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  • Started 6 years ago by Aleeve
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whs
whs
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Sorry Lighthouse, but I did not know that, given that it being used so frequently.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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whs, not a problem. But I wouldn't advise calling someone from Scotland, Ireland, or Wales, a Brit. You'd likely get a punch on the nose.
Us English are a bit more tolerant. (LH hides under the table at this point)
Edit. and I'm sure you would not like me to refer to you as a Hun or a Kraut.

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whs
whs
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I think you are now starting a different discussion. But let's not open that one. But as far as the Scottish and the Welsh go, are they not part of Great Britain? The Irish is different - I guess they are Irish.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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The Scots and the Welsh class themselves as Scottish and Welsh. More so, now that they have their own parliaments.

Edit. Everyone can have a good laugh now, because the English can also be known as Red Necks.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....or_British

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Scott
Scott
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No, the Red-COATS.
One if by land...

And I'd never be offended by 'Yanks'. Then again, we in the North are proud of our revolutionary heroics ;)

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Read again Scott. The S.African definition (Rooinek)

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Scott
Scott
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Yes, Afrikaans. Maybe some rooibos for our rooicoat wearing rooinek at high noon?

Oh, and three if by net.

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whs
whs
Posts: 17584

Interesting the Wiki. There are so many alternatives that we can use a different one each day. Maybe you should announce your daily preference.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Looks like Old Dutch wins again :)

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Scott
Scott
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Old Dutch=

Not so Old Dutch=

New Oranje Boven Dutch=

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Off the top of my head. New Orange Dutch State ?

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techgranny
techgranny
Posts: 1443

Wow. Calling all Americans, aren't you glad we're yanks? No confusion regardless of intent:) I'm learning much here!

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sparky7415
sparky7415
Posts: 419

I think I'll stay out of this,on a past thread I had a few too many beers and it got out of hand.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Hey sparky. With your ancestry, I would be interested in your opinion of this. :)

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ScottW
ScottW
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I'm no Yank -- I live in the Republic of Texas!

"Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun." No wonder they have red necks.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Thankyou ScottW, I was sure that calling every American a yank was offensive. But then again, you're a Texan, not an American.
In France we have the French and the Parisiennes (according to the French)

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Scott
Scott
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sparky, all is forgiven. If you need a group hug, we'll start a new thread.

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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Ok Lighthouse you asked for it and I'll be cool.I can't speak for the Welsh,although I'm sure they prefer to be called Welsh. Being raised Scottish/Irish,I can say with certainty to not call either parent a Brit or British.My mom was raised in Glasgow and is a firm believer in home rule.Now my dad is from Leitrim(The West Of Ireland)and he'd probably rip anyones head off if he was called British.Technically,Scotland,England,Wales and Northern Ireland are the British Isles.And I don't mind being called a yank even though I was born in Missouri.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Thanks for that sparky. I lived in SW Wales for 10 years, and they definitely do not like being called British.
Were you born in the States (if you don't mind me asking)?

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sparky7415
sparky7415
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Yes Lighthouse,ST.Louis,Missouri USA.Oh,by the way,I liked your photos.Your work area is as sloppy as mine,now I don't feel so bad.

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