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« Reply #600 on: May 22, 2003, 07:08:22 PM »

Im going to make the 600th reply in the Endless Pointless Thread.  8)
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« Reply #601 on: May 23, 2003, 04:02:00 AM »

Thank you for the ENGLISH lesson, AKA. :)

You see, that was funny because the word "english" is being used here as a pun. English, as in schooling, i.e. classroom teaching of the subject, English; and then there's the English, as in the British. My original statement is quite clever when you think about it like that. ;) ;D

Hi Christopher! Actually, the difference between English and British is something that always needs to be explained...here goes:
If you are English, as I am, then you are also British. This is because England is part of Britain. Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland. Therefore, if you are British, you are not necessarily English. Does that make sense?
To complicate things further, the UK, United Kingdom, is basically made up of Britain plus Northern Ireland. So there is a difference between Britain and the UK.

There you go!
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« Reply #602 on: May 23, 2003, 08:49:43 AM »

This thread is doing it's job again.......uttlerly confusing me!!! ???

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« Reply #603 on: May 23, 2003, 09:26:25 AM »

It makes sense to me, Christopher. Basically, the gist of it is that you can be from Northern Ireland which is in the United Kingdom, but NOT British because Britain is made up of England, Scotland, and Wales. The way that you can be part of the UK but NOT English is if you are from Northern Ireland. At least, this is how I am undertanding it, Christopher.

Not ONLY this, but if you come from Scotland or Wales, you AREN'T English, but you ARE British. English people come from England only.
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« Reply #604 on: May 23, 2003, 12:25:24 PM »

BUT... You can be a British Citizen if you are from Northern Ireland.  All people entitled to full citizenship of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are regarded in the eyes of the law as British Citizens.

Also, before anyone points out the oddity of calling such a relatively small island Great Britain, the name was coined centuries ago to differentiate Britain from Brittany in France.   ;D
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« Reply #605 on: May 23, 2003, 01:25:57 PM »

Ally......

LOOK AT WHAT YOU'VE DONE!!! :D
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« Reply #606 on: May 23, 2003, 01:44:53 PM »

I like cake!
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« Reply #607 on: May 23, 2003, 02:02:55 PM »

Good job, Ally. Americans should have an interest in this stuff as well. After all, the UK is one of our strongest allies. We should take some interest in knowing about these things.

Of course, that could be all that time in England talking! ;)
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« Reply #608 on: May 23, 2003, 04:02:07 PM »

I like cake!
With this statement, I move that harryheath44 be admitted into the CEBC, upon further inspection of him.

I don't really have the power to do that, of course, but I move that it be done.
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« Reply #609 on: May 25, 2003, 06:24:57 AM »

Sorry Christopher, I guess I thought I'd explained it all pretty well but maybe not. Personally I hate being called a 'Brit' because, well, I think it sounds crap. Just as if I called you a 'Yank', (which I wouldn't by the way!) it's annoying. Noone over here refers to themselves as Brits anyway. I'm glad I caused some discussion on this. I remember trying to explain this to the Americans in Kent, Ohio when I went over to study in '99. They didn't really get it either ;) I ended up using fridge magnet letters to explain...as I recall, I used an upside-down 'y' for England and Scotland, and a 'b' on the side for Wales.
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« Reply #610 on: May 25, 2003, 02:19:18 PM »

Oh, I understand...Shame about those people in Kent. ;)

I was only trying to be difficult. ;D

I've never been called a Yank, but I can't imagine it ever bothering me.
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« Reply #611 on: June 05, 2003, 03:44:05 PM »

Originally posted by Christopher,  04-26-2002 12:50 PM      



I'm afraid I can't think right off the top of my head what movie a this is spoken of.
I was going through some of these old pages from this thread (obviously, right? ::)). I still don't know what movie that a tootsie roll is spoken of, or that it's in, or anything like that. Could someone enlighten me after a year and, like, two months? :)
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« Reply #612 on: June 05, 2003, 03:49:22 PM »

It's a GREAT line... spoken by a rather "special" lady.  Very funny scene.  Anyone know it?
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« Reply #613 on: June 05, 2003, 03:52:35 PM »

I can't remember the line, but I'm starting to remember how fun and entrancing it is to watch that Tootsie Roll eat itself. :D
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« Reply #614 on: June 05, 2003, 04:57:23 PM »

Just a wild guess..... It wouldn't be Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie by any chance?
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« Reply #615 on: June 05, 2003, 05:36:21 PM »

Nope, it's an Eastwood film.  :)
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« Reply #616 on: June 06, 2003, 01:57:59 AM »

Hi Christopher! Actually, the difference between English and British is something that always needs to be explained...here goes:
If you are English, as I am, then you are also British. This is because England is part of Britain. Britain is made up of England, Wales and Scotland. Therefore, if you are British, you are not necessarily English. Does that make sense?
To complicate things further, the UK, United Kingdom, is basically made up of Britain plus Northern Ireland. So there is a difference between Britain and the UK.

There you go!

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« Reply #617 on: June 08, 2003, 05:03:09 AM »

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« Reply #618 on: June 08, 2003, 08:30:38 AM »

I was going through some of these old pages from this thread (obviously, right? ::)). I still don't know what movie that a tootsie roll is spoken of, or that it's in, or anything like that. Could someone enlighten me after a year and, like, two months? :)

Okay Christopher....  see if this scene opens your eyes:

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#1:    Still hiding my candy.  Want me to unwrap it for you?

#2:    No.  No you don't have to show me your candy.

#1:    You sure?

#2:    No!  Not yet.  I mean, not ever.

#1:    It's a small little wrapper.  Like a little Tootsie Roll wrapper.

#2:  No.  Some people don't need to see candy.

Who are the characters, and what's the movie?
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« Reply #619 on: June 08, 2003, 02:48:00 PM »

My brain must be freezing up. :P

I've read over that dialogue a few times, and it looks almost foreign to me.
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