Thank God for the Brits! - page 2

Just got a e-mail from a good friend of mine thats in Iraq with a different Nat. Guard unit. We became good friends in basic training. His vehicle was hit by a enemy rocket last wk and blew the... Read More

  1. by   madwife2002
    Quote from RGN1
    I'm glad your friend is OK Billy. It's a horrible situation over there and I'm glad troops are looking out for each other, regardless of nationality.

    We in the UK have to stay friends with the USA 'cos no-one in Europe likes us (& I think the feeling is mostly mutual too)
    You know over here I get most offended when people ask me am I from Europe No I say I am from the UK
  2. by   suehp
    Quote from madwife2002
    You know over here I get most offended when people ask me am I from Europe No I say I am from the UK
    I have never been asked that - usually they just ask if I am from Ireland or Australia!! Then when I say the UK - I ge asked what I think of Tony Blair
  3. by   bettyboop
    We always say were from England both DD's are very proud to be English it's funny they never say they are British or from the UK.
    Hey madwife i always get asked if i am italian or french maybe its the strong northern accent
  4. by   bettyboop
    Hey sue do answer the question about tony blair
  5. by   Belinda-wales
    Quote from bettyboop
    Hey sue do answer the question about tony blair

    Something Like Tony who!
  6. by   madwife2002
    Quote from SueIP
    I have never been asked that - usually they just ask if I am from Ireland or Australia!! Then when I say the UK - I ge asked what I think of Tony Blair
    I do get asked if I am Austrailian or New Zealand, never Ireland. But I do get asked about the Queen and Tea Parties
  7. by   Silverdragon102
    When visiting the US I get asked if I know **their relative** who is holidaying/studying in London. Look at me blank when I say no as I live **hours away from London and try not to visit it :spin:
  8. by   misswoosie
    Maybe they don't love us that much really?

    Surely if they did they would give us some visas!!
  9. by   cariad
    i am certainly not from england,,,,,,
    always say that i am from scotland, even although my accent is very bland as i lived in wales for a while as well. every american has a scottish relative even if it was from 200 years ago.
    wouldnt dream of considering myself european either, has to be the uk. you have to proud of our heritage, not many other countrys have the history that we do. for such a small island the brits took over such a large part of the world. dont know why they werent satisfied with our own country.
  10. by   RGN1
    In reply to SD's last post - which I meant to "quote" but forgot to hit the button: when we're on holiday I get people saying things like....."my great grandma was from London... & my cousin twice removed lives in Finchley her name is Nora Stokes - do you know her???"

    I love it though it's sooooooo funny. I answer with my "best friend lives in Nashua, New Hampshire, her name is ******, do you know her?"

    Oh & I'm always being accused of being from Australia - I only say yes when I've done something daft - like not being able to work out that that big arrow on the drive through pharmacy prescription tube isn't pointing to where to open it from just to which way up to send it back up the tube. The place to open it is on the other side.... DUH!!!
    Last edit by RGN1 on May 25, '07

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