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Cannucks show they are "bovvered"

#1
Bust up when Chaz & Camilla went visiting

I find this rather funny.

For a country that specialises in having the interest factor of a flatlined heart monitor, whose "fiscal" sense has been the subject of mutual canadian circle jerks for the last year and to quote a former british ambassador:
One does not encounter here the ferocious competition of talent that takes place in the United Kingdom. Canadians still seek wider opportunities elsewhere. Anyone who is even moderately good at what they do - in literature, the theatre, skiing or whatever - tends to become a national figure, and anyone who stands out at all from the crowd tends to be praised to the skies and given the Order of Canada at once

Lord Moran, Ottawa, 1984
this level of emotion is quite seismic.
then you remember they are quebcois....

Does explain some of the rather fit ladies in Montreal though
 
#2
pfft, it's only the french canadians of quebec -- the rest of canada looks at them with a certain amount of embarrassment. That lot is the Quebec-independance group, who are taken as seriously as those cornish people who've suggested independance
 
#3
moggy_cattermole said:
pfft, it's only the french canadians of quebec -- the rest of canada looks at them with a certain amount of embarrassment. That lot is the Quebec-independance group, who are taken as seriously as those cornish people who've suggested independance
Apparantly more than a 100 people turned up... imagine.. . the sheer terror of it...
 
#4
In the third piccie from the bottom of the article (it's a double piccie, so the one on the left), Chas is giving an Andrew (or Septic) salute. Shouldn't it be a proppa British Army salute, or do the Canucks salute like that anyway? It's been so long since I've had any truck with Canuck squaddies that I can't remember how they salute.

MsG
 
#5
Bugsy said:
In the third piccie from the bottom of the article (it's a double piccie, so the one on the left), Chas is giving an Andrew (or Septic) salute. Shouldn't it be a proppa British Army salute, or do the Canucks salute like that anyway? It's been so long since I've had any truck with Canuck squaddies that I can't remember how they salute.

MsG
There is at least one uniformed chap in the background saluting in the same fashion, presumably the Canadian way?

On another note, shouldn't somebody point out to those Quebec French types that europe is now a united continent (admittedly much to my disgust) and the independence is now out of fashion, even with the French themselves.
 
#6
jagman said:
Bugsy said:
In the third piccie from the bottom of the article (it's a double piccie, so the one on the left), Chas is giving an Andrew (or Septic) salute. Shouldn't it be a proppa British Army salute, or do the Canucks salute like that anyway? It's been so long since I've had any truck with Canuck squaddies that I can't remember how they salute.

MsG
There is at least one uniformed chap in the background saluting in the same fashion, presumably the Canadian way?

On another note, shouldn't somebody point out to those Quebec French types that europe is now a united continent (admittedly much to my disgust) and the independence is now out of fashion, even with the French themselves.
They're a law unto themselves. There's even a mutual loathing between them and the French.
 
#7
Bugsy said:
In the third piccie from the bottom of the article (it's a double piccie, so the one on the left), Chas is giving an Andrew (or Septic) salute. Shouldn't it be a proppa British Army salute, or do the Canucks salute like that anyway? It's been so long since I've had any truck with Canuck squaddies that I can't remember how they salute.

MsG

Yeah they salute like the Yanks, all the rest of their drill is the same as ours, although when I paraded with them it all went to rat sh!t as the SM barked out the orders in french!

But even still, Charlie should have kept the British end up and slauted the British way.
 
#8
moggy_cattermole said:
pfft, it's only the french canadians of quebec -- the rest of canada looks at them with a certain amount of embarrassment. That lot is the Quebec-independance group, who are taken as seriously as those cornish people who've suggested independance

Quebecois!, A Cannuk I served with in Cyprus told me they are known as "GORF,S", backward Frogs, seems just about the right description somehow for failed Frenchies. :roll: :roll: :D :D
 
#9
When I was in Canada, there were some real French with us. The Canadian Frogs would come mincing up talking French and making out they were the best of pals.

As they walked away one of the French lads turned to me and said "Fcuking Pepsi's", when I said "What do you mean?" this just resulted in a rant about how American they are with their baseball caps, stupid clothes etc. and how they have bastardised the beautiful French language. Had me pissing myself with laughter.

E_C
 
#10
Bugsy said:
In the third piccie from the bottom of the article (it's a double piccie, so the one on the left), Chas is giving an Andrew (or Septic) salute. Shouldn't it be a proppa British Army salute, or do the Canucks salute like that anyway? It's been so long since I've had any truck with Canuck squaddies that I can't remember how they salute.

MsG
Um, wasn't Charlie in the Andrew? Don't all the RN salute like that?
 
#11
I reckon they still can't get over the Battle of Quebec. Bad drills those froggies though for only turning out 100 protesters. :wink: How do they ever expect to win their freedom from Les Anglais? :lol: Right! Time for a top level strategy session lads. Keep the vin and the Gaulois coming, wench! :p :p



"Major General Wolfe.
Who, at the Expence of his Life, purchas'd immortal Honour for his Country, and planted,with his own Hand, the British Laurel, in the inhospitable Wilds of North America, By the Reduction of Quebec, Septr. 13th. 1759."
 

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