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Old August 2nd, 2018, 11:54 AM   #1

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How to annoy the English


-Point out that they failed to conquer most of Britain and got pushed back by supposedly primitive Welsh, Cornish, Picts and Scots.

-Point out that the Danes conquered all of modern England with the exception of those primitive Cornish Celts.

-Point out that that Wales resisted the Norman conquest while the rest of England didn't.

-Just point out that the Norman conquerors are from France.

-Point out that they got driven out by a teenage virgin prophetess out of France.

-Point out that they essentially became a Spanish province under Mary I.

-Point out that they were incapable of ever militarily conquering Scotland.

-In fact, point out that they came to be ruled by a king from the land of those primitive Celtic Picts and Scots.

-Point out that the French and Spaniards defeated the English in the American Revolution, and that the created independent territory vastly surpassed England in power.

-Point out the incapability of the English to conquer anything in continental Europe outside of a few enclaves in France.

-The failed English Armada against Spain.

-Point out how they barely defeated the much smaller country of Holland in the 17th century.

-Point out how they needed their sorry faces to be saved against the Germans twice by the United States.

-Their loss in Gallipoli.

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Old August 2nd, 2018, 12:07 PM   #2

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-Point out how they needed their sorry faces to be saved against the Germans twice by the United States.
Now that's a very good point, as isn't annoying only British, but anyone knowing a bit of history.

The downfall is that it isn't annoying Americans.
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What is the point of this thread? Why is it even in this military history subforum? Probably belongs somewhere else, like the Lounge.
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What is the point of this thread? Why is it even in this military history subforum? Probably belongs somewhere else, like the Lounge.
Because it's about military matters? Also, if there's a thread called "How to annoy the French", why can't there be this?
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Because it's about military matters? Also, if there's a thread called "How to annoy the French", why can't there be this?
That one is stupid too. And its not about military matters. Its about slinging mud. This isn't history, its trolling.
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It's trolling ... I can elaborate this:


How to annoy an Italian? Reminding him that he is not able to annoy English and French!
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That one is stupid too. And its not about military matters. Its about slinging mud. This isn't history, its trolling.
Yet you don't attack that one.
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That one is stupid too. And its not about military matters. Its about slinging mud. This isn't history, its trolling.
How to annoy the French

So now you attack it. Please, I'm not stupid. You weren't bothered by that thread until I made this one.
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Well hey, England has been ruled by the French, Scottish, Welsh, Germans, Dutch, Italians and probably a few others I've forgotten.

It's why our food is so good.
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How to annoy the English? Remind them that they've won two world wars but only one World Cup.
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