From: Ret. on 28 May 2010 06:31
> Am I being a snob in thinking having a flag on your car makes you look
> like a knob?
Personally I always think that most football supporters look like knobs...
From: Silk on 28 May 2010 06:32
On 28/05/2010 10:14, bod wrote:
> Oh dear, you see every England football supporter who proudly displays
> his own country's flag as being typical of a BNP supporter or a
> brainless knobhead.
I would say it's statistically correct. You only have to look at a news
report showing football outside a stadium to see that this particular
stereotype has more than a passing resemblance to the truth.
Every Saturday afternoon, there are hundreds of thousands of
bull-terrier type dogs straining at the length of blue tow-rop tied to a
washing line post, pining for their masters.
From: Ret. on 28 May 2010 06:34
> Adrian wrote:
>> bod <bodron57(a)tiscali.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like
>> they were saying:
>>>>>> Am I being a snob in thinking having a flag on your car makes you
>>>>>> look like a knob?
>>>> So how many flags are attached to your Vectra, bod?
>>>> What about your neighbours in your residential mobile home park on
>>>> the outskirts of Slough?
>>> There are too many St George flags around here to count.
>>> What has, where I live in England, got to do with whether I
>>> display my country's flag, got to do with it Adrian?
> This is my country and I'll fly our flag wherever and whenever I
> I see some other nations flags flying from their cars, are they
> included in your 'numpty' stereotype tag, or is it just the St George
> flag that upsets you?
When I was touring the Deep South - the majority of cars were flying not the
Stars and Stripes - but the Confederate Flag! The red-neck mentality is
still alive and kicking down there.
From: Adrian on 28 May 2010 06:44
Mike P <mikewpearson1(a)gmail.com> gurgled happily, sounding much like they
>> When I was touring the Deep South - the majority of cars were flying
>> not the Stars and Stripes - but the Confederate Flag! The red-neck
>> mentality is still alive and kicking down there.
> The difference being that many of the St.George's flag lot are just
> xenophobic or a bit thick/intolerant.
> Many people in the Deep South are dangerously deranged..
The only real difference is that one lot are usually heavily armed.
From: Adrian on 28 May 2010 06:57
Silk <me(a)privacy.net> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
> The St. Georges flag is the flag of one of the constituents nations of a
> union. A nation that stands for, amongst other things, racial equality.
FFS, don't tell that to the people who wave it about.