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Spaniel. You're chatting absolute cobblers.

Cricket, and Test Cricket in particular, is one of the most incredibly skillful, intense, terrifying and downright engrossing sports on the face of the planet. Nothing comes close. The testicular fortitude it requires for an individual to face up to a quick bowler is immense. There's no hiding behind team mates, they go out there on their own, every single time. They have less than .4 of second to react to deliveries that can go past their nostrils or clatter into the base of the stumps. Spin bowlers are like magicians. The fielding is amazing. And every player has worked on it for and been drilled as hard as any footballer.

You may not like it, but that's neither here nor there.

You're objectively wrong.
I apologise for offending so many people. Clearly, I don't have the mental capacity to understand the game. I stand corrected.
 
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Yes, but our WASPy ruling class go back to their roots when it comes to this. They love a bit of socialism here: profit sharing, salary caps, luxury taxes, etc etc. And let us not forget the 'combine' and the draft...reminiscent of some of Europe's very bad past.


I said cutting because it fit grammatically but I was saying 'cutter', as in your job and not your wit or sarcasm. Though that's decent too.


No, I wouldn't. But since it comes from the Latin schedula and the 'h' is there to make the 'c' hard I would pronounce it 'skejool' like intended. Were it to be soft they would have spelled it 'scedule'. I would have figured a man of your education would have learned this in shool somewhere. :sonpoint:


Good points all around. It's rare to find a convincing English accent from an American...and vice versa, but less so. The Aussie's, however, seem to have us both nailed on. Tricky bastards.
Yes, but our WASPy ruling class go back to their roots when it comes to this. They love a bit of socialism here: profit sharing, salary caps, luxury taxes, etc etc. And let us not forget the 'combine' and the draft...reminiscent of some of Europe's very bad past.


I said cutting because it fit grammatically but I was saying 'cutter', as in your job and not your wit or sarcasm. Though that's decent too.


No, I wouldn't. But since it comes from the Latin schedula and the 'h' is there to make the 'c' hard I would pronounce it 'skejool' like intended. Were it to be soft they would have spelled it 'scedule'. I would have figured a man of your education would have learned this in shool somewhere. :sonpoint:


Good points all around. It's rare to find a convincing English accent from an American...and vice versa, but less so. The Aussie's, however, seem to have us both nailed on. Tricky bastards.
I am beginning to like you. You're absolutely right about the pronunciation. You're backed up by the OED no less. I have a friend who is a lecturer in all things Etymological so I'll ask him when and why we do this.
This may or may not sit well with you but I'm pretty much on the left, politically. Socialism is not the dirty word some Americans seem to think. The countries in Europe with the highest standard of living and also the happiest people are Scandinavians. All Socialist countries.
And I have to agree with you about Europe's shady past. The British Empire was and still is responsible for misery., poverty, the spread of disease, (my sister has written a book about the transfer of STDs from our soldiers etc to India). Not something any right minded Englishman is proud of.
 
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It's a struggle for you Americans, isn't it, hmm? Trying to understand a sport that doesn't involve body armour, beating something with a bat or shooting defenceless animals in the wild without a hope of them ever being a danger to you. You turn up at wars years late, and claim you did all the hard work, take a perfectly serviceable language that has been honed to perfection and then bugger it up by misspelling and mispronouncing everything, and then completely fail to understand our national sport and "procede" to proceed to lecture us on its finer virtues.
You think obscene amounts of money is a substitute for class and style and frankly, I've seen more culture in a biology laboratory.

One of your more educated countrymen once said that it was better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
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Cricket was invented to assist Englishmen to get to sleep on a warm afternoon after some liquid refreshment, and is only taken seriously when beating Australian convicts.
Bit harsh Mick....
 
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Don't you have a stupor into which to drink yourself tonight? Why don't you get on with it and stop spewing your drivel. You wouldn't know a bunsen burner from a stovetop burner. And hard work or not you'd be watching the Bundesliga if it wasn't for us. Gute nacht, mein freund.

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Isn't it embarrassing to you that you are so bad in your sport? Literally no country in the world wants to pattern their game on your brand of football. The PL is what it is because of foreign players. That must irk you a bit brexit boy.

It would be embarrassing if other countries were better at our sports than us. Truly embarrassing! We lost in basketball and then sent the DreamTeam to hammer folks. I disagreed with the decision to send pros as I liked it a bit more competitive.
Not taking sides here but why do you chaps call it "the World Series" and crown the winner "World Champion" when only N. America takes part? I'm genuinely curious.
 
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I am beginning to like you. You're absolutely right about the pronunciation. You're backed up by the OED no less. I have a friend who is a lecturer in all things Etymological so I'll ask him when and why we do this.
This may or may not sit well with you but I'm pretty much on the left, politically. Socialism is not the dirty word some Americans seem to think. The countries in Europe with the highest standard of living and also the happiest people are Scandinavians. All Socialist countries.
And I have to agree with you about Europe's shady past. The British Empire was and still is responsible for misery., poverty, the spread of disease, (my sister has written a book about the transfer of STDs from our soldiers etc to India). Not something any right minded Englishman is proud of.
Some of this is correct, but the British Empire also brought education and skills and forward planning to some of these countries. It's like the old, 'what did the Romans ever do for us' phrase.
 
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I am beginning to like you. You're absolutely right about the pronunciation. You're backed up by the OED no less. I have a friend who is a lecturer in all things Etymological so I'll ask him when and why we do this.
This may or may not sit well with you but I'm pretty much on the left, politically. Socialism is not the dirty word some Americans seem to think. The countries in Europe with the highest standard of living and also the happiest people are Scandinavians. All Socialist countries.
And I have to agree with you about Europe's shady past. The British Empire was and still is responsible for misery., poverty, the spread of disease, (my sister has written a book about the transfer of STDs from our soldiers etc to India). Not something any right minded Englishman is proud of.
P.s. your sisters book is JUST about the transfer of STD's to India?? I think I'll give that a miss......I'm sure there's another 50 shades book i haven't read..... :sonhmm:
 
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Some of this is correct, but the British Empire also brought education and skills and forward planning to some of these countries. It's like the old, 'what did the Romans ever do for us' phrase.
Yawn......go on then jin lee....please tell me why you disagreed. Or do you think educating and helping some of these people didn't happen? I've already agreed that most Empire rule was wrong but that some good may have come out of it. Your turn....
 
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Yawn......go on then jin lee....please tell me why you disagreed. Or do you think educating and helping some of these people didn't happen? I've already agreed that most Empire rule was wrong but that some good may have come out of it. Your turn....
Because it's irrelevant, nothing could redeem the atrocities that the empire has committed.
 
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Not taking sides here but why do you chaps call it "the World Series" and crown the winner "World Champion" when only N. America takes part? I'm genuinely curious.
named after the World newspaper that started it IIRC

oops - no - total bollocks it would seem

 
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