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Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 12:56:39 AM   
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Wish every one a happy 4th of July! Matrix being an British owned company I didn't see anyone post this, probably didn't think it was proper! Every body enjoy and be safe.

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 4:26:25 AM   
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I remember reading from somewhere that American in UK was surprised when he heard that day isn't celebrated in there

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 4:33:51 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727

Wish every one a happy 4th of July! Matrix being an British owned company I didn't see anyone post this, probably didn't think it was proper! Every body enjoy and be safe.
warspite1

I repeat what I posted in the WITP-AE forum.

It never ceases to amaze me that some Americans actually think we care - like the 4th July is a day of shame at defeat or whatever...

For the avoidance of doubt; no we don't, it happened (it was going to happen sooner or later anyway), in modern American parlance - we are "over it" and we have "successfully achieved closure" . [Can't believe I've actually used that last phrase - I should take over from Oprah ]

So yes, I wish a very happy 4th July to our American cousins - have a good one.

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 6:06:21 AM   
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: rogo727

Wish every one a happy 4th of July! Matrix being an British owned company I didn't see anyone post this, probably didn't think it was proper! Every body enjoy and be safe.
warspite1

I repeat what I posted in the WITP-AE forum.

It never ceases to amaze me that some Americans actually think we care - like the 4th July is a day of shame at defeat or whatever...

For the avoidance of doubt; no we don't, it happened (it was going to happen sooner or later anyway), in modern American parlance - we are "over it" and we have "successfully achieved closure" . [Can't believe I've actually used that last phrase - I should take over from Oprah ]

So yes, I wish a very happy 4th July to our American cousins - have a good one.


I'll repeat my response from the AE forum.

We KNOW it doesn't make any difference. But we can't pass up the opportunity for some good playful ribbing once a year with our friends across the pond.

Thanks for the well wishes.

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 6:17:57 AM   
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Well thanks mr W! I guess that's the difference between us. I can let the revonluatiry war go...I mean after all be fought as many Germans (some say maybe even more) Than English men. What I can't let go is the war of 1812! Frankly still kinda pissed about that! We declared war and then soon after tried to take it back but you had to put us in our place and burn are capital and chase poor Martha down the street
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ORIGINAL: warspite1


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ORIGINAL: rogo727

Wish every one a happy 4th of July! Matrix being an British owned company I didn't see anyone post this, probably didn't think it was proper! Every body enjoy and be safe.
warspite1

I repeat what I posted in the WITP-AE forum.

It never ceases to amaze me that some Americans actually think we care - like the 4th July is a day of shame at defeat or whatever...

For the avoidance of doubt; no we don't, it happened (it was going to happen sooner or later anyway), in modern American parlance - we are "over it" and we have "successfully achieved closure" . [Can't believe I've actually used that last phrase - I should take over from Oprah ]

So yes, I wish a very happy 4th July to our American cousins - have a good one.


I'll repeat my response from the AE forum.

We KNOW it doesn't make any difference. But we can't pass up the opportunity for some good playful ribbing once a year with our friends across the pond.

Thanks for the well wishes.



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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 3:32:48 PM   
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I just have to relate one Fourth-of-July story I found amusing. It says something about the historical knowledge (or lack thereof) here about:

I was on the road somewhere in the Heartland (I think it was Oklahoma) and watching this auto salesman's local ad for his Fourth-of-July Sale. Complete with a background covered in the Stars & Stripes it touted the huge discounts to be received as patriotic march music blared away. Or at least what he must have thought was patriotic music.

The tune was "Rule Britannia".

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 9:45:37 PM   
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I still can't believe you all make such a fuss over Independence Day. Cheering and fireworks and parties and such.

Com'mon guys..It was a big deal back in the day. but it was only ever a very average movie.

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 10:32:06 PM   
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We bumpkins are free now! No more oppressive gobmint and high taxations!


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RE: Do I dare? - 7/5/2013 11:35:52 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Matti Kuokkanen

I remember reading from somewhere that American in UK was surprised when he heard that day isn't celebrated in there


We have to a keep a gap in the calendar for 'we finally got rid of the Scottish' day

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/6/2013 1:26:39 AM   
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When we lived in New England we loved being so close to Canada on these non Empire holidays, open parks and no crowds!
Happy forth every one, oops its not the 4th anymore!
ok
Happy birthday America and Down with the British, at least in a fun allied sort of way... and stop burning down our capital...
remember 1812?

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RE: Do I dare? - 7/6/2013 1:51:50 AM   
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ORIGINAL: ezz

I still can't believe you all make such a fuss over Independence Day. Cheering and fireworks and parties and such.

Com'mon guys..It was a big deal back in the day. but it was only ever a very average movie.




US Freedom and Independence are always being threatened from without(our own politicians today are attacking the Constitution from within). So it is ever present (the meaning of our independence). That's why its still a Big Deal to us

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