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Happy St. George's Day everyone on Cyclechat

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Joni, 23 Apr 2008.

  1. Joni

    Joni Über Member

    Location:
    Appleby
    Have a great day one and all from Joni :wacko:
     
  2. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I wore my St. George's Cross Buff specially as well.
     
  3. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I've just been sewing badges on to uniforms so they can go to school!!! (blue thread on black material !!! well its all I had).
     
  4. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    ....and it's my birthday! I was born on 23.4.56 !
     
  5. numbnuts

    numbnuts Guru

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    happy birthday to you:biggrin:
     
  6. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Shakespeare's birthday too. It's probably a good day for killing reptiles and beating the French at something.
     
  7. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Is there any actual reason apart from vague and slightly racist nationalism that we should (get pissed up on continental lager while waving Chinese made corporate branded merchandise flags) celebrate St. George's day? I'm not sure what it's supposed to mean to me as a Brit, but frankly it makes me a bit uncomfortable.
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    happy birthday rr.
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I had a flag of St.George attached to my bike this morning (fits snugly in the loop of my saddle bag). Only saw 4 cars with flags.
    Being Asian, and having been brought up in the heady days of the 70s and 80s, flying the flag is a great way of banishing childhood demons of the flag's association with the Far Right. Very therapeutic.
     
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Happy birthday RR, seems like you share it with some very notable people even if one or two of them are not actually alive anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Happy birthday, RR! I have the honour of being born on this day, too. St George (a wee bit dodgy in Malta, methinks) and Shakespeare (pretty swell bloke) make this pretty auspicious, English personality-wise.
     
  12. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Any reason that we shouldn't celebrate it? Or that a desire to should stem from vaguely racist nationalism? I won't be getting ratted, or the other things you describe - the nippers will be having a St. George's day lunch at the school though, and I'll be wearing the red & white buff described earlier. I'll probably have a read of England, My England at some point too. Fairly quiet and understated, as such things go, compared with St. Patrick's day, for example, or the celebration of 4th July in the 'states, or Bastille Day in France. And I doubt anyone will feel left out for not celebrating it, or berated for failing to display a flag, or compelled to feel that they should join in if they don't want to.

    Where's the harm in that?
     
  13. Stwutter

    Stwutter New Member

    It's a sad day when someone English (which you presumably are) should feel uncomfortable or 'slightly racist' at a celebration of your nationality.

    It's people like you that allow the PC brigade free-reign, which does nothing but divide, not unite.

    Altogether now...

    "Baa Baa Green Sheep....".
     
  14. robbarker

    robbarker Well-Known Member

    Steady on....... ;-)
     
  15. little miss

    little miss Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Over by yur mun
    St George is the patron saint of Portugal, Georgia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia, Catalonia, and Moscow.

    He was also Turkish.

    Celebrate his day if you wish. I hope you have a jolly good time.

    Happy Saint George's day.