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Old 11-16-2011, 02:39 AM   #47041
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If there is one thing I can say with confidence about Britain it is that we like having several and/or confusing names for our country/countries/ flag/flags.

We still have the best looking flag in my opinion though!

PROTIP: I found a good way to tell if someone is actually British the other day. I downloaded a podcast hosted by an American guy with an American accent who, when talking about Britain said "I'm actually a Brit myself". That sentence is an oxymoron as using the word "Brit" is cast iron proof that the user is not British.

It is like me saying "actually I am a USAian", no American would say that.

There may be many names for the British, but we get to make them up, our language, our rules!
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:30 AM   #47042
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How quaint.

For a Sassenach.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #47043
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...England, how I love you...<3
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:09 AM   #47044
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Wait until you've been there. You will be sad you can't marry it .
Lame joke, I know... but do you know this song by Kate Bush?

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Old 11-16-2011, 11:16 AM   #47045
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Wait until you've taken a shower at the B&B and noticed the wonders of British plumbing.
*giggles*
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:19 AM   #47046
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Hey, my family always jokes that I'll be happy even if I'm getting my money robbed from me...as long as he speaks in an English accent.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #47047
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Wait until you've taken a shower at the B&B and noticed the wonders of British plumbing.
*giggles*
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Are you trying to take credit away from the Poles?
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:39 AM   #47048
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A Pole? As in - a pole dancer:
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...a Sassenach.
Good point well made!

However, refusal to acknowledge other ancestry, whether Saxon or even Celtic is a mark of the true Englishman I would say!

Another point of note is that when you hear well spoken and well off British people speaking about "Britain", what they actually mean is "England", and by England they actually mean London and the Home Counties, and by London and the Home Counties, they actually mean the posher parts of West London and the surrounding counties.

Living on the east side of London rules me firmly out of being Posh, well spoken or well off! Although for the reassurance of any Americans, I can confirm this means I speak like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, regularly see the Queen and know all of your relatives from Lands End to John O'Groats!
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How many people actually speak in the kind of country style you hear in all those daytime dramas set in a small village, or better yet, a village hospital in the English countryside (or generally in lower middle class settings)?

You know, Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks (that's a show, right? Never seen it, so I guess I can't say if they speak like that), dozens of the aforementioned hospital shows. (Those are all shows that run/have run in Finland)

'Cause, no offence (in case someone here speaks like that), but man, that's awful to listen to (so good thing I couldn't stand to watch those shows anyways)
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'Cause, no offence (in case someone here speaks like that), but man, that's awful to listen to (so good thing I couldn't stand to watch those shows anyways)
I think those accents are really cool. The way they say have tea when they mean have dinner. Or at least that what it seems like anyway.
I also love the way many older women end every senteces (they address someone else) with luv'.
It makes you feel so.....loved.
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A Pole? As in - a pole dancer:
Is she from Poland, from one of the poles, or did she lose her pole?
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...Emmerdale, Coronation Street, Hollyoaks...
These are mostly northern accents, Yorkshire, Manchester and Chester respectively I believe.

The range of accents in England (let alone Britain) is almost ridiculous, with accent/dialect/pronunciation changing sometimes almost beyond recognition from one town to the next! And I don't mean slight variations (which there are even more of) but massively different! So when you say "a lot" of people this is somewhat difficult to calculate.

For instance, the cities of Liverpool and Manchester are pretty much next door to each other (maybe 30 miles from one city centre to the other) but the accents are really different.
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I hate when I'm gone and have to play catchup.(Insert joke here)
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I'm feeling a bit Myst-y lately...time to pull out the old favorites, and the books to go along with it. <3
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I completely missed the birthday well-wishes on here. Thanks people, and sorry for being so late in spotting them.

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