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Cambridge University Ban Kilts From Graduation  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4384391.stm

What a bunch of idiots. I feel sorry for those who attend this University run by brainless people.


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1259 times:

Well, who wants a bunch of weird blokes in skirts rolling around the place eh? Next thing you know they'll be having Haggis for the post-graduation lunch and all getting drunk on single malt!!

And could you imagine a Kiwi in National Dress? Well, you could I guess, kirk, you liking sheep too !:D

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1254 times:

That stinks! What is it to them anyway? Kilts are very standard as formal dress. As a kilt wearer, I think this is a waste of their energy.

User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1252 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
And could you imagine a Kiwi in National Dress?

No WAY am I wearing a kilt!


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1247 times:

WTF?!  banghead 

BUt obviously, Scotland being a country in it's own right means that people in that other country don't have to follow our traditional dresscode.  Wink


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1244 times:

Yes, but Scottish students at Cam-bridge (why the hell they aint at St Andrews I dont know) should be allowed to wear kilts.

Good luck tae Northern Ireland!



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19196 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1232 times:

Nowadays you normally have to pay for your graduation outfit (I did not when I was an undergraduate), so on that basis it seems fair that people should be able to wear what they like. However, I also understand the need for everyone to look smart and professional and so forth, so I can see that point-of-view too. It must be borne in mind that graduation is a two-way thing: for the student (and his or her friends and family) and for the university. Accordingly, it seems fair that compromises are made on both sides. Would you see a student on graduation day wearing ripped jeans and a T-shirt? Of course not. I think that so long as the student looks smart and so forth, then I do not really see the problem with wearing your national 'dress.'


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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week ago) and read 1228 times:

Another example of how the English try to errode the identity of other nations in the UK! BOOoooooOOoooooOOOoOOooOooo England! I hope Northern Ireland Kick your saxon BUTTS!!!


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

lmao,

Such maturity in this thread. Last time I checked, Cambridge was in England. What right do you guys have to have a say in what people can and cannot wear when graduating from a University in OUR country? I can imagine if there were a top university that English students were willing to attend in Scotland or Wales then you wouldn't be too happy for us English to be wearing similar patriotic attire and even less happy to hear us moaning about it. But then again, you don't HAVE a university that English students are desperate to attend, do you? But it's ok, Cambridge is run by a load of brainless idiots!  Wink I think the key line that you guys missed was "with other forms of national dress and armed forces uniforms.", this includes us English as well. But you don't care about that do you, it's just another case of us English oppressing your national identity. So typical of your centric attitudes to immediately believe that the English are on a tirade to stamp out nationalism in our fellow UK countries.

Get a clue, fuckwits.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

Quoting EGGD (Reply 8):

Get a clue, fuckwits.

Real mature  Yeah sure

Oh, and the English national dress is Shirts and Ties anyway, unless of course your from the Bristol area then it is the pasttime to dress up like Boy George



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Quoting Catatonic (Reply 7):
I hope Northern Ireland Kick your saxon BUTTS!!!

Blew it then Catatonic, lol - 4 -0 - hehehe.

And Kiwi, I understood NZ national dress was either a grass skirt or a sheep nailed to your front end - which would suit young kirk right down to the ground!

Andy  old 



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):
Oh, and the English national dress is Shirts and Ties anyway

Actually, I think it's that get-up you see the Morris Men wear. God knows why.

It seems more than a bit petty to be honest. I'll bet some bright spark thought it'd be a good idea to ban "national dress" not even thinking about the likes of kilts, and then they have to stand behind it. More than anything, it just shows how stupid the idea was in the first place, doesn't it?  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1120 times:

I don't remember them letting any Scots in when I was at Oxford, so it would not have been an issue.


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Should point out here that its not just the Scots who wear kilts as part of their national dress - however it would be pretty hypothetical to include the Cornish in a debate on national dress at Cambridge graduations Big grin


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24912 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Banco, are you saying you walk around as a Beefeater all day  Silly


When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1085 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 14):
Banco, are you saying you walk around as a Beefeater all day

Tell you what, Kirkie: Go up to one of them and take the mickey. Since one of the jobs of those guys is to guard the Tower of London, they tend to be ex-special forces people. See how far you get. Big grin

On that sunject, it's always amused me how tourists do things like making silly faces at the Lifeguards in Whitehall. These people are soldiers, with guns. Are the tourists completely mad?



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 15):
Since one of the jobs of those guys is to guard the Tower of London, they tend to be ex-special forces people.

last time I went, the Beefeaters were all over 80. So VERY "EX" special forces. Were probably all at the Somme leading a some undercover ops team.



cabin crew: doors to automatic and cross-check...
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13968 posts, RR: 63
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

BA,

On another list I heard about some chavs trying to rob a WW2 vet just coming backfrom a ceremony at the cenotaph. They didn´t notice his green beret. Let´s say, they regreted it.

Jan


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