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Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 17:50
Replies: 71
Views: 2,301
Posted By johnF1971
It seems that it is. The last thread I could find...

It seems that it is. The last thread I could find with union jack or union flag in the title was from jan 2013. And that was nothing to do with Scotland.

Would you be so kind as to provide some...
Forum: General Discussion 10-09-2014, 17:09
Replies: 71
Views: 2,301
Posted By johnF1971
Will the Union Jack Flag change if Scotland vote yes?

If Scotland vote yes to independance will the Union Jack design have to be changed?

It wouldn't make sense to still have the blue part if Scotland wasn't part of the UK anymore would it?

But then...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 18:14
Replies: 101
Views: 3,607
Posted By johnF1971
I understand what you are saying even if some...

I understand what you are saying even if some others don't.

The fact that the words man, woman, his, her are such basic words in our (and most other) language does imply that we attach a much more...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2014, 17:34
Replies: 207
Views: 7,078
Posted By johnF1971
Yeah, if you really must read Fifty Shades of...

Yeah, if you really must read Fifty Shades of Grey its worth forking out for your own book rather than borrowing a used and abused copy from the local library...:p
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 18:31
Replies: 390
Views: 11,177
Posted By johnF1971
But the point is it is not that clear cut these...

But the point is it is not that clear cut these days. Most shops now sell these "cross-over" shoes which are part shoe and part trainer. Plain black and often part leather without any branded logos...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 18:03
Replies: 390
Views: 11,177
Posted By johnF1971
If you wanted to be pedantic you could argue that...

If you wanted to be pedantic you could argue that the word "trainer" is a derivative of "training shoe" and so any black trainer which was partly made of leather (which some of the pictured shoes...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 17:45
Replies: 44
Views: 1,523
Posted By johnF1971
Where do you stand on 'tinterweb'?

Where do you stand on 'tinterweb'?
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 17:16
Replies: 390
Views: 11,177
Posted By johnF1971
There's nothing wrong with questioning rules and...

There's nothing wrong with questioning rules and for the examples which you listed there are perfectly good answers. You should eat your greens because they contain vitamins which are good for your...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 15:02
Replies: 390
Views: 11,177
Posted By johnF1971
We've tried expensive Clarks shoes and cheaper...

We've tried expensive Clarks shoes and cheaper supermarket shoes and both seem to wear out equally quickly.

i do agree though that shoes lasted longer when i was young. I used to get a new pair at...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 14:42
Replies: 390
Views: 11,177
Posted By johnF1971
Thanks and I agree. :) I do agree in principle...

Thanks and I agree. :)

I do agree in principle with the idea of a school uniform, but think that the formal style of the typical secondary school uniform is inpractical and unfit for purpose.

Any...
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2014, 13:25
Replies: 390
Views: 11,177
Posted By johnF1971
Most of the main high street school footwear...

Most of the main high street school footwear providers - Tesco, Asda, M&S, Clarkes etc - market this type of footwear as "school shoes".

They are essentially trainers, but plain black and without...
Forum: General Discussion 22-08-2014, 16:35
Replies: 273
Views: 5,577
Posted By johnF1971
Why would it shame someone to know that you were...

Why would it shame someone to know that you were a guy? :confused:

(:D)
Forum: General Discussion 22-08-2014, 16:32
Replies: 273
Views: 5,577
Posted By johnF1971
For those who insist that using the correct table...

For those who insist that using the correct table etiquette is important, presumably you are aware that different countries and cultures have different rules?

So when you're abroad, do you alter...
Forum: General Discussion 22-08-2014, 15:44
Replies: 273
Views: 5,577
Posted By johnF1971
...especially during the soup course.

...especially during the soup course.
Forum: General Discussion 22-08-2014, 15:42
Replies: 273
Views: 5,577
Posted By johnF1971
But on the downside your dinner is likely to be...

But on the downside your dinner is likely to be stone cold by the time you finish it! :(

So are you saying that the rules of table etiquette are deliberately designed to make eating difficult so...
Forum: General Discussion 22-08-2014, 14:20
Replies: 347
Views: 9,249
Posted By johnF1971
Rubber dinghy rapids, bro! :)

Rubber dinghy rapids, bro! :)
Forum: General Discussion 22-08-2014, 13:36
Replies: 273
Views: 5,577
Posted By johnF1971
If I'm eating a meal that requires both a knife...

If I'm eating a meal that requires both a knife and a fork I hold the knife in my right hand as its easier to cut.

If I'm eating a meal where I only use a fork (e.g. rice or pasta based) I hold the...
Forum: Politics 21-08-2014, 18:21
Replies: 1,043
Views: 31,377
Posted By johnF1971
I'd have thought these were modern British values...

I'd have thought these were modern British values rather than traditional ones? Its less than 50 years since homosexuality was legal in the UK isn't it?

Racism and sexism were the norm in this...
Forum: Politics 21-08-2014, 18:04
Replies: 1,043
Views: 31,377
Posted By johnF1971
What about though if you emigrated to Australia...

What about though if you emigrated to Australia and had a child born there, who grew up there with an Australian accent and spent their weekends surfing and having BBQ'S on the beach. I'm sure most...
Forum: Politics 21-08-2014, 14:30
Replies: 1,043
Views: 31,377
Posted By johnF1971
I was responding to a post which seemed to imply...

I was responding to a post which seemed to imply that a person should only be regarded as British if they adhere to "the values which Britain holds dear". Surely that's the ludicrous argument not...
Forum: Politics 21-08-2014, 14:18
Replies: 1,043
Views: 31,377
Posted By johnF1971
I'd also like to think that the values that the...

I'd also like to think that the values that the UK holds dear does not include murdering innocent women and sexually abusing children.

So going back to my question about Fred West and Jimmy Savile,...
Forum: Politics 21-08-2014, 13:35
Replies: 1,043
Views: 31,377
Posted By johnF1971
Would you also reject any claims that Fred West...

Would you also reject any claims that Fred West and Jimmy Savile were British then? :confused:
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 17:41
Replies: 8,311
Views: 174,060
Posted By johnF1971
Fair enough but the Israelis need to be told the...

Fair enough but the Israelis need to be told the truth about Judaism at the same time then. All religions are a load of old nonsense based on the belief of some non-existant supernatural being....
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 17:29
Replies: 8,311
Views: 174,060
Posted By johnF1971
Why wouldn't they? (The normal palestinians...

Why wouldn't they? (The normal palestinians rather than Hamas )
Forum: Politics 12-08-2014, 17:16
Replies: 8,311
Views: 174,060
Posted By johnF1971
But to return to the original question what is...

But to return to the original question what is the point of Israel's actions? What is it trying to achieve?

Will continued Israeli airstrikes stop Hamas firing their rockets? Well that doesn't seem...
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