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DJ Biscuit
25-11-2004, 17:14
I am sure Sidney Bliss will join me in wishing everyone a happy 148 days to go until St George's Day day, a very special day for everyone.

Sidney Bliss
25-11-2004, 17:25
A celebration bettered only by St.George & Mildred's day.

DPG
25-11-2004, 17:44
Keep St George in my heart.....!

Great thread!!

tommo
25-11-2004, 18:41
Don't see what all the fuss is about!

DJ Biscuit
25-11-2004, 19:08
Originally posted by tommo
Don't see what all the fuss is about!

Really? Wait until Tomorrow, it'll be only 147 days until St. George's Day then!

polly
25-11-2004, 19:30
how about melbourne cup day. how many days before that holiday?

Andy B
25-11-2004, 19:56
Don't want to p*** on the English's chips but...

(taken from the bbc website)

As with most saints, myth and legend surrounds St George and of how a Roman soldier came to be regarded as the essence of England.

He is most famously known as the brave slayer of the dragon and saviour of the maiden but, although this story exists in a number of different medieval texts and art, it has no historical basis.

There is very little information about the life St George, but it is known that he was not English.

He is thought to have been an early Christian martyr from the area of modern day Turkey, who was executed in Palestine in the third century.


Don't see what the fuss is about! At least we have a Welsh guy as our patron saint.

DPG
25-11-2004, 20:10
Yeah, but Wales is part of England anyway, so technically.......

:D

360KiloStripedKitty
25-11-2004, 20:13
How did he also come to be the patron saint of Catalonia? (Catalan region of Spain).

trebor
25-11-2004, 22:06
Originally posted by Sidney Bliss
A celebration bettered only by St.George & Mildred's day.

..................and what/how are you going to celebrate this St. Georges day?
Its a non event!
We Brits complain when Americans, Irish, indians, Pakistanis celebrate their national days but we have more interest in PANCAKE DAY!

DJ Biscuit
25-11-2004, 22:53
Originally posted by Andy B
Don't want to p*** on the English's chips but...

(taken from the bbc website)


There is very little information about the life St George,

There is very little information about the life of Jesus Christ too, but boy does his day get celebrated! :D

yankee@moscow
25-11-2004, 22:59
But how many days to the very best holiday in Europe..........Guy Fox Day?

Andy B
25-11-2004, 23:06
Originally posted by DJ Biscuit
There is very little information about the life of Jesus Christ too, but boy does his day get celebrated! :D

Just shows what good marketing can do!

Sidney Bliss
26-11-2004, 10:36
Originally posted by yankee@moscow
But how many days to the very best holiday in Europe..........Guy Fox Day?

You're confusing it with Sam Fox day which is celebrated solely by the polarbear in the privacy of his own bedroom.

Ned Kelly
26-11-2004, 10:40
Originally posted by polly
how about melbourne cup day. how many days before that holiday?

that's only just been...lost all my bets, too.

Ned Kelly
26-11-2004, 10:42
Originally posted by Sidney Bliss
You're confusing it with Sam Fox day which is celebrated solely by the polarbear in the privacy of his own bedroom.

an appaling vision.

vince
26-11-2004, 10:46
Originally posted by Andy B
Just shows what good marketing can do!

Same with Beaujolais Nouveau :p

The wine is horrible but we celebrate it all around the world :agree:

Braders
26-11-2004, 12:08
All i know is in 148 days it will be a mathematical impossibility for anyone to catch Man U :)

sparky
26-11-2004, 12:12
Man U! You can get a vaccination against that.

Random
26-11-2004, 12:13
Originally posted by Braders
All i know is in 148 days it will be a mathematical impossibility for anyone to catch Man U :)

Yes but who wants to play in the conference league ???

DJ Biscuit
26-11-2004, 12:13
They jab you in the Arsenal.

sparky
26-11-2004, 12:14
Or up the Stretford end.

bagehot
26-11-2004, 20:24
DJ aren't you an atheist? Why do you care?

Shatneresque
26-11-2004, 20:28
Originally posted by 360KiloStripedKitty
How did he also come to be the patron saint of Catalonia? (Catalan region of Spain).

And Russia (one of them, anyway)? And Moscow (look at the city's coat of arms)?