Happy St George's Day

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  • Trowel 23 Apr 2008 08:30:56 17,461 posts
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    What do you mean you forgot?

    Anyway, all the best to those with skin diseases and syphillis, among others.
  • Jeepers 23 Apr 2008 08:34:16 13,173 posts
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    Trowel wrote:
    Anyway, all the best to those with skin diseases and syphillis, among others.


    /waves
  • pjmaybe 23 Apr 2008 08:35:26 70,676 posts
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    If only our patron saint day was associated with dyeing beer green, wearing green, and getting so drunk that you actually manage to vomit up your own arsehole.
  • Trowel 23 Apr 2008 08:39:14 17,461 posts
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    pjmaybe wrote:
    If only our patron saint day was associated with dyeing beer green, wearing green, and getting so drunk that you actually manage to vomit up your own arsehole.
    What a perfect match that would be for the true spirit of English rugby.
  • kincaide 23 Apr 2008 08:52:24 5,067 posts
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    St.George's Day to one and all. Hope the local puts in as much effort today as it does St.Patrick's Day.

    But it won't.
  • thefilthandthefury 23 Apr 2008 08:54:39 24,952 posts
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    We should do it the same as St. Patricks Day, but everything is red or something.
  • JuanKerr 23 Apr 2008 08:55:53 36,205 posts
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    As we English don't get a national holiday for St George's Day, I'm not going to do any work in protest.

    Might have to have a beer while working to celebrate.

    / eyes up London Pride in cupboard
  • ghearoid 23 Apr 2008 09:05:04 2,295 posts
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    Where's the parade?

    ;o)
  • thefilthandthefury 23 Apr 2008 09:07:59 24,952 posts
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    Let's all celebrate it by getting drunk, eating steak & kidney pie, wearing Dr. Martens and other assorted English gubbins.

    /prints off flag for desk
  • JuanKerr 23 Apr 2008 09:08:00 36,205 posts
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    I can't work out whether you're being serious Fluffy, but it does genuinely irk me that we all celebrate St Patrick's Day but don't even seem to know when St George's Day actually is.
  • JuanKerr 23 Apr 2008 09:08:44 36,205 posts
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    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    Let's all celebrate it by getting drunk, eating steak & kidney pie, wearing Dr. Martens and other assorted English gubbins.

    /prints off flag for desk

    Sounds good to me.

    \o/
  • craigy Staff 23 Apr 2008 09:09:41 7,541 posts
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    What are we supposed to do on St. Georges day again?
  • thefilthandthefury 23 Apr 2008 09:14:34 24,952 posts
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    JuanKerr wrote:
    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    Let's all celebrate it by getting drunk, eating steak & kidney pie, wearing Dr. Martens and other assorted English gubbins.

    /prints off flag for desk

    Sounds good to me.

    \o/

    Luckily I'm already doing one of those... guess which one ;)
  • kincaide 23 Apr 2008 09:19:36 5,067 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    What are we supposed to do on St. Georges day again?
    Celebrate being English. I do this by putting some St.George's flags up at home, get my wife some roses (she got me one too this year as well, so I'm wearing it to work), get my kids a little enland related prezzie, and drink some real ale (lunchtime down the pub this year), and generally make merry. I also send card to the family and close friends.

    A bit over the top maybe, but I have a good time - and I make sure as many other people do too.
  • Deleted user 23 April 2008 09:20:19
    Wouldn't celebrating St Georges day be in itself horribly un-English?
  • Retroid Moderator 23 Apr 2008 09:20:41 44,503 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    What are we supposed to do on St. Georges day again?
    Celebrate a Roman soldier. For some reason

    /Doesn't 'get' saints
  • craigy Staff 23 Apr 2008 09:21:36 7,541 posts
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    Will listening to this song do for now? Only 50% of me can take part because I'm half scottish, so apologies if my celebrations are a bit reserved :)
  • Stickman 23 Apr 2008 09:24:21 29,663 posts
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    I'm going to go to work and bitch about not getting a national holiday for this in honour of our patron saint. Same as last year.

    Same as every year.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • JuanKerr 23 Apr 2008 09:26:24 36,205 posts
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    FluffyTucker wrote:
    JuanKerr wrote:
    I can't work out whether you're being serious Fluffy, but it does genuinely irk me that we all celebrate St Patrick's Day but don't even seem to know when St George's Day actually is.
    It was serious, with some extra angry flair for comedy effect! I am genuinely angry about it, and I think this lack of national pride is responsible for a lot of the bad feeling in modern England

    Yeah, that's what I thought!

    I think you've got a point - national pride is important as it gives a sense of unity. Over the past few years, I have noticed St George's Day getting a bit more attention, but it's still nothing compared to St Patrick's Day.

    We bloody well should celebrate being English.

    / quaffs ale

    / waves St George's Cross
  • JuanKerr 23 Apr 2008 09:27:23 36,205 posts
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    disussedgenius wrote:
    Wouldn't celebrating St Georges day be in itself horribly un-English?

    That's quite a good point actually - quiet dignity and lack of fanfare is the English way.

    What ho.

    / adjusts monacle
  • pjmaybe 23 Apr 2008 09:39:59 70,676 posts
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    /celebrates in typical english worker fashion

    /leans on spade
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2008 09:41:33 58,907 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    What are we supposed to do on St. Georges day again?

    Complain endlessly about how unfair it is that we dont get a days holiday, how the English are second class citizens in our own country yet absolutely fail to do anything about it.

    Mark it on your calendar.

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    He totally called it

  • DaM 23 Apr 2008 09:43:24 12,905 posts
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    Is the St Patrick's Day hoohaa not largely down to the Guinness Marketing Dept?

    You need Gordon's Gin to get on the case.

    For the record St Andrew's Day is practically ignored in Scotland too. I think it may have been put forward for a "voluntary" public holiday - not an extra one - so you would have to sacrifice a summer bank holiday for one at the end of November. Whoop-de-doo ....
  • askew 23 Apr 2008 09:44:42 12,060 posts
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    I had totally forgotten about it :(

    *Adjusts stiff upper lip*
  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2008 09:45:48 58,907 posts
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    DaM wrote:
    Is the St Patrick's Day hoohaa not largely down to the Guinness Marketing Dept?

    We were talking about this in the office yesterday and came to the conclusion that they were responsible for propagating it in the same way Hallmark is for Valentines and Mothers Day.

    "Dont drink guiness at any other time of the year? Well do it today! We'll even dye it green!"

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    He totally called it

  • kincaide 23 Apr 2008 09:46:20 5,067 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    I'll have a few beers and play mario kart to celebrate, should break the 8k barrier tonight.
    LOL - I'll try and play a bit tonight as well - see if it could be the start of a new tradition
  • JuanKerr 23 Apr 2008 09:47:31 36,205 posts
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    DaM wrote:

    You need Gordon's Gin to get on the case.


    Or Pimm's - that would be far more 'English'. Pimm's on the village geen. What ho.

  • nickthegun 23 Apr 2008 09:47:33 58,907 posts
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    Im going to play something with a typical English stereotype in it.

    /dies under avalanche of possible titles.

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    He totally called it

  • JuanKerr 23 Apr 2008 09:48:00 36,205 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    I'll have a few beers and play mario kart to celebrate, should break the 8k barrier tonight.

    Sounds good to me! Make sure you drink English ale though ...
  • pjmaybe 23 Apr 2008 09:48:20 70,676 posts
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    Dragons. We need some dragons. And a fucking big Lance!
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