FIFA World Cup 2018

I just came home from the finals. after shouting "Up yours, you snail-chewing bastards"

Then I realised that I was in a pub with the drinkers and barmaid's name went "Dagenais, Prieur, Tessier, LaFrance|

I hate this part of the province.
 
This whole UK thing still does my head in, even after me being here for 5+ years.
It is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is a political affiliation between the Union of England and Scotland (act of Union 1707) - an earlier act, (1536) united England and Wales. The relative statute law that brought NI into this arrangement is contained as an amendment to the Government of Ireland Act somewhere around 1920 that enabled NI politicians to opt for a devolved government subject to the sovereignty of Westminster in specific issues. The NI government is given its legitimacy under Westminster statute..
Great Britain = England, Scotland, Wales. It is a place name
The British Isles [ncludes Ireland, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Shetland, Orkney, and thousands of smaller islands. It is a geographical term.

Edit: apart from that its simple init?
 
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She's lovely.
 

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Nice to see all the sneering from the Jocks, the Taffs, and the Micks, who spent their world cup hoping England lose.. while their teams were on leave cos they weren't good enough to qualify

Not at all, we know we're shite!
 
And - it would seem - VERY GENEROUS, insisting on hugging and whispering in the ear of EVERY player, official, manager, and groundsman ;) .

(Typical ephusive "American". No "reserve").
 
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It is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is a political affiliation between the Union of England and Scotland (act of Union 1707) - an earlier act, (1536) united England and Wales. The relative statute law that brought NI into this arrangement is contained as an amendment to the Government of Ireland Act somewhere around 1920 that enabled NI politicians to opt for a devolved government subject to the sovereignty of Westminster in specific issues. The NI government is given its legitimacy under Westminster statute..
Great Britain = England, Scotland, Wales. It is a place name
The British Isles [ncludes Ireland, Great Britain, the Isle of Man, Shetland, Orkney, and thousands of smaller islands. It is a geographical term.

Edit: apart from that its simple init?
Having done a bit more research, I found this video about the whole situation on Youtube to be a lot more easier to digest.

 
Tk
Some French yobs take the opportunity to loot a few shops during the World Cup celebrations.

C`est La Vie I guess.
World Cup celebrations turn violent
Standard practice in France. Les casseurs/yobs spoil it for everyone be it a sporting celebration, demonstration or New Year. Looting, burning cars and smashing bus shelters. Then the CRS fire tear gas and pile in. Too bad if you are an innocent bystander, like my daughter who got gassed on a peaceful student demonstration a couple of years ago or my eldest who was on the Champs Elysées last night. When the chairs and bottles started flying he and his mates high tailed it home. Other son has just woken up, he was in the fanzone at the Champ de Mars then celebrating through the night. Still no sign of daughter! Moi, I had to get up early for work so was sensible last night!
 
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Standard practice in France. Les casseurs/yobs spoil it for everyone be it a sporting celebration, demonstration or New Year. Looting, burning cars and smashing bus shelters. Then the CRS fire tear gas and pile in. Too bad if you are an innocent bystander, like my daughter who got gassed on a peaceful student demonstration a couple of years ago or my eldest who was on the Champs Elysées last night. When the chairs and bottles started flying he and his mates high tailed it home. Other son has just woken up, he was in the fanzone at the Champ de Mars then celebrating through the night. Still no sign of daughter! Moi, I had to get up early for work so was sensible last night!
Plus ca change, etc. A schoolmate of mine came back from Paris c1956 with a press cutting headed something like, "Gallant CRS break up communist riots", showing him disappearing round a corner legging it like a cartoon character. We were proud of him as he'd just come out of an estaminet after seeing off a bottle of vin plonk.
 

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