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What two symbols do you think best represent the United Kingdom?

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jkiehart
posted 24-Nov-2001 12:42pm  
Hmm.
A giant pair of ears
and
A piece of Sid Vicious' clothing.
kaleb777
posted 24-Nov-2001 12:47pm  
Big Ben and the hoses of parliament, and the red double decker buses. Pitiful I know. I hate to ask what 2 symbols represent Australia.
msgman
posted 24-Nov-2001 1:10pm  
Me and Biggles
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 24-Nov-2001 1:16pm  
Crumpets and tea.
juliw
posted 24-Nov-2001 1:23pm  
I have no idea. Mickey Mouse ears. No, wait. That's the MAGIC Kingdom. Maybe Buckingham Palace and Big Ben? Are you making a stamp or something?
juliw
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 1:25pm  
A kangaroo and Ayers Rock, probably. And our good buddy, HareKrishna.
kaleb777
(reply to juliw) posted 24-Nov-2001 1:36pm  
O God! Uluru (A Rock) and vermin (kangaroo). Oh yes, and that urban curry munching wannabe Harekrishna.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 24-Nov-2001 1:37pm  
1) Magna Carta (with the justice system in there)
2) God's county - where all the nice folk are from smiley:::wink
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 1:39pm  
The hoses of Parliament? Are they what they use to wash out the inside of the Commons? smiley:::raspberry
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 24-Nov-2001 1:40pm  
Hmm, so far the most popular choice (chosen by two people) is a bell.......
juliw
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 1:51pm  
Hey, you dingo wombat, don't talk about Richard like that.
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 1:53pm  
Yes, you nitpicking dog! smiley:::smile I am very pished. Excuse the mistakes. I have 'drunken' a bottle ot South Australian port and am felling rather naughty! smiley:::smile
kaleb777
(reply to juliw) posted 24-Nov-2001 1:57pm  
Dick canhandle it!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:03pm  
Okaaaay. Perhaps you should go and lay down.......Hmmm, drunken SC users to the left of me, high users to the right.

As for naughty, did your halo slip (or did you not have one to begin with?) smiley:::raspberry
Oscar
posted 24-Nov-2001 2:04pm  
I have no idea. I don't know anything about the UK.
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:09pm  
I was never issued with a halo. I think God expected me to fudge up from the start. Oh I am so naughty, but nice smiley:::smile
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:11pm  
You could always use a frisbee instead....smiley:::wink
Do you believe in God?
confetti
posted 24-Nov-2001 2:13pm  
beer and hideous teeth

no wait, that's not nice.

fog and books
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to confetti) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:14pm  
*smiles toothily at you*

msgman
(reply to confetti) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:17pm  
*offers confetti a beer*
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to msgman) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:22pm  
Do you think there's a connection between the teeth and the beer?
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:22pm  
Yes. My belief in God was confirmed when I studied protein synthesis in animals. Nothing that beautiful could have just happened.
msgman
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:25pm  
Probably not. Beer is much better for the teeth than sweet drinks like Coke.
juliw
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:28pm  
Okay
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:31pm  
Protein synthesis is incredible! And you're so right, it's beautiful - the idea that's what happens inside us constantly is incredible. I don't know whether that confirms my belief in God - it doesn't make me believe in a creator God who put it all together piece by piece, but if I could call nature God...... *sigh* I don't know. I believe in evolution but I don't see why that excludes me from believing in some kind of divine force.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to msgman) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:32pm  
That's okay then! smiley:::smile (Not that I drink beer....)
Zang
posted 24-Nov-2001 2:40pm  
The Union Jack and that lion thingy with the crown and scepter.
Jemmy
posted 24-Nov-2001 2:42pm  
The union jack and....the spice girls.
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:44pm  
You well informed fudge! smiley:::smile Why not believe in a God that made it so evolution could happen? That's how I get by. Maybe God made something so great that it could adapt and change to fit any environment. Why can't God be non-interventionist?
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Jemmy) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:45pm  
no they don't belong to us, honest! They're just tagging on, they're *not* with us!!! smiley:::surprise
msgman
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:45pm  
You will, you will smiley:::smile
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:51pm  
*ahem* less of the f-word in front of young ladies please....>smiley:::smile

And why not believe indeed? I was reading Genesis in the Bible the other day - there's such a sense of sorrow when God banishes man from Eden, like He knows he's losing control over it. Not that I'd ever take the Bible literally, but I imagine there's a lot of truth in it.

And if God has a plan, and if He knew enough science (which presumably He would), he would know what would happen. If He set the ball rolling, he could just sit back and watch. throw an earthquake here and there for fun, but mostly just observe.

I dislike the idea that some people have that science and religion are at opposite ends of the scale. I think that they should go hand in hand. Even God has to obey the laws of the Universe. Whatever God is. I'm really glad there are going to be so many theology students at the college I got into at uni (grades willing) - I can have some interesting debates smiley:::smile
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to msgman) posted 24-Nov-2001 2:52pm  
Please don't attack me with the beer, please, no!!! Help!!! lol smiley:::wink
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:01pm  
Sorry, I forgot who I was talking to. Genesis was a setup.Humans *had* to eat of the tree of knowledge for the rest of Gods plan to work. And what if God set the laws of the universe? Who knows, in anothe galaxy, under the comtrol of another God, Mercury might be solid at room temperature, and iron might be a gas. The possibilities are endless.
Jemmy
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:04pm  
lol I like the spice girls! They dress cool!

No, I seriously do. It makes me sound like such a loser, but they are so happy and fun!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:05pm  
My brain hurts smiley:::frown

It's funny how Christian's say everything's part of God's plan but they never include eating that fruit. They never say that being tempted by the devil and succumbing is part of the plan either.

Would mercury be mercury if it was solid at room temperature?
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:15pm  
We were commanded to procreate, yet we needed to know the truth about sex etc for us to do this. We were innocent before Eve ate the fruit, and we were immortal. n order for us to screw, we had to have the know;edge, and in order for us to return to God after our testing time on Earth we had to die. Both things, sex and death, needed Eve to eat the fruit and humand to receie the knowledge of sex and to become mortal. The whole thing was set up. Eve can't be blamed for what she did. If she didn't do it there wouldn't have been the birth of billions of spirits who sought a body.
msgman
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:16pm  
Beer is an acquired taste. So it's no surprise that you haven't acquired it yet. But I guarantee that by the time you've finished university, you'll love it!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to msgman) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:17pm  
Not if I never try it! smiley:::smile
Joshua
posted 24-Nov-2001 3:20pm  
fish

and

chips
msgman
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:20pm  
But you will! It's impossible to be a student without trying beer!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:23pm  
I always thought it was a misnomer that the fruit gave knowledge about sex. After all God *did* tell them to be fruitful and multiply. Surely the fruit gave them knowledge that it was shameful (and set them apart from the other creatures who didn't eat it - otherwise how would they reproduce?)

And the only reason we aren't immortal is because man was thrown out of the garden where the fruit of eternal life grew - we didn't start out immortal. Sadly.....smiley:::wink

But the casting out from Eden was catastrophic for humanity. From having food readily available to having to farm. "By the sweat of thy brow, thou shalt eat bread" is actually quite chilling when you think what it did to people. They would have died very young and been terribly disfigured because of their labouring. But if God is all-knowing, why should he be so disappointed, if he made man to be fallible, why does he punish?
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to msgman) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:24pm  
Watch me try!
msgman
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:26pm  
Just wait smiley:::smile
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:32pm  
That's what I don't understand. He made it a sin to be homosexual, yet gay people are born attracted to the same sex. Why would God do that? The fruit did give knowledge that sex was shameful, hence the fig leaves. The ground was also cursed for our sake, pressumably so that we have to work hard for food, and human women were cursed with painful births. I can't understand why the plan needs so much aparent sin to succeed. Humans are destined or required to act incertain ways for the plan to proceed, yet we are punished or these actions. I am stumped.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:39pm  
I'm not convinced that he made homosexuality a sin. Homosexuality back then is different to now. It was associated with male prostitutes and promiscuity. That's why it's always condemned in a lump with prostitution and adultery. But if he did, then it's just a big contadiction. When Christ came, he preached love. How can someone look at two people who are obviously in love (like mandy and sue) and say that it goes against God? If God is love then how could he hate love??

And why would he curse man for following his plan? He couldn't. So perhaps it wasn't the plan. But how can God be all knowing, but not foresee temptation?
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:43pm  
This is why I no longet go to church. i see much of what is taught as hypocracy.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:47pm  
I've never been to church. I don't think that I could. Christianity is a good religion, but the Church has warped it into something I hate.

It's still not all right in my mind, Christianity. I just don't believe it I guess.
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:48pm  
Christ needs to come back and tell us what he really meant!
confetti
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:49pm  
Aack! Girlfrrrrriend, ever heard of a little somethin' called braces and Rembrandt?
confetti
(reply to msgman) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:51pm  
"Sorry Mr. Msgman, since an early age I've been told to never take anything from weird-looking old men."
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:55pm  
Well, get on the phone and tell him!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to confetti) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:57pm  
Well, actually.......What's Rembrandt? (But I used to have a brace! smiley:::frown).
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 3:58pm  
1-800-come-back
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:00pm  
lol

Except I really don't get the idea of putting letters in a phone number. How does that work?
was_Frostbrand
posted 24-Nov-2001 4:02pm  
Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson.
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:07pm  
Don't you have that in the UK? Do you see the letters under each number on your telephone keypad? It's easier to remember a number if you can spell it out. For instance, C is 2, O is 6 and so on. It makes rememering company numbers easier.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:09pm  
I've never seen that on a phone here - there are just numbers.
I've only seen the numbers thing on The Simpsons....smiley:::wink
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:17pm  
Every phone her, and I assume in the US, has letters under each number. 1 has none, 2 - ABC, 3 - DEF, 4 - GHI, 5 - JKL, 6 - MNO, 7 - PQRS, 8 - TUV, 9 - WXYZ. Biggles would be 2444537.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:19pm  
But I am not a number! And someone called NOM would be 666. Sorry, for that pathetic bit of trivia. Would you like to hear something more interesting (concerning earwigs)?
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:21pm  
Who's called Nom? OK what about earwigs?
mandy
posted 24-Nov-2001 4:22pm  
The Queen and
The Tower of London!!!!!!!!*evil torturous laughter*
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:25pm  
Well, no-one's called Now, that was what made it pathetic.

Okay, about the earwigs......

Male earwigs have two (count them!) two penises. One of them faces forwards, the other faces backwards. Scientists have just worked out why. It just so happens that their penises are very long (relatively) and often *ahem* break off during sex. The second penis is a reserve!

I wonder why I know so many details about bugs "bits"?? I know about spiky penises too.......
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to mandy) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:27pm  
How about the Queen *in* the Tower of London? >smiley:::smile
mandy
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:31pm  
or Wicksy...Wicksy in the Tower of London......naked..........
sorry.....smiley:::raspberry
*giggles*
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to mandy) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:33pm  
lol

You'll have to pick who you're going to stalk and stick with it! It will be difficult to stalk Kaleb *and* Wicksy. (Unless you kidnap them and put them *both* in the tower.....smiley:::wink)
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:33pm  
I'm glad yo included the "relatively". I was beginning to feel inadequate smiley:::smile. How the hell does that support the theory of evolution? If your cock breaks off during sex, doesn't that mean you are not fit to survive? Isn't evolution all about only the fittest surviving? Another thing abouth evolution, how does evolution explain the wombat having a pouch that faces backwards to avoid getting dirt in it while it digs a burrow? Wombats with forward facing pouches would just get dirty babies. This points to an almighty designer!
mandy
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:34pm  
GOOD GOD!!
I might explode!
msgman
(reply to confetti) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:36pm  
Oi! Less of the "old", if you don't mind!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:39pm  
Feelings of inadequacy when compared with an earwig will probably give you a nervous breakdown!

It supports the theory of evolution because only the earwigs with a spare are able to pass on their genes. If evolution created the absolute perfect creatures, then all the earwigs would have one strong dick, but it's all random - that happened to be the mutation that worked!

And the backward facing pouch. How does evolution *not* explain that. The wombats with forward facing pouches would cover their young in dirt that may carry harmful bacteria causing the young to die. So they don't pass on their genes. Also, having that part of them pressing forward into the burrow may result in the young having less oxygen available, etc.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to mandy) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:40pm  
You'd explode if you had to choose or if you got both?
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:45pm  
Why not a sideway facing pouch? I don't know. There must be an example of some non-evolution type animal somewhere.
mandy
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:47pm  
YES!
and
YES!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to kaleb777) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:55pm  
I'm thinking! Not coming up with much.......

Darn it, I'm going to bed! Good night(here)/morning(there) smiley:::smile
kaleb777
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 4:56pm  
Night night. smiley:::smile
happyme
posted 24-Nov-2001 5:03pm  
UK..lets think..um...redcoats and...bad teeth?
mandy
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 5:04pm  
Good night sweetie!!
It was fun commenting back and forth with you!!!!
Sweet sleep.....
confetti
(reply to Biggles) posted 24-Nov-2001 5:25pm  
It's whitening toothpaste that I, for one, have never had to use. *flashes her naturally pearly whites*
confetti
(reply to msgman) posted 24-Nov-2001 5:26pm  
But "weird-looking" is fine...
Strider Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 25-Nov-2001 12:24am  
The Flag and The Queen
Matt
posted 25-Nov-2001 2:49am  
Ali G and Tower of London
SueBee
posted 25-Nov-2001 3:16am  
The Union Jack and the Queen.
SueBee
(reply to jkiehart) posted 25-Nov-2001 3:32am  
I never realized until this moment how much Prince Charles and Mickey Mouse have in common! smiley:::smile
jkiehart
(reply to SueBee) posted 25-Nov-2001 3:35am  
And you never see them at the same place at the time... coincidence? I think NOT!
SueBee
(reply to Biggles) posted 25-Nov-2001 3:38am  
LOL You are a font of useless knowledge!

(Only kidding about the useless part...I just love that expression. smiley:::grin)

That earwig bit is fascinating, and I really loved your conversation with kaleb about the stuff from the bible. You two are quite entertaining!
SueBee
(reply to jkiehart) posted 25-Nov-2001 3:39am  
Hmmmm....you may be onto something there!
msgman
(reply to confetti) posted 25-Nov-2001 8:15am  
That depends on what you mean by "weird". I have no ambitions to be average.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to confetti) posted 25-Nov-2001 10:14am  
Very nice smiley:::smile But did you know that yellow teeth are stronger than white ones? (I'm talking about naturally yellow teeth, not stained ones).
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to SueBee) posted 25-Nov-2001 10:17am  
I seem to absorb useless information - I may have trouble remembering stuff in exams, but ask me to write an essay about useless stuff and I'm off!

I'll have to tell you about the spiky penises sometime.....smiley:::wink
Cain
posted 25-Nov-2001 10:34am  
Cups of tea and an umberella.
confetti
(reply to Biggles) posted 25-Nov-2001 11:11am  
Well, I'm not going to go about trying to crumble plywood with my teeth, you know smiley:::wink
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to confetti) posted 25-Nov-2001 11:13am  
Well, we Brits worked hard to make our nation what it is! We don't shirk at chewing wood, nosiree!
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to kaleb777) posted 25-Nov-2001 12:06pm  
Genesis 1:1-2:4 was written by a different author than 2:5-4:26. If you look closely, you'll see that they contain two different creation stories. The story in 1:1-2:4 was written several centuries after the other one. The first story, containing the command to be fruitful and multiply, has nothing to do with the second, where Adam and Eve eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge and realize that they're naked.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Biggles) posted 25-Nov-2001 12:07pm  
See my comment to kaleb777 above.
Oh, and my phone number starts with the sequence 666. smiley:::wink
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 25-Nov-2001 1:35pm  
Wow, I never knew that smiley:::smile

It's great having an expert on hand! smiley:::wink
kaleb777
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 25-Nov-2001 2:27pm  
So someone's not telling the truth?
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 25-Nov-2001 2:49pm  
tea and scones
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to romkey) posted 25-Nov-2001 2:51pm  
I could just fancy that now!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to romkey) posted 25-Nov-2001 2:51pm  
Well, the scones, not the tea......smiley:::smile
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to kaleb777) posted 25-Nov-2001 3:26pm  
I don't think it's an issue of telling the truth. Most theologians tend to read the text as a coherent whole, so when they come across such apparent contradictions, they try to reconcile them. They often go through some fairly entertaining contortions in the process. So I'd say they're just trying to figure out why God would command Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply before they had discovered that they had sexuality. They're not taking the history of the composition of the text into account.
On the other hand, the text never says anything explicit about sex. In the second story, it's just that Adam and Eve don't know that they're naked before they eat the fruit. And the tree is a source of knowledge between good and evil, and a source of wisdom. Where's the sex in that? Once Adam eats the fruit, God worries that he'll also eat from the tree of life and be immortal and, thus, a little too god-like for comfort. The punishment for eating the fruit is that the snake and the woman's children will be enemies; that the woman will have pain in childbirth but still want to have sex with her husband (the implication being that previously childbirth would have been painless); and that the man will have to work for his food. Nothing about having to procreate.
kaleb777
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 25-Nov-2001 4:13pm  
So before the eating of the fruit Adam and Eve did have sex but did so with the express intention of reproducing and not because it felt good? Or, did they know it felt good but there was nothing moral/immoral about sex? I always thought they had to eat of the fruit of knowledge in order for them to know about sex so that Gods plan could proceed and the Earth would be populated with Humans.
phi
posted 25-Nov-2001 6:02pm  
U
K
mandy
(reply to phi) posted 25-Nov-2001 6:25pm  
*laughs*
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
(reply to Biggles) posted 25-Nov-2001 6:33pm  
I fancy both! smiley:::smile but I think I'll have some chestnut cake and decaf coffee for now, instead... lion just made me grilled cheese and tomato soup (it was his turn, I made them for him yesterday) and we've got the cake and coffee waiting
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to kaleb777) posted 25-Nov-2001 9:43pm  
The thing is just that sex is never explicitly mentioned at all. And the command in the first story has nothing to do with the "knowledge" and the eating in the second story. In the second story, the first clear mention of sex is after the whole fruit/curse debacle, when Eve has Cain. But that doesn't mean they didn't know about sex beforehand.
HareKrishna
(reply to juliw) posted 25-Nov-2001 11:15pm  
Thank you juliw! Hare Krishna. Krishna
SueBee
(reply to Biggles) posted 26-Nov-2001 12:57am  
Oh yes, please do tell me about spikey penises. It sounds fascinating!
SueBee
(reply to romkey) posted 26-Nov-2001 12:59am  
Mmmmm...scones! BTW, where did you say I could find that recipe?
natsim
posted 26-Nov-2001 1:31am  
The Union Jack and..... I can't think of anything else....??
Dino
posted 26-Nov-2001 8:27am  
Union Jack and the Royal Coat of Arms.
autumnlight
posted 26-Nov-2001 10:09am  
The Union Jack
A cup of tea!
autumnlight
(reply to natsim) posted 26-Nov-2001 10:12am  
I'm glad to see that Britain is that interesting to you!! smiley:::smile
Wicksy
posted 26-Nov-2001 10:14am  
Yeah!!


Ok:

Big Ben
The Royal Family
icurok
posted 26-Nov-2001 12:38pm  
Radio 4 and the Pub
kaleb777
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 26-Nov-2001 12:52pm  
It makes it hard to know what parts of the Bible are accurate and are the true commandments.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to SueBee) posted 26-Nov-2001 1:37pm  
I can't remember what type of bug it was - possibly mites. The males have spiky penises so that when they mate, they rip the female's genitals into shreds (smiley:::surprise). That means that the females can only mate once and the males are more successful.

But painful!!
Maarten
posted 26-Nov-2001 2:29pm  
Hooligans and fish & chips.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Maarten) posted 26-Nov-2001 3:27pm  
Ssssh, don't tell anyone about the hooligans........smiley:::wink They're our secret army.
anoddoblivion
posted 26-Nov-2001 3:32pm  
I have no idea. Maybe the Blue flag with the red x? Or is that another country?
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to kaleb777) posted 26-Nov-2001 4:12pm  
It sure does.
Maarten
(reply to Biggles) posted 26-Nov-2001 5:09pm  
Oh, I forgot mooning. That represents the UK the best!
Maarten
(reply to anoddoblivion) posted 26-Nov-2001 5:13pm  
That's Scotland. And it's a white cross.
anoddoblivion
(reply to Maarten) posted 26-Nov-2001 7:43pm  
No, there's a flag for a European country that has a blue background with a red and white X across it. I think it might be a + over an X.
Yes, that is Scotland, but not the flag I'm thinking of.
everglow
posted 26-Nov-2001 9:30pm  
how bout a pair of shackles. or handcuffs? handcuffs are good
jkiehart
posted 26-Nov-2001 10:42pm  
I find it VERY SAD that people have such "imaginative" answers to the "What 2 symbols do think best represent the United States?"

And for this UK version, people are all, like, "Oh, um, the obvious."

BOR-ING

Flags? Queens? Food? Is that the best anyone can come up with???

It's the birthplace of punk! It's the melding of the traditional and the progressive!

How it hurts me everyone has such a keen sense of what it is to be an American, and this survey is answered with the obvious.

I'm not checking, but was there anyone that answered "President Bush, and the American Flag" for the two American Symbols?

Think, people, think!

If it wasn't for England, America wouldn't even be here!
natsim
(reply to autumnlight) posted 27-Nov-2001 1:00am  
Okay, my grandmother!!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Maarten) posted 27-Nov-2001 4:49am  
smiley:::surprise You are awful!!!!
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to anoddoblivion) posted 27-Nov-2001 4:59am  
I think you may mean the Union Jack. *Tries to remember what her national flag looks like* It combines the crosses of (England) St. George (red + on white background), (Scotland) St Andrew (white x on blue background) and (Ireland) St. Patrick (a red x on a white background). There's no Welsh dragon on there though!

Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to jkiehart) posted 27-Nov-2001 5:00am  
Go Justina! smiley:::smile
Maarten
(reply to Biggles) posted 27-Nov-2001 7:08am  
But it's true, dear Biggles. Hundreds of young English men flood the streets of Amsterdam every single weekend. You not only recognize them because they all wear the same shirt, have the same haircut and are extremely pale, but also because they get very drunk, high and shout and sing very loudly. Mooning seems to be an important part of their culture. You'll never see a German, Swede or American doing that.
Maarten
(reply to anoddoblivion) posted 27-Nov-2001 7:11am  
You mean this one?:

Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Maarten) posted 27-Nov-2001 9:27am  
It's something of which we are most ashamed! (Mostly) the females of our nation don't partake.......
jkiehart
(reply to Biggles) posted 27-Nov-2001 9:50am  
Go England!
smiley:::grin
jkiehart
(reply to Maarten) posted 27-Nov-2001 9:52am  
Really??
*rethinks opinion of British men*
*would have put money on American men being the loud obnoxious ones*
anoddoblivion
(reply to Maarten) posted 27-Nov-2001 2:52pm  
Your picture did not come through. I'll look for it also and give a link or something.
anoddoblivion
(reply to Maarten) posted 27-Nov-2001 2:58pm  
http://www.flags.net/UNKG.htm
That's the flag I'm speaking of.
Maarten
(reply to Biggles) posted 27-Nov-2001 5:37pm  
OK, I'll forgive the female part of England for this behaviour! smiley:::smile
Maarten
(reply to anoddoblivion) posted 27-Nov-2001 5:38pm  
Yep, that's the one I was trying to show you.
SueBee
(reply to Biggles) posted 28-Nov-2001 3:02am  
Ohhh, now... you didn't really have to share THAT! Ick! Maybe female black widow spiders are just trying to avenge their relatives when they eat the males. LOL
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Maarten) posted 28-Nov-2001 6:19am  
Thank you, kind sir smiley:::wink
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to SueBee) posted 28-Nov-2001 6:20am  
lol
darkshadowsseeker
posted 28-Nov-2001 1:43pm  
laughing out loud A teapot and a bag of chips! smiley:::winking raspberry
icurok
posted 28-Nov-2001 2:14pm  
Since when did England suddenly become the United Kingdom and vice versa. Since when did 18-24 year old lager addicts suddenly become representative of the entire male population of my country. Since when did a tiny minority of supporters of one sport become representative of all sports fans of my country.

*Goes off in a huff*
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to icurok) posted 30-Nov-2001 10:41am  
You tell 'em smiley:::smile



So what symbols would you choose?
Wicksy
(reply to icurok) posted 30-Nov-2001 12:20pm  
lol
icurok
(reply to Biggles) posted 1-Dec-2001 8:50pm  
If you check back, you'll see that I chose "Radio 4" and "The Pub". Not symbols as such, but the two things that for me personally represent as broad a spectrum of life in the United Kingdom as possible.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to icurok) posted 2-Dec-2001 6:19am  
Ah, I missed those. I think I'm missing from that spectrum of British life! smiley:::grin
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to msgman) posted 1-Nov-2017 5:43pm  
> But you will! It's impossible to be a student without trying beer!

I've done two degrees now and still never tried beer (or any alcoholic drink).
FordGuy
posted 9-Nov-2017 7:28am  
*tea* Beer
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