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« Reply #29235 on: Monday, October 29, 2018, 16:00:55 »

I can't really speak for any Indians as obviously I'm not Indian but the ones I do know aren't particularly offended at all and actually find him funny. If you're gonna ban a character because of stereotypes then the Simpsons would have nothing left. They've poked fun at Brits numerous times.

It does seem that American Indians are more offended than Brits. Could be wrong, just an observation. Maybe we are just better at laughing at ourselves?
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« Reply #29236 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 08:14:41 »

I can't really speak for any Indians as obviously I'm not Indian but the ones I do know aren't particularly offended at all and actually find him funny. If you're gonna ban a character because of stereotypes then the Simpsons would have nothing left. They've poked fun at Brits numerous times.

It does seem that American Indians are more offended than Brits. Could be wrong, just an observation. Maybe we are just better at laughing at ourselves?

Your last sentence is part of the stoic attitude that is small part of making us British British. America as a country is relatively new in terms of forming their own ‘Britishness’ due to the large global demographic making up the population in a short span of time. The same can be said for Australia and it has to be said that Australia and America are so different. Great Britain has had since the ice age to develop our unique Britishness.
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« Reply #29237 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 08:18:56 »

Yep. There has literally been no immigration into this country since the ice age, that’s basic fact
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« Reply #29238 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 09:23:18 »

That's because the ice fields retreated and people could no longer simply cross from the continent on foot/mammoth.
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« Reply #29239 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 13:19:03 »

Your last sentence is part of the stoic attitude that is small part of making us British British. America as a country is relatively new in terms of forming their own ‘Britishness’ due to the large global demographic making up the population in a short span of time. The same can be said for Australia and it has to be said that Australia and America are so different. Great Britain has had since the ice age to develop our unique Britishness.

There was an existing culture formed over many centuries in America, it's just that we didn't like it much.  It's only in the past 100 years that we've let the Invader spirit in us go, now we seem all up tight about the incoming hoards.  Who remembers the good old days, when French was the official language of the Nation eh, those were the times.  Second thoughts, given the recent issues Italy has faced, maybe we should make Camulodunum Great Again.
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« Reply #29240 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 13:22:46 »

"we"

we've lost him TEF
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« Reply #29241 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 15:11:02 »

Pretty sure he is referring to the UK though?
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« Reply #29242 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 15:19:17 »

Pretty sure he is referring to the UK though?
OH FFS. Yes I think he was.
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« Reply #29243 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 15:40:11 »

OH FFS. Yes I think he was.

There has been other evidence of Rob going native.... I suppose it's what happens. 
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« Reply #29244 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 15:46:26 »

OH FFS. Yes I think he was.

I was.  I am finding using a keyboard tricky - the " and the @ signs are around the wrong way on my work laptop.  I then replaced my UK laptop with a local one but set the keyboard to UK, it's messing with my head now as I have to press the right wrong buttons!  I do think I prefer automatic cars though.
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« Reply #29245 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 19:25:15 »

People who insist on cracking the joints in their hands.
Not just a couple of joints, all of them, knuckles and fingers, both hands every 10 minutes or so.
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« Reply #29246 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 21:53:38 »

That time of year again - fucking fireworks.

Fine, set them off st home, but at gone 9 o’clock on a week night?! Really? Upsets the dog which in turn wakes the kids up!

Should be banned imo, apart from organised events.
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« Reply #29247 on: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 23:17:45 »

Agree Sippo.
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« Reply #29248 on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11:07:08 »

The over-hyping of Halloween; how have they managed to drag over a week of shite about it?
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« Reply #29249 on: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11:31:08 »

The over-hyping of Halloween; how have they managed to drag over a week of shite about it?

It's just a modern way of marking the ancient customs of Samhain. In pre Christian, pagan British Isles, the end of the harvest period and the onset of winter, was highly significant.... cause to celebrate if the harvest was decent, and time to reflect on the travails of winter ahead.... summed up by darkness and light, and the blurring of the boundaries between life and death.

Although we obviously don't feel the forces of nature with quite the intensity of our forebears, many people still get the natural rhythms of our North Atlantic islands.
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