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    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.

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    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

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    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."

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    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.

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    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.

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