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Why Not The Scotland Flag @ A.net?  
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

"The Scottish flag is the cross of St. Andrew, also known as the Saltire. It is said to be one of the oldest national flags of any country, dating back at least to the 12th century.

Tradition suggests that St. Andrew (an apostle of Jesus in the Christian religion) was put to death by the Romans in Greece by being pinned to a cross of this shape.

The flag of the United Kingdom - known as the Union Flag or Union Jack - is made up from the flags of Scotland, England (the Cross of Saint George) and Ireland (the Cross of Saint Patrick).
The Royal Flag of Scotland

There is a second flag which is associated with Scotland, the "Rampant Lion", or Royal Flag of Scotland. Although based on an older Scottish flag than the St. Andrew's Cross, it should, strictly speaking, now only be used by the monarch in relation to her capacity as Queen in Scotland¹. However, it is widely used as a second national flag.

The Rampant Lion flag flies over the offices of the Secretary of State for Scotland (who is the representative of the U.K. government in Scotland); that is Dover House in London and New St Andrew's House in Edinburgh.

King George V signed a Royal Warrant in 1934 allowing the use of the Rampant Lion flag as "a mark of loyalty" because of the forthcoming Jubilee celebrations. The Lord Lyon² officially now takes the view that this permission "related to decorative ebullition", that is, it is permissable to wave the flag at football matches. It is however not allowable to fly the flag without permission, on a flag-pole or from a building. The Lord Lyon once threatened the town councillors of Cumbernauld with an Act passed in 1679 which prescribed the death penalty for mis-use of the royal arms.

¹ Scotland has not had its own monarchy since the Act of Union with England in 1707. Queen Elizabeth II is monarch of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

² The Lord Lyon King of Arms is the judicial officer responsible for upholding heraldic law in Scotland."

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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Thread starter):
. It is said to be one of the oldest national flags of any country, dating back at least to the 12th century.

Exactly....Scotland is a country therefore a.net should have the flag.

It is nice in the Seychelles though  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2734 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Theres only 1 or 2 Scottish users here, the rest are sheep  Wink


Simon - London-Aviation.com
User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

I guess the reason is Scotland is not independent country.

User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 2):
Theres only 1 or 2 Scottish users here, the rest are sheep

So they deserve their flag here. Even if Gkirk is the only Scottish here.

Don't you think?


User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2751 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 4):
So they deserve their flag here. Even if Gkirk is the only Scottish here.

No, i don't think he does     Wink

[Edited 2005-04-04 23:35:13]

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

Good question. I agree the Scottish flag should be here.

Did all you New Yorkers enjoy Scotland day (or whatever it's called!)?  Wink


User currently offlinePurpleheepster From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2724 times:

Gkirk not the only Scot here... I'm Scottish too. Guess "ScotishLaddie is as well so that's at least three of us. I'm all for Saltires here. The only problem I see with this is that if we get saltires the English will want Georgie crosses!! sarcastic 

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2719 times:

The great debate continues.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting Purpleheepster (Reply 7):
The only problem I see with this is that if we get saltires the English will want Georgie crosses!! sarcastic

Actually would be better that way



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineYukimizake From Japan, joined Mar 2004, 529 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Get a petition going to send to the A-net admin. If you include the sheep it'll be a damn long list. There should also be the St. George's Cross and the Red Dragon.


'Opfer müssen gebracht werden (Sacrifices must be made)' - Otto Lilienthal
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14026 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2697 times:

I want my EU flag!

Jan


User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2694 times:

On that note, I think every state in the US should have their flag on here.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

It's in situations like these when I call upon the ever trusty dictionary.com for a definition.  Wink

scotland

n : one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts


'Country' means that there should be a flag on a.net.
Also notice that Scotland is NOT famous for sheep.  Wink


User currently offlineAerlingus330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 834 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 11):
I want my EU flag!

I second that!!!

AerLingus330



Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
User currently offlineRussophile From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 13):

n : one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

If that's the case, could you possibly give me the contact details for the Scottish Embassy in Canberra?

Just face facts. You lot are colonised by wankers.


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 16, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

Yeah I'd definately not be a fan of EU flags. Europe is a vast and varying place and I'd much rather see the individual nations. Besides, the EU is just a paper deal anyway.


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Quoting ScottishLaddie (Reply 13):
'Country' means that there should be a flag on a.net.

The use of the word "country" in the context you quote is misleading. The constituent parts of the United Kingdom ceased to be seperate countries as soon as they ceded their independence to the United Kingdom - all of them. England isn't a country any more, it's barely even a distinct administrative entity any more. Scotland has a Parliament, but that parliament and its associated executive branch cannot sign or ratify international treaties or join international organisations, as it is not representing an autonomous entitiy.

So no flag for you Sweaties ! Big grin


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Why does GKirk need a scottish flag? He's always on the move...  Smile

Unless ofcourse, he is looking for a nice flag to settle with.  Wink

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

Ach half of you are ignorant racist gits...
Thom@s, the reason my flag changes so much is that there isn't a Scottish flag.
Oh and once again, the EU is NOT a country



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 19):
Oh and once again, the EU is NOT a country

Give it time...  Sad

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Quoting Thom@s (Reply 20):
Give it time... Sad

Not willing to join the big family reunion, Thom@s?
 Silly

Cheers,

Y.


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

Again, I repeat my request for a Manx flag - we are NOT UK and only a dependancy. Unlike Scotland, which is nailed to the land of the Saxon heathen's.

So, if you give Scotland one, then you'll open the floodgates for all the tinpot weird little states. Admin will be searching high and low for suitable flags, and unable to give the wonderful, efficient service they normally do.

Excuse me, I'm burbling, sat at work, bored and wondering how to wangle a flight on G-MIMA before she is handed back.

Carry on as if you were normal.

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 21):
Not willing to join the big family reunion, Thom@s?

Hell no, you keep your little playgroup... We've got Schengen... Big grin

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 22):
Excuse me, I'm burbling, sat at work,

And I honestly thought you were retired and in an old folks home  Silly
 old   old 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
25 Post contains images WunalaYann : I really don't see what makes you reluctant to do business with us French... Aren't we the most humble, respectful, trustworthy, courageous, responsi
26 Post contains images Skidmarks : Now, now young Mr Kirk, you know fine well I am a hard working, energetic, pro-active, enthusiastic member of the BACX team, dedicated to passenger co
27 L410Turbolet : The Scottish flag is slowly becoming the NW DC9 of the non-av.
28 Post contains images Gkirk : But it is a much more important topic than the NW DC-9s
29 Post contains images LY7E7 : Maybe, but Gkirk is.
30 Post contains images DIJKKIJK : But which one is the real Scottish flag? This one or this one There will be a fight for that next
31 Banco : The white cross on a white background is the most appropriate.
32 Post contains links NYCFlyer : oh God, not this topic again. this has been beaten to death a number of times, like here http://www.airliners.net/discussions/site_related/read.main/3
33 TACAA320 : If you don't like it, just refrain yourself to answer.Just ignore it! Is that simple. Are you referring to their "own" currency? The EU community get
34 Post contains images Banco : Now imagine what it's like to put up with them whingeing over 1000 years and more. I trust your admiration for the stoicism and forbearance of the En
35 Post contains images Gkirk : Nor is the USA then, it's just the daughter of the UK
36 NYCFlyer : no, I'm referring to the fact that Scotland does not have an independent currency away from the rest of the UK. They have no independent central bank
37 Post contains images Banco : "Motherland"? We are NOT taking responsibility for Scotland!
38 Post contains images Cornish : Only if you consider it as the B*****d son that the family tries to forget about as an embarassment
39 Post contains images Gkirk : We have our own Banknotes and Banks Bank of Scotland Royal BANK OF sCOTLAND Clydesdale Bank All of which have their own notes. Hell we still have £1
40 Post contains images Banco : Only because in the 20 years since they were abolished you lot have been too tightfisted to let go of them.
41 Post contains images Gkirk : We've also just had a bill passed up here in which you can only use Scottish bank notes in Scotland. So if any of you lot come up here with those dodg
42 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : RBS being one of the biggest banks in the world. That's not Royal Bank of United Kingdom. You'd be surprised how easy it is to have Scottish bank note
43 Banco : That's sadly true. My local petrol station has a sign pinned up saying they won't accept Scottish notes, and I've pointed out they aren't allowed to
44 Post contains images SK A340 : The Danish flag dates from 1219 and is considered the oldest national flag in the world, but again, the Scottish flag might be older since Scotland i
45 Gkirk : Scotland is as much of a country as Sweden is
46 LTBEWR : I would suggest that the reason to have only one, UK flag for all UK based A-netters, including you sheep buggers in Scotland, *humor*, is that Scotla
47 Post contains images Skidmarks : Er, kirky, the Isle of Man still uses pound notes too - and we DO have our own currency, and parliament, legislative council etc. And the Manx aslo ha
48 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : Indeed, UK is to Scotland as Scandanavia is to Sweden.
49 Bhill : Gkirk...wrong... we whipped yer Limey asses fair and square...with a little hep from yer neighbors the French...
50 Post contains images WhiteHatter : The new Scots flag will henceforth be this
51 Post contains images N766UA : That sounds more like the French flag to me...
52 Post contains images SK A340 : Right, the Scandinavian team did pretty well in the Olympics last year, didn't they? Also, the capital of Scandinavia is Reykjavik, no wait it's Oslo
53 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : I wouldn't know. How about Scotland in the Commonwealth games? Or maybe the rugby world cup, or football world cup, or cricket world cup, or best of
54 Post contains images Banco : Actually, I think you'll find that we beat ourselves.
55 MD11Engineer : Kirkie, Don´t you forget the little matter of 1746? Jan
56 Post contains images Gkirk : Unfortunatly it's becoming clear that the majority of you(with the excption of the English ) doesnt think that Scotland is a country. Therefore I thin
57 Pilot kaz : Scotland has enough pride to have there own flag, then give it to them! "Backing the scotts" will replace "Backing the Bid"!
58 Yukimizake : Either racist twats or well read students of history, aware of the result of Culloden.
59 Post contains images GLAGAZ : I'm sure all these Americans and NATO partners are happy enough to see Scottish soldiers fighting at the front line of nearly every war they are invol
60 Post contains images Pilot kaz : Sign here please All in favor of a Scottish flag on A.net.... Kaz
61 GLAGAZ : GLAGAZ
62 Post contains images Pilot kaz : All in favor of a Scottish flag on A.net.... Kaz GLAGAZ
63 Gkirk : GKirk
64 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : All in favor of a Scottish flag on A.net.... Kaz GLAGAZ ScottishLaddie
65 Pilot kaz : All in favor of a Scottish flag on A.net.... Kaz GLAGAZ ScottishLaddie GKirk
66 Lurch : Scotland is a Country a State and has its own parliament its own Banks and its own money SO people who say it does not exist have a few Screws loose!
67 Lurch : Scotland for ever that's for my Great Grand parents Lurch!
68 Post contains links MD11Engineer : Then I want my State of Berlin flag. We have our own parliament as well, plus our own police force and our own state government. http://www.flaggenlex
69 Post contains images Newark777 : This is getting ridiculous. If that is the case, I want a New Jersey flag also! We have out own government, and we have two international airports. H
70 MD11Engineer : Newark, Do you really think I was serious with my post? But I´m standing to my wish to have an EU flag included. Jan
71 Post contains images Newark777 : No, I don't. I'm just getting sick of people complaining about their flags, and I saw your post as an opportune time to express this. Harry
72 EGGD : So nobody seemed to notice that England, Wales and Northern Ireland don't have their own flag EITHER? But only the over-patriotic assfucks from across
73 Post contains images ScottishLaddie : So nobody seemed to notice that England, Wales and Northern Ireland don't have their own flag EITHER? But only the over-patriotic assfucks from across
74 MAH4546 : Neither are Puerto Rico or Guam, but they have flags.
75 Post contains images NWADC9 : You don't need it. You've got Yemen But we're out of the nest Since when are you from Scotland?
76 TACAA320 : Make a guess: in a soccer game between Sweden and Scotland, which will win? My guess is... Uhmmmmm, tell ya later...
77 Post contains images Newark777 : Poor St. Kitts and Nevis, they are actually a real country and don't even have their flag here. Harry
78 Bill142 : Increments of one are easier to count.
79 Post contains links LHSebi : Yes they are! http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/rq.html http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gq.html Scotland is not a c
80 Banco : No, you are incorrect, I'm afraid. The very point being made was that despite them being legal tender some shops in England will refuse to accept Sco
81 L410Turbolet : That's simply not true. I have a leftover "Scottish" 10 GBP note so once in a while I tried to exchange it. So far I failed in Turkey, Brazil, Poland
82 Banco : Actually, it's purely an accident of history. The name "Bank of England" as one appropriate to a central bank is accidental. Going back many, many ye
83 Gkirk : EGGD, Im all in favour of the English, Welsh, and Northern Irish all having their own flags as well so dont start that crap.
84 Post contains images Cornish : Ahem - what about the Cornish Don't forget your Celtic cousins.....
85 Post contains images Banco : That's the flag with an ice cream and a pastie on it, isn't it?
86 Post contains images Skidmarks : Now thats just being silly - Cornish flag!!!!!!! It would have to be a Pixie sitting on a toadstool looking glum!! Andy
87 Post contains images Cornish : No its the Ginsters logo actually (well minus the Ginsters wording.....) Anyway we try to distance ourselves from the Common and Coarse northern Celt
88 Post contains images Banco : So do we, but unfortunately England's attached to the buggers. I thought it was all holiday homes down there now...
89 Post contains images Cornish : Yes we are lucky enough to only have a border with England So true.....
90 Post contains images JGPH1A : Perhaps the Cornish (Cornesque ? Corns ?) will take a leaf from the Welsh Nationalist book and set fire to Butlins (do the world a favour !)
91 Post contains images Banco : The one in Somerset? Hmm. Cross border action.
92 Post contains images Cornish : Cough, splutter (drops his tea). We do not have any branches of Butlins in Cornwall thank you very much - far too sophisticated for that. There's a P
93 Post contains images Thom@s : A few years back when we were selling you our nice, high quality Salmon, you guys stopped the trucks transporting it to Paris, and threw out all the
94 LHSebi : Don't patronise me. I was talking about people that said "scottish money isn't accepted anywhere except scotland". I actually study in Scotland, so I
95 Cornish : I don't think Banco was trying to patronise you LHSebi. He is right though. I have been in London with Scottish people who have had trouble getting t
96 Banco : The only reference I can see is Scottish Laddie saying "You would be surprised how often Scottish money is refused elsewhere in the UK". That was wha
97 Gkirk : It tends to be anywhere south of Manchester you can't use Scottish money. Above there, it seems you can
98 SK A340 : I'm totally aware of that, but to our friends outside Norden this is what Scandinavia is, and by the way, a part of Finland is... /SK A340
99 Post contains images Thom@s : Ok, good. i was worried there for a while. You mean Lappland? (Northern terretories of Scandinavia) Thom@s
100 Pilot kaz : I'm Not.... And that stops me having an view how?
101 UTA_flyinghigh : I henceforth demand the return of the Elbonian flag. UTA
102 JGPH1A : Very sensible ! I applaud your civic-mindedness. BTW, Cornwall might be Knightsbridge-sur-mer, but your only jet air service is still provided by tha
103 Post contains images Cornish : Ah but one drives in one's Range Rover from Surrey down to one's holiday cottage in Cornwall for the weekend - not fly from STN on chavExpress Upon r
104 JGPH1A : Air nair, not Surreh ?! One could HARDLY be seen dead, full of dreadful nouveau stockbrokers and their ghastly suicide-blonde wives ! Surrey is Home
105 Post contains images Cornish : Sad to say its required for proximity to office and LHR to enable me to go off and do work elsewhere when required. Remember, if Kent is the Garden o
106 Post contains images Skidmarks : Whats wrong with Surrey then? I'll have you know I was born and dragged up there and owe all my achievements to the schools run by Surrey County Counc
107 JGPH1A : No - Surrey is the faux-Victorian gingerbread ironwork conservatoire for candle-lit finger buffets.
108 Post contains images Cornish : You just answered your own question
109 Post contains images Skidmarks : Bah humbug!!!!!!!!! At least I had LGW on my doorstep Andy
110 JGPH1A : At least LGW has the decency to reside in Sussex ! Full of oldies, maybe - but genteel oldies.
111 TACAA320 : Palestine doesn't have a flag. Well "technically" it's not a country.
112 Post contains images Gkirk : Actually, I think that Palestine should have it's own flag on a.net, even if I have disagreed in the past
113 Post contains links Ant72LBA : http://www.yorkshire-ridings.org.uk/yorkscode.htm We need a good honest Yorkshire flag to put an end to all this argy bargy about different flags, tha
114 TACAA320 : Sorry. Tried to find it. It isn't there.
115 Post contains images Skidmarks : JGP, LGW only resides in Sussex cos the bastards changed the county boundary. When I were a lad it were in Surrey!! And you could go to Crawley withou
116 Post contains images Banco : But Crawley should still be part of Surrey too. It is very much a Surrey kind of place, packed with Vicky Pollards. Us Sussex people tend to whisper
117 Post contains images Skidmarks : Memo to self: 1. Take Banco and Cornish off the Christmas card list 2. Put Banco and Cornish on the Manx Mafia priority one hit list Hah, now your sca
118 Post contains images Banco : Brighton is East Sussex, and very much shows it too. And anyone who knows anything about Brighton knows that the place next to it is called "Hove Act
119 Post contains images Gkirk : Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex it's all the same Southern English crap
120 Post contains images Cornish : Hey all those places are up North to me (mind you, so is everywhere in the UK)
121 Post contains images Skidmarks : Quiet kirk or I'll extend the Manx Mafia contract to include you, and then you'll be in trouble!!!!!!! And then we won't need a Scottish Flag on A.net
122 Post contains images Gkirk : Andy, watch it or I will ensure that Border TV stops broadcasting to the Isle of Man
123 Post contains images Cornish : Cornish Towers is doing just fine thank you - got the large victorian style conservatory kitted out now, the electric wrought iron gates are also in
124 Post contains images Banco : Oh, how common! "Roller"? Oh dear me, no. One has one's Range Rover, so that one can reach every part of one's estate. No doubt in Surrey you have th
125 Post contains images Skidmarks : Shock, horror!!!!!!! Thats a threat and a half!!!!!!!! By the way,am I alone in fancying that weathergirl on there? Andy
126 Cornish : Actually every day I have to drive to work through places like Virginia Water and Sunningdale, dodging the school run mums and footballers wives in t
127 Post contains images Cornish : He probably understands Wheel ok - they've got chariots up in Scotland now y'know
128 Post contains images Banco : Same thing here, mate. The place is full of them. No doubt they say they need four wheel drive because mud is left on the road by the tractors or som
129 Post contains images Cornish : Tractors ? In Surrey ? No. The 4x4s are needed to get over the speed humps on the private road down to little Georgina's independent day school......
130 Post contains images Skidmarks : Tractors in Surrey are from the bumpkins in Sussex come to the good shopping, drinking and dining establishemnts. Just keep away from the Six Bells in
131 Lurch : Methinks slagging of Surrey is BAD as I live in Surrey although I am in Greater London. Which can get a wee bit confusing Mitcham Surrey yet the post
132 Post contains images Skidmarks : Heyyyyyyyyyyyy Lurch! Where ya bin? You tell 'em mate. Nothing wrong with Surrey, well, not much anyway. Andy
133 Post contains images Cornish : Surrey's improved no end since I moved there to give it an air of sophistication not seen in the area before
134 Post contains images Skidmarks : Yeah, and they have some very good Psychiatrists there too. No end of help for personality disorders ANdy
135 Post contains images Banco : In Sussex, you silly boy. I know the countryside is something you lot in the stockbroker belt believe includes your back garden, carefully designed b
136 Post contains images OYRJA : OYRJA Just to make Kirkie happy
137 Cornish : Is a tractor one of those sit-on lawnmower thingys then ??
138 Post contains images Banco : Ah....um....how can I explain this....um.....I know! You know all those caravans you get stuck behind on the way to Corwall, and how you want a perma
139 Post contains images Cornish : Ah now I get it - thanks for explaining it in my kind of language
140 Post contains images Gkirk : Banco calling a fellow git a boy? Banco's GOM rating now stands at:
141 Post contains images Cornish : Hey, doesn't happen to me very often any more - I'm making the most of it Signed Cornish (not as as some of the other a.net GOM)
142 Post contains images Banco : I believe I make up for the lack of years in being a damn sight grumpier than anyone else. It usually manfests itself when people make innocent observ
143 Post contains images Skidmarks : Banco, thats what comes of living in Sussex. You age so much faster than anyone else, probably because of all the REAL Grumpy Old Gits living there in
144 Post contains images Banco : We've got a Midhurst!
145 Post contains images Cornish : Hey don't forget the ultimate old people's home - Eastbourne Yep. I'm with you no many of those - guess that's what makes us a.net GOMs. You forgot t
146 OYRJA : There is one thing that wonders me in this case. Scotland can not have its own flag. But Islands like Greenland and Faroe Islands ahev their own flag
147 Fiatstilojtd : Perhaps someone from the office of the Secretary of State for Scotland paid some bucks to () because they feel so ashamed that they have a citizen lik
148 Nighthawk : Its time Scotland had their own flag, im Scottish not british, and as such will pledge allegiance to Russia until a.net adds the Scottish flag....
149 Sevenair : well its only fair, i think we should have england flags too, I work to IKEA gatehead, and we noticed the scottise get scottish flag, the welsh get a
150 Scotty : Yup - I am and remain a loyal citizen of the Faroe Islands. So please please a.Net Stasi moderator types give us the Saltire. Actually, this brings m
151 Post contains images Gkirk : About time you joined in Scotty Where you been lurking recently?
152 TACAA320 : I think adding the Scottish flag don't harm anybody. On the contrary, will make many a.netters around here very happy. So why don't please them? Anybo
153 Scotty : Duckin and a divin Kirkie. Nowhere near a PC for weeks...... Living in my igloo in the Faeroes and eating deep fried puffin every day but looking forw
154 Post contains images Banco : Scotty, have you got the Faeroes flag because it's the nearest you can find to the England one?
155 JGPH1A : This old chestnut ! The Faroes, Greenland etc have their own flag because they are recognised by the UN and ISO as seperate geographic entities - the
156 Gkirk : What the hell are the French Southern Territories doing then!?!?!!
157 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : Kirkie he wrote flag. The French Southern Territories-flag is the French flag...or am I wrong
158 JGPH1A : Again, a recognised distinct geographic entity - ISO code = "TF". :-P
159 EGGD : Because they are seperate geographic entities... duh! The French Southern Territories aren't exactly the French Riviera, in fact they're in a differen
160 Post contains images Gkirk : JGPH1A, why i should kill you damn fool ! Instead, I'll do even worse for you....all McDonalds restaurants in Nice area are now shut
161 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Kirkie, For the explanation why you Scots don´t have a flag, check the "Why does the UK stay together thread". The UK is a centralised governed count
162 Post contains images Gkirk : Hey, We have our own government. Why does France have a flag? After all it's just a region of Germany
163 Post contains images JGPH1A : Don't care ! I've been in the US for a week, I'm all junk-fooded out, thanks.
164 Pilot kaz : LMFAO!!!
165 Post contains images Skidmarks : Hmmmmm, looks like several large saucers of milk needed here!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure it won't be long before Scotland is completely separate from UK, an
166 Post contains images JGPH1A : Certainly feels that way in the summer. Either that, or a long-lost province of Sweden.
167 Post contains links and images ScottishLaddie : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland I've seen this site used many times before on here as a source of information, so I feel it should do the job. T
168 MD11Engineer : You are not even a state in a federation, you are a province with a regional parliament. You don´t have your own eternal politics, you don´t have yo
169 Scotty : We do indeed have a flag - the second oldest national flag in the world indeed. Which forms part of the Union Flag as does the English national flag,
170 MD11Engineer : I meant you don´t have a flag on A.net Jan
171 Post contains images Banco : Er. I absolutely did not say that the Scottish Parliament operates at the "whim" of the Westminster one - although to be fair I might it it were guar
172 Post contains images Skidmarks : If these jocks keep whinging we'll have to nuke the buggers. I'll get the Manx Self Defence force keyed up for a pre-emptive strike - if I can get 'em
173 MD11Engineer : Banco, You said that the Westminster parliament can, at least theoretically, disovle the Scottish parliament at any time (remember, they did it with t
174 Scotty : Aye but all the nukes that you wold need are stored and based in submarines which operate out of Faslane and that's in ....er.....Scotland!! So can I
175 Banco : Hardly on a whim. Northern Ireland is a ludicrously complex situation and bears no comparison. Theoretically, yes, since the Westminster Parliament c
176 Scotty : As far as I am aware, there is no power in the Scotland Act, which establishes the Scottish Parliament which confers upon Westminster the right to rep
177 Post contains images JGPH1A : Errrrm - hardly. Is there a US Embassy in Edinburgh ? Or a Scottish Embassy in Washington. Not really. Give it up, people ! Scotland ceased to be a c
178 Scotty : There are consulates of over 50 countries in Edinburgh as well as several diplomatic presences of the EU. The Scottish Consulate of the US is regarde
179 JGPH1A : Ah, but there you have it - the key word here is "consulate". Not "embassy". Subtle but very important distinction. A consulate is just a sub-branch,
180 Scotty : Well there it is. England is a province. You heard it here first, my English friends. St. George, 1066, Runymede, Magna Carta, the Pilgrim Fathers, th
181 Banco : Well, the question I would ask is whether if the EU does eventually have EU Embassies, rather than national ones as at present, that means that none o
182 Post contains images Klaus : Banco: Well, the question I would ask is whether if the EU does eventually have EU Embassies, rather than national ones as at present, that means that
183 Banco : That was my point, really. Read upwards a bit. Well, equally, that was my point too. If you believe the UK has similarities in terms of a federal str
184 JGPH1A : The country known as "England" ceased to exist in 1707, the same time the country known as "Scotland" did. At that point, both countries became Great
185 Post contains images Gkirk : For some strange reason JGPH1A is about to disappear of the face of this planet
186 Post contains images JGPH1A : You wish, haggis-boy ! I am unafraid
187 Post contains links and images Gkirk : Exterminate, Exterminate
188 Klaus : Banco: If you believe the UK has similarities in terms of a federal structure (and let's not go over that yet again), then you have four seperate coun
189 Scotty : You talk my language now mon ami. But first, lets have the Daleks
190 JGPH1A : I'm sure France has a "Docteur Qui" ! Bring 'em on...
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