Proud to be English.

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  1. Goodbye my England, so long old friend,
    your days are numbered, being brought to an end.
    to be Scottish or Irish or Welsh thats just fine,
    but dont say your English thats way out of line.

    The French and the Germans may call themselves such,
    as may the Norwegians, the Swedes and the Dutch.
    You can say you are Russian or maybe a Dane,
    but dont say your English ever again.

    At Broadcasting house that word is taboo,
    in Brussels they've scrapped it, in parliament too.
    Even schools are affected, staff do as they're told,
    They mustn't teach children about the England of old.

    Writers like Shakespeare, Milton or Shaw,
    do pupils not learn about them anymore?
    How about Agincourt, Hastings or Mons?
    Where England lost hosts of her very brave sons.

    We're not Europeans, how can we be?
    Europe is miles away, over the sea!
    We're English from England let's all be proud.
    Stand up and be counted, shout it out loud!

    Let's tell the Government and brussels too.
    We're proud of our heritage not just red, white and blue.
    Fly the flag of St George, not the Union Jack,
    Let the world know that ENGLAND is back!
  2. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Hastings indeed, you are having a joke,
    You haven't been there a lot, in fact not a jot
    it's a seaside dump, a pig in a poke,
    On England's great shores, it's a bit of a blot!

  3. You fogot to add that it is also Chav Central..Also Mong Central,Single Parent Central and Geriatric Central.And a also a shoite hole.
    Glad I don't live there.
  4. Ah, wasn't that nice. Well done Abdul.
  5. Hastings? Wasn't that when the English were subsumed by the mighty Norman empire?
  6. Not really Cuddles, we soaked them up eventually, like gravy soaking into bread
  7. I would believe that raggedy, were it not for the fact that we are conversing in a language that is sixty five per cent Norman!
  8. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Hastings claim to fame is basically "We failed to hold the line, and we are inbred, retarded, throwbacks that should have been wiped out during the invasion"
  9. when sh1te like the initial poem of this thread appears, I have to clench my fists and look up to the sky and scream "Why God? Why do you hate me so?"

    Bacause unemployed Athena poster poets are made redundant by England's (sometimes India's and sometime's Britain's) great poetic muse, Sir Rudyard Kipling...

    A Charm

    Take of English earth as much
    As either hand may rightly clutch.
    In the taking of it breathe
    Prayer for all who lie beneath -
    Not the great nor well-bespoke,
    But the mere uncounted folk
    Of whose life and death is none
    Report or lamentation.
    Lay that earth upon thy heart,
    And thy sickness shall depart!

    It shall sweeten and make whole
    Fevered breath and festered soul;
    It shall mightily restrain
    Over-busy hand and brain;
    it shall ease thy mortal strife
    'Gainst the immortal woe of life,
    Till thyself restored shall prove
    By what grace the Heavens do move.

    Take of English flowers these -
    Spring's full-faced primroses,
    Summer's wild wide-hearted rose,
    Autumn's wall-flower of the close,
    And, thy darkness to illume,
    Winter's bee-thronged ivy-bloom.
    Seek and serve them where they bide
    From Candlemas to Christmas-tide,
    For these simples used aright
    Shall restore a failing sight.

    These shall cleanse and purify
    Webbed and inward-turning eye;
    These shall show thee treasure hid,
    Thy familiar fields amid,
    At thy threshold, on thy hearth,
    Or about thy daily path;
    And reveal (which is thy need)
    Every man a King indeed!
  10. And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England's mountains green?
    And was the holy Lamb of God
    On England's pleasant pastures seen?

    Jewish Cult Leader Free to Preach hate filled Filth in Britain

    Outrage last night as immigration controls allowed a wanted religious hate preacher to remain in Britain, after claiming that he faced torture and execution if he returned to the holyland.


    Great, another leach on our taxes!

    Outraged, Londinium

    Is this why my grandfather died at the hands of the Romans? I think not. Send them all home!

    Bigotted, Covens Tree
  11. And the fact that French is the first choice of foreign language to be taught in our schools, why?
  12. Well Cuddles, Norman it may well be but dont forget, those "Normans" were originally "NORTHMEN", Vikings, so that alone make me feel better. Beats being "Gallic" any day, what do you reckon?.
  13. Er, we lost that one and became one with the French! :wink:
  14. That poem is fucking garbage.

    Standards of education slipping? Too right, I don't think the 'English' in solus have won a fucking thing since Stamford Bridge. Agincourt?Even there it was Welsh SF that dealt with the French Armour.

    I may have been asleep in history lessons,but it was the BRITISH Empire. A 4 Nation coalition that together were unbeatable.

    As for the Norman Conquest, how totally nails is an Army that can tab that far North in not a lot of days, hand the Vikings their arrses to eat (literally) , than tab south again at a rapid rate of knots, to very nearly have the Normans as well?

    An army beaten by being chinstrapped and a lucky arrow, who very nearly had the day.

    Oh and the poem is fucking garbage. Another shittylittle ditty from the Armchair Patriots Club.
  15. We learn French and German in our schools so that we can talk to our allies and interrogate our prisoners.

    Otherwise we might have to learn something useful, like Spanish.