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« on: 12/07/2008 10:45:59 »
They just can't understand cricket.
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« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2008 11:40:06 »
I feel sorry for Americans...and Germans.

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« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2008 13:02:40 »
I too feel sorry for Americans and the French.....though I understand they can't help it.
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« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2008 14:54:44 »
I have never seen a cricket game and only heard it talked about here and on television!

It is similar to baseball eh??

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« Reply #4 on: 12/07/2008 15:15:38 »
I have never seen a cricket game

You've not missed much, it's about as exciting as watching paint dry.

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« Reply #5 on: 12/07/2008 15:54:12 »
I'd much prefer to watch Crickets procreating !

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« Reply #6 on: 12/07/2008 16:56:49 »
Me too! LOL...

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« Reply #7 on: 12/07/2008 16:58:09 »
I have never seen a cricket game

You've not missed much, it's about as exciting as watching paint dry.

AHHH well that doesn't sound like it bodes well for the game of Cricket!

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« Reply #8 on: 12/07/2008 17:41:47 »

It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.
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« Reply #9 on: 12/07/2008 17:47:07 »
They don't have rugby league either, their grid-iron game is boring as hell to watch, and they're pansies for padding themselves up so much :P

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« Reply #10 on: 12/07/2008 18:17:04 »
haha..we donīt need cricket...at least we have a soccer-team thats able to make to the Em finale do we donīt ned an other sport to deflect us  [;D]

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« Reply #11 on: 12/07/2008 20:11:32 »
I thought that baseball was similar to rounders, a game only played in England by primary school kids.
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« Reply #12 on: 12/07/2008 20:33:52 »
I understand Cricket but I don't understand Baseball. In baseball, once you hit the ball, you drop the bat and start running...but what happens to the bat? are they just left there to pile up or does somebody pick it up?

It doesn't seem to make any difference, on the Wii, if you drop it or not. I wish there was Wii cricket.
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« Reply #13 on: 12/07/2008 20:42:00 »
I thought that baseball was similar to rounders, a game only played in England by primary school kids.

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« Reply #14 on: 12/07/2008 20:48:43 »
haha..we donīt need cricket...at least we have a soccer-team thats able to make to the Em finale do we donīt ned an other sport to deflect us  [;D]

You are rubbish at darts too!  [:D]

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« Reply #15 on: 12/07/2008 22:25:15 »
But we are not that bad at ski jumping and cycle racing.
And I bet you never heared of the Wok racing championship  [;D]

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wok_racing#World_Champions)

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« Reply #16 on: 12/07/2008 22:35:17 »
But we are not that bad at ski jumping and cycle racing.
And I bet you never heared of the Wok racing championship  [;D]

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wok_racing#World_Champions)

Interesting that Georg Hackl does Wok racing as well.

...and who won the stage in the Tour Of France today anyway? and didn't the brits clean up at the Track World Champs?

I'll give you the ski jumping, but ask anybody who won the Calgery Olympics, I bet nobody could tell you who won but they will all tell you who was last!

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« Reply #17 on: 12/07/2008 22:45:17 »

It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.

Spoken just like someone that doesn't know how to play! [:P]

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« Reply #18 on: 12/07/2008 23:07:59 »

It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.

Spoken just like someone that doesn't know how to play! [:P]


Why on Earth would I want to know how to play a Nancy-boy game?  [;D]
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« Reply #19 on: 12/07/2008 23:16:51 »
I think the Beave may have a point, all the american games seem to involve lots of padding whereas all the proper games don't.



Hang on a tick, how did Baseball get into the olympics and cricket get overlooked?
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« Reply #20 on: 12/07/2008 23:30:56 »
Shin kicking, that's a man's game  [:)] ...

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In shin kicking, contestants square off, lock arms and hack at each other's shins until one of them is thrown to the ground.

In the bad old days, shin kickers wore hobnailed boots with metal toecaps.
 Some losers-and winners-ended up crippled for life, while a few died from their injuries.

A report from 1843 tells of a 45-minute clog fight near Manchester,
 involving two men "both in a state of nudity with the exception of each having on a pair of strong boots".

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« Reply #21 on: 13/07/2008 00:18:49 »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women's_cricket

Cricket is not solely a man's game but women play it and sometimes win.
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« Reply #22 on: 13/07/2008 01:36:06 »
I have never seen a cricket game

You've not missed much, it's about as exciting as watching paint dry.

Even with understanding, it seems the English just can't create something interesting. It is about as exciting as the Scottish game, golf. Rabbit holes and what is it - wickets? Sticky ones that don't work, too. Oh well, daft Englishmen will be daft.


It is similar to baseball eh??

No. Cricket takes skill. Baseball is just whacking a ball with a bit of wood & hoping for the best. And if you'd ever been hit by a cricket ball you'd realise what a bunch of nancy-boys baseball players are.

Spoken just like someone that doesn't know how to play! [:P]


Why on Earth would I want to know how to play a Nancy-boy game?  [;D]

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« Reply #23 on: 13/07/2008 02:09:02 »
Even with understanding, it seems the English just can't create something interesting. It is about as exciting as the Scottish game, golf.

You are in agreement with your fellow countryman Mark Twain who said that "Golf is a good walk spoiled".

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« Reply #24 on: 13/07/2008 02:39:27 »
Mark Twain was 24 handicapper, he would say something like that.
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« Reply #25 on: 13/07/2008 08:59:02 »
Even with understanding, it seems the English just can't create something interesting.

You may find it was an Englishman who created this forum. If you don't find it interesting then bog off back to your greasy holes in the ground, you gneiss-gnlover!
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« Reply #26 on: 13/07/2008 16:01:12 »
Even with understanding, it seems the English just can't create something interesting.

You may find it was an Englishman who created this forum. If you don't find it interesting then bog off back to your greasy holes in the ground, you gneiss-gnlover!

Creation with reference to "sports," sport. So pull in the claws and drag that fat, flat tail back to the pond, dirt dauber.

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« Reply #27 on: 13/07/2008 17:29:50 »
"Even with understanding, it seems the English just can't create something interesting. "
Good point really- the English invented Baseball.
It seems the French claim to have invented cricket.
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?click_id=4&art_id=qw1037553660550S163&set_id=6
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« Reply #28 on: 13/07/2008 18:22:52 »

It seems the French claim to have invented cricket.


Yeah, they would. Have the French ever invented anything?
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« Reply #29 on: 13/07/2008 22:34:12 »
I think quite a lot of interesting cuisine was invented by the French. Everyone has to be good at something, but sadly the Americans seem to be an exception to the rule. Oh no, I forget, the Americans are good at trying to be good at things. You have to give them credit for trying hard.
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« Reply #30 on: 13/07/2008 23:37:01 »
I think quite a lot of interesting cuisine was invented by the French.

Such as?
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« Reply #31 on: 14/07/2008 19:10:27 »
Well, if this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:French_inventions
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« Reply #32 on: 14/07/2008 19:21:02 »
In mediaeval times there were two games that anyone could join in with - 'knocking the hat off' and the 'arse-kicking contest'.
I know this is true because I saw it a re-enactment day last summer at a local Norman castle.
The hat knocking is simple - you try no knock someone's hat off but the arse-kicking is more complicated in that you have to hold your belt with both hands and try to kick someones arse - it actually looked quite difficult.
Those were the days, when people knew how enjoy themselves. [;D]
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« Reply #33 on: 14/07/2008 19:59:05 »
Well, if this
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:French_inventions
is the whole lot then I'm glad I'm not French.

They didn't even invent French knickers!
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« Reply #34 on: 14/07/2008 20:07:19 »
What about French kissing and letters?
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« Reply #35 on: 14/07/2008 20:35:24 »
In France, French kissing is called English kissing. French letters were invented by the Romans.
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« Reply #36 on: 14/07/2008 20:40:44 »
In France, French kissing is called English kissing. French letters were invented by the Romans.
The Romans wrote in French?
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« Reply #37 on: 14/07/2008 22:31:44 »
In France, French kissing is called English kissing. French letters were invented by the Romans.
The Romans wrote in French?

Yes. They invented France. And they ate weasels.
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« Reply #38 on: 15/07/2008 12:54:26 »
Ah, the ginger family from Harry Potter, best outcome.
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« Reply #39 on: 15/07/2008 14:38:24 »
In France, French kissing is called English kissing. French letters were invented by the Romans.
The Romans wrote in French?

Yes. They invented France. And they ate weasels.

Romans did eat dormice, (stuffed with oysters)...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/northamptonshire/3080263.stm

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dormouse
 
 
 
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« Reply #40 on: 15/07/2008 21:56:13 »
Alive or dead?
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« Reply #41 on: 15/07/2008 22:43:16 »
Alive or dead?

If they were dead they wouldn't want anything to eat!
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« Reply #42 on: 16/07/2008 20:31:07 »
The stuffed doremice you berk!
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« Reply #43 on: 16/07/2008 22:45:32 »
The stuffed doremice you berk!

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« Reply #44 on: 17/07/2008 00:07:08 »
We could be looking at a case for the RSPCA here, it seems there is some animosity as to the condition of the afore mentioned doormice, at the time of their stuffing !
In law, if the doormice were stuffed whilst still alive, even sedated, there is a cruelty case, as well as a criminal one, if they were deceased however, they cant spill the beans,can they ?  [::)]

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« Reply #45 on: 17/07/2008 00:12:21 »
"I feel sorry for Americans"

But not this American
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« Reply #46 on: 17/07/2008 00:30:10 »
"I feel sorry for Americans"

But not this American
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« Reply #47 on: 17/07/2008 00:46:08 »
I hope she can cook, [???]

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« Reply #48 on: 17/07/2008 08:08:40 »
I like the very last clip in this lot...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=04f2UJOPJfQ&feature=related

It says it all  [:P]
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« Reply #49 on: 17/07/2008 08:14:09 »
Oh my Gawd! Have you seen this 1? The 2nd link is an animated interpretation of her answer.

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