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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:26 am

daftbeaker wrote:
black bart wrote:Did you know that James the IV of Scotland was the last Scottish King to die in battle?

[pedant]Technically, the Union of England and Scotland didn't happen until 1603 when Liz the First popped her clogs so Jim (who died in 1513) was a Scottish king, not a British one.[/pedant]

Edit - It turns out technically Great Britain didn't exist until 1707, I have outpedanted myself :facepalm:


You're talking cobblers, so the Scots aren't Britons? I think you'll find my statement is correct.

Did you know also that although Henry VIII's forces defeated James IV at the battle of Flodden and poor James died (very nastily), it was James IV's genes that won in the end...James IV is an ancestor of Elizabeth II whereas Henry VIII is not?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:51 am

DYKT no English monarch has ever been descended from King Umfalozi of Shagga-Shagga?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:34 pm

black bart wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:
black bart wrote:Did you know that James the IV of Scotland was the last Scottish King to die in battle?

[pedant]Technically, the Union of England and Scotland didn't happen until 1603 when Liz the First popped her clogs so Jim (who died in 1513) was a Scottish king, not a British one.[/pedant]

Edit - It turns out technically Great Britain didn't exist until 1707, I have outpedanted myself :facepalm:


You're talking cobblers, so the Scots aren't Britons? I think you'll find my statement is correct.

He can't have been, the country/state of Britain didn't exist then.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:30 pm

The word 'Britain' has been in use since before Roman times, to indicate the whole island (but not Ireland). The Latin was 'Britannia', and that came from a native word.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:42 pm

DavidH wrote:The word 'Britain' has been in use since before Roman times, to indicate the whole island (but not Ireland). The Latin was 'Britannia', and that came from a native word.

In that case wasn't he a Pict, not a Briton? :haha:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:54 pm

Picts were one tribe in Scotland, the rest were just Britons. Does he wear make-up?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby daftbeaker » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:03 pm

DavidH wrote:Picts were one tribe in Scotland, the rest were just Britons. Does he wear make-up?

Bart or King Jim? :idiot:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby DavidH » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:17 pm

Either. You've got to be painted to be a Pict. :lech:
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:38 pm

Robbie The Pict isn't painted.

He's just an arsehole.

Still owes me £200 from 1990.

£200 was a lot of money in 1990.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:14 am

DB wrote:
He can't have been, the country/state of Britain didn't exist then.


You're confusing the ancient realm of Briton (Arthur, Brian, Iainto the Terrible, McTavish the Ginger etc etc) with The United Kingdom.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Roy Hunter » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:22 am

"I don't mean to sound bitter, cynical or cruel; but I am, so that's how it comes out." ~ Bill Hicks.
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:35 am

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Re: Did you know?

Postby Ravi Oli » Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:06 pm

DYK that on average an Australian dies every 9 days in Bali?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby black bart » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:52 am

Did you know that if you ever happen to be in London and are tempted to do a London Duck Tour (amphibious craft)...you would be best to think twice?
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Re: Did you know?

Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:25 am

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