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There are one or two things recently that have happened which don't exactly make one feel too proud to be a Brit. But on the other hand there are one or two things that do and one very important one is this place.

Surely there can be no other country in the world where this exchange of free thinking could so coherently be articulated with such spread, depth and interest. And sometimes humour(ish).

OK, now expecting to be slaughtered........

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Surely there can be no other country in the world where this exchange of free thinking could so coherently be articulated with such spread, depth and interest.

F*ck off you loser.

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FTB, you are clearly a nasty pr!ck with nothing useful to say. I suggest your comment is more apt directed at yourself.

Kteetwo (sp?) I agree: a few downers, a few uppers (no, I'm not buying presciption drugs from dubious characters :ph34r: )

but maybe a little far to suggest that HPC makes you proud to be British because it evidences free speech! There are many more deserving non-virtual and virtual environments of that accolade ... :)

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FTB, you are clearly a nasty pr!ck with nothing useful to say. I suggest your comment is more apt directed at yourself.

Kteetwo (sp?) I agree: a few downers, a few uppers (no, I'm not buying presciption drugs from dubious characters  :ph34r:  )

but maybe a little far to suggest that HPC makes you proud to be British because it evidences free speech! There are many more deserving non-virtual and virtual environments of that accolade ...  :)

Xian, before you hurl insults at people it may be useful to recognise when irony and humour are used to raise a smile.

FTB did this with his post. If you didn't understand it, fine. Just watch the insults.

NDL

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I'd be interested to hear what our fellow American, Australian etc HPC'ers think of this observation.

Well, as an Australian British who has spent time in America, I would have to say, this is the first time I have seen the level of verbal rough and tumble I miss from my own culture... and as far as Americans go, just don't use the 'S' word (that's socialist!) You can say anything you want, have any opinion you want as long as you DON'T USE THE 'S' WORD!!!

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Xian, before you hurl insults at people it may be useful to recognise when irony and humour are used to raise a smile.

FTB did this with his post.  If you didn't understand it, fine.  Just watch the insults.

NDL

Provided it's not done at someone else's expense.

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Xian, before you hurl insults at people it may be useful to recognise when irony and humour are used to raise a smile.

FTB did this with his post.  If you didn't understand it, fine.  Just watch the insults.

NDL

Is this a new found definition of irony and humour? Me thinks NOT. Methinks the poster of this new found sense of 'wisdom' is a complete idiot

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Xian, before you hurl insults at people it may be useful to recognise when irony and humour are used to raise a smile.

FTB did this with his post.  If you didn't understand it, fine.  Just watch the insults.

NDL

the comments were meant to be ironical and humourous?? :huh:

Lost on me I'm afraid.

Perhaps these have been redefined recently... :rolleyes: I have been busy...

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Well, as an Australian British who has spent time in America, I would have to say, this is the first time I have seen the level of verbal rough and tumble I miss from my own culture... and as far as Americans go, just don't use the 'S' word (that's socialist!)  You can say anything you want, have any opinion you want as long as you DON'T USE THE 'S' WORD!!!

and don't forget to add a sports analogy. They are mandatory, like helmets in hockey. Doh!

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Well, as an Australian British who has spent time in America, I would have to say, this is the first time I have seen the level of verbal rough and tumble I miss from my own culture... and as far as Americans go, just don't use the 'S' word (that's socialist!)  You can say anything you want, have any opinion you want as long as you DON'T USE THE 'S' WORD!!!

I have to say I agree. For a few years after 9/11 saying anything against the Bush Adm was seen as "un-American". Huge social pressure not to say anything against the government. IMHO the reason so many Americans supported the war with Iraq, most never heard any resons against it. :angry:

The election seemed to fix that tho. The shrub is trying to get it back tho all their "this is not the time to paint fingers" crap after that Katrina-FEMA not doing their job crap.

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I've never had pride in this country, not because its a bad country or anything but because i wont lay a claim of unity on something that i have no part in.

I.e "We" did not win the cricket, the england team did. "We" did not win a football championship, the football team did.

For me if i take pride in being british/english then i also have to take some responsibility for the bad things the country has done and the bad things it continues to do. These things are beyond my control, just like the england team winning the cricket.. i had no part of it so its hard for me to take pride (one of the 7) in it.

That beign said, i do sometimes say "we" when talking about england and i do have a subdued pride that no one can touch. So im not saying its a bad thing to have pride or say "we" but what i dont like is people that say ..for example...

We wont the cricket

The Govenment went to war on Iraq

We helped a country out with food aid

_They_ are doing these bad things

Some carp examples, but its not even 5 am yet :o off to work i go.

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There are one or two things recently that have happened which don't exactly make one feel too proud to be a Brit. But on the other hand there are one or two things that do and one very important one is this place.

Surely there can be no other country in the world where this exchange of free thinking could so coherently be articulated with such spread, depth and interest. And sometimes humour(ish).

OK, now expecting to be slaughtered........

I have reported this thread to the Nu Labour Thought Police for inciting free thinking which as everyone knows eventually leads to terrorism and voting Liberal.

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I'd be interested to hear what our fellow American, Australian etc HPC'ers think of this observation.

You are right Starcrossed for I had forgetten to mention the conundrum of this site and the Globalhouspricecrash site.

That is, these sites were, I think, founded by to an American, a South African, an Australian - and goodness knows who else. And with a world wide readership.

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You are right Starcrossed for I had forgetten to mention the conundrum of this site and the Globalhouspricecrash site.

That is, these sites were, I think,  founded by to an American, a South African, an Australian - and goodness knows who else. And with a world wide readership.

What about the French sites?

http://www.bulle-immobiliere.org/

or

http://forums.lesechos.fr/view.php?bn=echo...here=1126252117

>Surely there can be no other country in the world where this exchange of free thinking >could so coherently be articulated with such spread, depth and interest. And sometimes >humour(ish).

>OK, now expecting to be slaughtered........

So here is one example of another country where high quality (in the case of Les echos very high quality, in the case of bulle-immobilere less so) exchanges of free thinking occur. I am sure there are others.

Britain is a great country with a lot to be said for it. But I have to say that to claim HPC is the essence of Britishness is IMHO clutching at straws.

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... and as far as Americans go, just don't use the 'S' word (that's socialist!)  You can say anything you want, have any opinion you want as long as you DON'T USE THE 'S' WORD!!!

Socialist? I've had plenty of Americans call me a communist ( that's American for somebody who doesn't agree with you ), so I wonder why they should fight shy of the 'S' word as you put it.

The words I've found to be most taboo are things to do with religion. I'm sure few UK folks unfamiliar with the level of Christian fundamentalism Stateside would have appreciated that when New O's Mayor Nagin said this (in his wonderful tirade on local radio station WWL-AM - full transcript and audio version preserved for all to see / hear here - not to be missed ):

"They flew down here one time two days after the doggone event was over with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn -- excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed. "

what he was apologising for was not the blue, but the red.

Great interview by the way, including as it does this:

"And I don't know whose problem it is. I don't know whether it's the governor's problem. I don't know whether it's the president's problem, but somebody needs to get their ass on a plane and sit down, the two of them, and figure this out right now."

Oh yes: that's the lowly Mayor of NO telling THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA to "get his ass on a plane." Priceless. Worth a listen at least once a week.

Edited by Sledgehead

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Xian, before you hurl insults at people it may be useful to recognise when irony and humour are used to raise a smile.

FTB did this with his post.  If you didn't understand it, fine.  Just watch the insults.

NDL

I'm glad it wasn't entirely lost! :)

Xian, let me explain, I quoted this:

"Surely there can be no other country in the world where this exchange of free thinking could so coherently be articulated with such spread, depth and interest."

Please read the above text several times, I was going for the complete opposite of what he was saying purely for comedy value. No ill intent was thought of, I also added the smiley for the benefit of anyone who didn't 'get' it.

It may have been a bit dry and a little *too* British and would've probably carried better had it been a verbal exchange, if you read any of my other posts you will see that I am not a "nasty pr1ck".

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I'm glad it wasn't entirely lost! :)

Xian, let me explain, I quoted this:

"Surely there can be no other country in the world where this exchange of free thinking could so coherently be articulated with such spread, depth and interest."

Please read the above text several times, I was going for the complete opposite of what he was saying purely for comedy value.  No ill intent was thought of, I also added the smiley for the benefit of anyone who didn't 'get' it.

It may have been a bit dry and a little *too* British and would've probably carried better had it been a verbal exchange, if you read any of my other posts you will see that I am not a "nasty pr1ck".

This was all entirely obvious to me and no doubt many others, but according to The Dud I am an idiot!

I also got some stick from a few others who just couldn't see it.

Thanks for coming on and declaring your sentiments (though it wasn't needed).

I feel a lot happier now in calling the dude an idiot. :lol:

NDL

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I'm glad it wasn't entirely lost! :)

Xian, let me explain, I quoted this:

"Surely there can be no other country in the world where this exchange of free thinking could so coherently be articulated with such spread, depth and interest."

Please read the above text several times, I was going for the complete opposite of what he was saying purely for comedy value.  No ill intent was thought of, I also added the smiley for the benefit of anyone who didn't 'get' it.

It may have been a bit dry and a little *too* British and would've probably carried better had it been a verbal exchange, if you read any of my other posts you will see that I am not a "nasty pr1ck".

ok, I see. It was late, and was lost on me. I did think the smiley was a little out of place, and I couldn't quite fathom... :rolleyes:

edited: I really did think you were having a go due to him being a starry-eyed newbie :lol:

Edited by xian

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Is this a new found definition of irony and humour? Me thinks NOT. Methinks the poster of this new found sense of 'wisdom' is a complete idiot

No, it's the same definition that has existed since I invented sliced bread and the question mark. </stolen jokes>

Methinks the poster of this new found sense of 'wisdom' is a complete idiot

Well methinks anyone who didn't appreciate it for what it was is a complete idiot too.

Methinks you're probably the sort of person who only laughs at slapstick comedy or a "1 TON!" block falling on someone's head.

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