While we’re on this tangent, can alone explain the use of “skippy” as an insult?I’ve always wondered what’s offensive about a shower bag? No wonder they are confused as a nation
My local American agrees with Clarksons view on 250 million ******* in a country with no word for ******!
It does seem to be a peculiarly American affectation though, and there are certainly some sections of America that do consider themselves to be whatever the bit before "American" is, even if it is multiple generations ago.When people use the phrase "Polish American" or Irish American they are saying where they're ancestors came from and not that they themselves are Polish.
It does seem to be a peculiarly American affectation though, and there are certainly some sections of America that do consider themselves to be whatever the bit before "American" is, even if it is multiple generations ago.
They do! They aren't ruled by the filthy bastard British any more!Well the septics must have a Jubilee every day.
Can't help you there, I'm still wondering why people use "Sheep shagger" as an insult.While we’re on this tangent, can alone explain the use of “skippy” as an insult?
To me it’s a small kangaroo. Obviously an obscure compliment, if not a pretty pisspoor effort at slagging off.
The Colonials have suffered enough. Not only was Tarleton a nasty piece of work it gets worse. He was a Scouser.They do! They aren't ruled by the filthy bastard British any more!
Extraordinary that these folks go on about how baaaaad the British were when they are a byword for modern imperialism.
They should embrace it and stop complaining - we could bring back this fellow otherwise:
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Read the original "Cider with Rosie" :Can't help you there, I'm still wondering why people use "Sheep shagger" as an insult.
They don’t understand usNot really an insult, I reckon half if not most of US so called insults would be considered as terms of endearment on here!
How is this even an issue?This RFD originates from a Post with a photo in Current Affairs - Russian Troop Movements Reported Near Ukraine, in which a recovered combatants body was pictured, found wearing an article of uniform with a sewn (but not OEM?) Union Flag patch, and a Royal Marine Commando shoulder patch.
My personal view is that this is a "bad thing". Both sides could use this to impute a particular country's support, to cause difficulties for any diplomatic activity, or to enrage one faction or another.
The most likely origin of this piece of kit was that it was on the surplus market, and bought by a privateer, contractor or volunteer quite legally. Somebody engaged, and killed, in the Rus/Ukr conflict can't really be accusing of walting around,
and no doubt hoped that it was good kit. Certainly it was a once in a lifetime purchase ...
Some nations have very strict rules about the removal of all patches/slides/TRFs name tags and subsequent destruction of recognisable national uniform.
My view is informed by the way that, as a non-serving civvy, I would be required to dress appropriately whilst on base, and would be allocated kit which bore no unit/rank insignia - only a name tag could be applied. Very protective of what the insignia stood for indeed, so I find it strange that items can be disposed of with such little care.
It is of course possible that the jacket was worn by the original issuee - should insignia have been removed?
( FAO @Nemesis44UK and any others who might have a view )
Leverage and optics.How is this even an issue?