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Are you British or English, Scotish, Welsh or Nothern Irish

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by [email protected], 16 Oct 2021.

  1. Chris Wilson


    Joined: 28 Nov 2003

    Posts: 6,699

    Location: Shropshire

    Well put, sadly many fall into the category of Person B, and a lot of true British seem to, nowadays, wish they were of a different nationality, yet steadfastly remain here, moaning and castigating the UK and its history.
  2. Raz


    Joined: 18 Sep 2003

    Posts: 4,969

    Location: Nowhere

    What's wrong with that? Is saying something negative about your country a sin? Can't make improvements/changes if all you see is the positive. History shouldn't also be protected, especially when things were done that were wrong by people who were in the wrong.
  3. flea.rider

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Aug 2017

    Posts: 1,460

    me English and proud ... but what do you expect from a northerner ... then again i can say i've lived in 6 country's from between 3 and 7 yrs .. and there all the same .. everyone trying to get a leg up pushing themselves to be rich .... have to say i stepped off that train a few yrs ago .. as long as i'm happy thats all it is ..
  4. nitram100


    Joined: 7 Aug 2009

    Posts: 4,756

    Location: London

    Born in Northern Ireland but Irish with Irish passport.
  5. Hagar


    Joined: 1 Mar 2010

    Posts: 11,293

    Location: 5 degrees starboard

    Then again you need context, you cannot write Henry the eighth out of the script because he was a misogynistic old goat, getting rid of wives because they did not provide him with a male heir. He was probably syphilitic and low on sperm count but science was not very advanced. Blame god, the Pope, your wife, a few advisors. History is history.
    Then England became a non catholic country, unlike Spain and France and fierce competition lead to these three mainly colonising the known world as it was discovered, plenty of wars, thievery and pillaging.

    It is how far back you wish to go with a rewrite but the History of England (and the World) starts being messy if you begin deleting people for misdeeds or political correctness.
    Last edited: 16 Oct 2021
  6. arknor


    Joined: 22 Nov 2005

    Posts: 40,663

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    with a large enough DNA database you must be able to approximate where someone is from? how close do you think they can narrow it down? continent ? country? city?

    there must be a bunch of traits people from specific areas share even if they aren't related?
  7. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,190


    This is the perfect answer!
  8. fretted


    Joined: 4 Jan 2010

    Posts: 602

    What century are we living in?

    Does it really matter whether you consider yourself English, British or Manx? I hope that one day these nationalistic attitudes disappear and people are proud to be whoever they are without having to be defined by ridiculous historical geographical boundaries
  9. FBi7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

    Posts: 1,160

    Location: Central Scotland

    Scottish here. (Bold 't' for the OP's benefit :p)

    Since I've been mature enough, I've always said I'm British first. Born in Scotland, spent almost half my life living in England, have recently returned north of the border. The Mrs is English and our kids were born in England (with a little bit of Welsh in there too).

    I don't think it's a bad thing to consider yourself, or be proud of yourself for being, Xxxx-ish before British, or vice versa, just as long as you're not an Engerlish chair-throwing football fan :D

    But, none of the above (my post, or the previous posts in the thread) matters, as we are now forced to tolerate those who identify as ******* teapots, frying pans or Boeing 747s!
  10. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,190

    people who don't see themselves as British don't adhere to our values and go out of their way to subvert our way of life. ( not all but some)
  11. ChroniC


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,611

    Almost all of those things. Aside from Irish, family ties from Scotland, Welsh parent and born in England.
    Consider myself English but from Britain.
  12. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: 29 Aug 2007

    Posts: 27,446

    Location: Auckland

    Come on, you're nearly there OP! The intent of this 'thread' was clear from the start. Don't blue balls me now! :mad:
  13. Rilot


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 21,069

    Location: Wargrave, UK

    I consider myself British as I was born in Britain. My wife considers herself Polish. My son considers himself either British or Polish depending on where he is and who he's talking to.
    My dog considers herself dog, because she's a dog.
  14. Bluecube


    Joined: 20 Feb 2011

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  15. Mr Jack


    Joined: 19 May 2004

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    Location: Nordfriesland, Germany

  16. SkodaMart


    Joined: 27 Jul 2009

    Posts: 4,612

    Location: Manchester

    I’m half Scottish half English
  17. eddiemcgarrigle


    Joined: 13 Nov 2006

    Posts: 4,092

    Location: Inverkip

    My ancestors fought in all of the Jacobite wars, where they on the same team?
  18. Combat squirrel


    Joined: 7 Aug 2004

    Posts: 10,659

    Human, Earth.

    I honestly want to write that - because I am, time humanity moved past the idea of countries, sure celebrate different cultures, but I wish we binned countries per say, worked together as one people.

    Id still keep countries but just as identifier to where abouts on Earth, kind of like counties I guess, and good to exchange cultures, but we all need be one Earth now.
  19. [email protected]


    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 12,190

    Personally, I prefer English but I understand why people like British.
  20. Hades


    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,807

    Location: Surrey

    My wife's family are Pakistani. They moved to Uganda before she was born. So she was actually born in Uganda and had a Ugandan passport before moving to the UK and becoming a British citizen around 1971. Interestingly, although she naturally considers herself British, she also considers herself Pakistani despite not being born there and never having visitied.

    My children are British. But as they have a British/English father and a British/English/Pakistani mother then are they both English and Pakistani or are they neither English nor Pakistani?