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Are My Neighbours English ?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:21 pm
by scot47
They are only here for a few days at a time and then disappear. They expect us in the village to make sure their house is okay when they are back in Engerland. They do not speak our language. Most of their free time is spent drinking .Should I complain to the Mayor ?

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:36 pm
by fred
Hi Scot

It's more complicated than that, yes they could be English but then again they could be Irish, would you be able to tell the difference? Worse case senario, they could be Scottish.

Do your research, in the meantime play it safe, take no action until you know for sure. When you do find out exactly what they are then you should base any action you take on whatever the current racial steriotype dictates the coming problems might be.

Good luck.

Cheers Fred.

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:49 am
by Nick1
spot on fred,same where i live some of the locals tell me that Englishman is always drunk,i have to explain he is actually scottish.and we as English find it very embarrassing.It seems we can tell the difference but the average bulgarian cant.

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:01 am
by mememe
Scot - When you're speaking to them do you have to speak very s-l-o-w-l-y, enunciate very c-l-e-a-r-l-y and ensure that you only use vocabulary and structure of a lower order?

If so, then that clinches it and they probably ARE English - most likely from XXXXXX (insert your chosen region/city/town/village - I'm not going to offend anyone specifically here :lol: )

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:55 am
by houseman

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:15 am
by mememe
Yep - one of my all-time favourite duos...

Funnily enough I was watching/listening to some of their stuff earlier this week when I was having the annual gas safety inspection done on a rented-out property I have in the UK.

The gasman did, indeed, cometh, but it was on a Tuesday morning, not a Monday.... :lol:

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:06 pm
by alfandalma
OMG Flanders and Swan. I saw them at a children party I attended 55 years ago. If you really believe things haven't changed you have been away from the UK for a long time. Scottish, Irish and Welsh still exists but English disappeared with the politically correct campaign, try filling in a form where nationality is listed as English, not even my UK passport is correct. English are now people born in India and Pakistan and the descendants their of, they will accept being referred to as British only as a second option; people of white skin born below Hadrian's wall and have family trees showing for hundreds of years were all born in the country once known as England are called British but it is hard to distinguish them from the majority of whites who are Polish and Russian, soon to be joined by the Romanian and Bulgarian but if you sit on a park bench in any town in England and listen to the conversations of passing strangers after about an hour you will hear the English language, so please be polite and say hello as we are soon to be as rare as rocking horse poo on the little island once known as Great Britain. Shame the posts here from Brits living in Bulgaria refer to all their countrymen who bought property after them comparable with the actors in Benidorm but then having traveled the world I am aware that a Brit who speaks a foreign language thinks he has a doctorate and is intellectually well above other Brits. Maybe a condition for signing up as a member should be proof of your qualifications then the moderator can remove posts from sanctimonious people who answer posts in such a manner that MyBulgaria is avoided in favour of other sites. This discussion was only raised as an attempt, yes an attempt at satire to my discussion by a person who can't answer a genuine question.

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:36 pm
by scot47
It is called "taking the mickey" and has a long tradition. It is also in the tradition of Scotland's national bard asking the Lord "tae gie us the power tae see oorsels as ithers see us"

Whatever happens do not take yourself too seriously and do not imagine that the universe is centred on you.