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In Topic: The Anything Goes Youtubery Thread

15 July 2018 - 07:48

In Topic: Divers Re-Enter Thai Cave To Search For 13 Cut Off By Floods

15 July 2018 - 07:42

I said, I said, I said.
You did.

I'll see your Ning Nang Nong and raise you one Ying Tong Yiddle I po.

In Topic: Divers Re-Enter Thai Cave To Search For 13 Cut Off By Floods

14 July 2018 - 04:43

View PostMekong, on 13 July 2018 - 14:28, said:

Well you started it

In Topic: Divers Re-Enter Thai Cave To Search For 13 Cut Off By Floods

14 July 2018 - 04:36

T'all depends. If I could get off the dog and bone, drag me plates of meat down the apples and pears to quiz the trouble and strife she'd probably let me know in her jauntiest Kham Muang something to the effect of "ee by gum lad av ya no idea hoo ya soond"!

In Topic: Britain

12 July 2018 - 12:06

The upshot of Empire, most of whom are long since settled in the UK and to an extent assimilated. Though there has long been an anti johhny foreigner brigade, think Enoch Powell, a divisive politician who nonetheless carried a large following of British traditionalists. The last few decades have seen them more or less accepted particularly as legislation was put in place to limit immigrant numbers. The effects of such policies are still being felt today, the windrush story exposes a lot of the goings on that few would have otherwise known about. If you ask current younger generations how they feel about fifth and sometimes sixth generation kids of immigrants they often find it hard to see them as anything other than British, which is indeed how they feel themselves. It's telling how now, after a few generations a number of these immigrant offspring are turning out to be more, well, British, than some of their more historically naturally British peers. The lines are starting to blur a bit, certainly more than when I was a youngster even.

I think there is a certain grudging acceptance that those who came to the UK as a result of Empire do have a certain claim and that it simply is what it is. The primary concern today is with the great hordes of Europe and the fact that once those of the wider (poorer) world have breached its borders the freedom of movement eventually let those people reach UK, the ultimate and intentional destination of a disproportionate number.

Oh yeah, and then there's the pikeys!