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Old 10-14-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Nothing wrong with being Polish Scotslass! I'm often accused of being a Brit in the U.S., and English in Oz (as I don't have a strong Australian accent).
An English guy I know identifies as British unless someone asks him why he isn't taking the day off for St Patricks' Day. Then he says "I'm not a "Paddy", I'm ENGLISH". (in a puffed up kinda way).
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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Interested to know when all this separatism started, i don't believe it was quite so strong in my youth.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:53 PM
 
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I'm a Manc with a slight diversion through Yorkshire and most Americans think I'm Australian. Then when we had an actual Australian join our office they all thought she was British. If you're not speaking the Queen's English people don't think you're actually British.
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:57 PM
 
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The Flower of Scotland

1.
O flower of Scotland
When will we see
Your like again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him
Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward
Tae think again


Hows that?
I thank you very much...
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Old 10-15-2010, 03:05 AM
 
Location: New York
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My husband is Swiss but got British Citizenship and LOVES telling people he is British - in his really strong German accent !! and takes even greater pleasure in using his British passport to go through Swiss immigration whilst speaking perfect Swiss-deutch !!

When he was in the US people thought he was Irish or Scottish - he was highly amused !!
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Old 10-15-2010, 06:29 AM
 
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Interested to know when all this separatism started, i don't believe it was quite so strong in my youth.
It was just that the noise of the English bawling their boasts drowned out everyone else!
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