Dangerous sport - English style

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Dangerous sport - English style

Postby Fiona » Mon May 29, 2006 9:40 am

Well it isn't bull fighting, so that should impress Magrus, at least :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/content/articles/2005/05/10/cheese_rolling_feature.shtml

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Postby Damuna_Nova » Mon May 29, 2006 9:43 am

Shouldn't that be British style? :confused:

A expert's view on Cheese Rolling


Heh.

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Postby Lestat » Mon May 29, 2006 9:50 am

[QUOTE=article]In the past the race day has also included a fair that took place at the top of the hill, with 'grinning through horse-collars' (also known as 'gurning), shin-kicking and wrestling.[/QUOTE] :eek: Nasty entertainment...

[QUOTE=Nano]Shouldn't that be British style? [/QUOTE]I think our very Scottish Fiona doesn't want to be tarred with the brush of English folly.
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Postby Greg. » Mon May 29, 2006 9:54 am

[QUOTE=Damuna_Nova]Shouldn't that be British style? :confused: [/QUOTE]

*Slaps Damuna*

Bad Damuna! Fiona and I will not be associated with that thank you.

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Postby Fiona » Mon May 29, 2006 9:55 am

[QUOTE=Damuna_Nova]Shouldn't that be British style? :confused:

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Definitely not! It is all very Cold Comfort Farm, IMO :laugh:

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Postby Greg. » Mon May 29, 2006 9:58 am

The English get Cheese Rolling and Morris Dancing. We get whisky and shortbread.

I think it's clear we got the best end of the deal.

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Postby Fiona » Mon May 29, 2006 9:59 am

[QUOTE=GregtheSleeper]The English get Cheese Rolling and Morris Dancing. We get whisky and shortbread.

I think it's clear we got the best end of the deal.[/QUOTE]

Aww but Greg - they got ferret legging as well. :laugh:

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Postby Greg. » Mon May 29, 2006 10:00 am

[QUOTE=Fiona]Aww but Greg - they got ferret legging as well. :laugh:[/QUOTE]

Better know as 'Unusual Practices with Animals'. Damuna, do you engage in any of these 'sports'?

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Postby Fiona » Mon May 29, 2006 10:02 am

[QUOTE=GregtheSleeper]Better know as 'Unusual Practices with Animals'. Damuna, do you engage in any of these 'sports'?[/QUOTE]

Course not - he is Manx. They have bagpipes and that makes them celts


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Postby Ravager » Mon May 29, 2006 11:12 am

I'll separate myself from the traditions of Gloucestershire, thank you very much... :p

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Postby Damuna_Nova » Mon May 29, 2006 11:47 am

Heh, the Isle of Man was bought by England to stop smuggling.

Though the Queen is the Lord of Man, relations between the island and the UK are somewhat shaky, and we pride ourselves in having home rule. :)

As for the Manx Gaelic; though children are offered the oppurtunity to learn it in Year 4 and onwards in schools, it is illegal for it to be taught as a first language, which causes problems. :(

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Postby dj_venom » Mon May 29, 2006 11:59 pm

Hehe, not really suprising. I mean, they can't win any real sports, so they have to make their own in order to win.

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Postby mr_sir » Tue May 30, 2006 2:20 am

[QUOTE=dj_venom]Hehe, not really suprising. I mean, they can't win any real sports, so they have to make their own in order to win.[/QUOTE]

That means in a few years all the other countries will be better at it than us then lol. Whenever we invent a sport the whole world beats us at it :)

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Postby Ravager » Tue May 30, 2006 5:50 am

@DJV, I still have to send you the DVD on the English Ashes victory.... :devil:

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Postby Greg. » Tue May 30, 2006 5:52 am

[QUOTE=Ravager]@DJV, I still have to send you the DVD on the English Ashes victory.... :devil:[/QUOTE]

Yes. Everyone in England loves Cricket... Until they lose next year. :devil:

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Postby Ravager » Tue May 30, 2006 5:53 am

I don't....I can't stand it whatever happens...much like football, really (see Sphere of Madness). :D

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Postby ch85us2001 » Tue May 30, 2006 6:04 am

[QUOTE=GregtheSleeper]The English get Cheese Rolling and Morris Dancing. We get whisky and shortbread.

I think it's clear we got the best end of the deal.[/QUOTE]
You brough this on yourself!!!!!


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Postby Damuna_Nova » Tue May 30, 2006 7:27 am

[QUOTE=ch85us2001][SIZE="1"]See if anyone remembers THAT! Came from the Greastest. Thread. Ever.[/size][/QUOTE]

That one by Patrick? :p

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[QUOTE=Damuna_Nova]That one by Patrick? :p [/QUOTE]
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Postby Greg. » Tue May 30, 2006 8:14 am

Err... the bladder on a stick applies to morris dancing, which is a purely ENGLISH tradition - so why it was directed at me, I can't figure out.