Today's Sun headline was "Argies dance on our graves". High quality reporting there.
Here's to an unbiased, intelligent media!
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Yesterday's Sun headline was defending the previous day's headline, which was taking the piss out of the way Roy Hodgson speaks. Apparently that's the best they can come up with.
The Falklands War 2 is rubbish, it's just two big girls making up names for each other. Can't they just fight it out behind the bike sheds?
I'm all for the Falklands remaining however the Falkland Islanders want it to be politically, however, I thought the Argentinian ad was great. Top marks to them.
Did the Falkland Islands goverment not get a tad suspisious when they decended on the place, considering all the sabre rattling that has been going? do you think the Afgans have got something similar lined up?
There's a really friendly argentine restaurant near Clapham Junction. But now I've sobered up, I can't believe I was nice to an argy
Next time I go, I'm going to occupy the toilets and claim they ever belonged to him in the first place
To be fair, 'Argies exercise on our war memorials' would have been precise, so there actually isn't a huge leap to dancing on a grave.
'Seems it takes about 30years for a good slap to wear off' would have been jingoistic hyperbole.
By the way, I don't know if it is chicken and the egg, but we seem to have most trouble with nations that have catchy nicknames for their combatants.
Bashing the Nips, Jerries, Frogs and Argies has been a tabloid headline writer's dream..but for close neighbours, the Belgians, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish- no catchy derogatory nickname, therefore no recent trouble.
I think the media really are setting the agenda.
Duke, Monty Python tackled the ‘Belgian’ question some time back on a game show called ‘prejudice;’
Good evening and welcome to another edition of 'Prejudice’ ...
SUPERIMPOSED CAPTION: 'ALL FACTS VERIFIED BY THE RHODESIAN POLICE’
Braddon: Tonight's show comes live from the tiny village of Rabid in Buckinghamshire... now, the result of last week's competition when we asked you to find a derogatory term for the Belgians. Well, the response was enormous and we took quite a long time sorting out the winners. There were some very clever entries. Mrs Hatred of Leicester Said 'let's not call them anything, let's just ignore them' ... (applause starts vigorously, but he holds his hands up for silence) ... and a Mr St John of Huntingdon said he couldn't think of anything more derogatory than Belgians. (cheers and applause; a girl in showgirl costume comes on and holds up placards through next bit) But in the end we settled on three choices: number three ... the Sprouts (placard 'The Sprouts'), sent in by Mrs Vicious of Hastings... very nice ; number two..... the Phlegms (placard) ... from Mrs Childmolester of Worthing; but the winner was undoubtedly from Mrs No-Supper-For-You from Norwood in Lancashire... Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards. (placard; roar of applause).
Before we went over to Belgium, we were issued with some information.
One of the snippets I remember best was the advice to speak French in Brussels, Flemish in Leuven and just to point and nod in Bruges.
If my theory is correct, then there is a huge risk that chortly after a catchy nickname for the Belgian's takes off, our aircraft carriers will be heading to Ostend.
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