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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think it should be a bhangra tune. <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Ilson-Youth:
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    Yeah, like the bloody Scots us the anthem anyway <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> some bloody flower song, <IMG SRC="mad.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

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    Why should we be so patriotic towards a monarchy which stole our land, independence and own royalty in a bloody and ruthless way?

    "Those days are past now,
    And in the past they must remain
    But we can still rise now
    And be a nation again" <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Now THAT's what i call a rousing national anthem....none of this "long to reign over us" shite - power to the people!

    <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by SconeBeast:
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    Why should we be so patriotic towards a monarchy which stole our land, independence and own royalty in a bloody and ruthless way?

    "Those days are past now,
    And in the past they must remain
    But we can still rise now
    And be a nation again" <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    Now THAT's what i call a rousing national anthem....none of this "long to reign over us" shite - power to the people!

    <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    You're brilliant!!! I love you already!!!! lol.

    Yeah, I'll stick with either Flower of Scotland, or Scotland the Brave as my national anthem.

    And yes, I do have Flower of Scotland on my computer, and I listen to it regularly. <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lil_kazzy:
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    You're brilliant!!! I love you already!!!! lol.

    Yeah, I'll stick with either Flower of Scotland, or Scotland the Brave as my national anthem.

    And yes, I do have Flower of Scotland on my computer, and I listen to it regularly. <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>


    There is nothing more amusing than seeing a bunch of middle aged drunken men, wearing skirts singing about flowers and trying to be patriotic about it <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think, the only possible alternative to the national anthem would be the Imperiam Death march from Star wars. Well, if we become a colonial superpower anyway <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ebb:
    <STRONG>a bunch of middle aged drunken men, wearing skirts singing about flowers </STRONG>

    Such a succinct generalisation of the entire Scottish nation! How does he do it....? <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    It's better than seeing a bunch of greedy land usurpurs chasing foxes with a poker up their backsides singing about old ladies....... <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by SconeBeast:
    <STRONG>It's better than seeing a bunch of greedy land usurpurs chasing foxes with a poker up their backsides singing about old ladies....... <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>
    Touché <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ebb:
    <STRONG>There is nothing more amusing than seeing a bunch of middle aged drunken men, wearing skirts singing about flowers and trying to be patriotic about it <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    Have you ever been to a real Scottish piping competition? Standing in the midst of 200 pipers, all dressed in kilts, is one of the most moving* feelings I have ever experience.

    The Scottish National Anthem is a real anthem. It's real motivational stuff. It stirs the heart of every Scot, and inspires us to fight for the independence we deserve so much.

    "Oh flower o' Scotland
    When will we see
    Yer like again
    That fought and died for
    Yer wee bit hill and Glen
    And stood against them -
    Proud Edward's army
    And sent him homeward
    Tae think again.

    The hills are bare now
    and autumn leaves lie thick and still.
    For land that is lost now
    Is oh so dearly held
    And stood against him
    Proud Edward's army
    And sent him homeward
    Tae think again.

    Those days are past now
    And in the past
    They must remain
    But we can still rise now
    And be the nation again
    That stood against them
    Proud Edward's army
    And sent him homeward
    Tae think again.

    The hills are bare now,
    and autumn leaves lie thick and still
    For land that is lost now
    Is oh so dearly held.
    Oh flower o' Scotland
    When will we see
    Yer like again
    That fought and died for
    Yer wee bit hill and Glen
    And stood against him
    Proud Edward's army
    And sent him homeward
    Tae think again"



    *I want to say arousing, but that would sound as if I am turned on by pipe music.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ebb:
    <STRONG>There is nothing more amusing than seeing a bunch of middle aged drunken men, wearing skirts singing about flowers and trying to be patriotic about it <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    Trust me, those 'skirts' have a certain sex appeal about them.

    Unfortunately I have to agree that the Scottish National Anthem is better in the sense that most people are proud to sing it ... which of course has nothing to do with those quality lines:
    'And stood against them
    AGAINST WHO
    Proud Edward's Army
    WANKERS'
    Really though, people in Scotland are still proud to stand up and sing their National Anthem which is something that a lot of English people are less proud to do. A large amount of the population are not happy with the monarchy (despite not being able to offer a decent alternative) and so for this reason something like 'Land of Hope and Glory' would possibly be more appropriate!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Whowhere:
    <STRONG>I think, the only possible alternative to the national anthem would be the Imperiam Death march from Star wars. Well, if we become a colonial superpower anyway <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    What do you mean "if"? We bloody well were 50 years ago!

    Interesting point, God Save The Queen is the British anthem but it is sung by English sports teams. I don't think this is fair on the rest of the UK. There should be a purely English anthem for sports events where England itself is playing and God Save the Queen would be reserved for British events. For instance, God Save the Queen would be sung by the British Olymic team.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lil_kazzy:
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    inspires us to fight for the independence we deserve so much..</STRONG>

    ROFLMAO..

    Just how much fighting for independance have you done at 16 years old?

    Its just a shame the majority of your countrymen dont want independance..Id be more than happy to give it to you lot if you wanted.....See how well Scotland gets along on its own.

    At least we would be rid of the constant moaning and whining.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Balddog:
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    ROFLMAO..

    Just how much fighting for independance have you done at 16 years old?</STRONG>
    A lot more than most Scots have done in their lifetimes.
    <STRONG>Its just a shame the majority of your countrymen dont want independance..Id be more than happy to give it to you lot if you wanted.....See how well Scotland gets along on its own.

    At least we would be rid of the constant moaning and whining.</STRONG>

    Yeah, there is that. I would shut up if we were given independence. lol.

    Scotland will get its independence one day.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lil_kazzy:
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    Scotland will get its independence one day.</STRONG>

    Unfortunately, more English people want Scottish independance than Scots do...Which means its unlikely it will ever happen <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Probably something to do with the economic divide, and the differential status of the countries. I mean, if Scotland seceded tomorrow, then the Schengen border would be applicable. Scotland would take ages to join the EU, if ever, and the economy would free fall while it was outside the trade zone of the Union.

    Secede. We dare you.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by DJP:
    <STRONG>Probably something to do with the economic divide, and the differential status of the countries. I mean, if Scotland seceded tomorrow, then the Schengen border would be applicable. Scotland would take ages to join the EU, if ever, and the economy would free fall while it was outside the trade zone of the Union.

    Secede. We dare you.</STRONG>


    While you're at it take the Welsh with you. They moan about independance even more than you lot. You can make your own little United Kingdom. Whatever happens, England will still be top dog <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I dont know about the rest of you, but I feel as much a part of the United kingdom as I do Scotland. I feel just as proud of the achievements of Welshmen, Irish and English as I do Scots.

    That said our anthem is slightly more rousing <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Whowhere:
    <STRONG>They moan about independance even more than you lot. </STRONG>

    Something to do with hundreds of years of oppression and domination, perhaps?
    <STRONG>Whatever happens, England will still be top dog <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    To an american master..."here boy, fetch!"... <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nicely missing the key points, there, Scone Beast, well done.... <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just taking a hint from your sig... <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would take a hint from yours, but it's not applicable, if I could work it out. I can't really say much to that.

    Apart from <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> .

    How mature.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's from the film 'Congo', which I had the misfortune of watching one weeknight. Not quite sure what it means either, although I wouldn't mind witnessing it...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by SconeBeast:
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    To an american master..."here boy, fetch!"... <IMG SRC="tongue.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    Damn..if thats the case then I feel so bad for Wales and Scotland...The English are their masters and the Americans are our masters...You guys are wayyyyyy down the food chain.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by lil_kazzy:
    <STRONG>Have you ever been to a real Scottish piping competition?</STRONG>

    Ever stood in a field a listened to 200 cats being tortured?

    That's what it felt like to me...

    You know why the Scots Guards are so feared? Because when the enemy hear them coming - preceeded by the pipes - they think "Fucking hell, if they do that to their pets, what do you think they'll do to us" <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    <STRONG>
    Standing in the midst of 200 pipers, all dressed in kilts, is one of the most moving* feelings I have ever experience.</STRONG>

    Moving, hmmmm.

    makes me wanna take a dump too.

    <STRONG>It stirs the heart of every Scot, and inspires us to fight for the independence we deserve so much....

    "Oh flower o' Scotland
    yadda, yadda, yadda
    blah, blah, blah...

    And sent him homeward
    Tae think again.
    </STRONG>[/QUOTE]

    When you are stirred and ready to fight for your independence again, remember what happened after the Army had thought again.

    Somehow you guys always miss the ending of the whole story...who is it you want independence from? <IMG SRC="wink.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    I love a patriotic song which suggests a defeated army but forgets to add that "actually they eventually came back a really trounced our arses into the dirt..."
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would have to agree with you guys. You need to take at least one lesson from the US...our national anthem is about our Country, not our President. We have a song for when he appears, *Hail to the Chief*, but its not our national anthem. The whole point to a national anthem is to celebrate the country you are living in and the pride and love you have for it, not who runs it. <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by gi_janearng:
    <STRONG>I would have to agree with you guys. You need to take at least one lesson from the US...our national anthem is about our Country, not our President. We have a song for when he appears, *Hail to the Chief*, but its not our national anthem. The whole point to a national anthem is to celebrate the country you are living in and the pride and love you have for it, not who runs it. <IMG SRC="rolleyes.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>

    We too have a song for our leader - "Hail to the Cheftain, Highland Laddie" I think it's called. It's played at Highland Games to the Cheftain by the Massed Bands during the Prize Giving at the end.
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