Why is Britain so great?

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  1. StatisTYKE

    StatisTYKE Well-Known Member

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    Where does the myth that the British are better than everyone else come from?

    a) “We won the war” / Dunkirk/ D Day / “my grandad fought in the war” etc

    b) 1966

    c) The Empire

    d) Francis Drake having time for a game of bowls before binning off the Armada

    e) Morris dancing

    f) All of the above
     
  2. Andy Mac

    Andy Mac Well-Known Member

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    The Great is an adjective of size, not of goodness.

    The Romans called our Island Great Britain and Ireland (the island) Little Britain.
     
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    AthersleyRed Well-Known Member

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    Trying to think of something within our lifetimes, but it's difficult.

    Barnsley FC
    Music (Roses/Beatles/Heavy Metal/New Romantics)
    The arts (Henry Moore/Turner/Constable)
    The NHS
     
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  4. Dan

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    Its definitely time for a rebrand, on both fronts.
     
  5. MexboroughTyke

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    No idea. Certainly didn't expect he'd be that great after previously being released by MK Dons.
     
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    Okay Britain?
    Alright Britain?
    Not all it's cracked up to be Britain?
    Little Britain?
     
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    Andy Mac Well-Known Member

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    Yep, if the Romans had done their homework, they could have gone for Larger Britain and Smaller Britain. Then we could have raved on for centuries about our largeness, and how we are no longer a large nation and we need someone to put the Large back in Larger Britain

    But what have the Romans ever done for us?
     
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    Not America
     
  9. StatisTYKE

    StatisTYKE Well-Known Member

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    I meant 'great' as in goodness not 'Great' as in Britain. Funny how one capital letter changes the meaning.
     
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    It’s not. it’s ******.
     
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    The list of good our Great country has given the world is endless and the list of crap we've bestowed upon the world is quite long too.
     
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    Then why do so many believe it is?
     
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    Agreed.
     
  14. StatisTYKE

    StatisTYKE Well-Known Member

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    True but that could be said of other countries as well.
     
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    Because we’re an has been.
     
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    Legal and judicial system is a model for the world
    Greatest all round sporting nation in the world.
    World leading Democracy until 8 months ago.
    One of the most liberal and libertarian outlooks outside Scandinavia until 8 months ago.
     
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    Stopped being great when that cancer Thatcher got into power, destroyed our greatness.
     
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    Stopped being great when we bowed down to every
    F**ker else.
     
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    Being able to have a vote on things and honouring the outcome
     
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    Confused, please expand
     
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