Make these ads go away.
+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: OH my goodness you poor things

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    is .
     
    I am:
    Happy
     
    Bryn Mawr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    15,318
    Local Date
    10-22-2018
    Local Time
    09:44 AM
    Points
    23,256
    Gifts Balloons Car Gift Naughty Mag Certificate Beer Beer

    Re: OH my goodness you poor things

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Mad dogs is an insult towards anyone who played against England. Pretty sure that sums up Australia, Pakistan, India, West Indies, New Zealand,etc,
    Used by whom? Certainly not one that (in my admittedly limited experience) I've come across.

  2. #12
    gmc
    Currently Offline
    Senior Member
    This user has no status.
     
    I am:
    ----
     

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    13,278
    Local Date
    10-22-2018
    Local Time
    09:44 AM
    Points
    28,416
    Gifts Cocktail Car Beer

    Re: OH my goodness you poor things

    Quote Originally Posted by magentaflame View Post
    Ahhh.yes cricket in the heat...mad dogs and englishmen.
    You know i only recently worked out that was an insult towards us as colonists?
    Brits did it out of stealth...we did it out of madness..wtf?

    And thats when everyone attacked the "barmy army".
    No it isn't why do you not find out properly rather than jumping to conclusions

    It's from a comic song, very much of its time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcBr3rosvNQ

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    This user has no status.
     
    I am:
    ----
     

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Kingston-upon-Thames
    Posts
    5,092
    Local Date
    10-22-2018
    Local Time
    09:44 AM
    Points
    9,154
    Gifts Beer Beer

    Re: OH my goodness you poor things

    Not Noel Coward's style. He would NEVER have been so crude. Really.
    The crowd: "Yes! We are all individuals!"
    Lone voice: "I'm not."

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    is .
     
    I am:
    Happy
     
    Bryn Mawr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    15,318
    Local Date
    10-22-2018
    Local Time
    09:44 AM
    Points
    23,256
    Gifts Balloons Car Gift Naughty Mag Certificate Beer Beer

    Re: OH my goodness you poor things

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    No it isn't why do you not find out properly rather than jumping to conclusions

    It's from a comic song, very much of its time.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcBr3rosvNQ
    Very much so and, when it was written in the 30s is was comparing Englishmen to rabid dogs - there was no hint of trying to insult the colonies.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    is jellyfish
     
    I am:
    Awesome
     
    magentaflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Vic Aus
    Posts
    1,963
    Local Date
    10-22-2018
    Local Time
    06:44 PM
    Points
    10,624

    Re: OH my goodness you poor things

    Doesnt matter what it originally meant....gay used to mean happy....morphed into something different.
    Mad dogs and english;an morphed into a comment during cricket tests.

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    is jellyfish
     
    I am:
    Awesome
     
    magentaflame's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Vic Aus
    Posts
    1,963
    Local Date
    10-22-2018
    Local Time
    06:44 PM
    Points
    10,624

    Re: OH my goodness you poor things

    Register to remove this ad.
    But getting back to the original topic im a little nervous...its winter and we're already having bush fires. Fire restrictions for summer are beginning in early september..spring...first time in our history. Thats a bad sign.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2