 PM
Would you guys stop comparing the sizes of your penises tools:bs:

Horizon
Jan 21st, 2009, 07:49 PM
We gave, or had a big part in giving the world:

Radio
Radar
Television
Sandwiches
Wellington Boots
Motion Picture Camera
Hypodermic Syringe
Bicycle
Electromagnet
Magnifying glass
Plastic
Torpedoes
MRI Scanner
Double Glazing
Calculators
Nuclear power
Steam Engines
Lightbulb
Telephone
Motors
Smallpox Vaccination
Penicillin
Cement
Steel bridges...


...and the very PC you're using now is thanks to good old GB. I hope you see my point :) Dont even get me started on the likes of Newton and his theories :) We also gave the world The Beatles :)

Lmao at you :lol: Game, set and match to Great Britain
:worship:

This small post alone just show how Britain is for all intensive purposes the creator of the modern world.

Great Britain = Father of Creation :angel:

veryborednow
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:04 PM
That post just proves that someone needs to get a life and not research all the things invented by the UK.

Seriously.

matty
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:09 PM
Lol excuse him for not understanding how civilised the outback really is.

Out of interest, how exactly do Brits treat Canadians in an annoying manner? It seems more like you were just desperate to make a thread and / or have a pathetic whine?

Truth is---you'll find racism and snobbery everywhere. The "English" Canadians are kinda snobby to the French Canadians (according to all my French Candian relatives anyway), just as in the US, the Western Washington Staters (Seattle) are snobby to the Eastern Washington Stater(Hicks)---and yet the Eastern Washington Staters think they are way more sophisticated than their cousins to the east (the total hick state of Idaho!);)

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:09 PM
And we are also snobs to other brits....so get that bigotted geordie chav off your avatar cuz she is making this whole thread smell bad.:devil:

oi! shes a hot bigotted geordie chav and for the hotness she shall stay :p

cheryl cole and kate beckinsale are british. fucking amazing. britain rulez all bitches :angel:

serenus_2k8
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:11 PM
That post just proves that someone needs to get a life and not research all the things invented by the UK.

Seriously.

:haha: Dont hate the great :worship:

cellophane
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:13 PM
PC much?

veryborednow
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:16 PM
:haha: Dont hate the great :worship:
Are you refering to yourself or your country? Because while we don't share the same sized ego we do share the same nationality. I'm just not a daily mail reader, tis all.

vadin124
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:25 PM
That post just proves that someone needs to get a life and not research all the things invented by the UK.

Seriously.

no, if anyone needs to get a life, it's the person criticising another person for wanting to research their country, and it's vast history...

there is nothing wrong with being proud of what your country achieved...serenus is merely using his/her time on the web researching his country's achievements...he is expanding his knowledge, and you are expanding your cynicism...i'll take 'not having a life' any day if faced with that choice

it's good to want to find out about your country, especially if it is a country like The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...our country's full title!

keep up the good work i say!...in fact, i'm off to research famous Brits and what they accomplished...and in due course, i'll feed back to veryborednow about my findings

raffles
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:33 PM
I love this thread has turned into bitching about Cheryl "National Treasure" Cole. I mean she used to be considered a racist thug but now that her slutty bisexual hubby cheated on her with a few of his football mates, his mobile phone and an ugly looking hairdresser she's a "national treasure".

I actually think Girls Aloud are great though.

-Sonic-
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:35 PM
I love this thread has turned into bitching about Cheryl "National Treasure" Cole. I mean she used to be considered a racist thug but now that her slutty bisexual hubby cheated on her with a few of his football mates, his mobile phone and an ugly looking hairdresser she's a "national treasure".

I actually think Girls Aloud are great though.

I was gonna close this thread or move it into non tennis, but unfortunately I've just died laughing and so am unable to....

I love girls aloud.

veryborednow
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:43 PM
Cheryl Cole. So gay and bearding. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=5zkdhMoScL0

AndreConrad
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:44 PM
no, if anyone needs to get a life, it's the person criticising another person for wanting to research their country, and it's vast history...

there is nothing wrong with being proud of what your country achieved...serenus is merely using his/her time on the web researching his country's achievements...he is expanding his knowledge, and you are expanding your cynicism...i'll take 'not having a life' any day if faced with that choice

it's good to want to find out about your country, especially if it is a country like The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...our country's full title!

keep up the good work i say!...in fact, i'm off to research famous Brits and what they accomplished...and in due course, i'll feed back to veryborednow about my findings

That would be great if he did not assign credit to GB for things that don't belong there (radio - since when Marconi or Tesla were British, or nuclear power - In 1942 Enrico Fermi Italian invented the nuclear reactor. His team produced the first nuclear chain reaction! 1954 - Worlds first nuclear power plant (Russia) started generating electricity. The first large-scale nuclear power station opened at Calder Hall in Cumbria, England, in 1956, just two examples). Nothing wrong being proud of his own country, but it is wrong to belittle others.

On the other hand Cheryl Cole is hot :drool:

raffles
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:49 PM
The British version of the tv was lets face it crap. The technology developed by John Logie Baird was not the technology that was used to bring tv to the masses, that I believe was invented by an American.

That Cheryl and Kimberly video - :help:

AnnaK_4ever
Jan 21st, 2009, 08:58 PM
Just check this out:

3-3 - Dokic has that steely look that only an Australian can do properly; teeth clenched, eyes narrowed, steam coming out of the ears. You know the one: the sort of vicious look you imagine an outback farmer takes on just before going out to wrestle a pack of wild dingos. Two deuces...before A-Chak eventually holds.

I'm not Australian, but I'm Canadian so I know how annoying and condescending those Brits can be, acting as if their former colonial subjects are nothing more than a bunch of provincial hicks. When will they wake up and realize it's the twenty-first century?!?

"outrageous" lack of sense of humor :help:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:27 PM
outrageous british snobbery thread slowly turned into a cheryl cole/girls aloud appreciation thread...i dont see the link myself...

Ciarán
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:30 PM
:rolleyes:

Dini.
Jan 21st, 2009, 10:36 PM
Britain loves Australia, Australia loves Britain, Britain loves Canada, Canada loves Britain, Australia loves Canada, Canada loves Australia.

Peace?

Asmus
Jan 22nd, 2009, 02:17 AM
just remember Asmus, you were once part of OUR empire...

that says a lot don't you think ;)

what did Canada bring the world? the single most barbaric thing in the world - seal culling...oh yes, and Avril Lavigne, not something i'd be shouting from the hill tops celebrating...

don't insult a country better than yours, it will only end up in your disappointment and loss of your spirit when you realise that a country what 50 times smaller than yours has a history far richer, an economy far richer, and a list of credits far richer than yours will EVER have

*licks finger, touches thigh and hisses*

Wow, it really wasn't very difficult to get you Brits going and sounding like pompous asses. For a country of 33 million people and 140 years of history, Canada does just fine, thanks. We prefer not to boast about it. I should thank you and the poster who listed off all of Britain's accomplishments for proving my point that Brits are outrageous snobs!

But anyways... At least the US now has a new leader (finally) who understands the harm that can be caused by these nationalistic and snobby ways of thinking. Hopefully more people can follow his example.

kwilliams
Jan 22nd, 2009, 03:00 AM
Wow, it really wasn't very difficult to get you Brits going and sounding like pompous asses. For a country of 33 million people and 140 years of history, Canada does just fine, thanks. We prefer not to boast about it. I should thank you and the poster who listed off all of Britain's accomplishments for proving my point that Brits are outrageous snobs!

But anyways... At least the US now has a new leader (finally) who understands the harm that can be caused by these nationalistic and snobby ways of thinking. Hopefully more people can follow his example.

That's actually a very good point.

I love Girls Aloud! They rock.

Dawson.
Jan 22nd, 2009, 03:07 AM
Wow, it really wasn't very difficult to get you Brits going and sounding like pompous asses. For a country of 33 million people and 140 years of history, Canada does just fine, thanks. We prefer not to boast about it. I should thank you and the poster who listed off all of Britain's accomplishments for proving my point that Brits are outrageous snobs!

But anyways... At least the US now has a new leader (finally) who understands the harm that can be caused by these nationalistic and snobby ways of thinking. Hopefully more people can follow his example.

Another complete contradiction! Do you think that calling the entire population of Britain snobs based on a few resonses and a British website doesn't make you a snob yourself?!

Asmus
Jan 22nd, 2009, 03:57 AM
Another complete contradiction! Do you think that calling the entire population of Britain snobs based on a few resonses and a British website doesn't make you a snob yourself?!

OK fine. It was meant as a joke but you have a point. I did not mean to imply that all British people are snobs. Many are wonderful. I never meant to deny that. To be honest, I felt insulted and felt the desire to throw insults back. What I should have said was that their comments were evidence that a nationalistic, "snobby" way of thinking still exists and that it comes across as very offensive when people from a major colonial power (such as Britain, Spain the US or France) or a western developed country (such as Australia or Canada) say their country is better than anyone else's or speak condescendingly about another nation.

I also have to say that it tends to be people from these colonial countries (the US, Britain and France primarily) who tend to be most guilty of this nationalistic type of thinking. This has been most obvious in the United States and as I mentioned is what Obama has spoken out against--it's no coincidence that his first act is closing Guantanamo, which has been a symbol of American aggression and arrogance. As for Britain, I've found that many people simply don't understand how destructive the British Empire was, to be called the most evil thing on earth (paraphrase) by Gandhi for example. It's not uncommon for English people to support the monarchy, bask in being at the centre of the Commonwealth, or celebrate the traditional way of doing things that has caused the world a great deal of damage.

raffles
Jan 22nd, 2009, 06:05 AM
Oh leave Obama out of it not everyone thinks hes the second coming or that we should all follow his instructions.

vadin124
Jan 22nd, 2009, 06:57 AM
OK fine. It was meant as a joke but you have a point. I did not mean to imply that all British people are snobs. Many are wonderful. I never meant to deny that. To be honest, I felt insulted and felt the desire to throw insults back. What I should have said was that their comments were evidence that a nationalistic, "snobby" way of thinking still exists and that it comes across as very offensive when people from a major colonial power (such as Britain, Spain the US or France) or a western developed country (such as Australia or Canada) say their country is better than anyone else's or speak condescendingly about another nation.

I also have to say that it tends to be people from these colonial countries (the US, Britain and France primarily) who tend to be most guilty of this nationalistic type of thinking. This has been most obvious in the United States and as I mentioned is what Obama has spoken out against--it's no coincidence that his first act is closing Guantanamo, which has been a symbol of American aggression and arrogance. As for Britain, I've found that many people simply don't understand how destructive the British Empire was, to be called the most evil thing on earth (paraphrase) by Gandhi for example. It's not uncommon for English people to support the monarchy, bask in being at the centre of the Commonwealth, or celebrate the traditional way of doing things that has caused the world a great deal of damage.

you are mistaking snobbery for pride...

i acknowledge Canada has it's good points, i just felt the need to point out it's bad points...i never insulted it, or you, as far as i'm aware...

so please, get your facts straight

raffles
Jan 22nd, 2009, 07:01 AM
you are mistaking snobbery for pride...
But we are supposed to be deeply ashamed of all British history because we were a big bad bully a few hundred years ago or so school history(and the rest of the world) will tell us. I admire your willingness not to be PC about history, vadin124.

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 22nd, 2009, 08:49 AM
Oh leave Obama out of it not everyone thinks hes the second coming or that we should all follow his instructions.

:worship:

wonder when people will turn against him, we all know it'll happen eventually


i thought this thread would have died by now, brits are snobs :yeah: so what, we are pretty darn awesome. get over it.

DimaDinosaur
Jan 22nd, 2009, 09:04 AM
I actually don't get the original post.


^Yeh me neither, is that what the commentator said? :shrug:

:lol: How shocking that two posters with Serena avatars don't comprehend the original post while everyone else in this forum does :lol:

Asmus
Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:17 AM
you are mistaking snobbery for pride...

i acknowledge Canada has it's good points, i just felt the need to point out it's bad points...i never insulted it, or you, as far as i'm aware...

so please, get your facts straight

I wasn't referring to your comments specifically as being insulting; I was referring to other comments that were far more disparaging. Of course the seal hunt is pretty debatable. It's pretty hypocritical to condemn it while condoning any other mass slaughter of animals for meat. Just look at how the average chicken or cow lives and the seals have it pretty good, and they are not endangered in any way.

hankqq
Jan 23rd, 2009, 09:41 PM
thanks for the laugh gals and guys :wavey: :yeah:

Sean.
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:13 PM
:lol: This thread is Racism, Generalisation, Stereotyping and Stupidity at it's finest :worship:

With a bit of hilarity along the way :yeah:

Keadz
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:26 PM
Just because Brits have bad teeth!

watchdogfish
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:38 PM
They have always been jealous that they got stuck in that damp, dark and rainy shit hole while we are stuck here in paradise:p, same situation with Canadians.

But seriously, it isn't much different here and how we treat them. But I didn't think us Aussies have angry faces :s

:haha: Yeah yeah rub it in just because you have more sunshine than us :ras: :p

To the OP: That Eurosport thing isn't meant to be offensive, it's just part of the light hearted mickey-taking we Brits and Aussies have between us :p I think whoever wrote that Eurosport commentary has seen too much Crocodile Dundee :lol:

vadin124
Jan 23rd, 2009, 10:52 PM
I wasn't referring to your comments specifically as being insulting; I was referring to other comments that were far more disparaging. Of course the seal hunt is pretty debatable. It's pretty hypocritical to condemn it while condoning any other mass slaughter of animals for meat. Just look at how the average chicken or cow lives and the seals have it pretty good, and they are not endangered in any way.

you are trying to condone seal culling...thus proving i am arguing with stupidity, therefore i will argue with you no longer...you are not worth the time, and effort. goodbye.