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Wicked Photos

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New York, New York, US

i found this link and it's pretty good. this goes out to all the other geographically challenged people =þ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNu8XDBSn10

Jun 12 11 05:05 pm Link

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Andy G 323

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Bradford, England, United Kingdom

That's brilliant!

Jun 13 11 06:13 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

very funny! love it

Jun 13 11 07:27 pm Link

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West Images

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Sacramento, California, US

Actually,  That was pretty DARN COOL!!!


~ ALOHA ~

Jun 13 11 07:34 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

West Images wrote:
Actually,  That was pretty DARN COOL!!!


~ ALOHA ~

you should know this, which is the only US state to still have the British flag in its states flag?

Jun 13 11 07:35 pm Link

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Chris Vinnit

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Speaking of flags, when did the Brits change theirs?  I noticed at the last Olympics they were using the cross of St. John instead of the union jack.  What's up with that?

Jun 13 11 07:38 pm Link

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Jules NYC

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New York, New York, US

Excellent.

Jun 13 11 07:41 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Chris Vinnit wrote:
Speaking of flags, when did the Brits change theirs?  I noticed at the last Olympics they were using the cross of St. John instead of the union jack.  What's up with that?

the cross of St george is the English flag, the brits haven't changed there flag

Jun 13 11 07:43 pm Link

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CNP Photography

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chris Vinnit wrote:
Speaking of flags, when did the Brits change theirs?  I noticed at the last Olympics they were using the cross of St. John instead of the union jack.  What's up with that?

The Union Jack is the flag of United Kingdom. The St. George's Cross is the flag of England.


[edit] Ooops, a minute late. What electropleb said. smile

Jun 13 11 07:44 pm Link

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Chris Vinnit

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CNP Photography wrote:

The Union Jack is the flag of United Kingdom. The St. George's Cross is the flag of England.

I see.  But I've watched the Olympics since the 1984 games and always remember them raising the jack when they won.  Last games, it was the cross instead.  When did this policy change?

Jun 13 11 07:47 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Chris Vinnit wrote:

I see.  But I've watched the Olympics since the 1984 games and always remember them raising the jack when they won.  Last games, it was the cross instead.  When did this policy change?

the games havent started yet, so hard to tell what you was watching

Jun 13 11 07:48 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

I believe that the Olympics is the only time the UK plays as one team. all the rest of the time they play as own countries, ie world cup etc

Jun 13 11 07:52 pm Link

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C. Scott Photography

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Huntington Beach, California, US

THAT is what the internet should be!!

Jun 13 11 07:58 pm Link

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CNP Photography

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Chris Vinnit wrote:

I see.  But I've watched the Olympics since the 1984 games and always remember them raising the jack when they won.  Last games, it was the cross instead.  When did this policy change?

Did a bit of googling but every picture I can find of recent olympic wins for Great Britian it is the Union Jack.

As another poster indicated, they compete at the Olympics as Great Britain, not as the individual countries.

Do you've a link where the St. Gerorge's Cross was used?

Jun 13 11 08:10 pm Link

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Sophie Nova

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Los Angeles, California, US

This is a great video, I love that he pointed out the important difference between referring to yourself as "English" as opposed to "British".

Jun 13 11 08:18 pm Link

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modeled

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San Diego, California, US

smile

Jun 13 11 09:02 pm Link

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S K E L E T O N K E Y

Posts: 2110

Louth, England, United Kingdom

Chris Vinnit wrote:
Speaking of flags, when did the Brits change theirs?  I noticed at the last Olympics they were using the cross of St. John instead of the union jack.  What's up with that?

/facepalm x infinity

Jun 13 11 10:26 pm Link

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S K E L E T O N K E Y

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Louth, England, United Kingdom

in other words

to summarise


if I ever get called english again: --------------------> neutral (not happy face)


I'm not joking every time , and its mostly americans roll , I get called english my stomcahe turns a little inside.

as far as I'm cocerned, I'm scottish.  I dont care if my boyfriend is english, or even if my granny is english: I'm scottish.
I don't live in england. I dont even live in great britain. I live in scotland. tongue

Jun 13 11 10:31 pm Link

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Sophie Nova

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Los Angeles, California, US

Allanah-Kyle-Photo wrote:
I'm not joking every time , and its mostly americans roll , I get called english my stomcahe turns a little inside.

That's just jealousy you're feeling there lol


*runs before she gets punched in the face *

Jun 13 11 10:42 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Scotland, where the men and women both wear skirts smile


no you dont live in Great Britain, everyone knows the northern part of Britain is called doggie end of Britain, only the southern part is Great!

tongue

Jun 13 11 11:08 pm Link

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CNP Photography

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ahhh Scotland, where men are men and sheep are nervous.

< runs away and hides >

Jun 13 11 11:12 pm Link

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Sophie Nova

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Los Angeles, California, US

electropleb wrote:
Scotland, ware the men and women both wear skirts smile


no you dont live in Great Britain, everyone knows the northern part of Britain is called doggie end of Britain, only the southern part is Great!

tongue

You wuss, you totally removed the part of your post where you supported me!

And you're right about the Southern part, but I might delete this sentence in a minute just to get back at you.

Jun 13 11 11:16 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

CNP Photography wrote:
Ahhh Scotland, where men are men and sheep are nervous.

< runs away and hides >

I thought that was wales!

isn't that the reason why the welsh always wear boots, so they can put the 2 back legs of the sheep down them!!

Jun 13 11 11:17 pm Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Sophie Nova wrote:

You wuss, you totally removed the part of your post where you supported me!

And you're right about the Southern part, but I might delete this sentence in a minute just to get back at you.

I totally support you darling

Jun 13 11 11:23 pm Link

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Sophie Nova

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Los Angeles, California, US

electropleb wrote:

I totally support you darling

Well, alright smile

Jun 13 11 11:26 pm Link

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S K E L E T O N K E Y

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Louth, England, United Kingdom

:OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO





this is racismismismmm! tongue

Jun 14 11 07:04 am Link

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Fashion Photographer

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London, England, United Kingdom

Too fast.

Jun 14 11 08:06 am Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Allanah-Kyle-Photo wrote:
:OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO





this is racismismismmm! tongue

nope its called ganging up on the Scottish chick tongue

Jun 14 11 09:34 am Link

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S K E L E T O N K E Y

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Louth, England, United Kingdom

electropleb wrote:

nope its called ganging up on the Scottish chick tongue

this is child abuse :L

Jun 14 11 09:50 am Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Allanah-Kyle-Photo wrote:

this is child abuse :L

why child abuse, how old are you?

and if guys don't wear anything under their kilts, dose that go for the girls too? tongue

Jun 14 11 09:54 am Link

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S K E L E T O N K E Y

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Louth, England, United Kingdom

electropleb wrote:

why child abuse, how old are you?

and if guys don't wear anything under their kilts, dose that go for the girls too? tongue

I'm still 16 so technically I'm a kiddy big_smile


hahaha depends when and where hahaha

Jun 14 11 10:02 am Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Allanah-Kyle-Photo wrote:

I'm still 16 so technically I'm a kiddy big_smile


hahaha depends when and where hahaha

lol your 16.....feeling a little strange right now

shouldn't you be in school? tongue

Jun 14 11 10:31 am Link

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S K E L E T O N K E Y

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Louth, England, United Kingdom

electropleb wrote:

lol your 16.....feeling a little strange right now

shouldn't you be in school? tongue

hahaha, and no I left school (after completing my exams) like 2 weeks ago, coz im so damn awesome.

Jun 14 11 11:00 am Link

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studio36uk

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Tavai, Sigave, Wallis and Futuna

Scots; Welsh; Irish; and English - the essential difference...

An English man climbed a mountain in Tibet; when he got to the top he found ---

A Scot designing a building as a mountain-top pub;

A Welshman quarrying the stone to build it with;

And an Irishman preparing to build and run it.

What did the English man do?

Of course, he immediately started scheming out to suck all the profit out of it.

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Studio36

Jun 14 11 11:37 am Link

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electropleb

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San Antonio, Texas, US

Scottish man; Irish man; and English man in the 2nd world war running from the germans when they stumble upon a stable.

they go running in and see 3 sacks lying on the floor, they all jump in one each

germans come busting though the door and see the 3 sacks,

they kick the 1st one where the Scottish man is, and he makes the sound of a dog.
german says oh dogs

german kicks the 2nd sack where the english man is, the englishman makes the sound of cats. german says oh cats

german kicks the 3rd sack where the irish man is, thinking fast the irish man says potatoes, potatoes

and the german shoots him!

Jun 14 11 01:34 pm Link

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Maja Stina

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London, England, United Kingdom

Chris Vinnit wrote:
I see.  But I've watched the Olympics since the 1984 games and always remember them raising the jack when they won.  Last games, it was the cross instead.  When did this policy change?

England, N. Ireland, Scotland and Wales all have different flags. The red cross on white background is England's flag and the Union Jack is the British flag.

I don't know if the policy has ever changed. I have only ever known the St. George Cross to be used to represent England. The Union Jack would not have been used, for sure.

Jun 14 11 02:10 pm Link

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S K E L E T O N K E Y

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Louth, England, United Kingdom

electropleb wrote:
Scottish man; Irish man; and English man in the 2nd world war running from the germans when they stumble upon a stable.

they go running in and see 3 sacks lying on the floor, they all jump in one each

germans come busting though the door and see the 3 sacks,

they kick the 1st one where the Scottish man is, and he makes the sound of a dog.
german says oh dogs

german kicks the 2nd sack where the english man is, the englishman makes the sound of cats. german says oh cats

german kicks the 3rd sack where the irish man is, thinking fast the irish man says potatoes, potatoes

and the german shoots him!

ha ha ? hmm

Jun 14 11 02:14 pm Link

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QPC

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom

It's not called the union jack!

It's called the union flag ( unless you're on a ship, then you can call it a jack )

Sorry to be so picky!

Jun 14 11 02:57 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

Fascinating!

I had no idea the rock of Gibraltar was ruled by giant monkeys.

Jun 14 11 03:04 pm Link

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Maja Stina

Posts: 3620

London, England, United Kingdom

QPC wrote:
It's not called the union jack!

It's called the union flag ( unless you're on a ship, then you can call it a jack )

Sorry to be so picky!

There are so many little things I just don't know!

Jun 14 11 03:05 pm Link