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Two-faced hypoctites!


Pine Man
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I'm not much into football but it made my blood boil to see the 'non-English' GB football team members who are more than happy to play for the team but refuse to sing the national anthem!

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Bing.alau

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Rosemary Leach's dad taught all the kids in his school to sing quite a few national anthems in English right at the start of WW2. I was evacuated to that school myself. I can remember the words of the French, Norwegian, Netherlands and probably a couple of others if I am prompted to sing them.

Oh yes, I also can sing the German national anthem auf Deutsch. But that was learn-ed much more recently. I also knew a version of the national anthem of the "Third Reich" which we used to sing when I was stationed in Germany, but the words are unrepeatable on this forum (or any other probably). Another national anthem I have under my belt is the Australian.

What I want to know is. Why can't I remember what I was doing this morning or yesterday morning?

What I would like to see and hear before I peg out is a different national anthem to suit England. Whether it already exists, or whether a new one is brought in to existence and maybe first performed by Gareth Malone and the Military Wives Choir. I could sing along to that!

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Condom

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Bing.alau

"What I want to know is. Why can't I remember what I was doing this morning or yesterday morning?"

It is called old age and many of us suffer from the same symptoms. Our short term memory is the first to go whilst our long term memory seems to go on forever. I even remember the original Bing but don't ask me what I had for dinner last night ;-)

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Bing.alau

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Condom.

I think anybody joining the Armed forces even these days, with the name of Crosby would be nicknamed "Bing". Even though most of them have no idea who he was. In case anybody on this forum reading this, is one of those who don't remember him, I suggest you google for the name.

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Quickbeam

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"I thought so called Olympics was to unite people"

No, you're mistakenly thinking that it's the taking part that matters. It's the winning that matters. The grinding of your national neighbour's nose into the ground. That's what sport is all about, war without bloodshed:)

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Aitchbee

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"What I would like to see and hear before I peg out is a different national anthem to suit England."

Why not have an Anglovision Anthem Contest...along the lines of Eurovision?

Kenneth McKeller's " For These Are My Mountains " was a bonny Scottish 'anthem'.

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morddwyd

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"I also knew a version of the national anthem of the "Third Reich" which we used to sing when I was stationed in Germany, "

I can remember belting out "Wir fahren gegen England" during a NATO exercise at Macrihanish in the 60s (for those not aware, it was quite a common sing-a-long in British military messes at the time. Non-political, just the perverse service humour).

The Germans really were dreadfully upset (not offended, just bad vibes)and left.

They took some persuading to come back, and they never would join in.

No such scruples from the Yanks, the Canucks, Dutch and Norwegians though!

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Bing.alau

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My favourite Scottish song was one that started with the words

"You can come and see the baby if you care to call.

He's wrapped up with his mammy in a wee white shawl.... etc.

The words may not be correct as they are my translation of my Scottish pal's drunken rendering of the song. Brilliant.

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rdave13

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Condom , hit nail on... no such thing as UK or GB national anthem. Possibly this might explain our country as it is... :)

You Tube

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Quickbeam

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Well they used what we perceive as the individual national anthems of Great Britain at the beginning of the Olympic opening rave.

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rdave13

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So they did Quickbeam .

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