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DerekH




msg:763270
 7:18 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi All
Nice new Google logo on their site today :-)
DerekH

 

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:763271
 11:10 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why does St Paddy's day get all the publicity?

I'll tell you right now, if they don't feature Tartan Day on April 6th they'll be hearing from me :)

For those who don't know about Tartan Day have a look at [tartanday.gov.uk...] (I think it's OK to post this?) CIML - use your influence here. You are Jockanese are you not?

I will also be looking for recognition of St Andrew's Day on November 30th. Google you have been warned :)

cleanup




msg:763272
 11:51 am on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

and what about St Georges Day (whenever that is)
God Save the Queen!

Leosghost




msg:763273
 12:24 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Why does St Paddy's day get all the publicity?

MERIT!....;-)

topr8




msg:763274
 12:24 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

april 23rd - but we don't need to celebrate, because every day is really a celebration of englishness - after all virtually the entire western world has inherited english culture and values <ducks>

Leosghost




msg:763275
 12:32 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Plus 'cos we can actually make and spell whiskey..
actually if you do your research most of the more well known or famous historical "Brits" are/were Irish Or Scots or Welsh...and anyone knows that only the Irish can actually speak/write English ..with the possible exceptions of Shakespeare and Churchill...

..having lit the "blue touch paper" ..retires to commune with a bottle of Bushmills..;-)

Jon_King




msg:763276
 1:07 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>the entire western world has inherited english culture and values

And I thought it was the Greeks.

cleanup




msg:763277
 1:16 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Bushmills is owned by the French, situated in Northern Ireland and granted its first licence by James the 1st of England...

..oh and tastes darn good!

Sanenet




msg:763278
 1:19 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

And I thought it was the Greeks.

Egyptians?

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:763279
 1:22 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

after all virtually the entire western world has inherited english culture and values

And I thought it was the Romans. Weren't they the ones who colonised England for about 500 years or something?

N.B. They didn't make it in Scotland. We threw them out and got on with doing it ourselves but then we were already quite civilised.

Dayo_UK




msg:763280
 1:23 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Guinness and Alcohol is probably why it gets so much publicity - any excuse for a good old knees up.

and BeeDeeDubbleU my laptop started making a strange screeching noise when I visited that tarten day link ;)

Genie




msg:763281
 1:29 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

>James the 1st of England

That would be James the VI of Scotland.

PS I'm English.

Genie




msg:763282
 1:32 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Forgot to mention that Google did celebrate St George's Day last year - but only on .co.uk [google.co.uk...]

topr8




msg:763283
 1:45 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>And I thought it was the Greeks.
>>And I thought it was the Romans.

well some would say that the british fused the two like no other europeans managed too - even if only in terms of language.

no-one can argue that english is the dominant language in the west - although i hear that spanish is making big claims for that title too.

topr8




msg:763284
 1:47 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

>>That would be James the VI of Scotland.

absolutely! although the stewarts didn't last long as a dynasty of kings.

cleanup




msg:763285
 1:47 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

James 1st, descendant of Henry viii...whatever...Bushmills still tastes excellent.

BeeDeeDubbleU




msg:763286
 2:31 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

BeeDeeDubbleU my laptop started making a strange screeching noise when I visited that tarten day link

That tune is known as "Highland Cathedral" and would you believe that it was written by German guy? Whodathunkit!

Regarding the holiday logos it looks like Google rmembered everybody (even St David!) last year apart from St Andrew. No wonder we Scots get upset. Did you know that we are the most well balanced race? (We have chips on both shoulders.)

Regarding Bushmills, it tastes like yacht varnish in comparison to a good Scotch whisky :)

"Whisky" is the correct spelling BTW - we invented it - it comes from the Scottish Gaelic "Uisge Beatha", which is pronounced ooshki bah.

bcolflesh




msg:763287
 2:36 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

What are the world's most widely spoken languages?

[www2.ignatius.edu...]

ciml




msg:763288
 2:58 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well we covered the Google issue, but St Patrick's day continues to be celebrated in FOO. Sláinte [webmasterworld.com].

OptiRex




msg:763289
 3:10 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

What are the world's most widely spoken languages?

Good grief!

How on earth does French rank so highly! More Brussels fiddling no doubt...</duck>

Dayo_UK




msg:763290
 3:13 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

Errrr Population of France 60 odd Million + French Canadians!

and you got to learn something at school....:(

Leosghost




msg:763291
 3:37 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

The French figure includes virtually all of the "Mahgreb" plus Senegal , Cote d'Ivoire , Congo etc and maybe Vietnam ..France gives foreign "aid" ( virtually no strings attached )to countries that promote french as a second languge ..and takes it away very smartly when they don't or drop French in favour of English as a "preferred" taught in schools ..

plus they have to count folks like me who think in French just as easy as in English .

Pico_Train




msg:763292
 5:36 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

France, Monaco, Corsica, Reunion, Mauritius, Seychelles, Comores, French Guiana, Congo, Djibouti, Niger, Mauritania, Senegal, Gabon, Cameroon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Cote D'Ivoire, Canada but especially Quebec, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Benin, Burkina faso, Burundi, Rwanda, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Central African Republic, Chad, Egypt, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna Islands and Togo.

All of the above have significant French speaking populations.

That's a lot of Frenchies!

mwilliams




msg:763293
 6:34 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

http://www.google.co.uk/holidaylogos04.html

hey that's a cool link! i always get a kick out of their holiday motifs.

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