Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

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Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Ben@Forest » 6 Feb 2019, 7:52am

Was told such a joke this week, first time I've heard such a joke for years; they used to be common. But interestingly the joke was told to me by an Irishman (ROI), and he called the Irish protagonist 'Paddy'. I was a bit surprised, perhaps I've been inculcated with PC!

The joke, by the way, was the one about the three being in a pub and a fly landing in each's beer. The Englishman and Irishman being sanguine about it and the Scotsman squeezing the fly and seething, 'Spit it out ye b'stard'.

The old ones weren't always the best...

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Samuel D » 6 Feb 2019, 8:06am

What has this got to do with cycling? Wrong forum.

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Tangled Metal » 6 Feb 2019, 8:27am

I'm sure our resident Welshman is wondering why those jokes always miss out one of his countrymen. Seriously you don't get many Welsh in those nation jokes.

Why is that? I think there's plenty to laugh about every nation of the British isles but the welsh don't get as much humour about them. Unless I've missed a lot of Welsh jokes of course.

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Oldjohnw » 6 Feb 2019, 8:56am

sure our resident Welshman is wondering why those jokes always miss out one of his countrymen. Seriously you don't get many Welsh in those nation jokes.


Yes, but a 'Wales' is still the most recognised international form of measurement of areas of land, as in 'twice/half the size of Wales'.
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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby fastpedaller » 6 Feb 2019, 9:09am

Oldjohnw wrote:
Yes, but a 'Wales' is still the most recognised international form of measurement of areas of land, as in 'twice/half the size of Wales'.


Not if you are familiar with TV documentaries - they always refer to xnumber of football pitches! :( I'm not a fan or football - you probably guessed.

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby nirakaro » 6 Feb 2019, 10:16am

How many London buses = 1 Olympic swimming pool?
How many Olympic swimming pools = 1 football pitch?
How many football pitches = 1 Wales?

And when are they going metric?

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Postboxer » 6 Feb 2019, 11:05am

Why is Wales used - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46737277

Around 2 million rugby pitches.

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Audax67 » 6 Feb 2019, 1:21pm

Insiders have it that Wales is to be given to Ireland so as to accommodate all the English who have discovered they can get an Irish passport.

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby TrevA » 6 Feb 2019, 3:46pm

nirakaro wrote:How many London buses = 1 Olympic swimming pool?
How many Olympic swimming pools = 1 football pitch?
How many football pitches = 1 Wales?

And when are they going metric?


London bus is usually a measure of length.
Olympic swimming pool is a measure of volume.
Football pitch is a measure of area, so the above do not compute (as Mr Spock would say).

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Wemmick » 6 Feb 2019, 9:50pm

Samuel D wrote:What has this got to do with cycling? Wrong forum.

The Tea Room: Use this board for general non-cycling related chat. Something not clear about that?

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Samuel D » 7 Feb 2019, 7:59am

Wemmick: a kind moderator, seeing my distress, must have moved it here. (Thanks!)

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Ben@Forest » 7 Feb 2019, 8:24am

Samuel D wrote:Wemmick: a kind moderator, seeing my distress, must have moved it here. (Thanks!)


I'm 99% sure it did go in Tea Shop. And there's no moderator note to say it was moved. But can't be sure!

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Samuel D » 7 Feb 2019, 8:39am

It was in “Does anyone know … ? General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )”, hence my comment.

I never visit “The Tea Shop”.

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby hodge » 7 Feb 2019, 8:58am

Samuel D wrote:It was in “Does anyone know … ? General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )”, hence my comment.

I never visit “The Tea Shop”.


You've just posted this in the tea shop, Samuel. Beware absolute declarations.

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Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Postby Ben@Forest » 7 Feb 2019, 9:37am

Samuel D wrote:It was in “Does anyone know … ? General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )”, hence my comment.

I never visit “The Tea Shop”.


I guess computer glitches aren't unknown! Though as said l can't discount human error.