27 Jul 2012
OLYMPICS..JUST WHO ARE WE COMPETING AGAINST
WHO IS AUSTRALIA COMPETING WITH AT THE OLYMPICS
IS IT REALLY THE ENGLISH?
The English are British and lots of people think the British are English but are they right?
This is particularly annoying to the Scottish and Welsh because some think they're British yet some think they're not, then there's some who think they are but they don't want to be.
All agree that they definitely are not English.
Then there's the Irish, most think they are Irish, apart from the ones who are Northern Irish, that makes them British and Irish.
Then there's the others who disagree and say they should just be Irish, they aren't British either, just part of the United Kingdom.
People from England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland can all play cricket for England because they are British, so can those from Ireland, though they aren't British. So can South Africans by the way, why I haven't got a clue.
The English play football for England but if they aren't that good, they might try to play for Ireland.
People from the Isle of Wight are English, from Anglesey they're Welsh and from the Orkneys are Scottish.
Now you would think they aren't from Britain, think again, they are still British?
The Channel Islanders depend on the crown, the Queen wears one.
They aren't in the UK or EU and those from the Isle of Man are the same, apart from their cats, where they fit in Ill never know!
Being an Australian I am well qualified to understand such an eclectic mix. Living as we do in the land down under we have always rallied when we have been called ex-convicts, who indeed came from everywhere and were often called bastards.
So now, I think when reading this article you people in the UK(I think) will be more understanding of the way we feel when called ex-convict bastards.
We have got used to this kind of abuse over the years.
We in Australia at least know we are Australian and are not the least bit confused unlike you lot.
The article written above has extracts from a BBC magazine, given that this is such a well respected organization I must be taken it as gospel.
I have come to the conclusion that you lot have no idea who you are, or who you want to be, it's quite sad, my whole world has been turned upside down.
You lot are just a pack of bastards like us, I am totally disillusioned with my heritage.
Here's me thinking I am from English stock, which stock, I don't know any more.
Maybe I should just be satisfied to be a con..........man.
MY CONVICT UNIFORM
I KNOW WHERE I COME FROM!
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