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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby fremont » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:29 am

Though both of them are 1,000 years ago, they are still popular.

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby DavidH » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:53 am

Oxford is the University. Cambridge is a technical college in the Fens. There can be no comparison.

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby Griffin » Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:18 pm

DavidH wrote:Oxford is the University. Cambridge is a technical college in the Fens. There can be no comparison.


Do technical colleges have the greatest literary genius's?

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby DavidH » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:03 am

Remember, most of these writers had left Cambridge before they wrote their famous stuff. :fsm_rock:

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby Griffin » Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:23 pm

Is this the 5 minute arguement or can anyone join in?
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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby DavidH » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:21 pm

Anyone can join in as long as they recognise the total justice of my claims. :lol:

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Oct 28, 2014 3:42 pm

Can I just say Oxford and Cambridge are both full of very clever but irritatingly posh undergraduates.

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby Monobaz » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:55 pm

Bur the thread should be renamed: "Why Aussies are better than both".
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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby Griffin » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:09 pm

daftbeaker wrote:Can I just say Oxford and Cambridge are both full of very clever but irritatingly posh undergraduates.


Full? Let's be accurate. Not full of. Lots yes. <nit-picking>
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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby DavidH » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:57 am

Hmm ....

In my Oxford college we once did a rough head-count while discussing this subject, and worked out that well over half of our fellow-undergraduates had noticeable regional accents, mostly Northern. Dammit, I even have a strong Northern accent in German. :fsm_rock:

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby Griffin » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:08 am

Actually for both universities, if you look at figures for state school intakes, the balance is not bad, although I think it has got worse in the last few years.

But I like the asssumption that to be posh you should not have a Northern Accent.
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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby Cardinal Fang » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:38 pm

My dungeon is in one of the Oxbridge cities. I'm firmly town, not gown - so I will just say that all of the undergraduates at both are equally irritating.

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby bonsaiherb » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:09 pm

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Capt'n Chestbeard wrote:As my Dad once told me:
'The difference between the Americans and the Brits is that Americans think 200 years is a long time, but the Brits think 200 miles is a long way'


Too true

What you Europeans fail to understand is that 'History' is old and irrelevant. Who needs to know what happened over 300 years ago? Americans understand this and have thrown aside that Greek/Roman trash, Persian, Indian, Chinese or rag head Moor stuff.

If it weren't done post post 1700's it ain't worth reading. Thank God we adopted The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to teach history the right way. The Republicans have created this vampire curriculum to suck the history out of the American people, but also to suck out the brains of their children.

Only a few text books will be needed and the Pearson Publishing corporation will take over most education texts and tests. This one size fits all curriculum will end all that nasty confusion about slavery, native genocide for our vulnerable children. Best of all local states will finally have total control over what is taught. Who needs school boards? Local control is best begun with the corporations and publishing companies and then the States and politicians.

Best of all, by eliminating History, you can't even flunk American History. Win, win situation.

Now some holdouts still expect high school students to read at least one complete history book and perhaps write at least one research paper before graduating.

The rest can be learned on Wikipedia and bringing civics and history to the level of knowledge that Amerika deserves and should have.

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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby bonsaiherb » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:41 pm

Brit beer IMHO is far superior to most US beers. Most commercially made American beers are a little like making love in a canoe


Cardinal Fang, with due respect have you tried some good Oregon and Washington brews? Never thought about the latter part of your quote but it is more possible than in a kayak.

Throw in good American wines,whiskey, bourbon, and even rum (New Orleans) - just what do the 'Brits' have to offer? One reason you were so desperate to keep in the Scot's.

Admittedly your Caribbean colonies make some of the world’s best rums but I do not think it flows from the Thames.
Back to the suds: Both Oregon and Washington have GREAT India Pale Ale (IPA) and Barley Wine.
Our Winter Ales may just compete with some of the Scottish Ales.

As for your English 'Bitter's' you can keep them. I'll take any Czech beer over those.
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Re: Why Brits are better than Yanks

Postby Cardinal Fang » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:01 pm

bonsaiherb wrote:
Brit beer IMHO is far superior to most US beers. Most commercially made American beers are a little like making love in a canoe*


Cardinal Fang, with due respect have you tried some good Oregon and Washington brews? Never thought about the latter part of your quote but it is more possible than in a kayak.


* Making love in a canoe = it's f****** close to water

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