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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 16th, 2019, 11:04 am

Sorry, according to irishcentral.com "craic is the Irish word that most confuses outsiders".  Count me in among the outsiders.
I mean, after a few vinhos do you start dancing on the table?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFSv-tq5GAY

BTW every country thinks it has stuff that outsiders don't have: cosy, sisu, gezellig, crown jewels, gemutlich, Saturday night sitting on my porch in Alabama etc.
What's the equivalent in Norge?

In Scotland, it's called session 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPZqiewonGI
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 16th, 2019, 12:04 pm

Well, there is janteloven (sometimes known as the law of Jante). While Sandemose was as much Danish as Norwegian, I think Norwegians embrace the concept more wholeheartedly.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 16th, 2019, 12:41 pm

Jante's Laws?
  1. You're not to think you are anything special.
  2. You're not to think you are as good as we are.
  3. You're not to think you are smarter than we are.
  4. You're not to imagine yourself better than we are.
  5. You're not to think you know more than we do.
  6. You're not to think you are more important than we are.
  7. You're not to think you are good at anything.
  8. You're not to laugh at us.
  9. You're not to think anyone cares about you.
  10. You're not to think you can teach us anything.
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Are Danes a wee bit more boisterous than the Norwegians?
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 16th, 2019, 2:52 pm

Paul, you have some "hidden complex" towards the Germans.
Well, speaking for myself, some of my own family are German. Imagine speaking Deutsch (or Schwaebisch..) to the grandchildren, was?
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 16th, 2019, 3:36 pm

Nothing hidden about my mixed feelings towards Germans. Everyone here knows we have a German wing to our family.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 16th, 2019, 3:50 pm

I just found out that Wilmott is of German origin.
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

December 16th, 2019, 4:20 pm

Celtic Britain was overrun by the Ostrogoths and Visigoths ("Oystergoths and Fishgoths") when the Romans left.
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

April 12th, 2021, 6:32 pm

It's the electorate that's worse. In the 1960s and 1970s people got a decent education thanks to grammar schools. But then along came public-school educated Shirley Williams, sorry Baroness Williams, who had a theory that grammar schools were bad and so got rid of them. And that was the end of decent education in the UK.

Of course, as Wikipedia says: "As [SW's] daughter Rebecca approached secondary school age, Williams moved into the catchment area of the state-subsidised Godolphin and Latymer School (which later became private in preference to becoming a comprehensive), allowing her daughter to gain a place there."

A leftie hyprocrite? How unique, not.

These lefties will merrily destroy people's live en masse for the sake of a theory. But they always seem to dodge the repercussions.
The posho leftist privately-educated hypocrite has died.* She can't do any more damage now.

* I know. Leftist would have included the other adjectives. 
 
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Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

April 12th, 2021, 8:02 pm

Did she also get rid of the ecoles polytechnics?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwXgUpmEBms
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