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patriotism overload

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by weescott, 18 May 2006.

  1. weescott


    Joined: 25 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,394

    Location: Heckling for change

    I have loads of English friends but.....

    But when the media / companies do stupid things like:


    and promote it in Scotland!!!!

    Arogant Ignorant! What do you want? All you are doing is giving a reason to boycot mars bars (of which there is a campaign is Scotland). I will be glad when this media extravaganza is over and Wayne Rooney is sent home for interfering with old hamsters.

    Bah...I am grumpy tonight!
  2. Jokester


    Joined: 7 Aug 2003

    Posts: 41,125

    Location: Aberdeenshire

    It's actually being promoted with the 2010 World Cup in Scotland :p .

  3. Yewen


    Joined: 9 Nov 2003

    Posts: 17,719

    Location: Leeds

    Calm down dear, its only a comercial.
  4. squiffy


    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155

    At least not OTT like a certain country that has a flag on every porch.
  5. Rotty


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 40,593

    Location: Notts

    surely you will be supporting your colonial masters in the world cup :confused: :p ;)
  6. player

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Sep 2003

    Posts: 2,356

    Can they stop broadcasting braveheart please?

  7. eLbot


    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

    Posts: 749

  8. Luseac


    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,751

    Location: York

    Yeah that scots man... you know his name... Mel gibson, thats it. He really annoys me.
  9. squiffy


    Joined: 17 Mar 2006

    Posts: 9,155

    I think his Scottish accent was spot-on. :p
  10. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Jan 2004

    Posts: 16,313

    Location: Plymouth

    Why do the Scots hate the English so?

    Is it because deep down you know we don't care that you dress funny and pleay loud weird music, yet you simply want to get noticed? :p :D
  11. nikebee


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

    Posts: 14,003

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    i get the same thing... tbh i'm sick and tired of having England shoved down my throat :-/ (i'm welsh btw)

    what i can't understand is how all the welsh kids support england, wear england kits etc... and yet hardly anybody seems to be bothered with wales... unless its rugby of course :confused:

    its annoying as well when you get american shows refering to the UK as England... "and now over to our british correspondent in Glasgow, England"... wtf!?
  12. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    Im confused :confused: , dont you mean

    "support your colonial subjects/slaves?"

    James 6th of scotland ;)
  13. Kell_ee001


    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,387

    Location: Jesmond

  14. Oliver


    Joined: 15 Mar 2006

    Posts: 556

    Location: London

    ^ I had to look at the filename of that smiley before I knew what it was showing, not good! :p
  15. Lithium


    Joined: 29 Oct 2002

    Posts: 807

    we aint got a No disguised swearing! chance so i dunno why everyone is going mad.
  16. Amleto


    Joined: 13 Feb 2003

    Posts: 6,145

    I got italy in t'sweep stakes!

  17. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,841

    TBH There isn't much in Wales to write home about, so why is it worth such a huge mention? What have Wales ever done to establish themselves internationally? Nothing.

    England > Wales.

    Get over it.

    Why do people have to be so patriotic all the time in the UK? We're all the same! We share the same island(s) for goodness sake!

    England + Scotland + Wales + NI and to a lesser extent even Ireland = The UK.

    When push comes to shove, we have eachother. There really is no need for this division. I'd consider a Scotsman etc as much as a fellow countryman as someone from my own county. Stop making big issues out of nothing.
  18. UOcUK Poopscoop


    Joined: 7 Dec 2002

    Posts: 4,470

    Location: Kent

    Patriotism overload??

    Putting a Poundland car flag on your vehicle because we send a team of people over to another country to kick a ball around (not even very well either) is not my idea of being a patriot.

    It's a damn shame that's what we think being a patriot is these days.
  19. Oliver


    Joined: 15 Mar 2006

    Posts: 556

    Location: London

    Er...provided a lot of coal, iron and labour that fuelled the industrial revolution and made us collectively great?!

    Scotland have produced Adam Smith, arguably the most influential economist ever.

    Ireland has produced...potatoes. Okay, I can't think off the top of my head but don't be so ignorant.
  20. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,841

    Strange. I thought it was the colonialism and expansion in trade across the atlantic (including Europe) that ultimately triggered the industrial revolution...

    You're right... we are great collectively, which was my point in my previous post.