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Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:13 am

What do you think is the best thing to ever come over from across the pond?

The Beatles
British Airways
The Rolling Stones
Fish and Chips
Austin Powers
Parliament Debates
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:20 am

Phil Collins
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:20 am

Erm. The light bulb?

The hovercraft
Americans and Australians and South Africans
Me

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:26 am

Something good came out of England???
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:30 am

Er...cricket,rugby,football,rounders(which the americans call baseball for some reason),railways,a good education system,the BBC......there's plenty of bad things we gave the rest of the world though.
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:37 am

-Good comedy.
-Virgin Atlantic Airways.
-Some good music.
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:40 am

The Beatles!!!

(and my father too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy)
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:41 am

Yup you got that right about sport  Big thumbs up

Comedy is also a high point for the brits, well at least some (looking at myself)

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:18 am

You can't beat a traditional English fried breakfast. All those calories, yum! Big grin
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:21 am

British Airways!? Nope!

Diana
Virgin Atlantic
The Royals (OK I don't like them but people round the world love em.)
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:21 am

Double decker red buses!  Smile
 
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Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:23 am

Samantha Fox  Smile
 
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Ryan!

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:24 am

English Fried Breakfast!!!!!

Dats da kine!

I love them, shame i don't get them often as i would like (looks at the wife)

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:25 am

American settlers and The Beatles.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:37 am

British people keep out!!-what are you doing voting in 'ere? Clear orff, go on, the lot of ya! Big grin

And as I am only half-Brit.....I'm allowed

I'd have to agree with most others-British toilet humour is one of "your" best exports. As are Travis & Oasis (remember this is BRITISH-not English, in my post).

KROC-You're welcome, we can do without the Puritans thank-you very much! Big grin

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:40 am

That's easy, the USA! Big grin
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:52 am

Shepards Pie!
JUNKYARD WARS!! Big grin
Are You Being Served?
Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced "Bouquet") and "Keeping Up Appearances"
British Women with that sexy accent (but not that dead common accent! Big grin )
Mr. Bean
BBC America


N/A
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:58 am

Footy......Yeah, football, NOT soccer!

The 'Loaded' culture......Be as obnoxious as you like, loud as you like, drunk as you like, and still tell her its part of the Loaded cultural revolution!

Lads mags.....FHM, Loaded, Maxim, they're porn, but classy porn, and the articles are good too!

Essex girls......whats the difference between an Essex girl and a....(yeah we've heard em all before)

The 3am Doner Kebab mentality......God's own food

Aston Martin, TVR, Morris Minor......ok so they break down a lot, but what awesome cars

The ability to drink at a sensible age......21 to drink guys, you gotta be joking!

Ali G....aiiiiight!

Richard and Judy.......what was with the Ali G impression, and oh yeah, nice bra Judy

The tabloids......yeah ok sometimes they deserve the flak, but they're so much more interesting than those big ones!

Sarcasm.....Lowest form, but funniest form of humour

Radio 1.......Mark and Lard, Chris Moyles..how funny are they!?

Stiff upper lip......Terribly bad form to show any emotion old chap!

Frank Whittle.....Jet engine.

The song Jerusalem...still brings a tear to any Englishman's eye

The mentality that we're better than everyone else, even though we're blatently not!

Oh well, chin up!





 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:07 am

>>Oh well, chin up!<<

That's a jolly good chap!


Tally-hoe! Big grin

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:12 am

I love Junk Yard Wars and Cast Away on BBC America
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:40 am

- Monty Python
- Benny Hill
- Peter Sellers
- The Who
- soccer hooligans!
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:52 am

I forgot Benny Hill!

He is hilarious!
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:06 am

-Eric Clapton
-The Rolling Stones
-The Who
-The Beatles
-Led Zeppelin
-Jeff Beck
-Black Sabbath
-The Yardbirds

I could go on for some more time on this good Music list, but it's enough for today

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Fri Jun 01, 2001 10:58 am

Soccer & Music
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:11 am

USA USA USA! and the red double decker buses, and Hamley's
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:23 am

OMG a lot of stuff!

-BBC1, BBC2, BBC world, BBC America
-Are you Being Served(A!)?
-Keeping up Appearences
-Monty Python
-London Underground/DLR
-Mr. Bean
-Double Decker Busses!

And of course.......the ever famous........

London Heathrow International Airport!
mind the 15 min walk to the Underground station.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:18 pm

Definately the Magna Carta.

It changed the idea of government on earth forever and is the origin of guarenteed personal freedom.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 12:59 pm

Seriously, probably the Magna Carta.
Jokingly, Men's magazines, Geri Halliwell, Elizabeth Hurley, and any other hot British babe in the past 20 years.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 2:08 pm

Beans and Bangers!



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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 2:45 pm

All those who say the USA go and read a (non UK) history book...

The best UK products are (IMO):

- Fudge
- Phil Collins
- the Beatles
- and, in line with this forum: the Bae 146
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 2:48 pm

ENGLISH

The language thats about it really,
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 4:57 pm

the comedy, mainly lock stock and snatch
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 5:56 pm

Ok, the best things out of England are:
Football (soccer)
Fish And Chips
I cant think of anything else.
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:40 pm

Radio 1 Dance DJs (Judge Jules, Fergie, Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine).

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 6:57 pm

Hmmm. I would say the English Language. Thats the greatest gift they gave India.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

And then they helped spread democracy. Canada, Australia and India, and to a lesser extent the USA all have to give the Brits credit for their democratic systems.

But then they also gave a incurable disease called Cricket.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:10 pm

Indian Guy.......whats wrong with cricket then? Nothing like the sound of leather on willow on a summers afternoon!

SashA, a man unto my own heart. We have the best dance DJs. Full Stop. The whole club culture here is out of this world. There is nothing like it.

We all seem to have forgotten the famous 'local'. The pub in general is English.....and what an amazing place the pub is. Lets all take a moment......

Oh yeah, and Men Behaving Badly. Not the US version, the one with Martin Clunes and Neil Morrissey.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:42 pm

Yeah Men Behaving Badly!

Cricket is better to play than watch, nothing better than hitting a good four Big grin (like i can hit a 6)

My local is excellent  Big thumbs up. I love sitting at the bar chatting to some other guys, some from work, about planes and airlines and beer!

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 7:47 pm

Austin Powers wasn't a British creation... Mike Myers is Canadian.....

I would nominate the .303 cartridge and the Enfield SMLE MKIII service rifle.

I love mine and it is over 80 years old. Still shoots really well too.
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:20 pm

- British Airways
- Harry Potter books

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:25 pm

Forgot "Airport".

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 8:56 pm

Journalism - Britain has the best newspapers. You can get everything from serious news coverage (The Times) to hot babes in the buff (the Sun).

We here in the US can learn alot.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:01 pm

I would have to say Monty Python, and the McLaren F1.
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 9:25 pm

Just a few points to clear up;

1) Someone implied that UK History books beleive the US owed it's existence to Britain-bollox. No UK History book would ever claim such drivvle.

It is well known (and claimed) in The Times History of The World that the settlement of the US was as a result of the settlement of the inhabitants of various European nations; notably the Spanish (Midwest & the Florida region), the British (the Mid-Atlantic seaboard-Jamestown etc.) and the French (the Northern territories & Canada)-amongst others.

The independence of the USA resulted from a series of events, of which the infamous Boston "Massacre" was one.

2) Regarding Austin Powers-Mike Myers is Canadian, but
Britain & the British provided the inspiration for his odd and amusing antics.

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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Fri Jun 01, 2001 11:43 pm

Roast Meals, Rachel Stevens from S CLUB 7 poor pop group but my god is she fit  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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LGW

Sat Jun 02, 2001 2:21 am

Hey!
Let me think, what good came out of Scotland:
Haggis
Whisky
Golf
The Best parties in the world
Ally McCoist
me
and the list goes on and on...
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Sat Jun 02, 2001 2:37 am

JK Rowling may be English but she wrote the Harry Potter books in Scotland.
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:08 am

Ally McCoist sucks - Look who they had to replace him, Paul Gascoigne. You see how desperate they were?

Haggis - No one wants Horse shit or whatever its supposed to be!

Whiskey - I do agree

Golf - Yup

The Best parties in the world - Sorry but Bagpipes are not my kind of party

You - Firstly, you are english not scottish. Dumbass clone.

EGGD Big grin
 
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Sat Jun 02, 2001 3:11 am

Other good things to come out of Scotland:

Sean Connery
Billy Connolly
Bad luck (I refer to the inevitable failure of Scottish football teams in major tournaments despite the fact they ALWAYS deserve to progress)
Deep fried Mars Bars Big grin
Making drunkenness a fine art
Burns' Night
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RE: Best Thing To Come Out Of England

Sat Jun 02, 2001 9:51 am

A very good thing to come out of Scotland was Rab C Nesbitt.He gave everyone south of the border a valid reason to consider most Glaswegians to be drunken ,incoherent and abusive blokes wearing string vests-rather like Harry Enfield did with scousers. Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Sat Jun 02, 2001 10:22 am

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