your displays of patriotism?

None   7 votes - 70 %
Boxer shorts with your national flag on it   1 vote - 10 %
Replica sports shirt of national side   0 votes - 0 %
Tee shirt with national flag on it   0 votes - 0 %
Sattelite dish with national flag   0 votes - 0 %
National flag on car   0 votes - 0 %
National flag on house   0 votes - 0 %
Big fuck off flag pole with outsized national flag in your garden   1 vote - 10 %
Tattoo of national flag   0 votes - 0 %
Other   1 vote - 10 %
 
10 Total Votes
WIPO by nebbish (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 12:28:39 AM EST
Slagging off foreigners.

Don't really see how taking the piss out of chavs is the new snobbery - it's just plain old snobbery and always has been. Still, it's better than Pikey, which is what we had before.

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It's political correctness gone mad!

But by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 12:33:01 AM EST
Even some people who view themselves as working class slag off chavs. Probably the same old divide between the respectable working classes and the underclasses.

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True by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 12:47:03 AM EST
I don't think it's necessarily about plain old class, it's all got a lot more complicated over the years.

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It's political correctness gone mad!

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a book by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 01:30:39 AM EST
if you haven't read it, grab a copy of Watching The English. She posits that the closer in class people are, the more they try to disassociate themselves from those just below.

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I know I'm wrong by hulver (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 12:39:19 AM EST
I still call people "theiving gypsy" if they pinch my pen off my desk.

Too much Viz reading when I was younger.
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Well by nebbish (2.00 / 0) #6 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 12:48:57 AM EST
One day you'll say it in front of a Gypsy. That'll stop you.

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It's political correctness gone mad!

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Likelihood by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #7 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 12:59:27 AM EST
of a gypsy having a job in a software company?

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Might be in there sharpening knives by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #11 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 02:44:29 AM EST
They need to be kept in tip-top condition, or they can get stuck in the back of departing employees.

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.
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What is more likely by dmg (2.00 / 0) #16 Fri Apr 14, 2006 at 01:52:18 PM EST
Is that he will say it in front of some politically-correct left-wing do-gooder, and lose his job.


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RACIALISTS! by Rogerborg (2.00 / 0) #3 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 12:34:08 AM EST
Why oh why must you always be trolling us Jocklanders?

Also: why no Yerpian Union flag?  Can't keep up with the number of stars on it?

Also also: which star on the Yerpian Union flag is UKia, and why is the same size as the ones for those little joke countries?

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Metus amatores matrum compescit, non clementia.

psst. shh. by martingale (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 01:55:03 AM EST
(the UKia doesn't get it's own star until it pays its part of the budget).
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Heh by hulver (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 07:24:02 AM EST
And the French don't need their own star, they just take a little bit of everyone else's
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naturally by martingale (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 03:30:10 PM EST
The French don't need a star, they own the flag and charge rent :)
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Stop trolling n/t by dmg (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 10:30:01 AM EST

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Patriotism? by Cloaked User (2.00 / 0) #9 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 01:42:08 AM EST
Can't say I feel in the least bit patriotic, to be honest. I really don't see that I owe my country any greater allegiance than I owe to my world, or to my race. Yes, it provides for me, but that's a two way thing - it's not doing it out of the goodness of its collective heart, it's doing it (at least in part) out of my taxes.

Don't get me wrong, I feel no antipathy towards my country either; I simply don't see it as being something to be especially proud of.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that on the whole, I don't see it as being any more (or less) worthy of pride than any other developed nation. But then I tend to view nationalism in the same way that I view religion - it has its good points, but it's also been used as an excuse for some truly despicable acts throughout history.


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Gah...patriotism by Phage (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Apr 13, 2006 at 03:11:43 AM EST
But there is one flag that I've always liked.