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St. George's Day
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Baboonery


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23-04-2008 01:25 PM

In any case, I think the English indifference towards St George's Day is 100% correct, and is nothing to do with POLITICALCORRECTNESSGONEMAD!!!.

This is a figure who almost certainly did not exist, popularised via a religious tradition primarily based on a deity who almost certainly does not exist, whose greatest achievement in legend was to kill a creature that didn't exist, who is never claimed to have even set his non-existent foot in what is now England.

What other course of action, then, than to pretend it doesn't exist?

Give us a proper national day, and we'll celebrate it. Perhaps. As it is, I see no reason to get all dewy-eyed and 'proud' that I was born to someone who happened to live here rather than happening to live somewhere else.

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St. George's Day - david.lathwell - 23-04-2008, 09:36 AM
RE: St. George's Day - brian - 23-04-2008, 09:46 AM
RE: St. George's Day - Baboonery - 23-04-2008, 09:53 AM
RE: St. George's Day - borderpaul - 23-04-2008, 10:08 AM
RE: St. George's Day - david.lathwell - 23-04-2008, 10:09 AM
RE: St. George's Day - BarCar - 23-04-2008, 10:46 AM
RE: St. George's Day - Baboonery - 23-04-2008 01:25 PM
RE: St. George's Day - michael - 23-04-2008, 01:53 PM
RE: St. George's Day - Baboonery - 23-04-2008, 01:59 PM
RE: St. George's Day - Johnc - 23-04-2008, 02:35 PM
RE: St. George's Day - BarCar - 23-04-2008, 02:37 PM
RE: St. George's Day - michael - 23-04-2008, 03:19 PM
RE: St. George's Day - Baboonery - 23-04-2008, 05:03 PM
RE: St. George's Day - baggydave - 16-05-2008, 06:40 PM
RE: St. George's Day - doc - 16-05-2008, 06:50 PM
RE: St. George's Day - ontheedge - 17-05-2008, 11:33 AM